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Ceremony of disavowal of disbelievers in Arafat desert

baraat-moshrekinThe ritual of disavowal of disbelievers started on Arafat desert on Monday attended by tens of thousands of pilgrims.

According to IRNA, the pilgrims chanted anti-US and anti-Zionist slogans during the ceremony also attended by the Leader’s representative for Hajj affairs, Hojjatoleslam Ali Qazi-Asgar.

‘Allahoakbar’, ‘Death to Israel’, and ‘Death to America’ were among slogans chanted by the masses in unison  as they gathered in the Desert of Arafat, 20 kms from Mecca, for a day of prayer and meditation.

The faithful – men clad in two-piece seamless white shrouds and women all covered except for their hands and faces to symbolize equality — converged on Arafat.

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