Pilgrims are warned to protect the sanctity of the House of Allah
The Association of British Hujjaj (pilgrims) UK (A.B.H), a National Hajj and Umrah specific organisation working for the welfare and wellbeing of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims expresses its grave concern about the growing culture of complete disregard to the sanctity of the House of Allah and warns all the pilgrims that Kabah and Haram-e-Madinah are not tourist places and they must refrain from activities which are violating the spirit of their pilgrimage.
A spokesperson from A.B.H said that "a great majority of Hajj and Umrah pilgrims are being witnessed to ignore the sanctity of Al Haramain Shareefain in the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. There seems to be no regard or respect for the holiest place on earth, the house of Allah as these people are busy taking or posing for photographs and videos while standing by the Kabah and spend most of their time chatting over the mobile phone, even during the tawaf-e-Kabah when they should be concentrating on their ibadah. It is highly regrettable that musical tunes from mobile phones are frequently heard at the time of tawaf and prayer, distracting others from their prayers and the young people are showing total disrespect by wearing shorts as if they are on holidays and visiting a tourist place."
The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK also strongly urges all the relevant governments and religious scholars to make every effort to raise awareness of this issue amongst the pilgrims to ensure and protect the sanctity of the Al Haramain Shareefain.