Saturday, November 26, 2005

Someone Explain This To Me?

From the Kuwait Times:

KUWAIT: The Saudi counsellor in Kuwait met a number of Haj campaigns administrators on Tuesday. The director of Haj Affairs office in Awqaf, Khalid Bugaith, announced the start of receiving residents' passports for Haj. Bugaith indicated that campaign administrators asked the Saudi counsellor to increase the allowed number from 3,750 to 5,000 for Haj, and women who are less than 40 years old will not get Haj visa, reported Al-Qabas.

Am I misunderstanding this? Can they actually refuse Hajj visas to people? Isn't it 7aram to refuse any Muslim the right to go on a Hajj pilgrimage?

(PS. Sorry I've been gone so long folks, schoolwork has been pretty demanding).