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At least 14 Jordanian residents have died in the course of the pilgrimage to Mecca as a result of heatstroke in the course of a warmth wave, with temperatures ranging between 45 and 48 levelswhereas one other 17 are lacking, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates reported this Sunday.

In a press release, the director of the Directorate of Operations and Consular Affairs, ambassador Sufyan al-Qudahmentioned that the ministry is following with the competent Saudi authorities the procedures to bury the pilgrims and switch the our bodies of these whose relations need them to be transferred to Jordan as shortly as attainable.

Likewise, he acknowledged that the search remains to be energetic of the 17 lacking pilgrims and specified that these, in addition to the deceased, weren’t a part of the Jordanian residents registered within the official Jordanian delegation that attended the 'hajj' this 12 months.

One of the challenges that the 'haj' faces this 12 months is the warmth, since, because the authorities warned, temperatures vary between 45 and 48 levels Celsius, with excessive humidity charges.

The excessive temperatures recorded throughout final 12 months's pilgrimage – which was attended by greater than 1.8 million trustworthy – precipitated greater than 8,000 instances of fatiguee insolacinin response to the Saudi Ministry of Health.

Furthermore, the participation of just about two million pilgrims from everywhere in the world entails large crowds that, in earlier years, have led to stampedes during which a whole lot of trustworthy misplaced their lives, as occurred in 2006, when 365 folks died.

With the purpose of avoiding these tragedies, Saudi Arabia this 12 months promoted using superior know-how to supply a qualitative change within the group and administration of the vital spiritual occasion, such because the clever robotic software to information pilgrims and the set up of facial recognition cameras to enhance safety or find lacking folks.

The almost two million pilgrims started the rituals of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca final Friday within the area of Mina, a valley of about 17 sq. kilometers surrounded by mountains the place the Saudi authorities put in 1000’s of fireproof tents outfitted for lodging.

This Sunday they celebrated the ritual of stone the satana symbolic act during which they throw stones in opposition to three columns that signify the satan and that Muslims contemplate as a stoning of Satan, who intercepted the prophet Abraham on this identical place, the place he threw stones at him a number of instances for a couple of days.

The 'haj', one of many 5 pillars of Islam, It is obligatory at the least as soon as in your life for each Muslim whose well being and sources permit it.

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The virtually two million muslims This 12 months, those that attended the most important pilgrimage to Mecca carried out the ritual of stoning the demon, probably the most harmful as a result of massive crowds of individuals throughout a day of suffocating warmth.

The preparations for this ritual started at sundown yesterday, when some 1.8 million pilgrims started to go to the realm of Muzdalifaabout eight kilometers from Mount Arafat, to spend the night time and put together for at the present time.

At daybreak, they headed to Mina to carry out the rituals of stoning the demon that places an finish to the 'haj' and marks the start of the Ad al Adha or Feast of Sacrifice, probably the most notable celebrations of the Muslim group.

Throughout the day, pilgrims flock to the stone-throwing constructing, a middle constructed by the Saudi authorities within the Mina space at a value 4.2 billion rials ($1.12 billion) to keep away from occasions such because the painful stampede that precipitated the loss of life of 363 pilgrims in 2006.

In this place, pilgrims stone three columns that signify the satan, a symbolic act that Muslims contemplate as a lapidacin de Satan'swho intercepted the prophet Abraham on this identical place and threw stones at him a number of instances for a couple of days.

After throwing the stone, the trustworthy sacrifice the animal, which could be sheep, camels or cows, as an act of closeness to God, compulsory for believersthat they will afford itthough those that do not need ample monetary sources are exempt.

This sacrifice is the principle pageant for the greater than 1.3 billion Muslims on the earth, and remembers the sacrifice that Abrahamwho was about to slaughter his son Ishmael to show his religion, however on the final minute God provided him a lamb as a substitute.

To adjust to this spiritual principle, this 12 months the Saudi Government supplied pilgrims with 1,000,000 animal heads for sacrifice, in response to the overall supervisor of the sacrificial means of the Saudi Kingdom, Omar Atia.

Atia highlighted that slaughter takes place in eight slaughterhouses in Mecca, the place they make use of round 40.000 personastogether with veterinarians, technicians and butchers, and have an operational capability that reaches a million heads in 84 hours.

The complete variety of pilgrims this 12 months reached 1.8 million folks from greater than 200 passports, together with 221,000 pilgrims from the dominion of Saudi Arabia; of which 958,000 had been males and 875,000 girls, in response to the census printed by the Saudi General Statistics Authority.

The proportion of pilgrims from Asian nations aside from Arabs reached 63.3%; these from African nations reached 11.3%whereas the share of pilgrims from European nations, America, Australia and different unclassified nations was 3,2%.