Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jannat Al-Baqi Cemetery

On 8th Shawwal Al-Mukarram, Wednesday, in the year 1345 AH (April 21, 1925), mausoleums in Jannatul Al-Baqi (Madina) were demolished by King Ibn Saud. In the same year (1925), he also demolished the tombs of holy personalities at Jannat al-Mualla (Makkah) where the Holy Prophet Muhammad's (saw) mother, wife, grandfather and other ancestors are buried. Destruction of sacred sites in Hijaz by the Saudi Wahhabi's continues even today.

From a nice history of the destruction of Ibn Saud's destruction of the Jannat Al-Baqi Cemetery to help frame what I think will unfold in the Kingdom.

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