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Al Haramain Watch Monitors Saudi Racism in Distributing Hajj Quotas in Lebanon


Al Haramain Watch Monitors Saudi Racism in Distributing Hajj Quotas in Lebanon

The International Commission to Watch Saudi Administration of Muslim Places ‘’ Al Haramain Watch’’ revealed that in previous years, Saudi Arabia had distributed pilgrimage visas to the Lebanese Forces Party, with the knowledge that courtesy Hajj visas are granted every year by the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, and it is ironic and ridiculous that some of these visas have reached Christian politicians, such as the one that reached the head of the Lebanese Forces Party, Samir Geagea, in 2018.

Al Haramain Watch added that Saudi Arabia distributes pilgrimage visas to certain political parties that operate in neighboring Islamic countries without achieving the minimum standards of equality among Muslims in the distribution of Hajj visas, with the aim of chaos and disagreement among the competing political parties, as happened in Lebanon.

Al Haramain Watch said that Saudi Arabia is floundering in distributing visas to politicians to gain support and political support without taking into account that there are thousands of poor Muslims around the world who are the first to obtain Hajj visas. The Watch added that Hajj is a very important Islamic duty of faith for all Muslims, and Saudi Arabia made a mistake and failed to administer this obligation and to distribute visas to Lebanese Christians with the aim of courtesy, which led to the spread of ridicule among citizens.

The International Organization for Monitoring the Saudi Administration of the Two Holy Mosques demanded the involvement of Islamic governments and institutions in managing the holy places in Saudi Arabia after repeated incidents of negligence in managing emotion files, especially Hajj affairs.

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.



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