More than two million pilgrims will leave Saudi Arabia as this year’s Hajj comes to an end.
Hajj is an annual pilgrimage in Mecca prescribed as a duty for Muslims to undertake at least once in their lifetime if they can afford to do so physically and financially.
Muslim pilgrims on Sunday entered their second Tashreeq day during which they throw stones at the devil. Then they left for Mecca to do Tawaf Al-Wada (farewell circumambulation).
The majority of the pilgrims have left Mina, which now looks deserted after being filled with activities for five days.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has said that Dhul Hijja 15 (Sept. 6) will be the start of the pilgrims’ return to their homes.
According to the Ministry of Health, as many as 10,531 pilgrims received medical treatment at four hospitals in Mina while 27,726 were treated at 26 health centers.
Also, dozens of pilgrims have died since the beginning of this year’s Hajj.
Two years ago, a deadly human crush had during Hajj rituals in Mina, killing thousands of pilgrims.
The crush took place in Mina at the intersection of streets 204 and 223 leading up to Jamaraat Bridge.
The high number of deaths caused by the disaster made it the deadliest Hajj incident in history.