Boycotting Hajj: Why Saudi Arabia Does Not Represent Islam

FrankCastle

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In recent months, many prominent religious leaders have been urging Muslims to boycott the Hajj. The gravity of this request cannot be overemphasized: the pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five religious pillars of Islam, and one that Muslims hold very dear. It is a dream for most Muslims to be able to perform the pilgrimage, which is taxing at every level: physically, emotionally, spiritually, and of course, financially. However, the spiritual rewards and the renewal of faith that many experience during this sacred journey far outweighs all its demands. Linguistically, hajj means to seek or intend. Muslims intend to get closer to God (Allah in Arabic) by performing the Hajj pilgrimage.

Beliefs vs ethics - tough one for the muslims.
 

Nerfherder

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I heard this from a very devout friend as well.

The Saudi's have commercialised the whole thing and turned it into a farce. It must be quite hard to share something so precious with so many others... and now even more so when the beliefs are so diverse.
 

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Beliefs vs ethics - tough one for the muslims.
I don't believe the message will reach to all corners of the world and in many cases people have been saving for years and years and are in the system for a few years (number restriction) before being greenlit to go. So, definitely a tough one.
 

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the Saudi government were given power and legitimised by the UK government

I doubt you will find many muslims who agree with the Saudi government

its not a tough one for muslims, its a tough one for the governments that continue to support this evil and repressive terrorist regime
 

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I've been boycotting it. The whole point of traveling is to drink foreign beers.
Sorry for the chuckle :(

I think the idea of travelling at huge expense just appease, for me, is pure commercialism. The fact that the Saudis add monopolism to the equation is putrid.
 

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I think the Caliphate needs to re-established make it Mecca and have it be a city state like how the Vatican City is.
 

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I think the Caliphate needs to re-established make it Mecca and have it be a city state like how the Vatican City is.
Yeah ISIS tried that,didn't work out too well for them,but I guess you're hopeful for a just Caliphate maybe voted for by Muslims worldwide....pipe dream in my opinion,the logistics would be close to impossible to pull off.

Also remember Medina is part of the holy land not just Makkah.But yes 2 cities 400km apart run like the vatican and answerable to Muslims worldwide would be a Utopia.
 

Polymathic

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Yeah ISIS tried that,didn't work out too well for them,but I guess you're hopeful for a just Caliphate maybe voted for by Muslims worldwide....pipe dream in my opinion,the logistics would be close to impossible to pull off.

Also remember Medina is part of the holy land not just Makkah.But yes 2 cities 400km apart run like the vatican and answerable to Muslims worldwide would be a Utopia.
More like a figure head that all Muslims can choose to ignore like most Catholics do with the Pope
 
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