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Solutions for Stoning the Devil in Pilgrimage using Simulation

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 113 - Number 11
Year of Publication: 2015
Mohammed Refai

Mohammed Refai. Article: Solutions for Stoning the Devil in Pilgrimage using Simulation. International Journal of Computer Applications 113(11):5-8, March 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Mohammed Refai},
	title = {Article: Solutions for Stoning the Devil in Pilgrimage using Simulation},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {113},
	number = {11},
	pages = {5-8},
	month = {March},
	note = {Full text available}


Every year, more than two millions of Muslims went to the Holy city of Makah for pilgrimage "Hajj". There are a lot of activities that should be done during pilgrimage. One of the rituals performed by Muslim pilgrims during pilgrimage in al-Jamarat area in Mina, adjacent to Makah, is throwing stones at a pillar target. This activity is a symbol of stoning the devil "Throwing Jamarat" as done by Prophet Ibrahim. Throwing stones in mina during "aladha" eid is the most bottle neck ceremony. It caused a death of many Muslims last few years. This study suggests multi-solutions to solve the problem by using simulation program. Solutions include add more bridges; increase the radius of al-jamrat circles or using gates and semaphores. The suggested simulation presents any combination of the three solutions. The results of the study encourage adopting these solutions.


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