Is ‘Hajj on metaverse’ considered real or bidd’ah?
The Turkish presidency of religious matters also known as Diyanat denied visiting Holy Kaaba through metaverse claiming it would not be considered as ‘ Real Hajj’
Metaverse is a 3D virtual-realistic network designed to focus on social connection.
The specific event named “Virtual Black Stone Initiative ” through which people were able to virtually see the Hajr Aswad, or Black Stone, placed at the corner of the sacred mosque of Mecca.
The objective of this initiative is to let Muslims see their holy site from the comfort of home.
However, it caused a serious debate across the globe and social media controversy as well. Recently, Turkish rules prohibited it and claimed that ‘hajj on metaverse’ would not be considered as ‘A real worship’.