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Grand Mufti of Ethiopia Commends Saudi Arabia’s Decision to Hold Hajj

The Grand Mufti of the Republic of Ethiopia and President of Islamic Affairs Supreme Council, Sheikh Haji Omar Idris, has praised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s decision to hold Hajj this year 2020 with a very limited number of various nationalities who already reside in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to Coronavirus pandemic, stressing that the decision embodies the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s keenness to hold Hajj ritual in a safe manner and a way that meets the requirements of prevention and social distancing to ensure the safety of pilgrims.

The Grand Mufti stated that the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs in Ethiopia supports this decision, which comes to protect global health security, especially with the high rate of infections in most countries. He added this decision comes in accordance with the Islamic Sharia and Prophetic Sunnah to preserve the human soul from this pandemic.

Sheikh Haji Omar Idris stated that the Islamic Affairs Supreme Council stands with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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