Pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for crucial day of Hajj


Hundreds of thousands of devout Muslims have embarked on a significant stage of their pilgrimage on Tuesday as they made their way from the valley of Mina to Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia.

This pivotal day of the Hajj pilgrimage involved supplication, seeking forgiveness, and attentively listening to sermons.

Mount Arafat, located approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of the holy city of Mecca, holds immense spiritual significance for Muslims. It is believed to be the site where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon, emphasizing the principles of equality and unity among fellow Muslims.

For adherents of Islam, this intense day of worship on Mount Arafat represents the pinnacle of the annual Hajj pilgrimage. It is seen as a golden opportunity for believers to seek salvation and experience a profound spiritual rejuvenation through prayer.

The Hajj pilgrimage is considered a once-in-a-lifetime obligation for all physically and financially capable Muslims. Participants follow a path that retraces the steps taken by the Prophet Muhammad over 1,400 years ago, reaffirming their faith and devotion to Islam.

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