Jamaraat

Jamaraat

These are the places that Satan approached Abraham when he left his wife and son in Makkah, in order to make him hesitate. He took a few stones and pelted the Satan. During Hajj, Muslims throw stones at these pillars, in adherence to the Sunnah of their father, Abraham . They proclaim Satan an open enemy who must be resisted; this is done by resisting the satanic desires and obeying the commands of Allah and abstaining from the prohibitions.

There are three Jamarat in Mina: Jamratul Aqabah, Jamratul Wusta and Jamratus-Sughra. The distance between the Jamrat as-Sughra and Jamratul-Wusta is 150 meters and the distance between Jamratul-Aqabah and Jamratul-Wusta is 225 meters.