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Another Disgrace

Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is a great event that every Muslim wishes to go through for its greatest reward in the sight of Allah Almighty. 

It is equivalent to jihad in the path of Allah, and erases the sins of the servant as Prophet Mohammad, peace be upon him, said: "Whoever performs Hajj and does not have sexual relations with his wife, nor commits sin, nor disputes unjustly during Hajj, then he returns from Hajj as pure and free from sins as on the day on which his mother gave birth to him." Thus, it is a great occasion for every Muslim. 

However, we find those who try to split the Muslims' ranks and take this grand occasion out of its key purposes represented in the devotion for the worship of Allah Almighty, and use it for forbidden worldly purposes, such as preventing pilgrims from performing this obligatory duty despite their ability,; namely disrupting one of the five pillars of Islam persistently and deliberately. 

A clear example of this is that Qatar prevents its citizens from performing this obligatory duty while the Kingdom invites them to perform it and facilitates their access to the Holy Land like other Muslims who receive unique services, which are all harnessed to serve them and facilitate their pilgrimage. 

Yet, when the Qatari government becomes incapable of distinguishing between the religious obligation and the political differences, it loses its compass as it often does. 

Qatar mixes up things, thinking that it strengthens its stubborn position. Still, by preventing its citizens from performing the Hajj, it consolidates its weak logic and ill-treatment for its citizens who wish to perform Hajj.

Banning its citizens from performing the Hajj is another disgrace for the Qatari government added to its non-Arab and non-Islamic positions, constituting a dagger in the back of the Arab and Islamic nations. We do not expect to see a shift in those positions soon because whoever lose their compass, they lose their way.

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