JNN 31 Aug 2013 Mecca : Arabia which is the Center of Islam and origin of all the Religions of the World , Whether it may be Christainity , Judasim or Islam originated from this land ,as the rest of faiths of the World are based on the Myths , and they are not Religions rather they all the other faiths are based on the Mythological believes and Stories.
While the Latest Country in the World , within whose Boundaries lies the Holiest sites of Islam Makkah and Medina , also the birth Place of Our Last Prophet Muhammad PBUH is Know as Saudi Arabia , which , the only country in the world which is named after the Rulers Family name . And Those Wahabi Rulers who even claim themselves as the Custodian of the Most sacred Places of Islam , Instead of Naming the Country as the Islamic State of Arabia, Named it as Saudi Arabia , which is Named after the Family Name of the Ruling Kings , which shows that how much deep they respect and Uphold the Sanctity of Islam.
As if they would have been true Muslims they would have Uphold the Sanctity of Islam by naming the Birth Place of Islam and Our Most Holiest Last Prophet Muhammad as the Islamic State of Arabia , but deep in their Heart as they have Hatred against Islam , from the Inception of Islam , and as even their fore fathers accepted Islam , Not with their whole hearted faith , but to get the Personal Benefits out of the Most Revolutionary Religion of the World , and which since its Inception has never Looked back , and Any body who studies the Basics and sees the True Picture of Islam accepts Islam .
So these Al e Saud family , since they got the throne of Arabia , they are doing the same as their ancestors did by using every Possible step to gain their Personal Benefits out of Islam and Muslims , So now as they are the Rulers of the Land , which is the Most Sacred Land of Islam , so even now they are Minting Money for their Personal gains. And as they have No respect for the Sanctity and Value of the Heritage of this Land so in this regard They are Daily Making Plans to Earn more and more from the Rich and the Poor Muslims , who deep in their hearts have always one wish that they should be able to do the Pilgrimage of the Holy Land of Mecca and Medina , to Perform Haj ( Mandatory for every Muslim who can afford to do so Physically and Financially Once in his Life time ) , or even atleast visit the Holy Land and Perform the Pilgrimage .
And in this Regard the Wahabi Monarchy ,which is totally against the Islamic Values and Principles is destroying the Islamic and Muslim Heritage By Demolishing the Holy sites in and around Makkah and Medina , in the name of Renovation and Reclaimation of Land around the Holy Masjid Al Haram , ( Khanna e Kabaa ).
And as it is a Kingdom , And according to their rules all the Land of the Country is the property of the Royal Family , So even the Land which was given to the People of the Country for Building Hotels , Restaurants , and other Amenities of Life , so the Pilgrims who come to perform their Pigrimage can be facilitated . So now all those Hotels , Shops , and Building have been reclaimed by the Monarchy , as they can do it , as under the rule the State and the Monarchy can do it at any time . So now this Land which is near the Two Holy Mosques Masjid al Haram ( Khanaa e Kabaa ) , and Masjid e Nabwi is being confisicated by the Monarchy from the People , to whom it was allotted earlier , and now it is being re allotted to the Prince and Princesses , so they can Make Multi Million Dollar Projects in shape of High Rise Hotels and Shopping Malls , and can earn Billions of Extra Dollars , and thus as result instead of facilitating the Muslims of the World by providing and subsidizing the Cost of the Pilgrimage of the Muslims of the World , Instead they have Made all 5 Star Hotels and Brought Western Chains to Fleece the Muslims of the World by Charging them for the Most Expensive Hotels and Amenities , which is making Daily Un Affordable for Common Muslim of the World to Perform the Holy Pilgrimage , which is even Mandatory for Him / Her to Perform atleast Once in a life time.
As according to the Economic Data the Revenue of the Saudi’s in the Tourism Industry which is ever booming due to the Increased Number of Pilgrimages of the Muslims from around the World is ever increasing as and the assessed Revenue generated by the Tourism is about US$17Billion per Year , which is ever increasing while the 90% of its share comes from the Religious Tourism , which is The Holy Pilgrimage by the Muslims of the World to this Country.
