"The development of sustainable tourism can be implemented from an Islamic perspective"
With the 9-page circular published by Saudi Arabia, the rules regarding the pilgrimage and pilgrim candidates have been determined. The Saudi Arabian administration has announced that a quota for 60 thousand people, including domestic and foreign pilgrims, has been opened due to the coronavirus outbreak. Speaking about his work called the Sustainable Muslim Model (SMM), which aims to make the tourism experience more positive after the circular, Asst. Prof. Dr. Tariq Hassan Mahmoud Elhadary said, "The development of sustainable tourism can be implemented from an Islamic perspective.”
"ISLAMIC TRADITIONS AND CUSTOMS SHOULD NOT BE VIOLATED"
"ISLAMIC TOURISM CAN BE DEVELOPED WITH ISLAMIC DOCTRINES"
"The religious virtues that constitute the cultural values of Muslim tourism communities influence this important issue as they coincide with the emotional sphere of sustainability consciousness. There are Qur'anic verses and Islamic teachings that encourage designing and building religious and touristic places in a sustainable way. The role of Islamic tourism in promoting environmental, cultural and economic sustainability is emphasized in various Islamic teachings."
Elhadary concluded his words by emphasizing that the main interest of sustainable Muslims is to improve their own life and those around them.