REVIVAL OF ISLAMIC HERITAGE
The evidence of historical physical existence of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) has been systematically destroyed by Salafis during their 100 year dynastic rule in Arabian Peninsula. It is reported that they have erased over 97% of Islamic Heritage and have evil plans to destroy the remaining 3%.
Saudi Salafis have destroyed over 60,000 pious graves and mausoleums of Sahabah and family members of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in Arabian Peninsula. What they did with the pious bodies of over 60,000 Sahabah is not known to people. These inhuman beastly actions will definitely carry the unending Azab (torment) on these Salafis in Hereafter. They cannot escape Allah's (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) Azab.
It is important that Saudi Salafis are stopped in this context and all Islamic Heritage sites these heritage sites revived at their places so that our future generations know how Islam was developed in Hijaz, neighboring Arab countires and the rest of the world.
Muslim population all over the world today, is frustrated. They are angry and dismayed for this massive destruction of Islamic Heritage in the hands of Salafis. During 2012-14, there were protests all over the world, in Asia, Africa, Europe and Americas when Saudis planned to destroy the Green Dome of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), his pious grave and the house where he was born in Makka, Arabian Peninsula.
This article was written in 2014. It provides detailed information covering all aspects of this Global Movement for the preservation of Islamic Heritage. It is an important read for all Muslims to know facts in this context. The article is divided into 3 sections, as follows.
SECTION 1 - Destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia.
SECTION 2 - Destruction of Islamic Heritage in Arab countries in the hands of Salafi extremists allegedly funded by Saudi Government.
SECTION 3 - World-Wide Protests of Muslims for restoration of Islamic Heritage.
Authentic evidence has been provided throughout the book. We thank all Muslims of the world who are aware and raise their voice for the 'Restoration of Islamic Heritage Campaign, particularly on the recent occasions, (i) Preservation of Green Dome in Madina, and (ii) Preservation of Bait ul Maulid (Prophet's - صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم birth place) in Makka. In view of these protests, Saudi Authorities refrained from destruction of these heritage sites.
Muslims are protesting to remove Public toilet built on Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) house in Makka.
Muslims are also protesting for the restoration of all Islamic Heritage buildings in Saudi Arabia and neighboring countries.
The intention of the book is positive; to guide the people in authority in Salafi countries not to destroy Islamic Heritage for petty commercial gains.
DESTRUCTION OF ISLAMIC HERITAGE IN SAUDI ARABIA
Muslims throughout the world are extremely disturbed, dismayed and frustrated to watch the systematic destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia for construction of commercial complexes, tourism hotels and public toilets. This unchecked behavior of Saudi Royals and the Rich has damaged the identity of Islam tremendously.
The physical evidence about the existence of earlier people provides authenticity to the historical figures. If you destroy physical evidence of Islam, then Islam will become a legend, a myth; like many philosophical religions of the world. How will you show the evidence to our coming generations that Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) existed in this world, if you destroy everything related to him, his family and his companions? The entire world, irrespective of religion, region and ethnic identities are critical of what Saudi Salafi fanatics did in Arabian Peninsula.
(i) The Telegraph Newspaper reported on November 2, 2012 that Sauds are bulldozing Islam's Heritage mercilessly. The Paper questioned why Muslims all over the world are keeping silent on this destruction.
(ii) The Press TV reported on October 28, 2012 that Sauds (the Saudi Royal family) plan to destroy the remaining monuments in Saudi Arabia.
(iii) The Independent Newspaper reported on October 19, 2006 under title "The Shame of the House of Saud : Shadows over Makka" that previously unseen photographs reveal how Salafi Pagans, obsessed with Idolatry, have colluded with developers to destroy Islam's diverse Heritage.
(iv) Saeed Shehabi, Chairman, International Forum for Islamic Dialogue (IFID) wrote a detailed account of Destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia in February 2008. It is estimated that more than 90% of historic mosques, mausoleums and other artifacts have been erased from the face of the Earth, irrespective of some sane voices from Hijaz who oppose and question the wisdom of the eradication of the country's historic Islamic wealth.
(v) Independent Newspaper reported on October 28, 2012 that Saudi authorities have embarked on cultural vandalism and destroying Islamic holy sites without any regard to Islam and Muslims in the world.
