Jordan opens its doors to world’s Shia Muslims to visit holy shrines

The Kingdom of Jordan, through its Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Nayef Al-Fayez, welcomed on Sunday, 25th of September, the visit of Shia Muslims from different countries of the world to religious sites and honorable shrines in the country.

Al-Fayez said in an interview with (France 24) channel, followed by Shia Waves News Agency: “Jordan welcomes Shia visitors in general to visit Islamic shrines and has no policy to prevent any Shia tourists.”

Jordan has many Islamic shrines and sites, including the tombs of the venerable companions Jaafar bin Abi Talib, Zaid bin Haritha and Abdullah bin Rawahah.

Official figures show that Jordan has received hundreds of Shia visitors during the past two years.

According to Al-Fayez, “the conditions for obtaining visas differ from one nationality to another,” stressing that “there is no policy to prevent Shia Muslims, including Iranians, from visiting.”

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