One million pilgrims are gathered in Arafat for the mandatory Standing of Arafat, and Dr. Al Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Alissa is delivering the Hajj sermon at Masjid-e-Nimra.
He states that all Muslims must respect and value humanity and that success lies in fear of Allah Almighty and following his orders. He urges Muslims to exhibit the best of manners, as only those who have good manners will be close to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) on the day of judgment.
The Hujjaj will offer Juma and Asr prayers together, and then spend the day at Arafat in supplication, praying for the welfare of the Ummah.
After Azan-e-Maghrib, they will leave for Muzdalifah, where they will offer Maghrib and Isha prayers together and spend the night under the open sky.
The 850,000 foreign pilgrims will be performing Hajj for the first time after a hiatus of two years. This is following the travel restrictions that were imposed by Saudi authorities due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
They will be collecting pebbles from Muzdalifah to throw at Satin the next morning. After offering Fajr Prayer at Muzdalifah, they will leave for Mina for the remaining Hajj rituals.