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Ritual stoning of Satan

Mecca : Saudi Arabia | Nov 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM PST
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Muslim pilgrims began the ritual stoning of Satan in the valley of Mina during Hajj, the pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, which at least once in their life has a duty to take every follower of Islam.

In the valley of Mina for three days, the faithful will participate in the feast of the Victims (Eid Al-Adha), the stoning of Satan, which symbolize the three stone pillars. According to tradition, was in the valley of Mina Satan appeared to Abraham.

According to tradition the first day of Christmas Victims should throw in the largest stele, measuring 30 m in height, 7 stones, and the second and last day of the 21 stones in the highest, medium and small. Stones pilgrims gathered on Saturday at Al-Muzdalifa hill a few miles from Mecca.

On Sunday, each pilgrim, who is the father of the family, also makes the sacrifice of a sheep, camel or cow to commemorate the prophet Abraham, who according to tradition, God allowed to sacrifice a ram instead of his son Ishmael.

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