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Thursday, 23 January 2014

(Al-RIBA) Interest Could Never Be Legal and Halal.--ISLAM



 Why Prohibition of Riba?
                    Are You A Muslim? Then Don’t Fool Yourself
(Al-RIBA)  Interest Could Never Be Legal and Halal.
(Correct your actions before it’s too late my friend).

           Al-Hamdu Lillaahi Rabbil ‘Alamin was-Salatu was-Salamu ‘alá Asra fil Anbiyaa wal Mursaleen.
  “There is no helper but Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),
 No guide but (Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)
 Messenger of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),
 No provision but Taqwa.
        “My family, my possessions
        And my life is sacrificed for my most beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad       (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and his honor.”

Every Muslim Should Seek Lawful Earnings
It is compulsory on every Muslim to seek lawful earnings
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
 It is compulsory on every Muslim to seek lawful earnings.
He termed this compulsory subject as a thing of wisdom for a wise man out of other compulsory things.
 Lawful things are clear and unlawful things are also clear. Between these two,
There are doubtful things which are not clear and difficult to know.
All things are limited within these three things.

MERITS OF LAWFUL EARNINGS AND CONDEMNATION OF UNLAWFUL
In Holy Qur’an Allah says:
    Eat of the good things and do good deeds- 2:168.
    Allah ordered for eating good things before doing good deeds. The object of this order is eating of lawful things.
    Don't eat properties of one another unjustly-2:188.
    O believers fear Allah and give up what remains of interest (usury) if you are believes-2.278.
     If you do not do it, then be prepared to fight with Allah and His Prophet-2:289.
 
Meaning Of Interest or Al-RIBA
The literal meaning of interest or Al-RIBA as it is used in the Arabic language means to excess or increase.
 In the Islamic terminology interest means effortless profit or that profit which comes free from compensation
Or that extra earning obtained that is free of exchange.

"Riba` is a loan with the condition that the borrower will return to the lender more than and better than the quantity borrowed."
The definition of interest has already been mentioned as well as that it is prohibited.
 If we explore the Qur’an we will come across at least four places where Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) has mentioned interest.
In Islamic finance, Riba is commonly translated as interest rate or excess. The prohibition of Riba is the cornerstone of Islamic finance.

Riba symbolizes both the earning of money on money via a predetermined rate on a loan and a social injustice.
Although making profit is allowed in Islam, earning money on money is not, because there is no productive and/or trade activity creating additional wealth.
Riba also creates social injustice because lenders requiring interest on loans tend to profit from the weak position of borrowers.
 Thus, because social justice and fairness in business are the most important parts of muamalat (economic transactions),
Riba is prohibited by Shariah, or Islamic law.

Is it not amazing that a Muslim will never eat pork or drink alcohol because it is Haram (unlawful)?
 Never marry his mother, sister or daughter because it is also Haram,
Yet that same person has no problem devouring Riba (e.g. interest, usury)?
 Did you know that engaging in Riba is a major sin which could lead you to Hell?

Do you own a house?
Is it Riba or fee Based mortgage?
Will this house take you and your family to hell (Jahanam)?
Find out for yourself only you have the answer?
What is your answer to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)?

Understanding Riba...
Mortgage is a Haram Riba-Based Transaction:
 A mortgage is a Haram Riba-based transaction that is based on a loan
With interest in which the owner of the money takes as collateral the property
For the purchase of which the borrower is taking out the loan, until the debt has been paid off along with the interest (Riba).
If the debtor is late in making payments,
Then the owner of the money is entitled to sell the property and take back his money.

This transaction is offered by Riba-based banks or real estate mortgage companies,
And this transaction is done when the one who wants to buy a house chooses a house,
Then he goes to the mortgage company – or to the Riba-based Bank – to ask them to buy that house
And he agrees to pay the money in installments, plus the interest that has been agreed upon.
A representative of the company or bank meets with the owner of the house and the third party,
 Namely the borrower and the price of the house is paid in full to the owner.
In some cases the borrower pays part of the price (down payment).
And the contract is signed with the borrower for the money paid to the owner of the house plus the interest.
 The house is mortgaged to the Mortgage Company or bank that pays the money to the owner of the house.
 If the borrower fails to pay any installment on his loan,
 The mortgage company has the right to sell the house in order to get back the rest of the money that it is owed by the borrower.

This transaction clearly comes under the heading of blatant Riba. Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),, may He be exalted,
 Has forbidden Riba and has issued a warning to those who consume it of a severe punishment as He, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

 Wordings are changed from "Interest" to "Fee".
Here in the UK, you cannot get Halal mortgages as they charge you a fee,
So the end result is you end up paying back more than you borrow.
They basically just change the wording from "interest" to "fee".
I don't know if the company you have selected does the same think.

But to put it simply, if you borrow £1500, 000
And end up paying back £1500, 000 only, then that is Halal.
 If you have to pay interest or a fee on top of that, then apparently it is not Halal.
Which one are you paying "Interest" or "Fee"? (It is not Halal)

“Those who eat Riba (usury) will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaitan (Satan) leading him to insanity. That is because they say: "Trading is only like Riba (usury)," whereas Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), has permitted trading and forbidden Riba (usury). So whosoever receives an admonition from his Lord and stops eating Riba (usury) shall not be punished for the past; his case is for Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),  (to judge); but whoever returns (to Riba (usury)), such are the dwellers of the Fire - they will abide therein”
[Al-Baqarah 2:275].

This Riba-based transaction is not permissible either in Muslim countries or non-Muslim countries;
It is not permissible in order to acquire houses or a shop.
Some contemporary scholars have permitted this Riba-based transaction if it is in a non-Muslim country
And it is done in order to acquire a house in which to live.
This permission is attributed to the Hanafi madhhab, and some evidence is quoted for it.
But many scholars have challenged this fatwa...

Here let’s examine the following Verses
The first one is in Surah Al-Baqarah verse no.275
"Those who devour usury will not stand except as stands one whom the Satan by his touch has driven to madness.
That is because they say, "trade is like usury", but Allah has permitted trade and has forbidden usury",

In the next verse 276 in the same place Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) says,
"Allah will deprive usury of all blessing, and will give increase for deeds of charity, for he does not love any ungrateful sinner."

