The Yemen Scholars Association and the Ministry of Guidance and Hajj and Umrah Affairs said that the seizure of the holy places in Mecca, Medina and al-Quds (Jerusalem) by agents of foreign powers, is a western objective aimed to deactivate the noble mission of uniting Muslims.
In a joint statement issued on Monday, the Association and the Ministry affirmed that “the Saudi regime’s decision to ban Muslims from Hajj was a provocation to millions of Muslims, and an unprecedented obstruction from al-Masjid al-Haram throughout history.”
The statement noted that the prohibition of Hajj and its politicisation by the Saudi regime is “clear evidence to the role of this Wahhabi regime in serving the enemies of Muslims.”
The statement condemned the silence of many Islamic countries and bodies about the ban of Hajj by the Saudi regime, which was enacted under flimsy pretexts, and called for a condemnation of the repeated crimes and massacres by the Saudi regime against pilgrims.
The joint statement stressed the unity of the Islamic nation in the face of US-Zionist plan, s and the liberation of the holy places.
It called on the scholars of the nation to criminalise the practices of the so-called Saudi Entertainment Authority, which ehas opened up Saudi Arabia to various activities considered sinful in Islam. It furthermore called upon Muslims to do their duty towards the Islamic holy sites and stand against Zionist, Saudi and Emirati conspiracies.
The statement furthermore called on the nation’s scholars to condemn foreign presence in the lands that contain the sanctuaries.