Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Two million muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for Hajj

By Staff Writer
A Muslim pilgrim helps a fellow pilgrim on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca. (Reuters)
SAUDI ARABIA---Hajj pilgrims from around the world gathered at Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to stand in prayer till sunset in one of the most important days of the Islamic calendar. Some 2 million pilgrims packed should-to-shoulder for an emotional day of repentance and supplication. Many wept as they raised their hands toward the sky, asking for forgiveness and praying for loved ones. [link]