Makkah

Mena

Mena is where Hajj pilgrims sleep overnight on the 8th, 11th, 12th and some on the 13th of Zul Hijjah. It contains the Jamarat, the three stone pillars which are pelted by pilgrims as part of the rituals of Hajj. Mena covers an area of approximately 20 km². Mena is the place where pilgrims throw stones, commemorating the occasion that the Prophet Ibrâhîm (Abraham) stoned the Devil that came between him and the command Allah had set him Mena is referenced in Surah Baqarah in the Quran: “And remember Allah during [specific] numbered days. Then whoever hastens in two days – there is no sin upon him; and whoever delays there is no sin upon him for him who fears Allah . And fear Allah and know that unto Him you will be gathered.” [2:203] There also lies a cave in Mina known as the ‘Cave of Mursalaat’ as this was where the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be on him was when Surah Mursalaat was revealed to him.