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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Hajj Pilgrims Embark on Day of Tashreeq

Muslim pilgrims arrive to perform the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual as part of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, near Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, on June 16, 2024. (AFP)
Muslim pilgrims arrive to perform the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual as part of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, near Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, on June 16, 2024. (AFP)
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Hajj Pilgrims Embark on Day of Tashreeq

Muslim pilgrims arrive to perform the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual as part of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, near Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, on June 16, 2024. (AFP)
Muslim pilgrims arrive to perform the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual as part of the Hajj pilgrimage in Mina, near Saudi Arabia's holy city of Makkah, on June 16, 2024. (AFP)

The Hajj pilgrims will embark on the day of Tashreeq on Monday, after arriving in Mina from Muzdalifah.

The pilgrims left Mount Arafat on Saturday evening to spend their night in Muzdalifah, where they collected pebbles to use in the symbolic stoning of pillars representing the devil.

The pilgrims performed the Tawaf al-Ifada at the Grand Mosque without incident due to the high level organization and crowd management.

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz congratulated on Sunday Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

In a tweet on the X platform, he asked God Almighty for security and stability to prevail in Arab and Islamic nations and for security and stability to be maintained in Saudi Arabia and among its people.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, received on Sunday on behalf of King Salman, princes, the Kingdom’s Grand Mufti, clerics, ministers, invitees from Gulf countries and leaders of military sectors on the occasion of Eid and the Hajj pilgrimage.

He congratulated the gatherers on the occasion of Eid, and praised the leaders of security and military sectors involved in the Hajj for their great efforts in service of the pilgrims that have ensured that they have a smooth spiritual journey.

The state and its concerned sectors will continue to provide all services that will help in serving the visitors of the two holy mosques, he added before the gatherers at Mina palace.

More than 1.83 million Muslims performed Hajj in 2024, Saudi Hajj and Umrah Minister Tawfiq bin Fawzan al-Rabiah said in a briefing.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Saudi Arabia Continues Airdrops of Food Aid into Gaza

The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. SPA
The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. SPA
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Saudi Arabia Continues Airdrops of Food Aid into Gaza

The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. SPA
The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip. SPA

Saudi Arabia, through its humanitarian arm, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), continued airdrops of food aid to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip in cooperation with Jordan.
On Monday, an airdrop of food supplies took place in the Al-Mawasi area, west of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip, where hundreds of thousands of displaced people are located.

“It was carried out in cooperation with the Jordanian Armed Forces with the aim of breaking the Israeli occupation forces’ closure of border crossings,” the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The airdrop was part of the popular campaign for relief for the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, which was directed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister.