Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, who heads the Council of Senior Scholars, has urged Muslims who have undertaken many Umrah trips to refrain for entering Makkah, so that others have a chance to perform the rituals.
Al-Asheikh said it was possible that those Muslims who refuse to consider the needs of those who have not performed Umrah, may not be rewarded for their rituals at the Grand Mosque, a local publication reported on Thursday.
“If you have already performed the Umrah once or twice, then thank God for the blessing and settle for tawaf and prayer in the Grand Mosque,” he said.
“However, by going to perform additional Umrahs, this would result in overcrowding and prevent others who have not had the opportunity, so it’s best to be cooperative and help fellow brothers and sisters.”
This comes as Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman has urged officials to facilitate access for pilgrims in the expanded Grand Mosque.
Many visitors have taken advantage of the floor designated for the elderly and wheelchair users, as well as tunnels to easily enter and exit the Grand Mosque.
As for some remarks that people should stop eating 30 minutes before the Fajr prayer was false, he said.[Source: Arab News]