13:21 - June 12, 2019
News ID: 3468730
TEHRAN (IQNA) – A sit-in was held in the Indian capital of New Delhi on Wednesday to call for rebuilding the holy shrines in Al-Baqi Cemetery in Medina that were destroyed by extremist Wahhabis a century ago.  


The sit-in is held every year with permission from the Indian government.

A similar event was organized in Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday.


Sit-In in New Delhi to Call for Rebuilding Al-Baqi Shrines

Sit-In in New Delhi to Call for Rebuilding Al-Baqi Shrines

The shrines of Imam Hassan, Imam Sajjad, Imam Baqir, and Imam Sadiq (AS) in Al-Baqi Cemetery were among those demolished at the order of King Ibn Saud on the 8th of Shawwal in the year 1344 AH (1925).

In the same year (1925), he also demolished the tombs of holy personalities at Jannat al-Mualla (Makkah) where the Holy Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) mother, wife, grandfather and other ancestors are buried.

The destruction of the sacred sites in Saudi Arabia by the Saudis continues even till today. The only reason for the destruction by the Wahabis is to erase history and defame Islam at any cost.

They have no respect or regards for civilization, history or religion. The destruction of these sites that are linked with early Islam has been occurring mainly in the Hijaz region of western Saudi Arabia, particularly around Mecca and Medina.

The demolitions have focused on mosques, burial sites, homes and historical sites that are associated with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).


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