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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims each year participate in this satanic rite that highlights the Hajj. Three obelisks representing Satan are erected in Mina for the pilgrims to stone.
Al Laat, Al 'Uzza and Manaa
Jul, 16, 1990
For Muslim pilgrims, a high point of the hajj to Mecca is the trek to Jamarat al 'Akaba in Mina, one of the three stoning points of Satan. Each passing pilgrim must cast pebbles at this rock pillar in a ritual that symbolizes the faithful's struggle against evil. At 10 a.m. last Monday the believers suddenly faced a more earthly trial. As throngs of the faithful, clad in traditional terry-cloth robes, crossed a pedestrian bridge in Mina, a railing gave way under the pressure. Seven worshipers plunged 8 meters, smashing into even greater waves of people at the mouth of a 550-meter-long tunnel dug through a mountain to ease the pietists' journey. The rain of bodies brought foot traffic to a halt, but at the tunnel's opposite end other hajjis, unaware of the human blockade, continued to shove forward. Soon the passageway was jammed with some 50,000 people, many times more than its capacity. Next, according to survivors, for reasons still unexplained, the lights in the tunnel went out and the ventilation system failed -- on a day when the temperature outside was a searing 44 degrees.
Then came mad panic. In the scramble to escape, hundreds were crushed under the frantic feet of their co-religionists; others collapsed in the airless heat. "It was terrible," an Arab survivor told Saudi television. "When one stumbled, scores trampled him and hundreds fell on top of them."According to Islamic teachings, to die while on the hajj ensures immediate ascension to heaven. On that day 1,426 Muslims earned the privilege.
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"Had they not died there, they would have died elsewhere."
"Can anyone stop death?"
"All precautions were taken to prevent such an incident, but this is God's will,"
"Caution isn't stronger than fate."
The Saudi minister Iyad Madani
Those killed “met their fate because their place and time of death has been decided the moment they were born”.
"We hope that their place in paradise with the faithful is assured because they have fulfilled their pilgrimage duties."
Saudi Interior Minister Nayef bin Abdul Aziz
[7:28] They commit a gross sin, then say, "We found our parents doing this, and GOD has commanded us to do it." Say, "GOD never advocates sin.
Are you saying about GOD what you do not know?"