Muslims hoping for a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Mecca to perform the hajj will have to wait until next year due to concerns over the coronavirus.
Roughly 2 million Muslims were expected to go on Hajj this year.
How much of a game do we want to play with something so dangerous to humanity?
Saudi Arabia worked to improve security measures this year.
Wahhabism has taken a sledgehammer to Islam.
The May decision to chasten the Saudi religious police was of course taken, as all major decisions are, by the royal family
One would assume that Mecca is a city of religious purity and traditionalism. However, a visit to the holy city a couple of years ago led me to the astonishing realization that the troops of globalization have reached not only the Saudi Kingdom, but the cradle of Islam as well.
Devout Muslims are expected to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei criticized Saudi Arabia over how it runs the hajj after a crush last year killed hundreds of pilgrims.