(vi) The Hindu Newspaper from India reported on November 5, 2012 that Saudi Arabia’s poor track record on the protection of Islamic heritage structures has further fueled anxiety about remaining few sites’ future. The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimates that 95 per cent of all 1,000-year-old buildings in Makkah and Medina have been destroyed over the last 20 years.
Watch the following Shocking Video clips to know the extent of damage Salafis have done to Islam and its Heritage.
Dr. Irfan Alawi of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, London, told Russian TV (RT) that the key Islamic heritage site, including Prophet Mohammed’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) shrine, is to be bulldozed as Saudi Arabia plans a $ 6 billion expansion of Madina’s Grand Mosque.
Work on the destruction of Green Dome was to start after 2012 Hajj season. However, the Muslims of the world raised their voices on the proposed destruction of Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) dome and his pious grave. In view of the huge reaction world over, the Saudi Government is reported to stopped the proposed destruction. This was reported in Saudi Gazette Newspaper on November 14, 2012.
Muslims suspect that Saudi Government's announcement not to destroy the Green Dome of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) could be a shrewd move to buy some time and when Muslims' anger dies down, they will take up the destruction of the Dome and the pious graves of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and Khulafa-e-Rashideen from the mosque as they did earlier with 60,000 pious graves of Sahaba in Arabian Peninsula.
The Tribune reported on November 1, 2012 that there is a strong potential and likelihood that Saudi Salafis will demolish the Green Dome, and destroy Riyadh al-Jannah and the pious graves of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and Khulafa-e-Rashideen in their long line of projects they are undertaking to erase Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia.
Press TV reported on February 11, 2013 that Saudi Arabia's plan of demolishing Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Green Dome is actually a conspiracy hatched by Salafis and Zionists together. Salafis are working on the Zionists Agenda to eliminate Islam from the Planet Earth.
It is interesting to note that Saudi Royals have destroyed Islamic Heritage and preserved cultural heritage of their ancestors by restoring the idols worshiped by their Pagan forefathers in Temple like Museums in Saudi Arabia.
What Saudi Salafis are restoring are the idols worshiped by their Pagan ancestors as well as sites related to their dynastic rule in Arabian Peninsula. Read more.
Arab News reported on January 14, 2013 that Saudis are organizing Exhibitions in all major cities of Saudi Arabia and the world depicting the Cultural Heritage of the idols worshiped by their Pagan forefathers. Read Arab News report
CNN reported on July 29, 2010 that the Idols of Pagan Gods preserved by Saudi Arabia are shown in International Exhibitions all over the world. Read CNN Report.
Saudi Salafists claim that Salafi Paganism is real Islam And in this context, they are reviving all pagan gods and related artifacts by erasing all Islamic memorials from their land.
Saudis openly say that preservation of Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) relics, his houses, the houses of Sahabah, their old mosques and even their sacred graves is shirk; but preservation of Idols worshiped by their ancestors is their important responsibility towards their future generations.
DESTRUCTION OF ISLAMIC HERITAGE IN OTHER ARAB COUNTRIES BY SALAFI EXTREMISTS ALLEGEDLY FUNDED BY SAUDI ARABIAN GOVERNMENT
It is not just that Saudi Salafis are destroying Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia, they are also exporting this terror in other Muslim countries of the world. Salafis are taking control of Muslim countries, one by one, with the help of Zionists in the name of revolutions and destroying entire Islamic Heritage in those countries.
(i) Libya Herald Newspaper reported that on July 9, 2012 Salafis bombed 'Sahaba Mosque' in Derna, Benghazi, Libya.
The Bombing on the mosque destroyed the Tomb and the upper portion of Hadhrat Zuhayr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) pious grave. People were surprised to see the pious body of Zuhayr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), companion of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), remained intact, spotless after 1,375 years of burial. The news and these pictures were published in Libya Herald Newspaper on July 10, 2012.
(ii) On Sunday, August 26, 2012, Saudi funded Salafis attacked 500 year old grave of Sheikh Shihab al-Din (1442-1493), a Shadhili Shaikh in Misrata, Libya, dug out the grave and took away his dead body.
UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said on August 27, 2012, the Salafi attacks wrecking Zlitan, Tripoli, Mistara, Benghazi, etc., and destroying mosques and desecrating graves of Islamic Scholars must be halted. Reuters Paris, reported on August 29, 2012 that United Nations has urged Libyan authorities to protect Islamic Heritage from Salafi vandalism. Read more.
