Saudi Arabia must suspend the Hajj

Ebrahim Moosa, professor of Islamic studies, writes about the ethical and historical grounds to cancel this year’s Hajj, in a New York Times op-ed.

“Saudi Arabia needs to immediately announce the suspension of the pilgrimage because of the coronavirus pandemic. Such a declaration will emphasize the priority of safety in Islamic ethics to believers everywhere and will help in curbing religious gatherings during the pandemic.”

Originally published at on April 27, 2020.

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