In he name of expansion of Holy sites in Mecca and Medina are going to be demolish by Saudi Government .The multi-billion dollar plan further includes demolishing three of the world’s oldest mosques belonged to the Caliphs and Masjid Ghamama, built to mark the spot where the Prophet is believed to have given his first Eid prayers.
Here is the headline of Independent newspaper , which filed this news back in 2006, and in 2012
As you understand the case , why I am writing this blog!.Just to mention or highlight the alarming situation, where our sacred places (holy places) are no more after this expansion of mosques
No one says NO to the development in both cities and we are happy that Saudi Government did allot to facilitate the holy pilgrims, which are increasing by every passing year.
But What is the purpose to demolish the old mosques?.Why not they just renovate those mosques and include in Masjid-e-Nabvi(SAW) and there are ways they could expand which would either avoid or preserve the ancient Islamic sites but instead they want to knock it all down.
I am not mentioning their sect , Wahabbi , those who only emphasizes on Oneness of God (Tawhid) and entirely rejects the worship of divine proxies to God.But , they must understand the feelings,love of other sects people for the belonging of the our Prophet Muhammad(PBUH).
It is not the matter of sect only, but it is the matter of Muslim Ummah,
“In the end, the character of a civilization is encased in its structures’!