How many camps are in Mina?

There are more than 100,000 air-conditioned tents in Mina providing temporary accommodation to 3 million pilgrims. The tents measure 8 meters by 8 meters and are constructed of fiberglass coated with Teflon in order to ensure high resistance to fire.

What happens during Mina?

Once in Mina, they perform the first rami, throwing seven pebbles at the largest of three columns known as Jamarat. This act is a symbolic stoning of the devil, based on historical tradition. God told Abraham to sacrifice his son, the story goes, as proof of faith.

Which mosque is Mina?

Al-Khayf Mosque
Al-Khayf Mosque is located in the heart of Mina, at the foot of Al-Dhiba’a mountain in the south of Mina, close to the smallest Jamarat. It is also known as the Mosque of Prophets because numerous prophets are said to have prayed in this mosque, including Prophet Mousa.

Why do they throw stones at Mina?

Hundreds of thousands of Muslims make a journey to Mina to throw stones at three walls that they believe represent the devil. The ritual, called Ramy Al Jamarat, is part of the Hajj pilgrimage to Islam’s holy sites in Saudi Arabia.

What is the importance of Mina?

The valley of Mina plays an important role during the annual spiritual Hajj journey and contains the location where pilgrims perform the stoning of the devil in its valley, where the Jamarat Bridge is.

Why is Mina important?

How is Mina organized?

Mina is a small city located inside a valley. As far as the eye can see, tents cover every open space. They are neatly arranged, row after row. It is because of these ubiquitous tents that the city is referred to as the tent city.

Where do people stay during the Hajj?

Pilgrims go by walking in large groups and camp overnight in Mina. Mina, the city of tents, has more than 100,000 air-conditioned tents which provide temporary accommodation to Hajj pilgrims. Pilgrims spend the day praying during their stay in Mina.