Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs forces man to to clean mosques for 'skipping prayers'

A Saudi civil court has ordered an Asian immigrant to clean mosques next month during this year's Hajj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca after religious police caught him skipping Friday prayers several times, Saudi daily al-Watan reports. The man will have to clean five mosques along the highway into Mecca twice daily for eleven days, the court ruled.

The Ministry of Islamic Affairs will be tasked with checking if the immigrant obeys the court order. If he fails to do so, the court has warned that he will be tried before a criminal court.

Instead of handing out custodial sentences, a number of Saudi judges have recently ordered minor offenders to clean buildings and cars, memorise the Koran (the Muslim holy book) or do community work.

Earlier this month, a judge ordered a young man to memorise part of the Koran and 40 sayings of the Prophet Mohammed as a punishment for appearing in public with a woman who was not a relative.

This year's Hajj is taking place in the first half of December. Last year, two million Muslim pilgrims attended.

The Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is an obligation for all able-bodied Muslims to attend at least once during their lives, provided they can afford it.


From: AKI-Adnkronos

2 comments:

  1. Dhivehi Christian1:25 PM

    Islam is the most disgusting ideology that there ever was. Just look at what these criminals are doing to innocent people who do nothing more than refusing to head bang to Islam's imaginary god Allah.

    Islam has now called Obama an apostate and a house negro. These pathetic idiots bankrolled his election campaign thinking he was a Muslim. They are disappointed at finding that Obama is a normal human being after all.

    We don't hear outraged Muslims protesting the label house negro applied to Obama. The whole world knows when Islam is outraged. Where are the so called moderate Muslims now? No one says a word. That means every single Muslim and Islam itself condone that label.

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  2. Ahmed5:31 PM

    Hey Dhivehi christian... AM A MODERATE MUSLIM WHO IS OPEN MINDED AND DOES NOT HAVE ISSUES WITH PEOPLE OF OTHER RELIGIONS... BUT NOW THAT U HAVE BROUGHT UP THE "MODERATE" TOPIC... WHERE ARE THE MODERATE CHRISITIANS...
    And dear by Maldives legislation ur not a maldivian... Try converting back fool before giving ur self the prestigious title... :-p

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