- Title: Muslims take part in stoning ritual as haj comes to an end
- Date: 3rd September 2017
- Summary: MINA, SAUDI ARABIA (SEPTEMBER 3, 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SUN RISING OVER SITE WHERE MUSLIM PILGRIMS PERFORM STONING THE DEVIL RITUAL VARIOUS OF PILGRIMS ARRIVING AT STONING SITE PILGRIMS GATHERING AT STONING SITE PILGRIM THROWING STONES SIGN READING: (Arabic & English) "SMALL JAMARAH" (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PILGRIM FROM JORDAN, AMID AL-AZAA, SAYING: "When we are done with haj rituals we ask God to accept our prayers and it's a very nice feeling." SAUDI SECURITY AT STONING SITE VARIOUS OF PILGRIMS THROWING STONES PILGRIM PUTTING STONE INTO HAND PILGRIM THROWING STONES EYES OF PILGRIM PILGRIMS PRAYING PILGRIMS AT STONING SITE WOMAN THROWING STONES MAN USING SMART PHONE WHILE THROWING STONES SAUDI SECURITY DIRECTING AND WELCOMING PILGRIMS (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PILGRIM FROM SAUDI ARABIA, MESFER AL-GARNI, SAYING: (FULL TRANSLATION TO FOLLOW) "Thanks for God we have done the fifth pillar of Islam and this blessing from God for me and for all pilgrims from all over the world. I ask from God to make the situation better for all Muslims and make them love each others and keep them away from devil and from bad people." VARIOUS OF WOMAN PRAYING VARIOUS OF MAN STONING SIGN READING: (Arabic & English) "BIG JAMARAH" PEOPLE WALKING TO STONING SITE
- Embargoed: 17th September 2017 11:04
- Keywords: Islam haj pilgrimage Muslim pilgrims Jamarat Mina stoning of the devil stoning ritual
- Location: MINA, SAUDI ARABIA
- City: MINA, SAUDI ARABIA
- Country: Saudi Arabia
- Topics: Religion/Belief,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0016X1K2TJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Hundreds of thousands of Muslims continued on Sunday (September 3) to take part in the "stoning of the devil" ritual for the third day as part of the annual haj pilgrimage.
Pilgrims threw stones at three walls at Jamarat in Mina, in one of the main rites of the haj.
Saudi Arabia, which stakes its reputation on organising the world's largest annual Muslim gathering, has deployed more than 100,000 security forces and medics as well as modern technology including drones and fibre optics to ensure a safe pilgrimage.
Under close supervision from Saudi authorities, pilgrims clad in white robes converged on Jamarat carrying pebbles to perform the ritual from a three-storey bridge erected to ease congestion.
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