The citizens of Malaysia are banned to go to Hajj

Malaysian authorities canceled for the current year the traditional mass departure of the citizens of the country to Hajj, the trip to the Holy sites of Islam in Mecca and moved it to an indefinite period in connection with the pandemic coronavirus, said on Thursday online version of the newspaper the Star.

This was stated on Thursday Minister office of the Prime Minister of Malaysia Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri, said the publication.

The decision was made with the consent of the king of Malaysia Sultan Abdullah of Retadin Mustafa, said in a statement.

"The decision to cancel Hajj this year based on the report of the Ministry of health about the epidemiological situation in the world and in Malaysia. It was taken at a meeting of the National Council on Islamic Affairs on 9 June. Hajj in 1441 Hijri will not take place", - said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, al-Bakri, quoted by the newspaper.

"It was a very difficult decision, because we all know how important the Hajj in the life of a Muslim," he said.

The Minister reminded the participants of the press conference that the Islamic tradition of committing good, which, of course, is the Hajj, should be preceded by the assurance that making this benefit will not bring harm to a good cause was not less significant than the harm it will bring to people, the newspaper reports.

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