Why did Azzouz Boutobba (French national) commit Suicide in Masjid al-Haram?

By now, almost all of us know about the man who committed suicide last night in the Masjid al-Haram by jumping from the third floor of Mataaf which resulted in his immediate death. The incident took place at 9:20 pm on Friday night 8th of June 2018.

It is evident from the viral video given at the end of this page that the man committed suicide and there was no criminal act involved. However, authorities have been investigating the case before reaching any ultimate solution.

Who was He? There have been a lot of speculations about the identity of the man who committed suicide. Many news agencies claimed that the guy was a Pakistani as he was wearing a traditional Pakistani dress called Shalwar Qameez but all of them proved wrong.

Nationality: The guy who committed suicide in Masjid al-Haram is identified as a French national.

Name: It has been identified that the man who committed suicide was named “AZZOUZ BOUTOBBA”.

Why did he commit Suicide in Masjid al-Haram?  AZZOUZ BOUTOBBA was “majnoun” (abnormal or mentally ill). However, he was diligent in praying at the mosque and he wanted to perform Umrah during the last 10 nights of Ramadan.

Unfortunately, his situation became worse when he arrived in Saudi Arabia, he even stayed 2 days at the hospital. He had hallucinations, he didn’t have his full mental abilities when he committed suicide, he isn’t responsible for what he did.

Family: He was married and left behind him a 24 years old pregnant wife and two kids. May Allah have mercy upon him, grant him Al Firdaws.

When did he Enter Saudi Arabia? AZZOUZ BOUTOBBA entered Saudi Arabia on Sunday 3rd of June 2018. Just 5 days before he died.

However, it has been evident from the government records that he was scheduled to come to Saudi Arabia on 15th of June and he had booked hotels in Makkah and Madina for 5 days only.

Date of Birth: The age of AZZOUZ BOUTOBBA was only 26 years as his date of birth was also June 08, 1992. He committed suicide on his date of birth.

Passport Number: The passport number of AZZOUZ BOUTOBBA  was “18AF93802”

From where did he enter Saudi Arabia? He entered Saudi Arabia from Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport, Madina.

Visa Duration: The visa duration of AZZOUZ BOUTOBBA was 30 days and it was Umrah Visa.

Where was he going to stay in Madina? AZZOUZ BOUTOBBA was going to stay in Madina only for one day on 15th of June 2018. He had booked a place with the name of “Manazil al-Darra”.

Where was he going to stay in Makkah? AZZOUZ BOUTOBBA was going to stay in Makkah only for 4 days from 16th of June 2018 till 19th of June. He had booked a Hotel with the name of “Anan Al Aziziah Hotel”.

He met Imam of Masjid al-Haram: In the latest video taken by security cameras of Masjid al-Haram, it is evident that AZZOUZ BOUTOBBA met with the Imam of Masjid al-Haram moments before the suicide.

As you can see in the video that the Imam is either going to lead Salah or just finished it.

Suicide is Haram in Islam: The reason he committed suicide has been disclosed now. Keep in mind, suicide is Haram in Islam and whoever does it will face Allah’s curse on the day of Judgement. May Allah forgive him for the mistake he has committed.

The fence around the Roof: After this incident, the fence around the roof of the Holy Kaaba has been raised. 

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