Tears flow and prayers fill the air over Mount Arafat as two million Muslims begin the annual Hajj pilgrimage to wash away their sins

Mail Online:

  • Tears flowed and prayers filled the air as some 2 million Muslims completed the annual pilgrimage to Arafat
  • Elderly pilgrims sat in wheelchairs, babies in prams, and others on sticks as they pushed their way up Mount Mercy
  • Mount Mercy is believed to be the hill where Muslim Prophet Mohammed made his final sermon 14 centuries ago
  • The hajj, which ends on Tuesday, is one of five pillars of Islam that every capable Muslim must perform once

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Emotional: Tears flowed and prayers filled the air as the annual Muslim hajj by about 2 million believers from around the world reached its zenith on a vast plain in western Saudi Arabia

Categories: hajj, Islam

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