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Spending the night in Mina

After having completed the salat of tawaf, the pilgrim now proceeds to the twelfth of the obligatory rituals of hajj known as mabit in Mina in the eves of 11th and 12th Dhil Hijja. “Mabit” means spending the night at a place. If the pilgrim goes to Mecca on the day of ‘Idd (i.e., 10th of Dhil Hijja), then it is mandatory for him to return to Mina to spend the night with the sincere intention by saying, for example: “I am spending the night in Mina for fulfillment of hajj at-tamattu‘ to seek pleasure of Almighty Allah.” There is no need to do the niyyat in verbal form.