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Hajj Pilgrimage in Mecca

During hajj pilgrimage in Mecca several rituals are performed. The rituals consist of a tawaf, which means walking around the Kaaba three times, this is followed walking in counter-clockwise direction four times and then walking seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwah.

After this process is complete pilgrims on hajj pilgrimage in Mecca change to regular clothes this ritual is known as the mut'ah of hajj.

On the ninth of Dhu al-Hijjah, the pilgrims leave for Mount Arafat. They spend the afternoon within a defined area. It is said that all prayers of hajj pilgrims will be answered here. After sunset they leave for Muzdalifah, here stones are collected for stoning the Devil.

The next morning is the day of Eid ul-Adha. In the morning they stone the jamarah after this an animal is sacrificed. After this all those on hajj pilgrimage in Mecca shave their heads as a symbol of rebirth, signifying that all the sins have been cleansed by the Hajj.

Next day the hajj pilgrims visit the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca for Tawaf az-Ziyarah as a farewell sign.

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