MUHAMMADIYAH.ID, JAKARTA – Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia cancels hajj 2021 as mentioned on Decree of the Minister for Religious Affairs of the Republic Indonesia Number 660/2021 issued on Thursday (3/6).
General Secretary of Muhammadiyah Abdul Mu’ti agreed with the decree. It’s the second hajj cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Government had better call off the hajj because it has high risks to health and implementation,” conveyed Abdul Mu’ti
The decree doesn’t break any rules, either Islamic rules or Law Number 8/2019 on Hajj and Umrah.
The two rules obviously mentions that the hajj is allowed if it’s safe.
“Hajj also requires to consider security, safety, and order,” declared Abdul Mu’ti.
Since the curve hasn’t flatten yet, the cancellation is the best decision to prevent harm.
Indeed, COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia reached more than a thousand cases these recent two days.