In Misrata, they destroyed mausoleum of Sheikh Ahmed al-Zarruq. The front façade of Abdul-Salam Al-Asmar Al-Fituri shrine, as well as the mosque and library of al-Asmari University in Zliten were also destroyed. Read more.
Agence France Presse (AFP) reported that in Tripoli, Salafis destroyed Abdallah al-Shaab mausoleum, the shrines of Sidi al-Masri and Sidi Selim.
The League of Libyan Muslim Scholars have urged United Nations to pressure Saudi Arabian Government not to export Salafi terror and vandalism in Islamic countries.
(iv) The Daily Mail, UK, reported on February 3, 2013 that Salafi Terrorists, backed by French military have torched homes, mosques and libraries, including £16-million Ahmed Baba Institute, home to some 20,000 ancient documents on culture, science and geography.
It is reported that Salafi terrorists, armed with assault rifles and pickaxes have destroyed all important mausoleums in Timbuktu. Eye witnesses say that Salafis are unleashed terror in many parts of Mali.
(v) BBC reported on October 15, 2012 that Salafi Militants, who call themselves Free Syrian Army, damaged the Grand Umayyad Mosque in Aleppo City. Read full Report.
Armed Salafi militant groups targeted the mosque with mortars and machine guns, damaging major portion of the mosque, main prayer Hall and the main gate.
(v) Salafi Militants have bombed and destroyed the mausoleum of Hazrat Ammar bin Yasir (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) in Syria, who was one of the prominent Sahaba, famous for the Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), Hadith - "Ammar will be killed by the rebellious aggressive group. He will be inviting them to Paradise and they will invite him to Hell-fire". (Bukhari Vol. 1, Book 8, # 438). Ammar bin Yassir (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was killed by Muawiya (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) in the battle of Siffeen. His severed head was taken to Muawiya (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) from the battle ground and it was displayed in Muawiya's (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) palace for for a few days.
(vi) Press TV reported on May 3, 2013 that the pious Grave of the Sahabi Sayyidina Hujr ibn Adi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was desecrated in Syria and his grave was dug up and his blessed body was stolen.
Hadhrat Hujr ibn Adi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was a pious companion of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) who was brutally killed along with his son and 7 others by Muawiya (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) for supporting Hadhrat Ali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). It is reported that Muawiya (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) had given Hadhrat Hujr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) two choices, either to curse Hadhrat Ali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) publicly from the member of a mosque, or get killed by him. Hujr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) preferred to die rather than curse Hadhrat Ali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ).
On May 2nd, 2013, Hujr ibn Adi's (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) grave was desecrated by Salafi terrorists trained and by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Salafi States. His body was removed from his grave. No one knows what they did with his pious body.
WORLD WIDE PROTESTS OF MUSLIMS FOR RESTORATION OF ISLAMIC HERITAGE IN SAUDI ARABIA
What happens to Islamic memorials in Saudi Arabia or elsewhere is naturally the concern of all Muslims of the world. Islamic Heritage belongs to Muslim Ummah which cannot be left at the mercy of Saudi funded Salafi Terrorists. Islamic Heritage cannot be allowed to be destroyed in the hands of a few Greedy Princes and Real Estate Sharks to develop personal commercial properties in Saudi Arabia. Muslims are showing anger, dismay and frustration which has developed into a Global movement to preserve, revive and reconstruct (the damaged) Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia and other countries of the world.
MUSLIMS OF THE WORLD DEMAND THE FOLLOWING
(i) Saudi authorities should assure the Muslim world that the Green Dome of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) will not be touched ever. Also, no new Domes will be constructed in future expansions of Masjid-e-Nabawi bigger than the Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Green Dome. All future expansion of Masjid-e-Nabawi should be done in the northern side, behind the present mosque.
(ii) Saudi Government should immediately restore Heritage memorials of Jannatul Baqi in Madinah, and Jannatul Mu'alla in Makka without wasting any more time. The Public Toilet made on the House of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in Makka should be destroyed and sanctity of the place restored with immediate effect. Also, all Islamic Heritage buildings destroyed by Sauds should be restored to their pre 1900 position.
(iii) Saudi Government should publicly apologize to the Muslim world for the destruction of the Islamic Heritage and insults meted out to Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), his family members, Sahabah and important dignitaries of Islam, during their dynastic rule. The ugly wrongs committed in the past should be apologized publicly and a new beginning made by restoring the Baqi and Mu'alla sanctuaries and other Heritage buildings. They should initiate a master plan to restore all Islamic Heritage buildings that have been destroyed in Arabia, with immediate effect.
