Islam

Saudi Arabia bans ‘Selfie’ in Mesjid Al Haram, Mesjid An Nabawi

By MAS YAHYA

Photo by The islamic Information.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has recently banned taking ‘Selfie’ in Mesjid Al Haram and in Mesjid An Nabawi, media reports said.

The reports said KSA authorities have prohibited taking selfies in these two Holy Sites, and “Everyone belonging to any region of the world has to follow this set of rule to make all umrah and hajj go smoothly,” the reports added.

Turkey’s Daily Sabah had reported that Saudi Authorities have banned it since November 12th, 2017, which was made public on 27th of November 2017, according to Jakarta Post.

Saudi Authorities took these steps after an emerging selfie taken by a JEW in Makkah.

“This sparked so much controversy and questions on Saudi Government that how can a Non-Muslim be at a place where Non-Muslims are not allowed,” said the reports.

Before that, a video of Turkish Couple promising in front of Kaaba created a great havoc which was indeed wrong in many ways.

A Russian born Jew, Ben Tzion was seen standing in front of Kaaba, he has a history of taking selfies in front of historic locations so he came to Saudi Arabia and apparently came into Masjid Al Haram, where the entrance of Non-Muslims are not even possible.

Saudi Authorities stated that Selfies were causing great disturbance to the fellow worshippers. As well as, they sated, Selfie ban was a must step to take as because of taking selfies and making snapchats the real essence of Umrah and Hajj was getting lost.

From now on, taking selfies are strictly prohibited in these two holy sites and everyone belonging to any region of the world has to follow this set of rule to make all umrah and hajj go smoothly. (With reports from agencies)

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