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Day four

Today is the real deal. We woke up at 03:30, getting ready to go to Arafat. The bus moved around 0415, and we arrived 20 minutes later. At 05:20 we prayed Fajer prayer then we settled down and wasted some time until we sleep. Then, an hour later, at around 06:20 we ate breakfast and went to sleep.

At around 09:30 I woke up and ate breakfast again!

At 12:05 we had a speech until its 13:00, which was prayer time. We had to pray Dhuhr and Asr in advance (so that we can be free for duaa for the rest of the day).

Now, it is 16:30 and it is the last hour for duaa and I’m praying for everyone J

At 17:30 we left our Arafat tent to go to the train station to go to Muzdalifah. At 21:00 we finally got in to the train after waiting in line with the crowd for over 3:30 hours!

At 21:35 we arrived to our tent at Muzdalifah. We rested and ate dinner, and then we slept. We woke up at around 00:25, then we went to collect jamarat for “stoning of the jamarat” (Stoning of the Devil). Later, we left Muzdalifah at 02:00. We got into the train to take us back to Mina 2 station to take the bus to go to al-Haram to finish the rest of the rites (manasik). At 03:10 we got in the bus, and started Tawaf Ifadah at 04:00, and then Sa’y at around 05:45.

At around 07:00, we finished the manasik and went to where the buses stationed. We waited for the buses for a long time with no show. For some reason, our buses weren’t allowed to enter. Therefore, we took a taxi back to our hotel (we heard the buses entered at around 9 am).

Finally, we arrived to our room at 09:20.