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Muslim Scholars in Nepal, “Saudi Arabia Failed in its role as Guardian of the Holy Places”


Muslim Scholars in Nepal, “Saudi Arabia Failed in its role as Guardian of the Holy Places”


Al Haramain Watch New Conference in Nepal



Nepal, 8 April 2018


The International Commission to Watch Saudi Administration of Muslim places “Al Haramain Watch” organized a new conference in Nepal in cooperation with the Association of Muslim Scholars in Nepal and Mukti Morcha Foundation on the consequences of the continued administration of Riyadh politicizing holy places in Saudi Arabia and the abuse of holy sites by the Saudi government.


Shabihul Hassan, head of the Muslim Scholars Association in Nepal, said, “Saudi Arabia practices the politicization of all holy places, not only the pilgrimage and the holy sites in Mecca and Medina, which were used by the government of Saudi Arabia for its political advantages. The holy places in Mecca and Medina are used by the  dirty policies of  Saudi Arabia , where the administration of Riyadh wants to impose its control over the Islamic countries and Muslims through Hajj and Umrah We will continue to condemn this policy is not sound ”


“Saudi Arabia is using its supervision of Hajj to strengthen its position in the Muslim world and overcome its adversaries,” said Meeni Khan, coordinator of Nepal’s ruling party. Mr. Khan said that Saudi Arabia’s positions showed that it was not operating according to Islamic law, and pointed to the position of Islam and international law on restricting the freedom of people to practice their worship.

Sheikh Kalim al-Arifi, president of the University of Jamia Amjadia,said, “The Hajj belongs to Islam and not to the Saud family. The use of the holy places to achieve political goals is completely non-Islamic. The political hatred and disagreements with Muslim countries and individuals have deprived them of their right to worship. Which is guaranteed by all international laws and customs and warned Saudi Arabia against using the pilgrimage to blackmail Nepalese pilgrims. ”

“Saudi Arabia has failed in its role as the guardian of the holiest religious sites in Mecca and Madinah. God only has the right to prevent anyone from going for Hajj, not Saudi Arabia,” said Mushtaq Tahsini, imam of the Jamaa mosque in Kanchanabur.


At the end of the conference, the participants met on several points, the most important of which was their demand to participate in the management of the Holy Places in Mecca and Madinah, along with Saudi Arabia and Islamic countries and governments because of Saudi exploitation of the pilgrimage and its failure to manage all holy places in the two holy mosques.



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