Saudi Arabia has launched a Farsi-language (national language of Iran) satellite television to broadcast the hajj as Iranians will not be attending this years pilgrimage as a result of the politicizing of the event.

The Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Adel al-Toraifi announced that the channel is also being broadcast by radio, mobile applications and the internet to Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Al-Toraifi said the channel “aims to broadcast the message of hajj, the eternal meanings of Islam and what is being provided by the kingdom…. to pilgrims and visitors,” to Saudi Press Agency on Sunday.

Iran has been a lead critic of the Saudi regimes handling of last year’s Hajj that resulted in the deaths of 2,426 pilgrims, including 464 Iranians.

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A haddith ” narration ” quoted from the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) quoted in Sunnis’ books. ” … and one of the companions asked the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) to bless the land Najd “present Riyath – center of terrorism”. The Prophet ( p.b.uh.) pointed to the east ” Najd ” and said: That place is the land of earthquakes and riots, and Devil’s horns will become visible from that place . Riyath is ” THE LAND OF DEVIL’S HORNS ” where ” WAHABISM”, idea and attitude of extreme Sunnis created.