KSA enforces comprehensive security procedures for Hajj Pilgrims


(MENAFN) In a bid to preserve the sanctity and ensure the security of the Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabian authorities have rolled out comprehensive measures to confirm that only authorized pilgrims, identified by the "Nask" card, are granted access to the holy sites. The "Nask" card functions as a crucial permit and identification for approved pilgrims, ensuring the authenticity of those undertaking the pilgrimage.

The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has emphasized the importance of each pilgrim carrying their own hermit card throughout their Hajj journey. This card is the sole official document that verifies their status as a legitimate pilgrim and serves as the primary entry document for the holy sites. It is also an essential identification tool, facilitating access to various services available to pilgrims during their pilgrimage.

To uphold these regulations, Hajj security forces, in conjunction with auxiliary agencies, have instituted robust security measures. These include extensive security cordons designed to protect pilgrims and identify those in violation of Hajj rules and instructions. Recently, security authorities apprehended over 300,000 individuals attempting unauthorized entry to the holy sites, including 153,998 foreigners on tourist visas.

In alignment with these enforcement actions, the Council of Senior Scholars in Saudi Arabia has issued a fatwa stating that performing Hajj without an official permit is impermissible. The fatwa further clarifies that those who cannot obtain a permit are considered unable to perform Hajj under Sharia law. This mandate to secure a Hajj permit is consistent with Sharia's emphasis on orderly and well-regulated pilgrimage practices.

These extensive procedures underscore Saudi Arabia's dedication to maintaining order and safety during Hajj, ensuring the pilgrimage is conducted in accordance with Islamic teachings and national regulations.

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