RIYADH – Have you ever imagined, that there could be any country without a single church in the country? Considering the popularity of Christianity and the mass number of its members.
We have over 190 countries on earth, could there now be any country, without a single church in it? Yes, there is! And the country is “Saudi Arabia”.
The country being an Islamic country, have their beliefs in Prophet Muhammad, as Christians have their beliefs in Jesus Chris Of Nazareth, they have mecca as their place of worship, and Muslims do go there from different countries to worship, once in a year during Hajj, The date of Hajj is determined by the Islamic calendar (known as Haji calendar or AH), which is based on the lunar year.
Every year, the events of Hajj take place in a ten-day period, starting on 1 and ending on 10 Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and last month of the Islamic calendar.
Mecca is the holiest of places in the country as it is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and the Islamic faith itself.
For clarification purposes, It’s not that there are no Christians in the country, there are Christians in the country with over 1 million Roman Catholic members which means that they don’t discriminate, this indicates that Christians are very welcome, But it must be on work purposes and not faith, this means Christian living in the country are only allowed to worship their God, at the comfort of their homes. Source: StandardArena