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Visa to enter Makkah and Madinah

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Submitted by m.mohsen (Saudi Arabia), May 13, 2009 at 18:33

a. Whenever a person travels to a foreign country he has to first apply for a visa i.e. the permission to enter that country. Every country has its own rules, regulations and requirements for issuing a visa. Unless their critera are satisfied they will not issue a visa.

b. One of the countries which is very strict in issuing a visa is the United States of America, especially when issuing visas to citizens of the third world. They have several conditions and requirements to be fulfilled before they issue a visa.

c. a friend told me when he was going to visit Singapore, it was mentioned on their immigration form - death to drug traffickers. If he wants to visit Singapore,he has to abide by the rules. he cannot say that death penalty is a barbaric punishment. Only if he agrees with their requirements and conditions will he be permitted to enter the country.

d. The Visa – The primary condition required for any human being to enter Makkah or Madina is to say with his lips, La ila ha illallah Muhammed ur Rasulullah meaning that 'there is no God but Allah and Muhammed (pbuh) is His Messenger.

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