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Liputan6.com, Mecca – The sea of ??pilgrims meets Padang Arafat, Mecca, Saudi Arabia on 9 Zulhijah 1436 Hijri or Wednesday 23 September 2015. The procession of wukuf was followed by 2 million members of pilgrims from all over the world in Padang Arafah, including 168 thousand people from Indonesia .
Hajj pilgrims then move towards Muzdalifah and Mina. They spent the night in Mina to continue the procession throwing jumrah. After that they performed tawaf ifadah in the Grand Mosque of Haram and sai, ie running between the hill Safa and Marwah as much as 7 times that closed with tahalul.
But as the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said in a hadith: "Al-Hajju Arafah", the pilgrim is wukuf in Arafat.
"Wukuf in Arafat or silence in Arafat, which we are now doing, is one of the pilgrims that should not be abandoned, all the pilgrims must be present in this place to berwukuf," said Minister of Religion (Menag) Lukman Hakim Saifuddin when giving a speech at procession of wukuf in Padang Arafah, Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday (9/23/2015).
Arafat, a desert located about 25 kilometers east of Mecca City is a symbol of Padang Masyar, a place of human justice.
Padang Arafah also has a very hot temperature. Even today the temperature reaches 47-48 degrees Celsius. Inevitably the congregation who was standing there will feel the heat that sting, so not a few who quickly exhausted while being there. Although, currently available the following water cooler tents.
Outside the hajj season, Padang Arafah is very arid and almost only a few buildings because there are almost everyday people who stop there.
But in some locations Padang Arafah area of ??240 thousand square meters or 5.5 3.5 kilometers, there is a lush tree that is often used as a shelter for residents who are there.