Scooter can be used in Haj: Saudi scholar

Provided it is not harmful

Muslims going to Haj (pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia can use scooters during the Haj rites provided they ensure the machine is not harmful, a senior Saudi scholar has said.

“Pilgrims can use scooters during the Haj but they must ensure the machine does not hurt any pilgrim or property in the holy places,” said Ali Al Hikmi, a member of Saudi Arabia’s seven-man Supreme Scholars Committee.

Quoted by Sada newspaper, he said pilgrims must also get permission from authorities to use scooters and other machines during Haj.

“I believe that it is better for the pilgrims to perform Haj on foot if they are able to walk,” he added