Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly has issued a message criticizing Saudi Arabia for inefficiency in managing Hajj 2015 denouncing the Arab kingdom for uncooperative behavior towards Iranian Hajj authorities leading to the country’s decision to abstain from Hajj 2016, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly opened the message with a reference to Saudi mismanagement in previous Hajj ritual in 2015 which led to several incidents and killing of several pilgrims during the annual ceremony saying,” Hajj is a religious ritual which is not banned by anyone but atheists and the two holy mosques are the safe place for all Muslims; therefore, Saudi rulers should indiscriminately provide the necessary facilities for all Hajj pilgrims.”
The message has called Saudi Arabia as a tyrant government supporting terrorism, massacre and destruction, cradle for terrorists and destructor of economic infrastructures.
Part of the message reads,” World is aware that Mecca and Medina are holy sites which belong to the all Muslims across the globe and no government can prevent preventing Hajj rituals.” Adding,” Since Saudi Arabia during the past years has shown little commitment to religious principles as well as international and Islamic laws, has avoided admitting Iranian pilgrims.”
Iranian center in this message slammed Saudi seizure and heavy crackdown of Bahrain in support of the tyrant government in the country and also its one year of invasion against Yemeni nation.
Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly rebuked Saudi Arabia for its financial, political and military support for Takfiri (excommunication) and terrorist groups like ISIL in Syria, Iraq and Yemen and also sparking clashes between Muslim communities through fatwas issues by court-affiliated Muftis.
It noted,” It is clear that an ignorant ruling system which commits bloodshed in Muslim countries and sparks civil war in Islamic states is not a legal government and does not have capabilities to manage the two mosques especially when world people have been witness to mismanagement and ignorance of the Saudi authorities which has claimed the lives of thousands of Hajj pilgrims during the ritual.”
Iran’s Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly called Muslim world Muftis, Friday prayer leaders and seminary leaders to react against the move by Saudi government and voice their denunciation of the un-Islamic behavior by the Saudi government.
The message demanded Islamic government to leave their silent stance and do not let oppressive measures of the Al Saud in Hajj ceremonies continue and take preventive measures to safeguard the esteem of their citizens as well as other Hajj pilgrims.
It urged OIC to fulfill its missions to prevail security; honor and esteem for Muslims against crimes committed by Saudi regime and prevent the Arab government from repeating similar issues probing into the previous incidents happened in past Hajj rituals.
The message concluded noting,” Islamic Republic of Iran, based on its religious and human duties, defends world oppressed nations against atrocities of the Zionist regime of Israel and regional dictator governments. It stands by Lebanese and Palestinian nations and demands Islamic states to fulfill their missions in regards to Saudi government.”