Muzdalifah is a plain located southeast of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. It is an important location for Muslim pilgrims who perform the Hajj pilgrimage, which is one of the five pillars of Islam.
During the Hajj, pilgrims spend the night at Muzdalifah on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, which is the 12th month of the Islamic calendar. They arrive there after performing the standing (wuquf) at Arafat, which is the most important ritual of the Hajj.
At Muzdalifah, pilgrims collect pebbles for the stoning of the devil ritual that takes place at Mina. They also perform the Maghrib (sunset) and Isha (night) prayers combined, shortening the Isha prayer. Afterward, they spend the night under the open sky, with many of them sleeping on the ground.
The night spent at Muzdalifah is considered a time of reflection and contemplation. Many pilgrims use this time to seek forgiveness, pray, and make supplications to Allah. The experience of sleeping under the night sky at Muzdalifah is often described as a spiritual and humbling experience, as it is a reminder of our temporary existence on this earth and the vastness and beauty of the universe.