Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's policies have prompted large groups of Muslims across the world to boycott this year's Hajj ceremony, a new report suggests, citing concerns that Riyadh may use the revenues from the pilgrimage to pursue the young prince's destructive foreign policies, including his deadly war on the people of Yemen.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei described the Muslim Hajj pilgrimage as “an exceptional and privileged collection of Islamic values” and said the religious ritual is closely related to the political developments in the world.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday blasted Saudi Arabia over its management of Hajj and called for a fresh investigation into a deadly stampede in September 2015.
Preliminary agreements have been made to open an office in Saudi Arabia to solve potential problems facing Iranians during the Hajj pilgrimage, said the head of Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization on Monday.
A winch crane has collapsed near the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia and left one person injured, raising fresh worries about the safety of pilgrims who visit the site from around the world.