But as told earlier that they are never faithful to the Islam or Muslims , and even being granted Unaccounted Wealth By the Great All Mighty Allah , which is even above their Wildest Dreams , but even after this all , their un ending appetite for more Money from these Religious Tourism Industry , they are Demolishing the Most sacred & Religious Sites associated with the Masjid al Haram , in the name of its Re structuring and Renovation , and in this regard they have already Demolished a No. of Muslim Heritage , Whether the House of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH , where he was Born , House of Imam Ali , where Imam Hassan and Hussain were Born , House of Prophet Muhammad ,PBUH , where he lived after Migration to Mecca, or several other Places like , which were the Asset of the Muslim World, as the Destruction is not only for the Renovation of Masjid Al Haram and increasing its Harem , but it is due to their enmity with Islam and its Key figures ,as they are the Off Springs of the Jews , who suffered a Lot of Harm , due to the Rise of Islam , which was Financial as well as In shape of Power.
So these Saudis are also Progeny of the Zionist , who have taken refuge in Islam to take the Benefits of its , but deep in their Hearts , they still have Pain on the Loss of Khyber , and the Battle of Trench ( Khandaq ) and other Battles , or the conquer of the Mecca , in which the last Man to embrace Islam the sworn enemy of Islam , Abu Sufian , who converted to Islam as he though this is the only way now to save his and His wife’s Life , So he embraced Islam , but as the history tells that He was never a Muslim deep his heart , and his off springs Muawiah and his Grand Son Yazid , where the Biggest enemies of Islam , and Islam lost its Jewels to the conspiracies and the Lust for Power by his Progeny , and they till their end were working in the Best Interest of the Jews and in all their Best Possible ways caused Harm to Islam.
Same is true with the Saudis , who are the Real Progeny of Abu Sufian , and are till now are harming and creating catastrophes for Islam.
The destruction of sites associated with early Islam is a phenomenon that has occurred mainly in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia, particularly around the holy cities of Mecca (Makkah) and Medina (Madinah). The demolition has focused on mosques, burial sites, homes and historical locations associated with the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and many of the founding personalities of early Islamic history including Sahaba (companions) and Ahlul Bayt (family) of the Prophet. This phenomenon is part of the implementation of state-endorsed Wahhabi religious policy to eliminate as much as they can the connection of a common Muslim to its History and its Belief , and to let him have such a vague concept of Islam , that Hypocrites like these Saudi Wahabi can mould them in the best possible way , which can benefit them or their empire.
And the best example of this is the creation of the Suicide Jihadi , which are being created as a mercenary army , working for the Personal benefits of Ale Saud , but in the Name of Islam , and with this they are Minting money , as they think that the Kind of Extremist Religious Force in the shape of Al Qaida and Taliban they have created , and who are working to serve their Personal Interests , in promoting their Monarchy , and invading more land for them , but they have forgotten the rule of the Nature , that God even Granted Shadad , Namrood and Pharohs even Might greater than even they Think now for themselves, but they all are no where Now , and even their Dynasty and Might and Strength they Once Possesed have even gone with them .
So is the end of these Saudi’s Wahabis will come to an end , and will be a lesson to the World. That the Evil will have to vanish and the Justice will be Prevailed , very soon in the Near future.
In the following article published in The Independent, Jerome Taylor reports how historic and culturally important landmarks are being destroyed to make way for luxury hotels and malls in Makkah , in the same Pattern of the city of Las Vegas , which is the den of all types of Evils .
“ Behind closed doors – in places where the religious police cannot listen in – residents of Mecca are beginning to refer to their city as Las Vegas, and the moniker is not a compliment.
Over the past 10 years the holiest site in Islam has undergone a huge transformation, one that has divided opinion among Muslims all over the world.
Once a dusty desert town struggling to cope with the ever-increasing number of pilgrims arriving for the annual Hajj, the city now soars above its surroundings with a glittering array of skyscrapers, shopping malls and luxury hotels.
To the al-Saud monarchy, Mecca is their vision of the future – a steel and concrete metropolis built on the proceeds of enormous oil wealth that showcases their national pride.
Yet growing numbers of citizens, particularly those living in the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina, have looked on aghast as the nation’s archaeological heritage is trampled under a construction mania backed by hardline clerics who preach against the preservation of their own heritage. Mecca, once a place where the Prophet Mohamed PBUH insisted all Muslims would be equal, has become a playground for the rich, critics say, where naked capitalism has usurped spirituality as the city’s raison d’être.
