Video and photo gallery: Hajj’s pilgrims on Arefat, changing Kisva followed by rain with wind

Last year, 2.5 million people made a pilgrimage to Mecca, but this year a maximum of 10,000 people will participate. The Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia stated that it tested the pilgrims:

All those tested were negative for the coronavirus, during the mass testing of pilgrims and staff in holy places. Saudi authorities kept pilgrims in quarantine for five days in their hotels in Mecca, before the pilgrimage, as part of measures against COVID-19.

Videos and images show historical scenes from the Masjid Al Namirah with strict precautions in the mosque with physical distance.

Photo: Masjid Al Namiraha

Photo: Kaba

Source: social networks


The rain cover for the Kaaba is changed on the Day of Arefat

Kisva, the blanket for the Kaaba, is changed during the hajj rite. This year, the number of people is limited due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Photo: Changing Kisva
Photo: Changing Kisva
Photo: Changing Kisva
Photo: Changing Kisva

Kisva changes on the Day of Arefat,, and the old blanket is washed with ZEMZEM water, after which its parts are sent to museums or donated to certain officials.

Video: Change of Kisva while the downpour lasts

This year, during the change of Kisva, a very heavy rain fell. Below is a video showing Kaba’s blanket changing. It was raining in Mina, Arafat and Masjid Al Haram.

A storm followed by heavy rain and wind with rain last night affected Mina as well


The pilgrims are currently in Arefat

Hajjis on Arefat

Photo: pilgrims at Arefat
Photo: pilgrims at Arefat

The Hajj brings together millions of believers and invites all of them to unite and share their opinions, ideas and values, helping them to support each other in support of all that is good and worthy.


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