At the dawn of the first day of Eid al-Adha – the third day of Hajj – hundreds of thousands of Hajj pilgrims walked together to Jamarat Al-Aqaba in Mina. It is at this site the pilgrims throw seven pebbles at a wall in a ritual that symbolizes the stoning[…]
After a spiritually intense day on the plains of Arafat, Hajj pilgrims returned to Mina on Friday, the first day of Eid. Making their way from Muzdalifa where they spent most of the night, 2 million pilgrims will undertake a number of rituals to complete their Hajj pilgrimage. Walking on[…]
A stoning ritual which led to the deaths of about 2,300 people during last year’s hajj will be more tightly controlled during next month’s pilgrimage, Saudi newspapers reported on Wednesday. The period during which pilgrims can perform the Jamarat ritual will be reduced by 12 hours, the Saudi Gazette reported.[…]
A 22-year-old unemployed man from Atlantis has, in a plea bargain with the City of Cape Town, committed to pay R9 000 for damage he caused to a MyCiTi bus. The man broke the side-window of a 9-metre low-floor MyCiTi bus at 5am on Sunday 6 September, as the bus[…]
A water tanker was allegedly stoned by residents in Masiphumelele on Saturday night, forcing firefighters to retreat from dousing a fire in the township, City of Cape Town Fire Services confirmed on Monday. Reports were received of informal structures burning in the area and after the tanker had entered the[…]
The Cape of Good Hope SPCA has laid charges of assault against attackers who had stoned a collection officer when they attempted to save animals from brutal attacks in Delft. When the SPCA collected the ill animal, the son of the owner along with three of his friends, allegedly stoned[…]
Chanting Allah-o-Akbar (God is Greatest), more than two million pilgrims stoned the Jamrat Al-Aqaba, one of the three pillars representing Satan, in Mina on Saturday. The pilgrims came to Mina from Muzdalifa where they spent Friday night under the open skies. The weather was pleasant and the pilgrims had no[…]
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