MUNA (Jumrat)...

1 .  Muna is the place where Syedna Ibrahim (AH) obeyed the order of Almighty Allah which was given him in a dream. He laid his beloved son over the soil of Muna to scarify his life without any hesitation. Neither father Syedna Ibrahim (AH) nor son Syedna Ismail (AH) became hesitant to do this sacrifice. Almighty Allah loved the sincerity of his Prophets and sent a goat (sheep) in  place of Syedna Ismail's (AH) just at the moment when the knife of syedna Ibrahim allihi salam was going to sacrifice syedna Ismail allihisalam.


Pillar of sattin which is called JUMRAH in Arabic
2 .  Although Satin tried to misguide both father and son on three occasions but he could not get success in his bad intention. Both the Prophets of Allah remained firm in their intentions. They could not think against the will of Almighty Allah. Their sincerity was so much loved by Allah that  it has been made compulsory to the people of the world to repeat this historic incident for good every year on 10th of Zilhijah.(12th and last month of islamic calendar)
 


Latest wall of sattin.  After consecutive accidents
in munna during stoning,now a wide wall os sattin
has been built in place of  long  pillars  to  avoide
further hman tragedies.
 

 

pillar of sattin  over stoning are performed.
Now 3 pillars like this shape has been changed
in wide walls as shown in above pid

3 .  In Muna three Pillars have been built which indicate the points where Satin tried to misguide both Father And Son (AH). Pilgrims of Haj throws pebbles (RAMI) over all pillars of satin to express their anger symbolically.The name of these pillars are JUMRA OULA, JUMRA WASTA AND JUMRA UQBA. It is an important element of Haj. Rami is done on tenth, eleventh and twelfth of Zilhija.RAMI (throwing stones over satin pillars) is just an order of Almighty Allah in which pilgrims show their love with syedna Ismail and syedna Ibrahim allihi salam hating satin.(For Detail please see HAJ Rituals)


4 .  This is the ground where pilgrims of Haj perform the Sunnah of Syedna Ibrahim (AH) by scarifying their animals. Number of slaughter houses are built and a number of camps are pitched in this field as the pilgrims have to stay here at least four days and  three nights during haj.


5 .  After some serious fire accidents few years ago in the camps of munna during haj, now Saudi Government has built number of  concrete camps to minimize the risk of fire .These air conditioned concrete camps look just like original camps.

 

Tents view in Munna

 

Dead bodies are kept in line in munna in 1994 fire accident

 

mina concrete camps and tunnel

6 .  In Muna there is a famous Mosque "Masjid-e-Nehar" where Prophet  sallalla ho allihi wasalam sacrificed animals when he sallalla ho allihi wasalam  had performed his haj. It is situated in between satin pillars.
 


                                
MAP OF HAJ DESTINATIONS

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Beautiful tunnel leads to munna from holy Makkah

 

Board shows the boundary of MINA ends
SEE VIDEO... PEBBLES THROWING AT JUMRA
 

MUZDALFA

1 .  It is an open air ground where pilgrims of Haj spend the night of tenth Zilhij. After Waqoof-e-Arfat, Pilgrims come in this ground and offer Maghreb and Esha Prayer (combined) and spend whole the night in open air where they pray and beg Duas. The prayer of tenth Zilhijs' night is considered more beneficent than the whole night prayer of  "lala-tul-Qadar" (Five Special Nights of Last Ten Days in the holy month of ramadan).

2 .  Pilgrims of Haj collect 49 pebbles from this ground to throw over the pillars of satins in Muna next day.
 

ilgrims are picking pebbles from Muzdalfa on 1oth zihijah night  for 
throwing over 3 sattin pillars from next day  in Munna.

 

This is central masjid of Muzdalfa.....................MASHA-RAL  HARAM
 

3 .  There is a very important and spiritual place in this ground where a mosque named Mashar-al-Haram is situated. It is the place where Prophet (S. A. W.) spent and prayed  whole the night under the sky during the eve of his Haj.(For detail and  picture of Mashar-al-Haram  click here.)

