Pilgrims to observe the rules and regulations of Saudi Arabia during Hajj: Allama Tahir Ashrafi

Islamabad: Pakistan Ulema Council chairman Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi announced the code of conduct for upcoming Hajj during the stay in Saudi Arbia. Along with officials of Pakistan Ulema Council on Sunday he urged the Pakistani pilgrims to observe the rules and regulations of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia while performing the Hajj this year. According to the Code of conduct released by the Dar-ul-Ifta of Pakistan Ulema Council urged upon the intending Pak-pilgrims to refrain from indulging in any controversial debates and stay away from taking part in any procession, political gathering and sloganeering on Saudi soil.

Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi accompanied by Mufti Muhammad Umar Farooq, Mufti Hafiz-ur-Rehman, Maulana Asad Zikriya, Maulana Hussain Ahmed Darkhwasti, Maulana Nauman Hashir, Maulana Abdul Hameed Sabri, Maulana Zubair Zahid, Maulana Muhammad Amjad Muhavia, Maulana Habib-ur-Rehman Abid and other Muftis associated with ‘Dar-ul-Ifta’ Pakistan Ulema Council announced the Code of Conduct.

The pilgrims were directed to say prayers in mosques nearby their residences as saying prayers in vicinity of Haram is all equal. The youths have been urged to take care of elderly and sick pilgrims from their respective groups. The pilgrims were also directed to cooperate with the security personnel of Saudi Arabia in Harem and avoid taking any medicine with them without any doctors ‘prescription.

During Mana, Arafat and Muzdalfa, pilgrims should strictly follow the instructions and guidelines of Saudi ‘Muaalim and guides’ in letter and spirit. Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi while talking to media stated that the enemies of Muslims and Islam could move to disrupt peace and sanctity of Harmain Al-Sharifain; therefore, pilgrims from all over Islamic world realizing this situation should ensure the observerance of Saudi rules and regulations to ensure peace of Harmain Al-Sharifain.

The council has also constituted a ‘Complaint Cell’ for Pakistani pilgrims to redress any issue in Saudi Arbia and training workshops are also being arranged all over Pakistan to assist and guide the pilgrims while performing Hajj, Hafiz Ashrafi stated. Hafiz Ashrafi advised the pilgrims “in case of any emergency or crisis, the pilgrims should coordinate with Complaint Cells of Saudi Ministry of Religious Affairs and Complain Cells of Pakistan’s Ministry of Religious Affairs”.

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