Two verses later in verse 278 Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) says,
"Oh you who believe! Fear Allah and give up what remains of your demand for usury if you are indeed believers."

In verse 279 Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) says,
"If you do not, take notice of war from Allah and his Messenger Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam
But if you repent you shall have your capital sum. Deal not unjustly and you shall not be dealt with unjustly."

In the second place in Surah Aal-Imran, verse no.130 Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) says,
"Oh you who believe! Devour not usury doubled and multiplied; but fear Allah that you may prosper."

In the third place in Surah Al-Nisa’ Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) states in verse 161,
"That they took usury though they were forbidden and they devoured people’s wealth wrongfully;
We have prepared for those amongst them who reject faith a grievous chastisement."

In the fourth place, Surah Al-Room, verse no.39 Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) mentions
"That which you give in usury for increase through the property of people will have no increase with Allah:
But that which you give for charity seeking the countenance of Allah, it is these who will get a recompense multiplied."

Jabber RadiAllahu anhu has reported that:
 The Messenger of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), cursed the devourer of usury, its payer, its scribe and its two witnesses. He also said that they were equal (in sin)....” (Muslim)”.
Abu Hurairah RadiAllahu anhu reported that the Holy prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
A time will certainly come over the people when none will remain who will not devour usury.
 If he does not devour it, its vapors will overtake him.
(Ahmed, Abu Dawood, Nisa’i, Ibn Majah.)

Abu Hurairah RadiAllahu anhu reported:
 That the Messenger of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
 Usury has got seventy divisions. The easiest division of them is a man marrying his mother.
(Ibn Majah)

Abu Hurairah RadiAllahu anhu reported:
 That the Messenger of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
I came across some people in the night in which I was taken to the heavens.
Their stomachs were like houses wherein there were serpents, which could be seen from the front of their stomachs.
I asked: O Gabriel! Who are these people? He replied these are those who devoured usury.
(Ahmed, Ibn Majah)
 Ali RadiAllahu anhu reported that he heard the Messenger of Allah Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam cursing the devourer of usury,
Its giver, its scribe and one who refuses to give Zakat and he used to forbid mourning.
(Nisa)
Umar bin Al-Khattab RadiAllahu anhu reported: the last of what was revealed was the verse of usury.
The Messenger of Allah prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam),
 Was taken and he had not explained it to us. So, give up usury and doubt.
(Ibn Majah,)

Abdullah bin Hanzalah RadiAllahu anhu (who was washed by the angels)
 Reported that the Messenger of Allah prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), said:
A dirham of usury that a man devours and he knows is greater than 36 fornications.
(Ahmed,)

After narrating all these verses from the Qur’an and relating all the Ahadith it is apparent to us that interest could never be legal and Halal.
How could anybody even take the time out to think about a matter in which Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), has declared war on the user
And his Beloved prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), has cursed him?
As sensible people we can understand that what our creator Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)
 Has chosen for us is for our own prosperity only.

The prophets of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), Used to work hard for getting aliment as they were diligent over the Hereafter.
Our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) had a piece of land for agriculture;
Other prophets did not sit at home to receive free food but all of them were working hard.
The prophet (Musa) Moses Alayhi salaam remained herder for many years.
The prophet David Alayhi salaam was ordered by Exalted Allah to make armor.
Prophet Suleiman Alayhi salaam got aliment by liquid copper.
(.'The companions of holy Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) used to struggle for achieving aliment;
The first caliph Abu Bakr as-Sadiq (RadiAllahu anhu) was a cloth dealer.
The forth caliph, Ali (RadiAllahu anhu), despite his high dignity was working at the well of a Jew.
 None of Sahaba denied striving for the sake of his family members,’
But they did not indulge in Riba.
There life is an example to us. (You think you have a heard life? (Hmmm).
Halal aliment ensures safe life and a best future.
 Legal income is the requisite of honesty.
Most of the criminals committed sins and crimes due to their illegal incomes.
Haram income affects the whole way of life and all characters of the person.
On the other hand, legal income ensures the blest future of people. "Self-sufficiency" Is one of the best teachings of Islam.
While seeking aliment we must be sufficient.
Satiety makes a person rich in fact.
 Holding lots of money is not the sign of rich people but it is self-sufficiency that makes people rich
Halal applies not only to food products but to all aspects of life and social context.
One may hear mention of, "Halal money." What does this mean?
 For example, if a new religious center, school,
Hospital or any facility for social benefit is to be built,
 The funding must come from "clean" money or what is known as "Halal Income.” Money earned from gambling, the selling of alcohol, Pushing Drugs, any kind of illegal dealings.
 I.e. Drug trafficking, illicit social vices or any illegal activity is considered detrimental to society and therefore not acceptable or considered a Halal income.

We should deeply thank the Sahaba RadiAllahu anhuma in their efforts to spread the religion (Islam)
 As they learnt it from the prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam),
Then when the religion started to spread vastly
Allah brought about four imams who described the religion in general terms in order to make the common public understand.
They spent their lives trying to put the whole religion in a collective form through the Qur’an and the Ahadith
And the concise decisions of the Sahaba RadiAllahu anhuma.
In the case of interest, all four imams established a general rule mainly concentrating
On this statement made by the prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam),

Hazrat Al-Khudri RadiAllahu anhu reported that Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), said:
Gold in exchange for gold, silver in exchange for silver, wheat in exchange for wheat,
Barley in exchange for barley, dates in exchange for dates, salt in exchange for salt is in the same category
And (should be exchanged) hand to hand, so who ever adds or demands increase he has practiced usury.
 The giver and taker are the same.

Once Sayyidina Sad said to Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), 
Pray to Allah that He may accept my invocation.
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:
 Eat lawful food and for that your invocation will be accepted.
   
Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), 
Mentioned about the worldly addicted men and said:
There are many men, who have got disheveled hairs,
Dust laden dresses, are tired in journey,
Whose food is unlawful; whose dress in unlawful,
And who have been maintained by unlawful food.
If they raise their hands and say:
'O Lord ' O Lord how can their invocation be accepted?
        : An angel residing in Baitul Muqaddas proclaims every night:
Saraf and Adal will not be accepted from a person who eats unlawful food.
Saraf means optional and Sunnat actions and Adal means compulsory duties.
In other words, compulsory duties and optional duties will not be accepted from him.
     
 If a man purchases a cloth with ten dirhams and if one dirham out of them is unlawful,
His prayer will not be accepted till a portion of that cloth remains in his body.
The fire of Hell is fit for the flesh which has been grown by unlawful food.
      
 If a man does not care where from he earns his wealth,
Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) will not care
By which path he will enter Hell. He said:
There are ten shares of worship, nine of which are in lawful earnings.
He who passes times up to evening in search of lawful earnings
 Passes the night in a state of his sins being forgiven
And rises at dawn when Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) remains pleased with him.
        If a man earns by sinful acts and gives it in charity or action of a kindness or spends it in the way of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
Allah will throw him into Hell after collecting everything.
        The best of your religion is to keep away from unlawful things.
He said: If a man meets Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) after refraining from unlawful things.
Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) will give him reward of the entire Islam. In an earlier scripture,
Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) said with regard to those who refrained from unlawful food:
I feel ashamed to take their accounts.
        One dirham of interest (usury) is more serious to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) than thirty fornications.
Stomach is the fountain of body and the veins come out of it.
When the stomach is sound, the veins come out with health,
And when it is unsound, they come out with disease.
Food in religion is like the foundation of a building.
When the foundation is strong and firm, the building stands straight and it can be raised up,
And if the foundation is weak and curved, the building inclines to a side.
    Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) says: Is not he who establishes Fear of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) And Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)'s pleasure in the foundation of his religion better than he who lays foundation by the side of Hell fire?

Out of the four imams,
Imam Abu Hanifa: ra
Imam Abu Hanifa (r.a.) has ruled that if the measurement system (volumetric or in compounds) is the same
 And the two items are in the same category, and then they should be sold in the same amount
And direct not in credit otherwise interest will be found.

Imam Shafi: r.a
Imam Shafi (r.a.) says that if the items are valuable and could be considered food then there is the chance of interest.

Imam Malik: r.a.
Imam Malik says that if the items are valuable and are edible then interest is a subject.

As you may have realized, giving and taking interest is unlawful. Unfortunately,
The basis of many of the transactions (especially in banking and insurance),
Personal or business involve interest.
Thus it is becoming increasingly difficult for the majority of the Muslims, Especially those who are commercially orientated to abstain from dealings involving interest.
Many of us purchase items on ‘Buy now, Pay later' schemes thinking that this sort of scheme is of great benefit to us.
Sadly, what we fail to recognize at the time of purchasing this ‘supposed bargain'
Is the fact that if we fail to pay the required amount at the due time, we will be liable to pay interest?

Now, suppose a couple of months ago, we were purchased an item on a
‘Pay later' scheme in which there was no question about us keeping up to date with payments,
However due to a change in our financial situation, we have failed to pay the required amount, and are paying interest now as a result.
 We would have joined a group of those unfortunate people who have been cursed by the Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam.

Please take this advice if anyone who is involved in any form of interest that individual should minimize his expenditure in these dealings
And if possible abstain completely from these transactions. (My advice is RIBA is Haram) In any case,
Every individual should continue to seek Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD)’s forgiveness.
The philosophy shows that a person who takes interest does not gain anything in reality but through the explanation of the Qur’an verse,

“Allah decreases interest and increases Sadqah"

That in reality the money just goes to waste and the person does not even realize,
And a person who gives money in the path of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), in whatever forms it may be,
Actually gains although in reality it seems as though he is loosing out.

Every person should take all necessary precautions in their financial and social dealings.
If a person neglects in keeping a watchful eye on financial dealings,
This negligence will slowly spread to other aspects of religion.
 This will have a very detrimental effect on religious matters.

The dealings of usury and interest are not only a disadvantage to us in this world
 But will also be a source of great discomfort and pain for us in the hereafter.
The Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam has informed us about the punishment that awaits those people who deal with interest:

“Hazrat Abu Hurairah RadiAllahu Anhu has reported the saying of the Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam
That during his ascension (Mi'raj), he noticed a group of men whose stomachs were bloated to the size of big rooms
And their wanting to move from their positions was impossible.
They would be crushed in a stampede by the friends of Fir’ awn.
The Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam seeing their condition asked Hazrat Jibra'eel Alayhi Salaam about their identity.
 He was informed that they were the people who indulged in dealings of usury and interest.”

Stop dealing in Riba:
  Once Sayyidina Abu Bakr RadiAllahu said to Sayyidina Muwayiah RadiAllahu: O Muwayiah, fear Allah and know that the day which goes, Out from you and the night which comes take you away from this world and near the hereafter.
There is such as searcher behind you from whom you can never save yourself.
 You have got a fixed limit which you cannot cross. The sooner you reach the limit, the searcher will arrest you:
The properties we are in will all pass away and what we proceed to still remains. Take to what is good and give up what is bad.

The summary of the matter is that interest is hazardous and should be abstained from in all manners.
 If anybody has a case they wish to solve then they should contact a Mufti and present their problem as it is.
I conclude by asking you
, is it really worth destroying the eternal life of the hereafter,
Just so that we may have a few more comforts in a life which can come to an end any moment.

And remember my friend What Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam said in his last Sermon:

Prophet Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam’s Last Sermon 
This Sermon was delivered On the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah, 10 A.H, in the Uranah Valley of mount Arafat.
"O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I don't know whether, after this year,
I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you carefully
And take these words to those who could not be present here today.
 O People, just as you regard this month, this day, this city as Sacred,
So regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust.
Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners.
 Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you.
Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord,
And that He will indeed reckon your deeds. Allah has forbidden you to take usury (Interest),
Therefore all interest obligations shall henceforth be waived...
 Beware of Satan, for your safety of your religion.
He has lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things,
So beware of following him in small things.
O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women,
 But they also have right over you.
 If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness.
Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.
And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, As well as never to commit adultery. O People, listen to me in earnest, worship Allah,
Say your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadhan,
And give your wealth in Zakat. Perform Hajj if you can afford to.
You know that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim.
You are all equal. Nobody has superiority over other except by piety and good action. Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds.
So beware, do not astray from the path of righteousness after I am gone.
 O People, no prophet or apostle will come after me and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore,
 O People, and understand my words which I convey to you.
 I leave behind me two things, the Qur'an and my example, the Sunnah and if you follow these you will never go astray.
All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again;
And may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly.
Be my witness oh Allah that I have conveyed your message to your people."

