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Unprecedented Arab, Islamic support for Saudi Arabia’s decision about Hajj

By : Marwa Mahmoud

Islamic countries and several organizations welcomed Saudi Arabia’s decision to organize the Hajj pilgrimage this year, with a limited number of people wishing to perform rites for different nationalities, who are inside the Kingdom, due to the Corona virus.

The UAE commended the “sincere efforts made by Saudi Arabia, led by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Prince Muhammad bin Salman, Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, which is in the service of the Two Holy Mosques, pilgrims and visitors to the Holy Prophet’s Mosque.”

The Emirati Pilgrims Affairs Office affirmed that “the Kingdom’s decision comes within the framework of precautionary measures to limit the spread of the disease and preserve lives of people, which is one of the most important purposes of our true law. That’s according to Emirates News Agency (WAM. (

In the same context, Bahrain’s Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments, Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, affirmed Manama’s full support for the Saudi decision.

He said: “The Kingdom of Bahrain (…) highly appreciates this decision, which comes in line with the essence of the true Islamic religion, to preserve the five necessities, which are religion, self, mind, offer and money,” according to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA).

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation welcomed the pilgrimage strategy for this year according to strict health precautions, and limited number to ensure the safe establishment of the ritual, and the safety of everyone from the threats of the Corona pandemic.

“The decision of the government , which is consistent with all precautionary measures and preventive measures taken by Saudi Arabia, since the beginning of the pandemic,  has effectively contributed to reducing the negative effects of the pandemic, and preventing Without spreading it. “

The Secretary-General also valued the “extreme care that Saudi Arabia attaches to the health and safety of  pilgrims , and the necessary care for them”, stressing that “this is the approach that the  government  has been following since God granted it the honor to serve the Two Holy Mosques”