Al Haramain Watch Warns of Poor Handling of Canadian Pilgrims by the Hostile Environment Created by the Saudi Regime
The International Commission to Watch Saudi Administration of Muslim places “Al Haramain Watch” warned the Saudi Government of the bad dealings with Canadian Muslim pilgrims because of the hostile environment that the official system makes, as happened with pilgrims from other countries, most recently with the pilgrims of the State of Qatar.
Al Haramain Watch said that there are hundreds of Canadian Muslim citizens who have paid thousands to travel to perform Hajj, wondering about their pilgrimage to Mecca and fear that the crisis will affect their performance of Hajj. Saudi Arabia has cancelled all its flights to Canada starting next week, which could cause many problems, especially when the mission expires. Hundreds of Canadian pilgrims stranded in Saudi Arabia are expected to be punished. Saudi Arabia punishes offenders of Hajj and Umra for a fine or imprisonment.
It is noted that the Canadian government has set up an emergency number that has been distributed to Canadian citizens in Saudi Arabia to contact them in the event of problems related to their expulsion from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after they finish Hajj. It is worth mentioning that many Canadians have cancelled their trips to the pilgrimage because of the political tension created by Saudi Arabia. Al Haramain Watch said that the Saudi administration is still determined to politicize acts of worship in Saudi Arabia, despite the calls of the international community to end the politicization of the pilgrimage and deal neutrally with all Muslims in the world.
Al Haramain Watch called on the Muslim community to intervene to impose a government-led administration of governments and Islamic institutions from all countries in the management of religious places in Saudi Arabia, especially Hajj, because of its great importance in the Islamic religion because of Saudi politicization of Hajj and non-neutrality in dealing with countries and using the Hajj file for political gains and ambitions.
Al Haramain Watch aims to ensure that Saudi Arabia manages the two holy mosques and Islamic sites in a proper manner that preserves the past and the present image of Islam. The commission will apply this aim by advising Riyadh through an Islamic advisory board, engaging Muslim countries in managing the holy rituals, and stopping the obliteration of Islamic identity in Mecca and Medina, which is carried out by Saudi Arabia through the unlimited urban expansion that destroyed many of these sites and eliminated the Islamic presence in them. The commission will also prevent the Saudi Arabia singling out the decision over the holy rituals, which may affect the safety of pilgrims and Umrah. It also aims to prevent the unconvincing closure of rituals such as visiting dignitaries or celebrities or guests of Saudi Arabia. In addition, it will monitor any violation of Saudi Arabia to any pilgrim during his visit to the holy sites. Finally, it will ensure a fair distribution of Hajj and Umrah quotas on Muslim countries without any favouritism or mediation.
The International Commission to Watch Saudi Administration of Muslim places “Al Haramain Watch” is a global organization that monitors the ways and means of Saudi Arabia’s administration of the holy sites in Mecca and Medina, especially the Haramain, including the Islamic historical sites in the Kingdom. The Commission’s work is based on an Islamic reference, and is keen on the interests of Muslims from the ocean to the Gulf and all areas of Islamic presence.