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Does Saudi Arabia Have A Special Road To Madinah That Is Only For Muslims?

Muslim nations enforce a number of laws and customs during Ramadan, which even non-Muslims are obliged to abide by. Non-Muslims are often told not to eat, drink, or smoke in public areas in Arab nations and not to wear tight clothing. These rules also apply to visitors. Avoiding eating out in the evening is recommended. These rules must be followed by followers of all faiths. Is there a nation where non-Muslims are forbidden from utilizing a Muslim-only road? Let’s investigate the veracity of these allegations making the rounds on social media.

For Muslims, visiting Mecca and Madinah is a major occasion since they are revered sites in Islam. On social media, there are rumors that non-Muslims aren’t allowed to drive on some routes. As to the Saudi tourism website “Visit Saudi,” entry to Mecca and Madinah’s holy mosques, including Masjid-e-Nabawi, is prohibited for non-Muslims. All are welcome to visit the historical and cultural areas around these mosques.

Another particular allegation is that a traffic sign states that the route leading to the Prophet’s Mosque in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara, the second-holiest city in Islam, is only for Muslims.

Authorities have taken down the sign that said “Muslims only” from the road leading to the Prophet’s Mosque in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara, according to a report that was verified by middleeastmonitor.com. This suggests that there were, in fact, limitations of this kind on this route. Since then, ‘Haram area’ has been written on the signs by the Saudi Arabian government. Images of the revised signage, which make clear the road’s actual condition, have been circulated on social media.

Many Saudi users welcomed the government’s move and said it demonstrated a shift away from extreme conservatism in Saudi Arabia’s attitude toward non-Muslims. An Israeli journalist was stopped a few years ago as he attempted to forcibly enter Central Madinah’s restricted sections.

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