Saudi Arabia, Muslims, Coronavirus, Pandemic, Annual Haj, Pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia, Muslims

Saudi Arabia asks Muslims to put haj plans on hold

Saudi Arabia asks Muslims to put haj plans on hold

31/3/2020 10:07:00 PM

Saudi Arabia asks Muslims to put haj plans on hold

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia wants Muslims to wait until there is more clarity about the coronavirus pandemic before planning to attend the annual haj ...

WorldA photograph taken on Mar 5, 2020 shows the white-tiled area surrounding the Kaaba, inside Mecca's Grand Mosque, empty of worshippers. (Photo: AFP/Abdel Ghani Bashir)01 Apr 2020 02:51AMShare this contentBookmarkRIYADH: Saudi Arabia wants Muslims to wait until there is more clarity about the coronavirus pandemic before planning to attend the annual haj pilgrimage, the minister for haj and umrah said on state TV on Tuesday (Mar 31).

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Some 2.5 million pilgrims from around the world usually flock to the holiest sites of Islam in Mecca and Medina for the week-long ritual, which is a once-in-a-lifetime duty for every able-bodied Muslim and a major source of income for the kingdom.Advertisement

AdvertisementThe largest annual gathering of Muslims is scheduled to begin in late July, but the coronavirus outbreak has raised questions about whether it can or should go ahead given the risk of spreading the disease further in large gatherings. Read more: CNA »

Coronavirus: Saudi minister tells Muslims to wait on making haj plansRIYADH (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia wants Muslims to wait until there is more clarity about the coronavirus pandemic before planning to attend the annual haj pilgrimage, the minister for haj and umrah said on state TV on Tuesday (March 31).. Read more at straitstimes.com. No more Hajj plans to Saudi Arabia! When hundred thousands of children are dying of hunger in Yemen or Sudan, you guys are wasteful, unmerciful! It is time for the Muslims to question Hajj, pilgrimage when Saudis are blind to the suffering Muslims!

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Coronavirus: Saudi minister tells Muslims to wait on making haj plansRIYADH (REUTERS) - Saudi Arabia wants Muslims to wait until there is more clarity about the coronavirus pandemic before planning to attend the annual haj pilgrimage, the minister for haj and umrah said on state TV on Tuesday (March 31).. Read more at straitstimes.com. No more Hajj plans to Saudi Arabia! When hundred thousands of children are dying of hunger in Yemen or Sudan, you guys are wasteful, unmerciful! It is time for the Muslims to question Hajj, pilgrimage when Saudis are blind to the suffering Muslims!

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