‘Divine punishment awaiting for Al-Saud’
Pointing the finger of blame on Saudi officials as to deadly stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage rituals in Mina, Sunni Friday Prayer Leader in Alnnabi Mosque (located in Razo Jargalan), Haj Dolat Galdi Akhound Nejahi in an exclusive interview with Taqrib News Agency (TNA) held Saudi ruler’s mismanagement and incompetence as the main factors behind such fatal event occurred in the biggest commemoration of Muslims.
“This painful Mina event was without precedent in the world of Islam,” said the Sunni cleric stressing Saudi regime and its officials turned the auspicious time of Eid al-Adha to a mourning ceremony.
“Two bitter incidents in Hajj pilgrimage (deadly stampede during the Hajj rituals in Mina and a massive construction crane collapsed into Mecca’s Grand Mosque) proved incapability and imprudence of Saudi authorities illustrating they have nothing to do with the divine religion of Islam,” pointed out Haj Dolat Galdi Akhound Nejahi.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Sunni Friday Prayer Leader in Alnnabi Mosque beckoned Riyadh’s ongoing deadly war in which over 6,200 Yemenis have reportedly lost their lives in the Saudi airstrikes, and a total of nearly 14,000 people have been injured, stressing “another unforgivable crimes perpetrated by this monarchy is spilling Yemenis’ blood including women and children which is a tarnish for the World of Islam.” To him, Saudi raids on Yemen are also to blame for the fatal stampede in Mina.
In another line of his speed, Haj Dolat Galdi Akhound Nejahi called for forming a
joint committee of Muslim countries to oversee the management of annual Hajj pilgrimage noting Saudi regime should allow Islamic countries supervise the management of the annual Islamic event.
Sunni Friday Prayer Leader in Alnnabi Mosque expressed deep sorrow to Muslims in different countries, Iranian nation and Supreme Leader of Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei for such tragedy.
Sunni Friday Prayer Leader in Alnnabi Mosque prayed to Allah Almighty to bestow grace and remission on the blessed souls of pilgrims and to give patience to the bereaved family of the deceased for their lost.
It is noteworthy, with 239 Iranian pilgrims among the dead, Iran recorded the largest number of fatalities in the incident.