I pray to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) save us from RIBA Ameen.
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him?  Ameen.
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........Ameen
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Monday, 16 December 2013

Wahabis calling themselves Salafis



Wahabis calling themselves Salafis- The most extremist pseudo-Sunni movement today is Wahabism (also known as Salafism).

Al-Hamdu Lillaahi Rabbil ‘Alamin was-Salatu was-Salamu ‘alá Asra fil Anbiyaa wal Mursaleen.
       “There is no helper but Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD),
        No guide but (Prophet Muhammad Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) messenger of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), no provision but Taqwa

“My family, my possessions and my life are sacrificed for my most beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and his honor.”

What rights do Wahabis have to damage Islam’s image and past history?
 In the west they preserve each and every stone of their history
Why are you destroying our Islamic history?
 Off course your answer will be-Who needs Islamic history when you can have fancy clock towers!
 Fancy hotels! Hajj will be for the rich only.

Bulldozing these historic sites so that more hotels (like the clock tower can be built is just plain wrong. (Find out who owns these hotels, palaces?) Most of them are owned by Relations of the ruling clans.
Very few people and I repeat very few people can actually afford to stay in these hotels.
Rests of the people who are not financially strong don’t get any benefit from these activities.
They stay in hotels that are quite a distance from Haram.
The closer the hotel is to Haram, its rates are much higher.

Dig and dig some more build a clock tower here and build sky scrapper there. Build it on top of Islamic History. (Kind of wipe it out) who are you fooling?
(It doesn’t matter if the flow of zam-zam is being affected. (Yup that too is happing).

Never underestimate the honor and role Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) gave to Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam. So what rights do you Wahabis have for the damage you are doing to Islam’s image and past history?
Subhan’Allah! All was intact till the Wahabis rose to power in the early nineteenth century.
Destruction of the heritage of Islam by the Wahabis of Saudi Arabia (ruling clan)...
. In the west they preserve each and every stone of their history and the Wahabis pretty much destroyed it all.
Who needs history when you can have fancy clock towers! Fancy hotels! And Palaces!
The most brutal, beastly and inhuman treachery in the history of mankind is the desecration
And destruction of the pious Graves of the family members of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)
, Sahbah (RadiAllahu anhu), Imams and Awliya Allah in Saudi Arabia in the hands of fanatic Wahabis. Human history has seen many massacres of living people, but no one has seen desecration and destruction of the graves and memorials of the ancestors of the defeated people in the hands of triumphant army. Salafis are the only people in the known history of mankind who have this dubious distinction.

Roads, Buildings, toilets and factories were made on the pious graves of the family members of The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and the Sahbah .Mosques were destroyed to make commercial buildings. Parking lots were made on the graves of the Martyrs of Uhud and Badr Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) house was destroyed in Makkah and public toilets were made on it. We do not know how many of the pious graves of Sahaba were turned in sewage lines and septic tanks in Saudi Arabia.

WHAT HAPPENED TO MORE THAN SIXTY THOUSAND PIOUS BODIES OF SAHABAH (R.A.?)
No one knows what happened to the bodies of more than 60,000 Sahbah R.A.) whose graves were dug and destroyed by fanatic Wahabis.

Don't believe you can measure their bravery.
Khalid bin Walid (ra) - Had the pure desire to die on the battlefield fi sabil illah
Umar (R.A.) - Had the power and strength and Tawakkul in Almighty ALLAH Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) to face any opposition.
Ali (R.A.) - Had the pure heart of a Lion even at a young age - story of when he fought Amr bin Abdu Wud comes to mind.
Think about sahabi like Talhah ibn Ubaydullah who took arrow after arrow eventually crippling him,
 Just standing like a rock defending the arrows from hitting the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)

Sad ibn Abi Waqqas R.A. the first Muslim to kill in Jihad -
A sahabi that even Umar (R.A.) was scared of because of the fact that he had the blessing that every single one of his Du'a would be answered.
 It was said about his body that sahabi would be shocked that he was still alive after seeing the scars and war wounds he had over his body.

Or Abd-Allah ibn Umm-Maktum R.A. - The blind old man, who desired death on the battle field so much that he begged and begged Umar (R.A) to allow him to be present on the battle field, as he was blind he couldn't fight so he was the standard bearer, he was killed with the standard still in his hands not letting go despite being stabbed many times. A blind man knowing death was in the hands of Almighty ALLAH Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD), but more than likely on a battlefield... That’s bravery.
My friends List of Sahaba could go on forever...
We feel sad that we weren't around The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) but really we should be grateful Almighty ALLAH Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) didn't place these test of the Sahaba upon us,
Surely we would be the greatest of cowards..!!
All were equal in their own special ways.
All would sacrifice their live for Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) and his Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)
All would sacrifice their lives for Islam.
Thus no comparison all were simply amazing

Sahih Al Bukhari:
9.213:
Narrated Ibn `Umar: I heard Allah’s Apostle while he was facing the East, saying,
 “Verily! Afflictions are there, from where the side of the head of Satan comes out.” 9.214:
Narrated Ibn `Umar: The Prophet said, “O Allah! Bestow Your
Blessings on our Sham! O Allah! Bestow your blessings on our
Yemen.” The People said, “And also on our Najd.” He said, “O
Allah! Bestow your blessings on our Sham (north)! O Allah!
Bestow your blessings on our Yemen
.” The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! And also on our Najd.” I think the third time
The Prophet said, “There (in Najd) is the place of earthquakes
And afflictions and from there comes out the side of the head of Satan.”

