Saudi Arabia (racism): Asian immigrant forced to clean mosques for ‘skipping prayers’ Riyadh
adnkronos ^ | 18 Nov. 2008
Saudi Arabia: Asian immigrant forced to clean mosques for ‘skipping prayers’ Riyadh, 18 Nov. (AKI) – 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…
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.
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.