Hajj 2017 Live From Arafat, Meena, Madina and Makkah Live HD
You are watching live Hajj 2017 from Makkah Live & Madina Live simultaneously with minimum 100 camera's angle. It includes all rituals of Hajj including doing Sa’i between Safa and Marwah, Ihram, Tawaf of Kaaba, Stoning, Journey to Mina, Arafat, Muzdalfa & Medinah.
The Hajj (hædʒ; Arabic: حَجّ Ḥaǧǧ "pilgrimage") is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, the most holy city for Muslims, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence. It is one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat, and Sawm. The Hajj is the largest annual gathering of people in the world.
The state of being physically and financially capable of performing the Hajj is called istita'ah, and a Muslim who fulfills this condition is called a mustati. The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to God (Allah). The word Hajj means "to intend a journey", which connotes both the outward act of a journey and the inward act of intentions.
Day 1 - August 30
Enter ihram (the sacred state):
The very first rite of Hajj is entering ihram - a Pilgrim's sacred state - when crossing the outer boundaries of Mecca, called Miqat.
On the eighth of Dhul-Hijjah, pilgrims enter ihram, which entails wearing plain garments - two unstitched clothes for men, or loose-fitting clothing for women - as well as following certain rules, such as not giving in to anger or engaging in sexual activity.
Head to Mina, a sprawling tent city:
The pilgrims then set out en masse from Mecca to the sprawling tent-city of Mina, whether by foot along pilgrim paths or by buses and cars. It is an 8 km journey.
The pilgrims will spend the day in Mina, only setting out the next morning at dawn. Most of the time in Mina is spent in prayer and remembering Allah.
Day 2 - August 31
Spend the day at Arafat:
The Day of Arafat is considered one of the most important days, not just of Hajj, but of the Islamic calendar. Mount Mercy at Arafat was the scene of the Prophet Muhammad's final sermon. After making the 14.4 km journey from Mina, pilgrims spend the day here in reverent prayer.
Elsewhere in the world, many Muslims choose to fast on this day.
Collect pebbles at Muzdalifah:
After sunset, it's time to move again, this time to Muzdalifah - a 9 km trip - where they spend the night under the stars. Many will also begin collecting pebbles here for tomorrow's rites, departing again just before sunrise.
*Day 3 - September 1*
_Throw stones at the pillars:_
For those performing Hajj, the day is known as yawm-ul hajj al-akbar (The big hajj day) and is probably the longest day of the pilgrimage, and the most dangerous.The 10th of Dhul-Hijjah is Eid al-Adha, a day celebrated by Muslims around the world as the greater of the two Muslim holidays.
Pilgrims start the day in Muzdalifah and begin heading back to Mina before dawn. Once in Mina, they perform the first rami, throwing seven pebbles at the largest of three columns known as Jamarat.
This act is a symbolic stoning of the devil, based on historical tradition. God told Abraham to sacrifice his son, the story goes, as proof of faith. It is believed that at this spot in Mina, the devil appeared and tried to dissuade Abraham from heeding the command. Abraham responded by throwing stones to scare him off.
Day 4 and 5 - September 2 & 3
Final days in Mina:
On each day, they will again symbolically stone the devil - this time throwing seven pebbles at each of the three pillars.With the hardest part behind them, pilgrims will now spend the next two or three days in Mina.
When their time in Mina is finished, the pilgrims return to Mecca to perform the final circulation of the Kaaba, a "farewell" tawaf.
Before heading home, many also go to Medina, the second holiest city in Islam, where the Prophet Muhammad is buried along with his closest companions. Visiting Medina, however, is not part of the pilgrimage.
Rites of Hajj-
2 First day of Hajj: 30th August/8th Dhu al-Hijjah
3 Tawaf and sa'ay
4 Second day of Hajj: 31st August 2017/9th Dhu al-Hijjah
5 Third day of Hajj: 1 September 2017/10th Dhu al-Hijjah
6 Fourth day of Hajj: 11th Dhu al-Hijjah
7 Fifth day of Hajj: 12th Dhu al-Hijjah
8 Last day of Hajj at Mina: 13th Dhu al-Hijjah - Largest & Biggest Gathering of People on Earth
9 Journey to Medina