I think it is more appropriate to call those who adhere to the teaching of the Abdul-Wahab as Wahabis rather than Hanbali.
The most extremist pseudo-Sunni movement today is Wahabism (also known as Salafism). While many may think that Wahhabi terror is a recent phenomenon that has only targeted non-Muslims, it will surprise many to know that the orthodox Sunni Muslims were the first to be slaughtered in waves of Wahhabi massacres in Arabia hundreds of years ago. One only has to read the historical evolution of Saudi Arabia to know the gruesome details of the tragedy – a tragedy in which thousands of Sunni and Shies Muslims perished at the hands of Wahhabi militants.

The extremist interpretations of Wahabism was although previously confined to small pockets of people in Arabia, has survived to this day under the protection, finance, and tutelage of the Saudi state religious organs. This has transformed Wahabism – and related Salafi groups that receive inspiration and support from them – from a regional to a global threat to be reckoned with by the world community. To a Wahhabi-Salafi, all those who differ with them, including Sunni Muslims, Shei’as Muslims, Christians, and Jews, are infidels who are fair targets.
 Because Wahabis claim to be “true Sunnis,” it is difficult for one who is unfamiliar with Wahabism to distinguish it from orthodox Sunni Islam. If a Wahhabi is asked if he/she is Sunni, he/she will always reply in the affirmative. When asked if they are Wahabis, they reply with an emphatic “no” as they consider it an insult to what they believe and stand for:  “Purity of worship and reverence to God alone. The authentic carriers of Islam from the time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) until now.:” Calling them Wahabis implies that they learned ideas from a man – Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab – instead of the Qur’an and Sunnah – the two great sources of Islam. Irrespective of what they think, they are not following the Islamic sources authentically, but the wrong interpretations of the founder of the Wahhabi movement who appeared in the 1700s. Sunnis and other Wahhabi detractors have labeled them as Wahabis to differentiate them from orthodox Sunnis.

Wahabis differentiate themselves from orthodox Sunnis by labeling themselves Salafis, which refers to the word salaf – the time period in which the early Muslims lived in the first 300 years after the Hijra, or emigration, of The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) from Mecca to Medina in 622.  The Companions (Sahabi), those who followed the Companions (Tabi’in), and those who followed those who followed the Companions (Taba al-Tabi’in) who lived in the time period of the Salaf are exemplars par excellence of what Muslims should be, as The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) had praised these Muslims as being the best of Muslims.  Therefore, it has been the aim of every Muslim since the time of The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) to adhere to and to follow the footsteps of the adherents of the salaf.  This means that when a Wahhabi calls himself a Salafi, he claims to be a genuine follower of pristine Islam. This, however, is far from the truth.

Orthodox Sunni Muslims believe that they are the true bearers of pristine Islam since the time period of the Salaf. Because there were time gaps between the noble period of the Salaf and centuries that followed, the authentic positions of the early Muslims were passed by scholars in those times and afterwards to later generations via meticulous, systematic, and methodological means of preservation. The knowledge was passed from qualified scholars to other qualified scholars through the centuries, who passed it to the masses.  This uninterrupted chain of knowledge from the time of the Salaf until now has been authentically preserved by the orthodox Sunnis.  Orthodox Sunnis, therefore, have roots in the Salaf, and are represented today by the four surviving authentic schools of Islamic jurisprudence:  Hanafi, Shafi, Maliki, and Hanbali schools (madhhab).

The Wahabis, by calling themselves Salafis, not only claim to follow the footsteps of the early Muslims, but also use semantics to fool and allure less informed Muslims into accepting Wahabism. Wahabis say, “You must follow the Muslims of the Salaf.” (This is undoubtedly true.) Then the Wahhabi semantics: “Therefore you must be a Salafi and nothing else. Following anything else means you’re following a path that is different from the Muslims of the Salaf.” By such deceptive semantics, the less informed Muslims believe that Salafis must truly represent the pristine interpretations of the early Muslims of the Salaf.  After all, the word Salafi sounds like Salaf, so it must truly be representative of it. (It’s Far from it).  When the less informed goes beyond semantics and blind faith and investigates what a Salafi believes, the truth unveiled is that the understanding of Salafis (Wahabis) is different and contradictory to the understanding and positions of the pious Muslims who lived in the Salaf – and the majority of Muslims who have ever lived (Sunnis).

 Wahabism is named after its founder, Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab (1703-1792), and has its roots in the land now known as Saudi Arabia. Without this man, the al-Sa`ud , one of many clans spread over the Arabian peninsula, would not have had the inspiration, reason, and determination to consolidate the power that they did and wage "jihad" on people they perceived to be “polytheists” – those who attribute partners in worship to Almighty God. How intimately close was al-Sa`ud’s association with Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab?
     Robert Lacey eloquently illustrates this association:
Until [Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab’s] coming the Al Sa`ud  had been a minor shakily clan like many others in Najd, townsmen and farmers, making a comfortable living from trade, dates and perhaps a little horse-breeding, combining with the desert tribes to raid outwards when they felt strong, prudently retrenching in times of weakness.  Modestly independent, they were in no way empire builders, and it is not likely that the wider world would ever have heard of them without their alliance with the Teacher.
          
Sa`ud family:
The al-Sa`ud family are originally from the village of ad-Diriyah, located in Najd, in eastern Arabia situated near modern day Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.  Ancestors of Sa`ud Ibn Muhammad, whom little is known about, settled in the area as agriculturists and gradually grew in number over time into the clan of al-Sa`ud .

 Their Teacher:
Muhammad ibn Abdul-Wahhab was raised in Uyaynah, an oasis in southern Najd, and was from the Banu Tamim tribe. He came from a religious family and left Uyaynah in pursuit of Islamic knowledge.  He traveled to Mecca, Medina, Iraq, and Iran to acquire knowledge from different teachers.  When he returned to his homeland of Uyaynah, he preached what he believed to be Islam in its purity – which was, in fact, a vicious assault on traditional Sunni Islam.

The orthodox Sunni scholar Jamil Effendi al-Zahawi said that the teachers of Ibn `Abdul-Wahhab, including two teachers he had studied with in Medina – Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Suleiman al-Kurdi and Sheikh Muhammad Hayat al-Sindi – became aware of his anti-Sunni Wahhabi creed and warned Muslims from him. His sheikhs, including the two aforementioned sheikhs, used to say:  “God will allow him [to] be led astray; but even unhappier will be the lot of those misled by him.”

