Calls to boycott Hajj have grown louder in recent years, primarily due to the Saudis’ mismanagement of Hajj and their using the billions of dollars made from exorbitant pilgrimage fees (in contravention of divine and prophetic commands) to kill fellow Muslims — more than 70,000 innocent people in Yemen.
Calls to boycott Hajj are getting louder and more widespread. These have to do with the Saudis’ belligerent policies such as in Yemen killing innocent people as well as the Saudis’ terrible conduct at home.
Bani Saud’s control and administration of the Haramayn has raised questions among many thoughtful Muslims. There is growing awareness that the Bani Saud clan is unfit to administer the holy places.
Bani Saud are guilty of openly violating Allah’s commands pertaining to Hajj. From imposing visas to charging exorbitant prices and limiting Hajj to a matter of a few days, all these are contrary to Qur’anic teachings and the prophetic Sunnah.
The Saudi officials were rude; there was too much waste of food, especially in hotels where pilgrims from North America and Europe stayed. The Saudis have imposed different tiers of Hajj: five star to basic.
Not only are the Banu Saud totally incompetent, they have also imposed arbitrary restrictions on Hajj that have no basis in the Qur’an or the Sunnah of the noble Messenger (pbuh).
The Bani Saud will expectedly be quite pleased with themselves that this year’s Hajj has concluded without any setbacks or hitches worth reporting.
When committed Muslims call for implementing the Qur’anic obligation of declaring bara’ah min al mushrikeen (Al-Qur’an - 9:03) at the time of Hajj, the Bani Saud allege this is ‘politicizing’ Hajj. Isn’t preventing hujjaj from countries that the Saudis have conflict with, politicizing Hajj?
Hajj is an obligation ordained by Allah (swt) for all Muslims. By imposing visas, quotas and other restrictions, the Bani Saud have usurped Allah’s authority. This is shirk.
In keeping with past tradition and as leader of the Ummah, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei issued his message to the hujjaj assembled in Makkah for the performance of their pilgrimage.
Poverty and Saudi Arabia may appear a contradiction in terms yet the kingdom’s economy has suffered massive blows because of wrong-headed policies. The kingdom is on the verge of bankruptcy.3
Since the Bani Saud occupied the Arabian Peninsula nearly 100 years ago, they have imposed rules that run contrary to the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. They should not be allowed to get away with this.1
In his annual Hajj message to pilgrims this year, the Rahbar, Imam Seyyed Ali Khamenei was very forthright about the culpability of the Saudi regime in the crush at Mina that killed more than 4700 pilgrims. He called for taking control of Hajj affairs away from the Saudis who have shown total disregard for the hujjaj's safety and the sanctity of the Haram.1
Is this man (shown in the picture) fit to issue fatwas about who is a Muslim and who is not? This man, the so-called of mufti of 'Saudi' Arabia, is blind and believes the earth is flat and that men can cannibalize their wives. Can Muslims really take him seriously? Further, the Saudi rulers have serious character flaws that make them unfit to be in control of the affairs of Hajj.1
Despites its being one of the most important pillars of Islam, most Muslims know little understanding about it beyond rituals. Hajj’s most important function—declaring dissociation from the mushrikeen—is seldom mentioned. It must be understood and revived.
Muslims must wrest control of the Haramayn from the clutches of Bani Saud. They are unfit to administer the affairs of Hajj says this reader.
Muslims must understand that Bani Saud are a colonial creation that are serving the interests of imperialism and Zionism. Under their control, historical sites have been destroyed and Hajj reduced to mere rituals.
Can Bani Saud prohibit Muslims from performing Hajj when Allah proclaims this for all the people? Should the Najdi Bedouins be allowed to get away with such crimes?
One of the most remarkable transformations in the life of Malcolm X occurred during Hajj. Some of these experiences are narrated here that were published posthumously.
I performed Hajj this year accompanied by my elderly mother and wife. It was not a pleasant experience. We were shocked by what we saw. We were lucky to survive the stampede at Mina. We had planned to go for the Jamarat a little later because of my elderly mother. A number of my friends witnessed the stampede firsthand although they were not in the middle of the crowd or they too would have perished.