2006 Hajj stampede
|Date||12 January 2006|
|Location||Mina, Mecca, Saudi Arabia|
The Hajj is an annual pilgrimage in Mecca undertaken by able-bodied Muslims at least once in their lifetime. It consists of a series of rites including the Stoning of the Devil (Arabic: رمي الجمرات ramī aj-jamarāt, lit. "stoning of the jamarāt [place of pebbles] which takes place in Mina, a district of Mecca. The stoning ritual is the last major ritual and is often regarded as the most dangerous part of the Hajj, with stampedes occurring in the past.
With a history of fatal stampedes at The Hajj – including a stampede which killed 244 in 2004 – authorities in Mecca had taken steps in the hopes of reducing chances of another stampede, including the issuing of a fatwa extending the permitted hours of the ritual.
The stampede occurred when pilgrims fell over luggage that had been discarded in the rush to take part in the stoning.
- Mark Oliver. "Hundreds killed in hajj stampede". the Guardian. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
- "Hajj stampede: At least 310 killed in Saudi Arabia". BBC News. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- Burton, Richard Francis (1857). Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El Medinah and Meccah. p. 226.
The word jamrah is applied to the place of stoning, as well as to the stones.
- Abū Dāʼūd (1984). Sunan Abu Dawud: Chapters 519–1337. Sh. M. Ashraf.
1204. Jamrah originally means a pebble. It is applied to the heap of stones or a pillar.
- "Satan stoned – most dangerous hajj rite". News24. 6 November 2011. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Mecca crane collapse: Saudi king sanctions Binladin group". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Agence France-Presse. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
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