Few are willing to discuss their fears openly because of the risks associated with criticizing official policy in the authoritarian kingdom. And, with the exceptions of Turkey and Iran, fellow Muslim nations have largely held their tongues for fear of a diplomatic fallout and restrictions on their citizens’ pilgrimage visas. Western archaeologists are silent out of fear that the few sites they are allowed access to will be closed to them.
But a number of prominent Saudi archaeologists and historians are speaking up in the belief that the opportunity to save Saudi Arabia’s remaining historical sites is closing fast.
“No one has the balls to stand up and condemn this cultural vandalism,” says Dr Irfan al-Alawi who, as executive director of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, has fought in vain to protect his country’s historical sites. “We have already lost 400-500 sites. I just hope it’s not too late to turn things around.”
Sami Angawi, a renowned Saudi expert on the region’s Islamic architecture, is equally concerned. “This is an absolute contradiction to the nature of Mecca and the sacredness of the house of God,” he told the Reuters news agency earlier this year. “Both [Mecca and Medina] are historically almost finished. You do not find anything except skyscrapers.”
Dr Alawi’s most pressing concern is the planned £690m expansion of the Grand Mosque, the most sacred site in Islam which contains the Kaaba – the black stone cube built by Ibrahim (Abraham) that Muslims face when they pray, ( The Birth Place of the 1st Imam of the Shia Sect of Islam , Hazrat Ali a.s )
Construction officially began earlier this month with the country’s Justice Minister, Mohammed al-Eissa, exclaiming that the project would respect “the sacredness and glory of the location, which calls for the highest care and attention of the servants or Islam and Muslims”.
The 400,000 square metre development is being built to accommodate an extra 1.2 million pilgrims each year and will turn the Grand Mosque into the largest religious structure in the world. But the Islamic Heritage Foundation has compiled a list of key historical sites that they believe are now at risk from the ongoing development of Mecca, including the old Ottoman and Abbasi sections of the Grand Mosque, the house where the Prophet Mohamed PBUH was born and the house where his paternal uncle Hazrat Hamza grew up.
There is little argument that Mecca and Medina desperately need infrastructure development. Twelve million pilgrims visit the cities every year with the numbers expected to increase to 17 million by 2025.
But critics fear that the desire to expand the pilgrimage sites has allowed the authorities to ride roughshod over the area’s cultural heritage. The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimates that 95 per cent of Mecca’s millennium-old buildings have been demolished in the past two decades alone.
The destruction has been aided by Wahabism, the austere interpretation of Islam that has served as the kingdom’s official religion ever since the al-Sauds rose to power across the Arabian Peninsula in the 19th century.
In the eyes of Wahabis, historical sites and shrines encourage “shirk” – the sin of idolatry or polytheism – and should be destroyed. When the al-Saud tribes swept through Mecca in the 1920s, the first thing they did was lay waste to cemeteries holding many of Islam’s important figures. They have been destroying the country’s heritage ever since. Of the three sites the Saudis have allowed the UN to designate World Heritage Sites, none are related to Islam. As Deep in their heart they know that if they get a chance they ll even destroy them , and the World will not know as they are not among the World Heritage Sites.
Those circling the Kaaba only need to look skywards to see the latest example of the Saudi monarchy’s insatiable appetite for architectural bling. At 1,972ft, the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, opened earlier this year, soars over the surrounding Grand Mosque, part of an enormous development of skyscrapers that will house five-star hotels for the minority of pilgrims rich enough to afford them.
To build the skyscraper city, the authorities dynamited an entire mountain and the Ottoman era Ajyad Fortress that lay on top of it. At the other end of the Grand Mosque complex, the house of the Prophet’s first wife Bibi Khadijah has been turned into a toilet block. The fate of the house he was born in is uncertain. Also planned for demolition are the Grand Mosque’s Ottoman columns which dare to contain the names of the Prophet’s companions, something hardline Wahabis detest.
For ordinary Meccans living in the mainly Ottoman-era town houses that make up much of what remains of the old city, development often means the loss of their family home.
Non-Muslims cannot visit Mecca and Medina, but The Independent was able to interview a number of citizens who expressed discontent over the way their town was changing. One young woman whose father recently had his house bulldozed described how her family was still waiting for compensation. “There was very little warning; they just came and told him that the house had to be bulldozed,” she said.
