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August 15, 2007

Visiting Mina

Posted in: During Hajj

Mina is a desert valley located 5-6 km east of Makkah. It stands between Makkah and the hill of Arafat. Mina provides temporary accommodations to all the pilgrims, where they stay in tents. The valley also has the Jamarat bridge where the stoning ritual takes place. Make sure you check out the satellite/map view of Mina, by clicking on the “Map View” button below.

The Tents at Mina

The first time you need to spend in Mina is on the 8th of Dhul-Hijjah, until the sunrise of 9th day (Day of Arafat). The second time you need to spend in Mina is on the 10th, 11th, and 12th of Dhul-Hijjah. If you plan not to stay for the third day (12th of Dhul-Hijjah) you must leave Mina before Maghrib on the 11th day.

Things to remember while your there:

  1. Mina is the place of Takbeer. So take advantage of every minute.
  2. Try to get as much knowledge as possible. There are scholars everywhere you go. So do your best to seek them out.
  3. Shorten your 4 rakat prayers to 2 rakat, but do not combine prayers together.

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