An unusual and never-before-seen situation occurred at the holiest place in Islam, Masjid ul Haram where thousands of insects invaded the sacred place. The incident left residents in a shock as nothing like this has ever happened before.
On 8th January 2019, a video went viral on the social media where it can be seen that how everything at the sacred mosque has been covered with the insects. According to Dr. Jacky Judas, the manager and scientific adviser of terrestrial biodiversity at Emirates Nature, this is unbelievable. He said that I have never seen this species in these big numbers. “This is the first time for me to see this species in big numbers. I am not surprised that people are saying the same”, Dr. Judas added.
He suspects that a few insects from Arabian Peninsula where people cultivate crickets for bird feed could have escaped and spread to Makkah. He is unsure about the species of the insects too, “they could be related to the true cricket, Gryllus campestris”, told Dr. Judas to The National.
Soon after that, Makkah Municipality has appointed 130 people to tackle the infestation. In a statement issued by the authority stated that the special teams of sanitation workers have been hired to eradicate the insects from God’s house. They are speeding up their efforts in the interest of comfort and safety of guests to Great Mosque.
See The Video As These Rare Insects Invade Islam’s Holiest Mosque
The Insects Are Not Limited Only To The Mosque, They Are All Over The City!
Here Is How People Reacted On Social Media After This Incident
People Are Considering It ‘Allah Ka Azzab’!
Millions of night cockroaches invade #Makkah & #Medinah reaching the holy places and stopping (salaah) prayers being performed in the holy places for the first time ever “lahaula wala quwata illa billah “o Allahﷻ we seek your Mercy not your anger!!! pic.twitter.com/hcQuBrLQkp
— Salma Ladan baki (@zarah_ladan) January 9, 2019
Do You Agree?
Locusts and Night cockroaches in #Makkah ..it is not mean punishment.. why do not search about the scientific reason ?.. why some people explain it punishment from the god.. the events do not taken this way!.. if we find a scientific reason it is end.. stop tampering!
— AhMed YouNess (@AhmedYounSsS) January 10, 2019
The Pictures Have Taken Social Media By Storm!
— Syed Shahnoor Haider (@shahnoor3000) January 10, 2019
Cleanup Campaign Has Cleared The Masjid Ul Haram From Insects!
— iFaizel (@FaizelPatel143) January 9, 2019
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