- Posted January 24, 2013 by
Protests Around the World for Preservation 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 of the existence of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) has been systematically destroyed by Saudi Royals during their 90 year dynastic rule in Arabian Peninsula. They have erased over 95% of Islamic Heritage and have evil plans to destroy the remaining 5% in the name of expansions of grand mosques in Makka and Madina.
The Telegraph reported on November 2, 2012 that Sauds are bulldozing Islam's Heritage mercilessly. The Paper questioned why Muslims all over the world are keeping silence on this destruction.
Saudi Royal Clan are preserving cultural heritage of their Najdi ancestors and Idols worshiped by their Pagan forefathers in Temple like Museums in Saudi Arabia.
What is the difference between Legend (story, myth), and History (real existence of people)?
The physical evidence about the existence of people provides authenticity of 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 (PBUH) ever existed in this world, if you destroy everything related to him, his family and his companions?
How can the Muslims remain mute spectators while physical evidence of Islam is being erased from the Arab world?
A strong public pressure in the world will bring some sense to Saudi authorities and they will learn to respect Islam and Muslims.
The Independent 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.
The Muslims of the world cannot see Islam being destroyed by the ruling clan of Saudi Arabia without any regard to Islam and Muslims in the world.
MUSLIMS ARE SHOWING ANGER, DISMAY AND FRUSTRATION ON THE DESTRUCTION OF ISLAMIC HERITAGE IN SAUDI ARABIA
What happens to Islamic memorials in Saudi Arabia is the concern of all Muslims of the world. It is their basic human right to express anger and frustration to Saudi authorities. Islamic Heritage cannot be allowed to be destroyed in the hands of a few greedy Princes / Businessmen for building Hotels/Shopping Malls and public toilets.
1.8 BILLION MUSLIMS OF THE WORLD ARE DEMAND THE FOLLOWING
Saudi authorities should assure the Muslim world that the Green Dome of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) will not be touched ever. Also, no new Domes will be constructed in future expansions of Masjid-e-Nabawi bigger than the Prophet's (PBUH) Green Dome. All future expansion of Masjid-e-Nabawi should be done in the northern side, behind the present mosque.
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 (PBUH) 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.
Saudi Government should publicly apologize to the Muslim world for the destruction of the Islamic Heritage and insults meted out to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), his family members and Sahabah, 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.
Muslims' demands are genuine. They 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 Heritage.
PRESERVATION OF ISLAMIC HERITAGE CAMPAIGN IS UNDERTAKEN IN THE WORLD IN FOLLOWING WAYS
(a) Peaceful demonstrations, passing of resolutions in Islamic gatherings, mass signing of petitions on Internet, awareness campaign on electronic media, FB, Twitter andprint media/News papers are being organized by Muslims all over the world.
(b) Many people are writing e-mails to Saudi Embassies in different countries of the world showing their pain and anger over Islamic Heritage Destruction. E-mail addresses of Saudi Embassies in different countries are freely available on public domain on Internet. Some of the e-mails are provided below.
You can also send a copy of your e-mail to the World Heritage Center, UNESCO, France. Their e-mail address is 'firstname.lastname@example.org'.
The Times of India reported on December 11, 2012 thatletters were written from All India Ulema Mashaikh Board,to the Prime Minister of India, External Affairs Minister of India and Saudi Ambassador in India, protesting against the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia.
A Petition, addressed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was signed by 1,280 people protesting and demanding him to stop bulldozing Islamic Heritage and restore Islamic Memorials destroyed in Saudi Arabia.
Thousands of individual letters are reported to have been written to Saudi Embassies in several countries of the world protesting the damaged done to Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia.
(c) People are using 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.
(d)Using Social Networking sites to post their frustration and anger is good place, tagging friends in large numbers in this awareness campaign.
(e) It is reported that local Imams in mosques in different parts of the world are giving sermons about the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia.
(f) People are writing letters / news items to the editors of local newspapers and TV stations in their countries explaining the facts with pictures.
(g) Many Muslim organizations in the world are organizing peaceful demonstration showing their concern on the destruction of Islamic Heritage in Saudi Arabia. These demonstrations are generally peaceful and no untoward incident has been reported yet in any country.
Thousands participated in a Protest Rally in India
Thousands of people participated in 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 to India which was signed by several Ulema.
There are 54 Islamic Countries, members of OIC, who have declared Miladun Nabi (PBUH) as Public Holiday. Saudi Arabia and Qatar are the only two countries who did not declare it a holiday. Prophet's (PBUH) birthday is celebrated with vigor and enthusiasm in over 188 Countries of the world and people in all these countries are extremely frustrated and angry on Saudi Royal Family who are erasing every single Islamic Heritage building in Saudi Arabia.
SAUDI AUTHORITIES CANNOT IGNORE THE FRUSTRATION AND ANGER OF 1.8 BILLION MUSLIMS OF THE WORLD