Over 2 mln faithful converge in Maidan-e- Arafat to perform Rukn-e-Azam of Hajj Waqoof-e-Arafat

Over two million faithful are in Maidan-e- Arafat to perform the Rukn-e-Azam of Hajj Waqoof-e-Arafat.

They will listen to Hajj sermon delivered from Masjid-e-Nimra.

The Hujjaj will offer Zohar and Asr prayers together and stay at Arafat spending the whole day in supplication praying for welfare of Ummah.

After Azaan-e-Maghrib, they will leave for Muzdalifah where they will offer Maghrib and Isha prayers together and spend the night under open sky.

They will also collect pebbles from Muzdalifah to throw at Satin the next morning.

After offering Fajr Prayer at Muzdalifah, they will leave for Mina for remaining Hajj rituals.

Meanwhile, Ghilaaf-e-Kaaba was changed today at Masjid al-Haram in Makkah tul Mukkaramah.

The Ghilaaf-e-Kaaba, known as Qaswa is replaced on 9th Zilhaj every year on the day of Arafat.

The new Ghilaf has been prepared at a cost of seven million Saudi Riyas.

Six hundred seventy kilogram pure silk, 120 kilogram gold and one hundred kilogram silver have been used in it.

This ritual had started in the age of Hazrat Ismail AS and Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) ordered change of Ghilaf-e-Kaaba after the conquest of Makkatul Mukarramah.