(iv) Saudi Royal Clan is responsible for the damage of Islamic Heritage in Arabian Peninsula and elsewhere in the world where their funded Salafi Terrorists have destroyed Islamic memorials. Saudi Government should stop exporting Salafi Militancy in Muslim countries of the world. They should stop using their Clerics and Petro-dollar wealth to destroy Islamic Heritage in the world. There should be an International Fund and supervision to reconstruct all Islamic Heritage damaged by Salafis in Saudi Arabia and rest of the world.Muslims want Saudis to preserve Islamic Heritage. The UN charters support this preservation. Protection of Heritage buildings is a well known International cause of UNESCO. Constitutions of all countries of the world ensure preservation of HeritagePreservation of Islamic Heritage Campaign in the World was carried out by Muslims on all fronts, during 2012-14.
(i) Peaceful demonstrations, passing of resolutions in Islamic gatherings, mass signing of petitions on Internet, awareness campaign on electronic media, FB, Twitter and print media/News papers were organized by Muslims all over the world.
(ii) Thousands of individual letters were written to Saudi Embassies in several countries of the world protesting for the damaged done to Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia. It is reported that many people sent copies of their e-mails to World Heritage Center, UNESCO, France; and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations, New York.
(iii) The Times of India reported on December 11, 2012 that letters were written from All India Ulema Mashaikh Board, to Prime Minister of India, External Affairs Minister of India and Saudi Ambassador in India, protesting against the destruction of Islamic Heritage.
(iv) A Petition, addressed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was signed by 1,600 people protesting and demanding him to stop bulldozing Islamic Heritage and restore Islamic Memorials destroyed in Saudi Arabia. Read more.
(v) Another Petition, addressed to Khaled Abdul Razzak Al-Nafisi, Saudi Representative to the United Nations was signed by over 500 people demanding his Government to stop bulldozing Islamic Heritage and restore Islamic Memorials destroyed in Saudi Arabia.
Many petitions were sent over Internet to Saudi Authorities demanding them to reconstruct the Islamic Heritage destroyed by them in Saudi Arabia.
(vi) Hundreds of thousands of people used Social Networking websites like FB, Twitter, Google+, etc., to post their frustration and anger. They tagged friends in large numbers in this awareness campaign. People used CNN/ BBC / Al-Jazeera / Times of India / New York Times or any famous News Agency / Newspaper/ TV Station Websites / FB pages to register their anger and frustration.
(viii) People wrote letters / news items to the editors of local newspapers and TV stations in their countries explaining the facts with pictures.
(ix) It was reported that local Imams in mosques in different parts of the world gave sermons about the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia.
Many organizations in the world organized demonstration showing their anger and frustration on the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia. These demonstrations were generally peaceful and no untoward incident was reported in any country.
(i) Several hundred people protested opposite Saudi Embassy in Washington DC 2007.
Hundred of people protested opposite Saudi in Embassy, Washington DC, United States, on October 22, 2007 shouting slogans against the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia. Watch the video clip of the Protest.
(ii) A protest was organized by several hundred men and women opposite Saudi Embassy in Washington DC in February 2008.
A protest was organized by several hundred men and women opposite Saudi Embassy in Washington DC in February 2008 against the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia. Watch the video clip of this Protest.
(iii) Hundreds of people gathered opposite Saudi Embassy in Washington DC in September 2009 protesting.
(iv) Several thousand people protested opposite Saudi Embassy in London UK.
Thousands of people joined a Protest march and held a Rally opposite Saudi Embassy in London, UK in September 2010 against the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia. Watch the Video Clip of the Protest.
(v) Several hundred people joined protests in Texas and some other cities of US.
(vi) Hundreds of people marched and staged a rally opposite Saudi Embassy in Washington DC in September 2010.
Hundreds of people marched and staged a rally opposite Saudi Embassy Washington DC, United States of America, in 2010 protesting against the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia. Watch this video clip.
(vii) Thousands of people joined a Protest march and held a Rally In London, UK
(viii) Thousands of people participated in Protest Rallies all across Pakistan on August 29, 2012
Thousands participated in Rallies across Pakistan on August 29 2012, chanting slogans against destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia.
