Muzdalifah (Arabic: مزدلفة) is an open, level area near Mecca
Saudi Arabia associated with the
Ḥajj (Arabic: حَـجّ,
"Pilgrimage"). It lies just southeast of Mina, on the route between
Mina and Arafat.
The stay at
Muzdalifah is preceded by a day at Arafat, consisting of
glorifying Allah, repeating the supplication, and repentance to Allah
and asking Him for forgiveness. At Arafat, Zuhr and
'Asr prayers are
performed in a combined and abbreviated form during the time of Zuhr.
After sunset on the ninth day of the
Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah,
pilgrims travel to Muzdalifah, sometimes arriving at night because of
over-crowding. After arriving at Muzdalifah, pilgrims pray the Maghrib
and Isha prayer jointly whereas the Isha prayer is shortened to 2
At Muzdalifah, pilgrims collect pebbles (49, because only the big
devil is stoned on the first day with the seven pebbles,while on the
second and the third day.
Holiest sites in Islam
Coordinates: 21°23′33″N 39°56′16″E / 21.39250°N
39.93778°E / 21.39250; 39.93778
Every year, from the eighth to the twelfth day of Dhu al-Hijjah.
Safa and Marwa
Great Mosque of Mecca