Thanks to laptop housekeeping and backup, suddenly zillions of treasures having been left forgotten for ages now resurface and instantly get attention more than the laptop backup itself does ^_^
The videos subsequent from Nov 2010 post on Eidul-Adha in Mina, where we spent 10 Zulhijjah in Mina doing the jamrat stoning. The Hajj ritual by dates (Hijri calendar) are as follows:
8-Zulhijjah/9-Zulhijjah: Preparation, going to Arafat.
9-Zulhijjah evening: Off to Muzdalifah to pick small stones (to be used for Jamrat stoning). After midnight, off to Mina camp.
10-Zulhijjah: The Eidul-Adha festival all over the world, but here in Mina, people preparing for Jamrat stoning. Some would be fast enough to do in the morning and be able to go to Masjidil Haram in Makkah for Eid prayer. But for common people, mostly who come with groups, prefer to do it at night to avoid congestion. People are supposed to come back to stay in Mina camp after stoning, because you have to do it the 2nd round before 13-Zulhijjah. We, on the other hand, chose to go to Jamrat bringing our small luggage, wait until midnight in Mina, before going back to Makkah (all the way for hotel bed rather than sleeping in camp!). It’s on your own expense and risk, and you have to be back to Mina again to do the 2nd round of stoning.
Until next chapter.