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Then pass on at a quick pace from the place whence it is usual for the multitude so to do, and ask for Allah’s forgiveness. For Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

Muhammad Asad writes:

Lit., “surge onward in multitudes whence the people surge onward in multitudes”: thus the
pilgrims are called upon to submerge their individualities, at that supreme moment of the
pilgrimage, in the consciousness of belonging to a community of people who are all equal
before God, with no barrier of race or class or social status separating one person from


Asad, Muhammad (1980). The Message of the Quran.

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