(ix) Over one hundred thousand people participated in rally in Lucknow, India on September 7, 2011
Over one hundred thousand people participated in rally in Lucknow, India on September 7, 2011, showing their anger and frustration on the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia.
(x) Thousands participated in a Protest Rally at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, India in August 2012.
Thousands participated in a Protest Rally at New Delhi, India in August 2012. Protesters demanded recons-truction of Islamic memorials in Saudi Arabia.
(xi) Thousands participated in a Protest Rally in New Delhi, India on January 14, 2013
Thousands of people joined a Protest Rally held at Jantar Manter, New Delhi, India, on January 14, 2013 protesting against the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia. A memorandum was presented to the Government of India, and Saudi Ambassador in India which was signed by many Ahle Sunnah Ulema from all parts of India. Read more.
(xii) It was reported in Inqilab Newspaper on May 27, 2013 that Islamic scholars and Muslims from Muradabad, India, protested against the destruction of Islamic Heritage and desecration of the pious graves of Sahabah and Awliya Allah in the hands of Wahhabi Terrorists in Syria in front of the District Collectorate and urged Indian Government to press Saudi authorities to stop this unabated destruction and killing of innocent people in the world. A memorandum was also handed over to the Collector in this regard signed by many Islamic scholars.
There are thousands of Organizations all over the World who are supporting the cause of Muslims for reconstruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia. The whole world, the entire Internet, Print Media of the world has severely criticized Saudi Royal family for their inhuman behavior of destroying Islamic Heritage in Arabian Peninsula and other countries of the world.
(i) CNN i-reported on January 24, 2013 about the world wide protests of Muslims against the Destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia. Read full CNN iReport
(ii) DAWN reported on February 9, 2013 that several historic monuments in Makka and Madina have fallen to rubble. At the end of October, 2012, as the Hajj season was coming to a close, Saudi authorities announced that they were planning to raze the shrine of the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in order to accommodate a 6 billion dollar expansion of Masjid-Al-Nabawi in Madina. Also not accommodated in the new plan was the Masjid Ghamama where the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was said to have given his first Eid sermon. Back in Makka, the Masjid al Haram compound is dwarfed by the Abraj Al Bait skyscraper apartment and hotel complex, whose incongruous and ugly clock tower looks down on pilgrims inside the mosque.
(iii) Saudi Gazzette reported on February 5, 2013 that "it is really painful that we (Saudis) treat Islamic Heritage relics in a manner that reflects our complete ignorance of their value and significance. Historian and writer Mohammed Al-Salmi once wrote 'we consolidate our ignorance of the value of Islamic Heritage relics with naked aggression against them. We deliberately destroy them to a degree that makes us unworthy of them.' I would add to this and say that our dealing with Islamic antiquities reflects a great inability on our part in realizing the religious and historic significance of these antiquities. By this ignorance we are not only being unfair to ourselves but also to future generations. It is high time we realize the great value of Islamic antiquities in our country. We should work hard to preserve and upkeep them in a manner that reflects their real worth.
SAUDI AUTHORITIES CANNOT IGNORE THE FRUSTRATION AND ANGER OF MUSLIMS OF THE WORLD
Muslims of the World demand Saudi authorities should immediately restore Heritage memorials of Jannatul Baqi in Madinah, and Jannatul Mu'alla in Makka without wasting any more time. The Public Toilet made on the House of Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in Makka should be destroyed and sanctity of the place restored with immediate effect. Also, all Islamic Heritage buildings destroyed by Sauds should be restored to their pre 1900 position. Saudis should know that they can no longer ignore the frustration and anger of 1.8 billion Muslims of the world.The world belongs to Allah (عَزَّ وَجَلَّ) and His Prophet Mohammad (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and you cannot have the liberty to destroy the identity of Islam. In Sha Allah, the world will see, all memorials of Ahle Bait, Sahabah and all Islamic Heritage buildings will be restored in Saudi Arabia soon. No one on this Planet can stop this.It is in Quran - جَاءَ الْحَقُّ وَزَهَقَ الْبَاطِلُ ۚ إِنَّ الْبَاطِلَ كَانَ زَهُوقًا [ "Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, (by nature), ever bound to depart.] (Al-Isra - 81)Indeed, the evil period is over, now it is the time for Sahih Iman and Sahih Islam in the world.