Why cannot non-muslims enter Makkah and Madinah? Is not this some kind of discrimination?

God says in the Quran;

O you who have believed, indeed the polytheists are unclean, so let them not approach al-Masjid al-Haram (sacred mosque) after this, their (final) year. And if you fear privation, Allah (the one God)
will enrich you from His bounty if He wills. Indeed, Allah is knowing and wise. (Quran 9;28)

From the verse, we know that God has forbidden the non-muslims from entering the sacred mosque, which would include the surrounding area as well. However, since the Prophet Mosque in the city of Madinah is also considered another sacred mosque (both sacred mosque in Makkah and prophet mosque in Madinah are coined as the Two Sacred Mosque), therefore the Muslim scholars have later on included the Prophet Mosque and its vicinity as the sacred areas only for Muslims.

Prohibiting non-muslims from entering the sacred mosque is not some kind of discrimination. We knows that there are many places around the world where only authorised personnel are allowed to get inside like the government offices, military bases and so on. So before we regard this as a kind of discrimination, why do not we just say that all the governments around the world are having some kind of discriminations toward their ccitizens?

We all need authorization in order to enter certain places or areas. As for example, when we want to get into a country we would probably need to have a visa or a passport. The only authorization that we need for entering the Sacred Mosque in Makkah is to profess and to believe that there is no God except Allah and Muhammad is His Messengger. If you really think that this is a kind of discrimination, why do not you say the same thing about other places os areas in which we are not allowed to enter?


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