A call to give priority to foreign worshipers in entering Masjidul Haram

Last Updated on March 22, 2024 3:49 am


Priority has been given to foreign visitors and worshipers in entering Masjidul Haram in the holy city of Makkah. The Saudi authorities issued this call to the residents due to the high number of people during the holy month of Ramadan.

Many Muslims are staying in Mecca, Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah during the holy month of Ramadan. At this time, the Saudi government has taken various initiatives to reduce the pressure of Muslims in the Haram Mosque. 12 thousand 104 mosques have been prepared. Of these, there are 460 mosques in the heart of Mecca.

Still the crowd is not decreasing. In such a situation, local Muslims are encouraged to pray in any mosque on the border of Mecca’s Haram. The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah said on their X account,
God’s guest is also the guest of Makkah. So, let us be kind to them and accommodate them in Masjid al-Haram.

The ministry urged residents of Makkah to offer prayers at other mosques in the city to ease traffic congestion. Recently, the Royal Commission on Makkah City and Holy Land launched a campaign titled ‘All of Makkah is Haram’ to create awareness about this issue.

The Royal Commission said in a statement that the spiritual tranquility that worshipers experience in Makkah is not limited to Masjid al-Haram, but also includes other mosques within the boundaries of the Haram.

For example, Ayesha Mosque, Al Raji Mosque, Al Balad Al Amin Complex Mosque, Abdul Qadir Al Nusair Mosque, Al Muhajireen Mosque, King Abdul Aziz Mosque, Princess Fahda Al-Sudairi Mosque and Sheikh Ibn Baz Mosque are among the mosques located in different places of Makkah.

In Islam, the forbidden and respected area of Mecca is called Haram. The total area of Haram boundaries is 560 square kilometers. Its geographical boundary is Al-Tanim extending five kilometers north of Makkah. And in the west it extends up to 18 km towards Jeddah Governorate.

It extends 20 km from Maidan Arafat in the south towards Masjid al-Haram and 14.5 km in the east towards Jarana.

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