kabeHajj pilgrims from around the world have been sent a stern warning by The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH) that the growing culture of disregard to the sanctity of the Ka’abah and the Prophet’s Mosque is highly deplorable and that they must not indulge in activities which violate the sanctity of the Haramain Al-Shareefain.

Many Pilgrims are busy with their cameras taking pictures and videos or talking on their mobiles instead of concentrating on their prayers, even during the Tawaf-e-Ka’bah. This appalling behaviour shows total disrespect towards the House of Allah and the Holy Pilgrimage itself. This nuisance is also causing great discomfort and disturbance to other pilgrims as well.

The most alarming aspect of this growing culture is that musical tones from mobile phones are heard frequently in the vicinity of the Ka’abah and the Prophet’s Mosque. Even during salah the sound of musical ringtones distracts the prayers. This has taken away the peace and serenity of the Haramain Al-Shareefain and the essence of the Pilgrimage.

The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK strongly supports the plea of Imam-e-Ka’abah and head of the Presidency for the Two Holy Mosques, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, urging Pilgrims not to violate the sanctity of Haramain Al Shareefain by refraining from using cameras and mobile phones in the Haram.

ABH strongly urges the relevant Government Authorities in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to take appropriate action to ban the use of mobile phones and cameras in the vicinity of Haramain Al Shareefain. ABH also urges religious scholars from around the world to take this extremely sensitive issue seriously and raise awareness amongst the Pilgrims as Haramain Al Shareefain is not a tourist attraction site.