Crazy Selfies & Sanctity of Holy Places

Selfy with a Haji in Makah

Sanctity of Haram-e-Makkah and Madinah Must Not Be Violated, Hajj Pilgrims Warned….reports Asian Lite News

Selfy with a Haji in Makah
Selfy with a praying Haji in Makkah

The Association of British Hujjaj (Pilgrims) UK (ABH), a National Hajj & Umrah specific organisation working for the welfare and well-being of pilgrims expresses its grave concern about the growing culture of disregard for the sanctity of the House of Allah and the Haram-e-Madinah by some naive pilgrims.


It is immensely disturbing that these pilgrims while they are in Haramain-e-Shareefain, focus on taking selfies, photographs and making videos rather than concentrating on their prayers, which undermines the spirit of Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.

They are showing total disrespect to the Haram-e-Makkah and Madinah by deifying the wish and Sunnah of the Prophet (Peace be upon him).

This nuisance has taken away the peace and serenity of the holy places and the essence of the pilgrimage and is causing extreme discomfort and disturbance to other pilgrims.

ABH therefore strongly urges that every effort should be made to protect the sanctity of the holy places against naïve pilgrims in order to ensure that the other pilgrims perform their prayers in peace and tranquillity.