1 million pilgrims arrive at Arafat with religious zeal, zest – Latest News – The Nation
A million pilgrims from every nook and corner of the world, including Pakistan, arrived at Arafat’s grounds on Friday to perform the most essential rite of Hajj called “Waqoof-e-Arafah” with zeal and religious zest .
In order to properly manage the crowd of worshipers, the Saudi government has started transporting pilgrims from Mina to Arafat according to its plan drawn up last night.
After reaching Arafat, a large number of people invaded Mount Arafah, also called “Jabl-e-Rahmat” and Masjid-e-Nimrah, to seek the blessings of Allah Almighty, as both are of great importance in Islamic history. Arafat is awakened with the voice of Talbiya, Labaik Allahumma Labaik, which means “Here I am, Allah, here I am).
It should be mentioned here that this beautiful time is observed once a year, especially on the day of Arafah, otherwise, these sacred premises are kept close to visitors.
Speaking to the media, the pilgrims praised the splendid services of the host country and said they felt at home. The way the Saudi government had responded to their needs taking into account the demands of the day, they could not express their feelings in words, they added.
Chaudhry Saqib, a pilgrim from Pakistan, said that the Saudi government has transformed the entire Hajj process scientifically by introducing online applications developed for the smooth running of Hajj operations.
He said all Saudi government departments are well trained and perform their duties more professionally to facilitate pilgrims.