Tuesday, November 6, 2012

What meaning has Hajj in the age of capitalism?


Monday, November 5, 2012

THE DESTRUCTION OF THE HOLY SITES IN MECCA AND MEDINA

By Irfan Ahmed
In 1802, AN ARMY LED BY THE SONS of Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab (the founder of Wahhabism) and Muhammad ibn Saud occupied Taif and began a bloody massacre. A year later, the forces occupied the holy city of Mecca. They executed a campaign of destruction in many sacred places and leveled all the existing domes, even those built over the well of Zamzam. However, after the army left, Sharif Ghalib breached the truce, inciting the Wahhabis to reoccupy Mecca in 1805.


When bin Saud took Medina in 1805, his followers, adherents to Wahhabism, destroyed nearly every tomb dome in Medina in order to prevent their veneration,[4] and the Green Dome is said to have narrowly escaped the same fate.[5] Muhammad's tomb however was stripped of its gold and jewel ornaments.[4] Similar events took place in 1925 when the Saudi militias retook—and this time managed to keep—the city.[6][7][8] In the Wahhabi interpretation of Islam, burial is to take place in unmarked graves.


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