Assalam Mualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
To Whom This May Concern
Why is it hard to be granted an umrah visa? Why is there a duration to apply for visa? Why need to apply for visa? Dear brothers and sisters of Islam, just to remind that Hajj, Pilgrimage to Mecca is one of our 5 Pillars of Islam which only perform during the month of Zulhijjah. Pilgrimage perform on any other months is called umrah, not mandatory but strongly recommended. Why should it be restricted?
Just because Baitullah (Kaabah) is in Saudi Arabia, it doesn’t mean that it is their’s. So please, make visa no longer required for all Muslim or just reconsider visa application (no closing date) for all Muslim from around the world not just the GCC countries.
Brunei government should also take this matter into consideration. Maybe we could tie up MOU regarding this matter with Saudi Arabia since our population is only small. We tied up MOU with many countries on various issues. So why not with Saudi Arabia on this matter.
This post was submitted by Aminuddin HS Ismail.