Pilgrims flocked to Mina since dawn of the first day of the blessed Eid al-Adha,

After they spent the night in Muzdalifah. Pilgrims’ groups were moving following strict precautionary standards and preventive measures.

Pilgrims began to perform the rituals of throwing pebbles at Mina holy site by throwing seven consecutive pebbles at a special stone monument called “Jamrat Al-Aqabah.”

The stoning of the devil at the Islamic pilgrimage refers to Prophet Abraham’s attempt to repel the devil. Abraham threw seven stones in the same place where the pilgrims do nowadays.

During the ritual, Muslim pilgrims throw pebbles at three walls.

On Eid al-Adha (the 10th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah), pilgrims must strike only one of the three jamraat; specifically, the larger one; with seven pebbles.