Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar participated in this year’s Hajj as a Saudi Arabian official state guest.
The noted pacer has been sharing videos on his social media platforms as he embarked on the Hajj journey.
The Rawalpindi Express can be seen throwing stones at Satan, also known as Rami, as he keeps his followers informed about the important rituals of the annual Islamic pilgrimage.
In the latest ritual related to Hajj, Akhtar performed “rami” — act of stoning the devil — in Mina. This ritual is a symbolic reenactment of the incident between the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and satan.
Didn’t measure the speed, but the anger was definitely 100 mph, he wrote on Instagram.
Also, in the video, while making a fist, he said: “Isko chorna nahi [don’t spare him.”
Stoning of the Jamara is a ritual carried out by Hajj pilgrims whereby pebbles are thrown at three stone structures in Mina. The act of throwing stones at the Jamarat is known as “Rami”.
Meanwhile, netizens joked about Akhtar’s fast speed and how the stones will hit Satan or Shaitaan.
He also expressed gratitude to Saudi Embassy in Pakistan and Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki, honorable Ambassador to Pakistan.