Another Meccan added: “If a prince of a member of the royal family wants to extend his palace he just does it. No one talks about it in public though. There’s such a climate of fear.”
Dr Alawi hopes the international community will finally begin to wake up to what is happening in the cradle of Islam. “We would never allow someone to destroy the Pyramids, so why are we letting Islam’s history disappear?”
When the Wahabis took Mecca in the 1920s they destroyed the dome on top of the house where the Prophet Mohammed PBUH was born. It was then used as a cattle market before being turned into a library after a campaign by Meccans. There are concerns that the expansion of the Grand Mosque will destroy it once more. The site has never been excavated by archaeologists.
Ottoman and Abasi columns of the Grand Mosque
Slated for demolition as part of the Grand Mosque expansion, these intricately carved columns date back to the 17th century and are the oldest surviving sections of Islam’s holiest site. Much to the chagrin of Wahabis, they are inscribed with the names of the Prophet’s companions. Ottomon Mecca is now rapidly disappearing
For many years, hardline Wahabi clerics have had their sites set on the 15th century green dome that rests above the tomb holding the Prophet, Abu Bakr and Umar in Medina. The mosque is regarded as the second holiest site in Islam. Wahabis, however, believe marked graves are idolatrous. A pamphlet published in 2007 by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, endorsed by Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, stated that “the green dome shall be demolished and the three graves flattened in the Prophet’s Masjid”.
A mountain outside Mecca where Mohammed received his first Koranic revelations. The Prophet used to spend long spells in a cave called Hira. The cave is particularly popular among South Asian pilgrims who have carved steps up to its entrance and adorned the walls with graffiti. Religious hardliners are keen to dissuade pilgrims from congregating there and have mooted the idea of removing the steps and even destroying the mountain altogether.
Appendix: Destroyed sites
- The mosque at the grave of Sayyid al-Shuhada’ Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib.
- The Mosque of Lady Fatima Zahra a.s.
- The Mosque of al-Manaratain.
- Mosque and tomb of Sayyid Imam al-Uraidhi ibn Ja‘far al-Sadiq, destroyed by dynamite on August 13, 2002.
- Four mosques at the site of the Battle of the Trench in Medina.
- The Mosque of Abu Rasheed.
- Salman al-Farsi Mosque, in Medina.
- Raj’at ash-Shams Mosque, in Medina.
- Cemeteries and tombs
- Jannat al-Baqi in Medina, completely leveled.
- Jannat al-Mu’alla, the ancient cemetery at Mecca.
- Grave of Hamida al-Barbariyya, the mother of Imam Musa al-Kazim.
- Grave of Amina bint Wahb, Prophet Muhammad’s PBUH mother, bulldozed and set alight in 1998.
- Graves of Banu Hashim in Mecca.
- Tombs of Hamza and other martyrs were demolished at Uhud.
- Tomb of Eve in Jeddah sealed with concrete in 1975.
- Grave of the father of Prophet Muhammad, in Medina.
Historical religious sites
- The house of Mawlid where the Prophet Muhammad PBUH is believed to have been born in 570 A.D. Originally turned into a cattle market, it now lies under a rundown building which was built 70 years ago as a compromise after Wahhabi clerics called for it to be torn down.
- The house of Khadija, Prophet Muhammad’s first wife. Muslims believe he received some of the first revelations there. It was also where his children Umm Kulthum, Ruqayyah, Zainab, Fatimah and Qasim were born. After it was rediscovered during the Haram extensions in 1989, it was covered over and it was made into a library.
- House of Prophet Muhammed PBUH in Medina, where he lived after the migration from Mecca.
- Dar al Arqam, the first Islamic school where Prophet Muhammad PBUH taught. It now lies under the extension of the Masjid Al Nabawi of Madinah.
- Qubbat’ al-Thanaya, the burial site of Prophet Muhammed’s PBUH incisor that was broken in the Battle of Uhud.
- Mashrubat Umm Ibrahim, built to mark the location of the house where Prophet Muhammad’s son, Ibrahim, was born to Mariah.
- Dome which served as a canopy over the Well of Zamzam.
- Bayt al-Ahzan of Sayyida Fatima, in Medina.
- House of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, in Medina.
- Mahhalla complex of Banu Hashim, in Medina.
- House of Imam Hazrat Ali where Imam Hasan and Imam Husayn were born.
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