Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, was captured on video ‘stoning the Devil’, performing one of the cardinal injunctions of the Muslim Hajj during this year’s Umrah.
The First Lady joined other Muslim pilgrims on Saturday, August 10, to pray on Mount Arafat as part of the Hajj rites before heading Muzdalifah. While leaving Muzdalifah, Aisha Buhari shared a video showing her collecting pebbles for the “stoning of the devil”.
She captioned the video with the words “Alhamdullilah, we are now leaving Muzdalifah collecting pebbles for the jumarat.”
Aisha Buhari later shared another video showing her performing the Jamarat which is the symbolic ‘stoning of devil.’
The symbolic function of ‘throwing of the Jamarāt’ (place of pebbles) is part of the annual Islamic Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. During the ritual, Muslim pilgrims throw pebbles at three walls (formerly pillars), called Jamarāt, in the city of Mina, just east of Mecca.
It is one of a series of ritual acts that must be performed in the Hajj. It is a symbolic re-enactment of Abraham’s Hajj, where he stoned three pillars representing the temptation to disobey God and preserve Ishmael.
First Lady, Aisha Buhari, stoning the devil during this year’s Hajj. https://t.co/kKTisGmhxg
She also posted the event on her verified Instagram page with the caption:
“Alhamdullilah, now at Jamarat #Islam #Peace #Love. Alhamdullilah, we are now leaving Muzdalifah collecting pebbles for the jumarat #Islam #Peaceandtranquillity #Love.”