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Saudi Government Cordons Off Imams’ Graves in Baqi

Barrier placed around the Imams' graves This is the latest act of oppression in the cruel reign of terror initiated against the holy sites of Islam by the al-Saud dynasty. In 1925, the shrines for the four Imams and countless other companions and members of the Prophet’s household in the Jannat al-Baqi and Jannat al-Mualla cemeteries were demolished by the government. Since then, the Saudi government has continued to destroy numerous other relics of Islamic history in the name of preventing “polytheism”. Barrier placed around the  Imams' gravesShock and disbelief was the initial response last Wednesday as pilgrims to the Jannat al-Baqi cemetery were faced with a barrier cordoning off the graves of the four Shia Imams buried there. According to a report by the Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ABNA), the graves of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba, Imam Zainul Abideen, Imam Muhammad al-Baqir, and Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq (peace be upon them) in the al-Baqi cemetery have been barricaded, preventing individuals from even casting their glance on the holy sites. Security personnel present at the site informed the pilgrims that the barriers will be permanent.

This is the latest act of oppression in the cruel reign of terror initiated against the holy sites of Islam by the al-Saud dynasty. In 1925, the shrines for the four Imams and countless other companions and members of the Prophet’s household in the Jannat al-Baqi and Jannat al-Mualla cemeteries were demolished by the government. Since then, the Saudi government has continued to destroy numerous other relics of Islamic history in the name of preventing “polytheism”.

Pilgrims who attempt to pay their respects to the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny), his family members, or his companions are often met with unrestrained and unchecked physical violence at the hands of the infamous religious police. Only a few weeks ago, several dozen Shia pilgrims from the eastern provinces of Saudi Arabia were physically attacked by the religious police. The very country that Muslims look towards to face the House of Allah five times a day has become breeding grounds for hatred towards the Prophet of Allah and his Household.

As the oppression continues with barriers and religious police being stationed at every corner of the al-Baqi graveyard to prevent pilgrims from going near the holy graves, the Shia pilgrims were not suppressed. Through simply the visual visitation, the pilgrims still gathered in the hundreds to pay their respects.

Grand Ayatollah Safi Gulpaygani has issued a statement calling the Saudi government’s construction of the barrier a betrayal to the history of Islam.

“Such moves would lead to full annihilation of the historic monuments of the Islamic history, and the future generations would thus be left with no heritage as reference,” he said, according to a report by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). “Committing such moves is anti-cultural, since how can we claim ten thousand years from now that we had once had registered records of our Islamic civilization? Unfortunately, the Saudi government at our time resorts to annihilation of any sign that is left from the Prophethood era.”

IRNA reports that following a meeting with Ayatollah Gulpaygani, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the Islamic Republic will pursue the matter with the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

 

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  • OJ

    Allah’s curse on the enemies of Ahle Bayt a.s

  • Mahdi

    Preventing the shia from visiting the graves of the Ahlul Bayt of Muhammad (pbuh). This is history repeating itself. May Allah hasten the reappearance of our Mahdi!

  • razagulani

    May Allah curse the enemies of Ahlul Bait (AS). Let us all pray for the hasten reappearance of our beloved Imam Mehdi (ATF).

  • souad

    salam aleikum

    there is nothing show that there is hitting on visitors so how can i believe what was wrotten here …iam sorry but pictures not show any violence and i guess that nor shia noir sunni can enter to visit the holy grave of imams… iam sorry agin to hear some comment who call fopr hate….really sorry..salam aleikum

  • Uzayr

    Souad, no one is advocating hatred. We are simply asking Allah (swt) to remove His Mercy from individuals who actively seek to belittle and violate the graves of the family of the Prophet (saw).

  • Zeeshan

    We can do nothing more than to talk and issue statements. so its useless! The Saudis would continue to insult HolySites is nothing is done…Most of the important sites had already been demolished in Saudia like HUJRA of Prophet Muhammad. it is now taken within Harem… the graves would also disappear with time. n our generations wud b left with no heritage at all

  • muslim

    stop worshipping graves and start worshipping ALLAH,

  • MUSLIM

    @ “muslim”: Worship is for Allah alone. So stop committing biddah, and show some love and respect for the Prophet’s family and their teachings, as you were instructed to do.

  • .

    “Muslim”, stop spreading lies and hate about other Muslims! We do not worship graves!

  • @ shame on you

    u seem to be the dog of saudi.. be with them and on the day of qayamat u wil be with them in jahannam… may ALLAH send HIS curse on the saudi’s and the wahabi’s and all those who disrespect our PROPHET MUHAMMAD (SALLAHU ALAIHE WASALLAM) AND HIS NOBLE FAMILY….

  • ………

    Illahi Ameen to that IA (in the sadqa of 14 Masoomeen) ALLAHUMA SALAY ALA MUHAMMAD WA-ALE MUHAMMAD.

  • Eemaan-e-Ali

    There were, there are and there will be a group of followers of Shattan mardud on the face of of till Qiama.
    Such as Firaun, Namrood,Abujahel,and Yazeed ……So no body has power to stop theses followers of shatan.But true muslims has to perform their duties as done by Moosa A.S,Ibrahim A.S, Muhammad PBUH and nodoubt Imam Hussain A.S.

    …………………………….Sonies say that shia are worshiping graves of Prophet PBUH’s family.There is no truth in this staement…………as we are not worshiping , this is our respect and love for ehlay baath A.S.
    I pose a question to sunies……. Its human nature that when some our belovedONE (may be father ,mother ,sister,brother …….)DIE , we are sorrowed,we burry but we never bear it that any body demolish the grave of our relative who ever he/she is….we are possessive for it………..we will take any possibe action ,we, cry, and may take help of police,will go for justice etc..
    WOULD MOHAMMAD PBUH IFHE WOULD BE ALIVED, LIKE IT TO SEE THE DEMOLISH ED GRAVES OF HIS BELOVED ONE?………NEVR………………….NOBODY CAN SAY HE WOULD BE HAPPY……..

    …………………to understand the reality it is very essential to consider that if all that happen with us?…….. “LOVING Muhammad PBUH is loving Allah…………
    aNY HOW NOBADY CAN UNLOCK THE LOCKS OF JAHALLLAT OF JAHILS ……….WASALAM