Moreover, Ibn `Abdul-Wahhab’s own father had warned Muslims from him, as did his biological brother, Suleiman Ibn `Abdul-Wahhab, an orthodox Sunni scholar who refuted him in a book entitled al-Sawa’iq al-Ilahiyya fi al-radd `ala al-Wahhabi ya [“Divine Lighting’s in Refuting the Wahabis”].  Ibn `Abdul-Wahhab was refuted by the orthodox Sunni scholars for his many ugly innovations. Perhaps his most famous book, Kitaab at-Tawheed (Book of Unity of God) is widely circulated amongst Wahabis worldwide, including the United States. His book is popular in Wahhabi circles, although orthodox Sunni scholars have said that there is nothing scholarly about it, both in terms of its content and its style.
       
Wahabism, Salafism, call it what ever you want,
 Is a real disease in the Arabian Peninsula that is being exported to other parts of the world?
It's very reminiscent of fascism in that it takes no hostages
And carries out its acts with ideological narrow mindedness that leaves little,
If any, room for debate. Add to that, too, that Muslims in the Arab world have little or no knowledge of what is taking place in Saudi Arabia,
 And you have a real recipe for inaction!
There is also the direction local/international media have taken
And their shameful silence which only plays into the hands of the fanatics.
 I’m sure that most Muslims and the Arabs among them especially, have a fondness of these holy sites
And would hate for them to be destructed;
In fact, I remember the outrage in the Muslim world when the Buddhist temples were attacked by those mindless fanatics,
So there can be no arguing that Muslims are knowingly overlooking these attacks on their culture!
Thankfully, in our day and age, we have the internet which has become a powerful tool in informing people of what is going on,
But if the articles continue to be written in English, they won’t have the desired effect.
Muslims in the west can pressure their governments to call for a halt or a stop to these plans,
But the people who can stop these plans are Arabs living in those parts of the world,
And since most of them are not English speakers, the calls for an end to this madness will not go very far. Those are our shortcomings, really.

Tombs of Ibn Taymiyya and Ibn Kathir....
Meet the double standard Wahabism, Salafism...
The same Wahabis acted differently when the Sufi cemetery was razed by Syrian Wahabis to make way for the campus of the University of Damascus in that city.
King Abd al-Aziz Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia intervened personally,
On the advise of Salafi Clergy, to preserve intact the graves and tombs of Ibn Taymiyya and his student Ibn Kathir.
(Ibn Taymiyya Grave is near Baramkeh, Syria inside Damascus University campus and behind a maternity hospital).

A pamphlet published by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs,
Endorsed by Abdul Aziz Al Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, and
Distributed at the Prophet’s Mosque, where Mohammed,
Abu Bakr, and the Islamic Caliph Umar ibn Al Khattab are buried, reads,
“The green dome shall be demolished and the three graves flattened in the Prophet’s Mosque,”

 The late Muhammad ibn Al Uthaymeen,
 One of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent Wahabis clerics, who delivered sermons in Mecca’s Grand
Mosque for over 35 years: said “We hope one day we’ll be able to destroy the green dome of the Prophet Mohammed,”

Respected and Loved by Salafi /Wahabis
In at least five of his books Late Albany the Sheik
Respected and Loved by Salafi /Wahabis calls for the
Demolition of the Green Dome of the Prophet’s(s) Mosque in al-Madinah al-Munawwarah
And for taking the Prophet’s(s) grave outside the Mosque_ (read and learn from books of Islamic history)

All evidence of these 300 date palms originally planted by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) on the site had disappeared. In the middle of what was once a sacred piece of Madinah was a modern school.
I was horrified. The noble Prophet had expressly forbidden the wanton destruction of fruit trees in the two Holy Sanctuaries. Furthermore, next to water, the date palm was the most important symbol of life in the desert. Fresh dates had been the food of Miriam, the mother of Jesus, and Imam Bukhari the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) had once stated that Madina’s famous ‘ajwat dates were a great cure for sickness.
...I recalled a passage from Ahmad Thompson's The Way Back, a diarized account of his Hajj in 1977, when he was given three dates from the last two surviving palms planted by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam):
We were joined by a tall smiling man from the Sudan who was one of the fuqara of Sheikh Ul-Bukhari. He greeted us warmly and then produced three small wrinkled dates from one of the pockets of his voluminous white robe and handed them to me with a quiet, “Bismillah!”
These are some of the last dates to be harvested from the last two surviving date palms planted by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)," explained 'Abd ul-Jalil. "They were recently cut down by the Wahabis because, they said, some people were idolizing them.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) planted all but one of the 300 palms with his own hands [as a ransom for his enslaved Companion Salmon al-Farsi]. Some of the trees he inserted into the earth seemed dead, but soon sprouted after he had pressed the soil around their roots.
These buildings have, supposedly, been standing since 6th century.
Throughout that time there have been plenty of opportunities for "shirk" and yet these buildings still stand.
Why are they being destroyed now? Is this generation the wisest and most devout?
 Or is it just the generation that has most to gain from building hotels?

July 1, 2012, will remain a sad day for Mali, the Islamic world and humanity as a whole. On this day, centuries-old Sufi shrines
And mosques of the ancient city of Timbuktu, known as the "City of 333 Saints", began to be systematically demolished by Wahabis extremists
 Who are wrongly portrayed as Muslims – or hard-line Sunnis - although their actions and beliefs have nothing to do with Islam?

Some of the destroyed sites, like the shrines of Sidi Mahmood Ben Ammar,
Alfa Moya Lamtouni and Sheikh Sidi El Mukhtar Ben Sidi Mohammed, as well as the main gate of the Sidi Yahya mosque, had been added to the UNESCO World Heritage registry in 1988.

