Ministry of Hajj
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Proceeding to Mina from Muzdalifah

10th of Dhu'l-Hijjah: You will be in Mina for the stoning (ramy) of Jamarat ul Kubra; the stoning must be performed according to pre-determined schedules. The stoning is followed by the sacrifice and the shaving/cutting of hair (Halq/Taqseer).

Here seven times you will stone the pillar that represents the devil, saying "Bismillah, Allahu akbar" each time you throw a pebble. "Bismillah" means "in the name of Allah". "Allahu akbar" means "God is great".

Women and those who are old or otherwise infirm need not themselves perform ramy, leaving it to those delegated to perform it on their behalf.

After the stoning of the devil, a Sacrifice is required. Eat from the meat of the sacrificed animal and distribute the rest to the poor.

You will now leave the state of Ihram, by shaving your head or, if you are a woman, by clipping your hair. You may now shower, shave, and change into your normal clothes. The prohibitions imposed by Ihram are now removed, except that you must not have sexual relations. (Husband and wife may not enjoy conjugal relations until after Tawaf al-Ifadha - the Circumambulation of the Kaaba, central to the Hajj rites.)

You will now proceed to the al Masjid al Haram in Makkah to perform Tawaf al-Ifadha.

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