This year only around 1,000 worshipers are at the annual pilgrimage after Saudi authorities imposed strict crowd control and hygiene measures because of fears of the coronavirus pandemic.
Hundreds of thousands of Indonesians usually take part in the hajj, many waiting and saving for years before their turn comes up.
In a photograph that has gone viral on the internet, the Hajj pilgrims can be seen maintaining flawless social distancing while circumambulating the Kaaba.
Foreign journalists were barred from this year's hajj, usually a huge global media event. This leads to Eid celebration on the tenth day in the Islamic calendar.
Traditionally they consume some of the meat and give the rest to the poor.
The Saudi Press Agency, SPA, quoted the Ministry as saying that, in particular, no cases of new coronavirus, COVID19, were reported among pilgrims.
But it was unclear whether he would visit this year.
But only up to 10,000 people already residing in the kingdom are participating in this year's ritual, compared with 2019's gathering of some 2.5 million from around the world.
In past years, a sea of pilgrims dressed in white terrycloth garments would start to gather at Mount Arafat, or hill of mercy as it's known, before dawn and remain there until nightfall, spending the day in deep contemplation and worship.
Hajj pilgrims will then shave off heads or trim hairs, to the prescribed level, and then would get off the Ahrams, Hajj cloths, at completion of Hajj rituals. This was after they left the plains of Arafat yesterday to Muzdalifa under tight security checks.
A stampede in 2015 that killed up to 2,300 worshippers was one of a series of deadly incidents that had sparked criticism of how the pilgrimage was managed.
Authorities have since reinforced safety and security measures.
"My prayer will be for COVID to disappear so I can reunite with my family and the world can heal", she says, visibly emotional. This year, however, the pebbles have been prepackaged and sterilised.
A woman stands by a physical distancing ring near the Kaaba. Pilgrims are also required to quarantine for a week after the hajj concludes on Sunday.
Authorities implemented the "highest health precautions" during the rituals, the king said. The Hajj is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in a lifetime.
This time Haj pilgrims are wearing wrist straps provided by the Saudi Ministry of Health.
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