Pakistani pilgrim suffers heart attack during Hajj

Biggest rite of Hajj, Waqoof Arfa, to be performed today

By: News Desk      Published: 10:02 AM, 19 Jul, 2021
Pakistani pilgrim suffers heart attack during Hajj
A picture shows pilgrim tents in Mina, which sits in a narrow valley surrounded by rocky mountains near the Saudi holy city of Makkah. AFP

A Pakistani pilgrim suffered a heart attack during Hajj in Mana following which he got admitted to Alwadi Hospital, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Monday.

The Haji was later shifted to King Abdullah Medical City on the advice of doctors. According to the Saudi health department, the Pakistani pilgrim was given proper medical care and his condition was out of danger.

Meanwhile, the Hajj rites are going on in Makkah. The pilgrims keep moving from Mina to Arafat. The biggest rite of the Hajj, Waqoof Arfa, would be performed later today (Monday). The Khutba (address) would be delivered from Mosque Namrah. Dr Sheikh Bandar Balila will deliver Hajj address.

The pilgrims will spend tonight in the open sky in Muzdalifah. Eidul Azha will be celebrated tomorrow (Tuesday) in Saudi Arabia. Stones will be thrown at devils. The pilgrims will fulfil the tradition of Prophet Abraham (AH) and will shave their heads.

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