Islamic figures banned from Hajj

The Saudi authorities deliberately prevent many Islamic scholars and figures from entering Makkah or performing the Hajj. Among these figures banned from Hajj dr. Muhammad al-Saghir, Sheikh Wajdi Ghoneim, Sheikh Muhammad Abd al-Maqsoud, and the historian dr. Ali Al-Sallabi, Sheikh Sadiq Al-Gharyani and many others. 

The Saudi authorities also prevented the famous scholar dr. Yusuf al-Qaradawi from Hajj before his death.

Islamic figures banned from Hajj

It is noteworthy that Saudi Arabia also prevented Sheikh Rashid Al-Ghannouchi, head of the Tunisian Ennahda Party, from entering Makkah to perform the Hajj and forced him to return while he was still in the plane and wearing the Ihram.

Sheikh Rached Ghannouchi

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