RIYADH: Hajj rituals will begin from today amid strict security measures in Makkah to avoid any mishap.
According to the details, more than 10,000 CCTV cameras and fire proof tents were installed for Hajj pilgrims. More than 0.15 million personnel were deployed to perform security duty on the occasion.
Pilgrims will start their Hajj rituals from today in Makkah. Pilgrims will arrive at Mina after Fajr Prayer and will stay there over night. On 9th of Zilhaj the pilgrims will reach Arfaat by bus or train where the Hajj sermon will be delivered at Masjid Nimra.
After the hajj sermon the pilgrims will offer Zuhr and Asar prayers together and will spend night under the open sky. On 10 of Zilhaj, the pilgrims will go back to Mina and threw pebble on the biggest Satan. After Rimi, pilgrims slaughter sacrificial animals. Men then shave their heads or trim their hair while women cut a fingertip-length of their locks. After that they can end their Ihram and change back to normal clothing.
Saudi government took strict security measures and appointed translators to facilitate the pilgrims. While 10,000 CCTV cameras and fire proof tents were installed to avoid any mishap on the occasion.