Islamic Pilgrims 'Stone Satan' with Sanitized Pebbles at Coronavirus-Safe Hajj

Islamic Pilgrims 'Stone Satan' with Sanitized Pebbles at Coronavirus-Safe Hajj


Muslims participating in the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, known as Hajj threw stones at a wall representing the devil in Mecca on Tuesday as part of the ritual.

Pilgrims arrived in Mina, a neighborhood of Mecca, early Tuesday morning local time “to partake in one of the final rituals of Hajj,” Saudi Arabia’s Al Arabiya reported on July 20.

“At Mina, Muslims must hurl the small pebbles and stones they received from Muzdalifah the night before at a giant wall, which represents the devil,” according to the Saudi news outlet.

Hajj pilgrims took part in the ‘stoning of the devil’ ritual in the Saudi city of Mina pic.twitter.com/06N3t1VdwA

— Reuters (@Reuters) July 20, 2021

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Hajj pilgrims typically collect stones and pebbles to throw at the symbolic wall in Mina themselves at Muzdalifah, an “open but rocky plain” located just southeast of Mina, according to Arab

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