Learn from history......YEARS OF TERROR
 Sufis spread a message of love, peace and interfaith harmony
If we study the Islamic history, it becomes crystal clear that Sufis had a major role in the spread and propagation of Islam.
The monuments of these Sufis are present in different parts of the world and hundreds of thousands of pilgrims visit them.
These saints are the chosen people of God who are still source of righteousness for the people.
Sacrilege of their shrines and violent acts against them does not show love not enmity of Islam.
Those who love Islam can never even think of insulting the graves of their elders and ancestors.
 Because it’s the Last Prophet of Almighty ALLAH Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)
Who introduced Almighty ALLAH Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) to us?
And after him the message of Islam reached to us through his companions, their followers, and saints and pious people which form a hierarchy.
 If we remove any link from it, how is it possible that we can get access to the right teachings?
It is because of this that all religious figures and their shrines are respectable for us.
No Muslims believes in worshipping the shrines or graves nor does anyone do so.
The opponents make this propaganda to prove their point.
 Even if anyone does so because of his or her ignorance, it does not mean that it is the fault of occupant of the shrine.
We should try to eliminate ignorance, instead of demolishing the source of knowledge.
Sufis and saints who preached peace and love,
Extremists bombed the shrine/bulldozed
In 2010, extremists bombed the shrine of well-known Sufi master and Wali,
Hazrat Data Ganj Bakhsh Ali Hujweri, in Lahore, Pakistan, killing 42 people.
In April 2011, during the annual festival at a large Sufi shrine in southern Punjab in Pakistan,
Two suicide bombers set off an explosion killing more than 40 worshippers and injuring hundreds more.
Again in April 2011, in the Egyptian town of Qalyoub, armed with crowbars and sledgehammers,
 Two dozen salafi fanatics arrived at the Sidi Abdul Rahman shrine in the middle of the night aiming to smash it to pieces.
Five other shrines in Qalyoub were destroyed soon after Hosni Mubarak fall from power.
Following these events, the head of al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyib, has called for efforts to confront hard-line extremist doctrine.
Extremists bulldozed their way into a Benghazi cemetery and carted off the remains of 29 respected sages and scholars to dump elsewhere.
When militants threatened Libya's biggest shrine at Zlitan in March,
Armed volunteers rushed there in pick-up trucks mounted with weapons to defend it.
February 25 - March 3
 Blast at shrine kills four
A bomb exploded at a shrine in central Sindh, Pakistan killing four people and wounding at least 12.
The blast tore through Dargah Pir Hajan Shah Huzoor in the Mari village, near Shikarpur Pakistan,
  A large number of devotees were at the shrine.
On February 25, a blast tore through the Ghulam Shah Ghazi shrine in Mari village in Shikarpur District, Pakistan.
Killing four people on the scene and wounding more than 27 others.
 Pir Syed Hajan Shah – a spiritual leader and Gaddin Nasheen (spiritual descendant) of the saint honored at the shrine
 – Later succumbed to his wounds March 4.
After news spread of Shah's death, markets,
Businesses and trade centers across Sindh, Pakistan closed down March 5 voluntarily to honor him.

Militants also attacked the convoy of spiritual leader Syed Hussain Shah – Known as Sahen Hussain Shah Qambar: – February 20 with a remote-controlled bomb in the Ahmed Deen Brohi area of Jacobabad District. Pakistan
He escaped unharmed, but the bomb killed his grandson Shafq Shafi Shah and injured eight others.

Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) used to greet those who were buried in al-Baqi by saying,
"Peace be upon you, O abode of the faithful! Allah willing, we should soon join you. O' Allah, forgive the fellows of al-Baqi".

What is Jannat al Baqi and where is it?
It’s in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
 Literally "al-Baqi" means a tree garden. It is also known as "Jannat al-Baqi" due to its sanctity,
Since in it are buried many of our Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)'s relatives and companions.
The first companion buried in al-Baqi was Uthman b. Madhoon R.A. who died on the 3rd of Sha'ban in the 3rd year of Hijra.
The Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) ordered certain trees to be felled, and in its midst, he buried his dear companion, placing two stones over the grave.
On the following years, Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) s son Ibrahim, who died in infancy and over whom the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) wept bitterly, was also buried there.
The people of Madinah then began to use that site for the burial of their own dead,
Because the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) used to greet those who were buried in al-Baqi by saying,
"Peace be upon you, O abode of the faithful! Allah willing, we should soon join you. O' Allah, forgive the fellows of al-Baqi".
The site of the burial ground at al-Baqi was gradually extended.
 Nearly seven thousand companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) were buried there,
Not to mention those of the Ahlul Bayt (R.A). Imam Hasan b. Ali (R.A.), Imam Ali b. al-Hussain (R.A.),
Muhammad al-Baqir (R.A) and Imam Ja'far al-Sadiq (R.A.) were all buried there.
Among other relatives of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) who were buried at al-Baqi are:
 his aunts Safiya and Aatika, And his Aunt Fatima bint al-Asad, the mother of Ali (R.A.).
The third caliph Uthman R.A. was buried outside al-Baqi, but with later extensions, his grave was included in the area.
 In later years, great Muslim scholars like Malik bin Anas (ra). And many others were buried there too.
Thus, did al-Baqi become a well-known place of great historic significance to all Muslims?

Al-Baqi as viewed by historians
Umar bin Jubair describes al-Baqi as he saw it during his travel to Madinah, saying "Al-Baqi is situated to the east of Madinah.
You enter it through the gate known as the gate of al-Baqi. As you enter, the first grave you see on your left is that of Safiya,
 The Prophet's aunt, and further still is the grave of Malik bin Anas, the Imam of Madinah.
On his grave is raised a small dome. In front of it is the grave of Ibrahim son of our Prophet (s) with a white dome over it,
And next to it on the right is the grave of Abdul-Rahman son of Umar bin al-Khattab, popularly known as Abu Shahma,
Whose father had kept punishing him till death overtook him? Facing it are the graves of Aqeel bin Abi Talib and Abdullah bin Ja'far al-Tayyar.
There, facing those graves is a small shrine containing the graves of the Prophet's wives, following by a shrine of Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib.

