COVID-19 and the uncertainty surrounding Hajj
Subtitle: Hajj may get cancelled this year due to the rise in Coronavirus cases across the globe.
Lahore, 24th March: It has been reported by the sources that the Saudi Government has confirmed that this year the Hajj may get canceled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus around the world.
According to the reports of Baaghi TV, this may be the first time in the history that the Muslim’s most important religious obligation that has started from the Prophet Ibrahim (AS), centuries back might be put to halt in the year 2020, due to a deadly disease that has affected the whole world.
Muslims all around the world visit Makkah and Madinah, the Holy cities of Saudi Arab in order to perform Hajj every year, be they rich or poor, all of them bow down to Allah in front of Khana Kaaba during the month of Zil-Hajj and then celebrate Eid-ul-Azha.
Unfortunately, this year it is being predicted that this duty might get canceled and the Muslims may not be able to perform Hajj.
The Saudi Government has asked all Hajj companies not to make any deal with any hotel, trainer or to book any tickets for their country. People are being advised to abstain this year from performing Hajj.
This year Hajj was supposed to be falling in the month of August and the authorities predict that the coronavirus situation might take longer to get under control so they are planning to cancel Hajj this year.
The total toll of people suffering from coronavirus in Saudi Arab is 511, the government has taken drastic steps including halting international flights, suspending work at most institutions and closing public venues. Saudi Arab has gone under complete lockdown and plans to continue so until further orders.
However, this news needs to be confirmed, so far this is the update received by the Baaghi TV. Stay tuned and stay safe.