During the Hajj season, some interested people and activists brought back the old pilgrimage stories and pictures, and during the day of Al-Tarwiyah in Mina.
They made many comparisons between the past and the present, emphasizing the developmental leaps that Saudi Arabia has made in serving pilgrims over the past decades.
A group of archival photos showed the arrival of the pilgrims to the holy city of Mina via animals or old buses, and the operations of setting up tents and cooking food.
Historical references have documented that the pilgrimage journey in the past was arduous and fraught with dangers, as pilgrims used to walk for many days from their areas to the holy sites.
The pilgrims begin the morning after tomorrow, Thursday, the eighth of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, to flock to the area of Mina to spend the day of Tarwiyah.
The eighth day of Dhul-Hijjah, was called the “Day of Tarwiyah”, because people used to drink water on it, and carry water with narrations to Mina, in preparation for the day of Arafa on the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah.
pilgrims stay overnight in Mina following the Sunnah of the Prophet PBUH, and perform five prayers, which are Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, Isha, and the dawn of the Day of Arafa.