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Hajj 2016 Photos: 1.8Million Muslim Pilgrims Stone Satan In Final Hajj Ritual In Saudi Arabia

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September 12, 2016 – Hajj 2016 Pictures: 1.8 Million Muslim Pilgrims Stone The Devil In Final Hajj Ritual In Saudi Arabia

Millions of Muslims started on Monday a stone-throwing ritual as part of the annual Hajj pilgrimage just outside Mecca, where hundreds were killed in a stampede at last year’s event.

A local media reports that Saudi security forces were deployed in large numbers in the Jamarat Bridge, a multi-level structure in the desert valley of Mina where the ritual is being carried out.

The ritual is expected to be carried out over three days beginning from Monday.

The pilgrims are performing the ritual, which symbolizes the stoning of the devil, smoothly and without overcrowding inside the Jamarat Bridge, the official Saudi news agency SPA reported.

“Security forces are regulating the pilgrims’ movement into and out of the building,” the agency added.
The pilgrims are setting off to the ritual in groups according to schedules to avoid a repeat of last year’s tragedy.

Some 769 Muslim pilgrims died in a stampede during the ritual in last year’s Hajj, according to Saudi official figures.

Agency tally and other independent reports, however, indicated that around 2,000 pilgrims died in the crush.

More than 1.8 million Muslims are attending this year’s Hajj, according to Saudi officials.
Muslims are expected to perform the Hajj, one of Islam’s five pillars, at least once in their lifetime provided they are fit enough and have the financial means to do so.

See more photos from the ongoing event below

[Photo credit: Reuters]



  1. jesuit onye

    September 12, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    too many people. I hope d devil will not fight back this year

    • huchennar

      September 12, 2016 at 4:17 PM

      @onye me self dan dey fear ???? ooo

    • RAPO

      September 12, 2016 at 4:39 PM


  2. Endure

    September 12, 2016 at 2:25 PM

    This religion is just too funny to me. How long will they continue to stone the devil who hasn’t die ever since the establishment of islamic religion? Stoning a spirit being?just too funny.

  3. I

    September 12, 2016 at 2:32 PM

    Hajj RITUAL indeed!

  4. D Hunter

    September 12, 2016 at 3:10 PM

    To “Stone Satan“ is the height of ignornce exhibited by this set of ******** called islam.

    They weren‘t this lucky last year to have “stone the devil“ without being stoned back with a devastating outcome.

    I believe it was so this year because the devil is not Omnipresent like our God. Hence, he was not at home this time around and the thought things has gone well with them this time.
    Brainwashed Elements.
    If these bl****uckers go into extiction…then…..

    I take a stroll…

  5. Bench

    September 12, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    They are go to stone devil*wink*
    Devil is watch them carry stone come, and he is not run away. Are they tie am for pole? Are they use APC chain to chain am so that he no fit run away? Rastaman is not understand whatagwan.
    I am a haver of question to be asking to them. *wink*
    That stone wey they are throw devil, are they picks the stone there for Sawudi Arabia, or was they carry the stone from Nigeria to go there?*wink*

  6. Keeping it real

    September 12, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    With all these crowd stoning the devil for three days in a row,100% sure the devil/devils will not survive it this time.The end of devils & thanks be to God. Hopefully there will be no more bombing or any kind of terror act.

  7. Bench

    September 12, 2016 at 3:58 PM

    D Hunter is a puter of wink for everything wey he is say. Wetin be wink sef? I know wetin be think. I know pink. I also know wetin be sink. But wetin be wink? It be like say na wetin animal shout for bush when D Hunter catch am. The animal come shout WINK OOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Nonsens.

    • red

      September 13, 2016 at 12:46 AM

      I swear your head is no longer together.
      I can’t stop laughing at the animal come shout WINK OOOOOO !
      Bench pity yourself small na a.
      The hunter,don’t mind yeye bench. Na your attention dey hungry am.

  8. huchennar

    September 12, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    hahaaahahhaaahhhaaahah loooooool loooooool hahaha. abeg shey na satan 1.8M people dey stone so? i swear he will not make it alive this time.. but wait oo i thought they stone him last year too… shey the guy na Mario ni abi na how many live the guy get?…. don’t get it twisted but i can’t just help but keep laughing ????…. i pray you don’t kill me with your headlines.

    if satan no die after 1.8M stoning then something is wrong somewhere…..
    TO EVERYONE WHO finds this comment annoying please don’t take it serious i just find myself laughing ???? ???? ???? ???? ???? after reading the headline
    #clueless human

  9. joyful

    September 12, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Blood suckling t***rists

  10. Bok

    September 12, 2016 at 6:07 PM

    do these people ever pray against all this terrorists that are causing tensions in the World

  11. fifelomo

    September 12, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Marsha Allah.

  12. huchennar

    September 12, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    taking a closer look at the comments made i must confess that this blog is dominated by a particular religion leaving no room for the other religion…..
    NOW AM BEGINNING to suspect why @Amanda is not that active on this blog anymore but at least we still got a die hard @fifelomo (kudos for standing on your grounds).

  13. Aminuliah

    September 12, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    Almighty God will forgive u all….. don’t rubbish or saying bad comments about Islam.

  14. t

    September 12, 2016 at 9:25 PM

    Yeye people. Choops.

  15. Mon

    September 13, 2016 at 12:57 AM

    The only way to defeat the devil is to accept JESUS, HE has defeated the devil long time ago and those who believe in HIM has nothing to worry or stone anything..

  16. Tendy

    September 13, 2016 at 6:54 AM

    Hahahahaa, and who told them d devil is a spirit that needs to be stoned? Whenever one does something bad or wicked, @that point he/she is a devil so all of u bombing and terrorizing d peace of others, don’t u know ur devils urself and ur busy throwing stones at ur senior colleague. Really funny indeed. Who are ya”ll deceiving??

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