The Kuwaiti Hajj mission's teams started on carrying out their tasks at Mount Arafat since dawn yesterday as they took their locations designated to them by the Saudi authorities. The medical teams began assisting those in need through two separate clinics. Members of the Public Authority for Youth and Sport were seen at the entrances and exits of the mission's headquarters organizing work.
Kuwaiti pilgrims had arrived to Mount Arafat from Mina safely and in good conditions, Head of the Kuwaiti Hajj Mission Khulaif Al-Utheinah said, adding that all services rendered to the Kuwaiti pilgrims were completed. He added that all teams of the Kuwaiti mission have taken their positions at Mount Arafat and were ready to serve the Kuwaiti pilgrims. He praised the excellent services extended by the government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to all pilgrims.
Muslims around the globe yesterday commemorate the Day of Arafat, considered the most important day of Hajj during which pilgrims gather on the desert planes of Arafat, near Mecca, to pray to their Lord.
The day falls on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah, the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, and is an integral part of the pilgrimage of Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam.
Hajj officially began on Tuesday, on the 8th day of Dhul Hijjah, when pilgrims from all over the world began travelling from the holy city of Mecca to Mina, which is roughly eight kilometers away.
Yesterday, after the dawn prayers in Mina, the pilgrims started their journey to Arafat, about 14 kilometers away. Muslims believe that the Day of Arafat is a day when ones' sins can be forgiven.