The grave of Hasan bin Ali (R.A.), situated near the gate to it's right hand, has an elevated dome over it.
His head lies at the feet of Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib R.A., and both graves are raised high above the ground,
 Their walls are paneled with yellow plates and studded with beautiful star-shaped nails.
This is how the grave of Ibrahim, son of the Prophet (s) has also been adorned.
Behind the shrine of Abbas there is the house attributed to Fatima RadiAllahu .Anha, daughter of our Prophet (s),
 Known as "Bayt al-Azaan" (the house of grief) because it is the house she used to frequent in order to mourn the death of her father, The chosen one, peace be upon him. At the farthest end of al-Baqi is the grave of the caliph Othman R.A.,
 With a small dome over it, and there, next to it, is the grave of Fatima bint Asad, mother of Ali b. Abi Talib (R.A.)".
.After a century and a half, the famous traveler Ibn Batuta came to describe al-Baqi in a way which does not in any way differ from the description given by Ibn Jubair.
 He adds saying, "At al-Baqi are the graves of numerous Muhajirin and Ansar and many companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam),
Except that most of their names are unknown."
Thus, over the centuries, al-Baqi remained a sacred site with renovations being carried out as and when needed till the Wahabis rose to power in the early nineteenth century.
The latter desecrated the tombs and demonstrated disrespect to the martyrs and the companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), buried there.
Muslims who disagreed with them were branded as "infidels" and were subsequently killed.

If the Saudi government was destroying these historic structures based on the assumption that ‘more people’ can be accommodated,
 I would have supported their decision.
However, bulldozing these historic sites so that more hotels (like the clock tower) can be built is just plain wrong.
Very few people and I repeat very few people can actually afford to stay in these hotels.
Rests of the people who are not financially strong don’t get any benefit from these activities.
They stay in hotels that are quite a distance from Haram.
The closer the hotel is to Haram, its rates are much higher.


All Muslim countries should be putting pressure on Al Saud that these sites are not the property of you evil ancestors,
These sites are world heritage and specially for Muslims,

They should think of other ways to expand the mosque, without demolishing the existing one.
 By the way, why not demolish the sky scrappers?
"They plan, and Allah plans and Allah is the Best of Planners."

I am very sad about what is happening in Mecca and Medina
 And that we Muslims just watch and do nothing as it is Al Aqsa in Israel

In one moment, a mob of barbarians can destroy a country's history,
Can erase the work of lifetimes of scholars,
Can inflict a wound on humanity that it will still be suffering 1, 0000 years later -
 Long after the philosophy and cause of the barbarians is forgotten.

Custodian of the Holy places of Islam should be an Organization of World Muslims and not the Saudi Family.
These buildings have, supposedly, been standing since 6th century.
Throughout that time there have been plenty of opportunities for "shirk" and yet these buildings still stand.

Why are they being destroyed now? Is this generation the wisest and most devout?
 Or is it just the generation that has most to gain from building hotels?

Greed
K`ab bin Malik (R.A.) reported: Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said,
"Two hungry wolves sent in the midst of a flock of sheep
Are no more destructive to them than a man's greed for wealth and fame is to his Deen.'' [At-Tirmidhi]

The situation reminds me of the English Reformation, once the break with Rome had been made the old religious sites
And iconographies were destroyed and the 'new' religion was the only choice.
By destroying the holy sites the Wahabis leave other believers with no focus and so nothing to remind them of traditional beliefs.
 After a few generations even the memory of important sites will fade
And the Wahabis will be in a strong position as the global leaders of Islam.

Since, throughout the Islamic civilization and its history no historical monument, shrine,
 Church was destroyed until your lovely Wahabis sect appeared on the face of the earth
 And with your Dawa destroyed the Buddhist temple in Afghanistan,
Abolished the house of Khadija R.A., the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)
 Whom without her, he status, her money, and her power he would have to struggle harder,
And instead you dared to build a Public Toilet in its place.
       I might add while you are at it why not abolish the Ka’ba in Mecca isn’t it also an idol and was used in the past as a place for idol worshipping!
They state that this sheikh came at a time to cleanse the community from paganism and idol worshipping!
Or what about the black stone (al hajar al aswad) that is in fact meteorite that fell from the sky supposedly dated back to Abraham this is paganism.
      But the truth is you are only trying to abolish history or should I say his/ her story!
And any sights or trace that relates to the history of WOMEN in Arabia and their influence and their side of the story of Islam.
Shame on you and whomever has done this in your county.

Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), warned 1400 hundred years ago a great Fitna (evil, tribulations) devil horns
And the helpers of Anti Christ (Dajjal) will arise from Najd Riyadh Saudi Arabia
And Islam and all true Muslims will have noting to do with this evil pseudo Islamic cult of Wahabis
Who will terrorize not only the Muslims but all the people of the world?
Unfortunately the west had failed to realize this warning of a TRUE prophet of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam),
And wanted to destroy the Islam from within by supporting this evil Wahabis cult with the consequence that such evil begets only evil
And this child of west the Wahabis Saudi has now turned against its own benefactor the western world.

So remember this they are all most finishing their work of Destruction of the heritage of Islam in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
 Madinah is where their work starts now Demolition of the Green Dome of the Prophet’s(s) Mosque in al-Madinah al-Munawwarah
And for taking the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) grave outside the Mosque_ (read and learn from books on Islamic history my friends).
There are many sincere Muslims be it in Saudi Arabia
Or else where but with different doctrines & ideologies but we must never underestimate the honor & role Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) gave to Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam). He is NO ordinary man and NONE of us mortals can ever be like him as he is CHOSEN by the Almighty himself.
Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is with you and in you.
Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) said that he is nearer to us than our jugular vein – Qur’an.
We are connected to the divine via our hearts, as Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) only looks at our hearts.
Just like the internet which is connected to the main server. As long as you are still alive, you are connected BUT when you die the connection is severed.

Custodian of the Holy places of Islam should be an Organization of World Muslims and not the Saudi Family.

“My family, my possessions and my life are sacrificed for my most beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and his honor.”

Please pray for me and ask Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) to forgive me.
  May Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) guide all of us to His Truth?
  May Allah Subhanahu wata`aalaa grant us what is best in this world and the next!
  Action speaks louder then words my friend’s practice Islam the way of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) did.
  May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him?
  May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path………..
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