95% OF ISLAMIC HERITAGES HAVE BEEN DEMOLISHED IN MECCA
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95% of the Islamic heritages have been destroyed in Mecca in the last two decades. A new Las Vegas has been established here in the Holy City while the spirit that Mecca meant for pilgrims has been annihilated. Among many other heritages these buildings have become victims of the huge construction works:
هدموا بيت أبي بكر لإقامة فندق هيلتون.. وحولوا بيت السيدة خديجة إلى مراحيض عامة.. وأزالوا الرواق العثماني.. لماذا حولت السعودية #مكة إلى مدينة رأسمالية خالية من الروحانية، ولماذا حرصوا على ترميم آثار ملوكهم فقط وهدموا آثار الصحابة؟
Közzétette: Midan – ميدان – 2018. október 29., hétfő
– House of Abu Bakr where Hilton stands at the moment
– Dwelling place of Khadija where a public toilet can receive 1400 client at one time
– The house where Mohammed (pbuh) was born where an animal market exists
– The architectural monuments from the age of Abbasids empire have been all lost
Pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam. It has to be performed for any Muslim who can afford it. In the past Hajj could be fulfilled by anyone who invested his own sources and physical efforts. Pilgrims could reach Mecca via caravan routes with fatigue and pains. In the 50’s of last century about 100 thousand men participated in it. However today, thanks for transport facilities, expansion of Holy Mosque and progress of infrastructure Mecca can receive 3 million people. As number increases even profit growths. Five-star hotels expect those who can afford. Every comfort service is available while pilgrimage originally is about the discomfort and sacrifice.
Even participation on the congregational prayer in the Holy Mosque is not necessary. It can be established in the hotel room according to a fatwa issued by Saudi scholars. In case you are a well-to-do chief you can enjoy the care of the Saudi security during your pilgrimage.
Mecca is not the same as it was. Mecca has become Las Vegas. One night in the Abraj al-Beit (Watch Tower) can cost 5000 dollars. According to the plans of ruling family Mecca will be converted to a “smart” city as the smart phones, while Dara’iya, the site where Al-Saud ruled first until the Ottoman empire swept them out, is under renewal with big capacities. Dara’iyat has become subject of UNESCO as part of world’s heritage while Mecca is not protected by UNESCO!
The fatwas of Saudi scholars prohibit to visit the tombs of followers of Prophet (pbuh). They consider it Bida’a (renewal and distortion of faith). That way there is a chance to destroy these tombs as well. Turkey has protested against the demolition of architectural heritages built during the Ottoman rule.
Saudi Arabia invests efforts only in the preservation of buildings what recall the memory of Al-Saud while the heritages of Islam as a whole are systematically destroyed.