This year, Saudi Arabia witnessed more than 1.8 million pilgrims from around the world coming for Hajj, representing over 180 countries. Among these pilgrims is an 11-month-old baby, who holds the distinction of being the youngest Hajj pilgrim.
According to the Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah, Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten, this year’s Hajj has seen a significant increase in the number of pilgrims, with a total of 1,845,045 men, women, and children participating. This marks an increase of 926,000 pilgrims compared to the previous year.
It is worth mentioning that among these pilgrims is the 11-month-old baby, who is considered the youngest Hajj pilgrim. However, it has not been determined which country the baby belongs to.
In this regard, the Saudi newspaper has released a video stating that the 11-month-old baby, accompanied by his parents, is the youngest Hajj pilgrim this year. The video of this little pilgrim has quickly gone viral on social media.
It is evident that the pilgrims proceeded to Muzdalifah after performing the central ritual of Hajj, which is the important standing (waqf) at Arafat.
After completing the Wuquf at Arafat, the pilgrims will spend tonight in Muzdalifah. In Muzdalifah, they will combine the Maghrib (evening) and Isha (night) prayers together.