 


A random view of hujjaj spending night of 10th zihijah under
open sky in muzdalfa.

SEE VIDEO----COLLECTING PEBBLES




HOW THE PROPHET 
IBRAHIM allihi sallam - SAW DREAM 
TO  SACRIFY HIS BELOVED SON 
PROPHET ISMAIL allihisalam 
 

When Abraham (peace be upon him) left his people's land, he asked his Lord to bless him with a pious son. Therefore, Allah gave him glad tidings that he would be the father of a gentle son, Ismael (peace be upon him). Ismael was born when Abraham, the Close One to Allah, was eighty-six years old. When Ismael was old enough to walk, Abraham saw in a dream that he sacrificed his son. As prophets' dreams are revelations, Abraham's dream was a great trial with which Allah afflicted him. The Qur'an says, "He [Abraham] said; 'O my dear son, I have seen in a dream that I must sacrifice you, so look, what do you think?'" In reply, Ismael said, "O my father! Do what you have been commanded. Allah willing, you shall find me of the steadfast." Then, they were commanded to submit themselves to Allah's Will. The Qur'an says, "When they had both submitted their wills (to Allah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (for sacrifice)." As Abraham and Ismael submitted to Allah's Will and began to carry out His commandment, Allah sent angels with glad tidings. The Qur'an says, "We called out to him, `O Abraham! Thou hast already fulfilled the vision!' Thus indeed We reward those who do right. This was obviously a trial. And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice. And We left (blessing) for him among generations (to come) in Later times. Peace and salutation to Abraham! Thus indeed do We reward those who do right. For he was one of Our believing servants." 
When Abraham and his son Ismael passed the trial successfully, Allah redeemed Ismael's life with a white ram that had sound eyes and horns which Abraham found tied to a tree near Thabir Mount. So he sacrificed it at Mina. 
Afterwards, this act has been perpetuated by the rituals of Hajj, especially the rite of sacrifice. 

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VADI -E- MEHSAR

1 .  When we travel by road from Muna to Muzdalfa we find an open ground adjacent to Muzdalfa field. When Muzdalfa ends, it starts. It is called "Vadi-e-Mehsar".

 

                             A clear picture of  Vad-e-Mahser

2 .  It is the place where a historic incident had taken place which is known in Holy Quran as an event of "ASHAB-E-FEEL" (Companions of  Elephant). Few months before the holy birth of Last Prophet Muhammad sallalla ho allihi wasalam, an invader named "ABRAHA",the governor of  Yemen  had been  coming to Makkah with his bad intention (Almighty Allah may forbidden) to destroy Holy Kaba. Abraha, was in fact jealous with the purity and importance of kabat-ul-Allah in holy Makkah and he wanted to call people to come for tawaf to the place which had been built by him in Yemen. He used to say that fictitious place (may Almighty Allah forgiv me) as kaba. Muslims must call it cathedral .
 

Do not see this picture for long time as it is the place of Almighty Allahs'
anger.Actually in yemen it is the
exact place where maloun abraha had built
ficticious
  and fake cathedral

When he reached to this ground which is very near to makkah, just adjacent to Muzdalfa with his strong elephants and weapons, Almighty Allah sent a band of birds having pebbles in their peaks. These small birds  threw pebbles over the caravan of Abraha and smashed all the strong elephants as well as the forces of Abraha. Almighty Allah protected his Haram (HOUSE) and "KABA-TULLAH" by his bad intentions. This incident has been described in  surah of FEEL (Elephant) in the holy QURAN.  

Another view  of vadi-e-mahsar

3 .  Pilgrims must cross this space quickly. They must accelerate their normal speed here because it is the place where Almighty Allah showed his Anger. It is the place of punishment and pilgrims must not stop over here. It is an order of Almighty Allah.

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