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Saudi Supreme Court appeals people to sight Zul Hijjah moon

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

18th Jul, 2020. 07:46 pm
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Saudi Supreme Court appeals people to sight Zul Hijjah moon

The Supreme Court of Saudi Arabia has appealed people to sight Zul Hijjah moon.

According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the Supreme Court in a statement has appealed Muslims across the country to sight the moon of Zul Hijjah on the evening of Monday 29 Zul-Qa’d.

The Supreme Court has said that if a citizen sights the moon with the help of a naked eye or scientific instruments, they should file their testimony in a nearby court.

On the other hand, the Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced a ban on entering Makkah and holy places without permission from July 19 (28 Zul-Qa’d) to 12 Zul Hijjah.

According to the Saudi Interior Ministry, entry to the Grand Mosque, Mina, Muzdalifah and Arafat will not be possible without permission until 12 Zu Hijjah.

According to the authorities, violating the entry order will result in a fine of 10,000 riyals.

The Interior Ministry has urged all citizens and foreigners residing in the country to abide by the guidelines issued for the Hajj season this year.

It should be noted that due to the coronavirus, Saudi Arabia has announced a limited number of Hajj this year.

The Saudi government has announced that individuals residing in the kingdom will be able to perform the Hajj this year, and that number is likely to rise to 10,000, including Saudi nationals.

According to officials, people over the age of 65 will not be able to perform Hajj, while only completely healthy people will be allowed to perform Hajj and will have to remain isolated in their homes for a certain period of time even after the Hajj rituals.

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