About two million pilgrims converge in Arafat to perform main ritual of Hajj
About two million pilgrims from around the world converge in Arafat to perform the main ritual of Hajj “Waqoof-e-Arafat” (today) Saturday.
Delivering Hajj sermon from Namira Mosque at Maidan-e-Arafat, Imam Al Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan Al Shaikh called upon the Muslim Ummah to be kind toward others in day to day affairs to have blessings of Allah Almighty.
He said Allah showers His countless blessings on those who are gentle, kind and compassionate.
Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan Islam has preached for being compassionate towards parents, children, relatives, and all the creatures.
He said Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) has described the entire Muslim Ummah as a human body, signifying that pain in one organ affects the entire body.
He said that Muslims should eliminate hatred among themselves for having a better relationship of brotherhood and cooperation. He said Muslims have been asked to strictly follow the path of Allah and refrain from getting divided.
Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan has urged Muslims to have belief in Tauheed, have fear of Allah Almighty and follow the teachings of Islam to become true Muslims.
He said the Muslims who have Taqwa are given preference to other Muslims in Islam.
Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan said Allah Almighty’s blessings have no boundaries. He said Muslims should always seek Allah’s blessings and they should never get depressed.
Imam Sheikh Mohammad bin Hassan appreciated the Saudi government for making excellent arrangements for Hujjaj.
Meanwhile, Ghilaaf-e-Kaaba was changed today at Masjid al-Haram in Makkah tul Mukarramah
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.
The Hajj, one of the world’s largest religious gatherings, is one of Islam’s five pillars and must be undertaken by all Muslims with the means at least once in their lives.