Defenders of The
' The Green Dome Destroyed
MEDINA BOMBARDED - We had previously reported that the
Muslims of India were agitated by the bombardment of by 'Abd al-'Aziz [Ibn Sa'ud]. Medina
'Abd al-'Aziz ibn 'Abd ar-Rahman attacked
times. He even bombed Rasulullah's
(sall-Allahu ta'ala 'alaihi wa sallam) blessed shrine in an attack in 1926 but,
fortunately, could not capture the city. Medina
The following news was reported in the papers on Sa'at in
September 9, 1344 (1926): Istanbul
[Ayyub Sabri Pasha's Turkish work, Mir'at al-Haramain:5 volumes, Matba'a-I Bahriyye,
A.H. (1883-1888CE)] Istanbul
" Even the large dome over the tomb of Mohammed, at Medinah, was destined to share a similar fate.
Saoud had given orders that it should be demolished; but its solid structure defied the rude efforts of his soldiers; and after several of them had been killed by falling from the dome, the attempt was given up. This the inhabitants of Medinah declared to have been done through the interposition of Heaven.”
[BY JOHN LEWIS BURCKHARDT, " NOTES ON THE BEDOUINS AND WAHABYS " COLLECTED DURING HIS TRAVELS IN THE EAST, PUBLISHED IN 1831CE]----
Written in the copy of the weekly periodical Ad-da’wa dated Sha’bân 1397 A.H. (1977), which was prepared by a madrasa named: Jâmi’at al-Islâmiyya in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia:
“In the coming enlargement of Masjid an-Nabî, only the west side should be widened and the great bid’a should be ended. The great bid’a is the inclusion of the three graves in the masjid. The eastern wall should be brought back to its former place, and the graves should be left outside the masjid.”
al-Albani: "the dome over the Prophets grave should be destroyed"!
Evil al Albani demanded in four or five of his books that the Noble Grave be brought out of the Mosque in Madina and its Green Dome destroyed.
He states: “I have found no evidence for the Prophet’s – Allah bless and greet him – hearing of the salaam of those who greet him at his grave” and “I do not know from where Ibn Taymiyya took his claim: In Majmu`a al-Fatawa (27:384).
That he – Allah bless and greet him – hears the salaam from someone near.” This and the previous item are among his greater enormities and bear the unmistakable signature of innovation and deviation.
In his notes on: Nu`man al-Alusi’s al-Ayat al-Bayyinat (p. 80) and his Silsila Da`ifa (#203).
Sayyid Yusuf ibn Al-Sayyid Hashim al-Rifa'i
20. Aiding the Arch-Innovator, al-Albani
* You have provided a haven to Nasir Albani 21 and abetted him, allowing him to publish his book Ahkam al-Jana'iz wa Bida'uha in which he openly asks for the removal of the grave of the Prophet, peace and greetings be upon him, from the most noble Mosque! 22
21 When he was banned from
Syria before his expulsion from .
He lived house arrest in Saudi Arabia
until his death in 1999. Cf. Appendix,"Albani&co." [T]. Amman
22 He reiterates this foolishness in his Tahdhir al-Sajid,Hijjat al-Nabi, and Manasik al-Hajj wa al-'Umra.[T]
وأما هذه القبة فهو موضوعة متأخرة من جهل بعض الأمراء، فلو أزيلت فلا بأس بذلك، بل هذا حق، لكن قد لا يتحمل هذا بعض الجهلة، وقد يرمون من أزالها بأنه ليس على حق، وأنه مبغض للنبي -عليه الصلاة والسلام-، فمن أجل هذا تركت الدولة السعودية هذه القبة على حالها لأنها من عمل غيرها، ولا تحب التشويش والفتنة التي قد يتزعمها بعض الناس من عباد القبور، وأصحاب الغلو في الأموات من المشركين،
Sheikh Bin Baz: As for this dome, it was constructed by some of the later ignorant rulers, if it was to be removed there is nothing wrong in doing so, rather this is the correct thing. However some of the ignorant folk will not be able to endure this and may accuse those who remove it that they are not upon the truth and that they hate the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). It is because of this the Saudi state has left this dome as it is, because it was not made by them and they do not wish for troubles and instability which might be created by some people from the grave worshippers and those mushriks who hold extreme beliefs regarding the dead.
* "It is not permitted to glorify buildings and historical sites," proclaimed Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Baz, then the kingdom's highest religious authority, in a much-publicized fatwa in 1994.
"Such action would lead to polytheism. ... [S]o it is necessary to reject such acts and to warn others away from them."
“It is not permissible to travel with the intention of visiting the grave of the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam), nor the grave of any other person, according to the most correct of two opinions given by the scholars… “As for the intention only to visit the grave, it is not permissible when it involves undertaking a journey to do so.” [Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 1 Page 83]
In his tract translated into English as Authentic Islamic Aqeedah and What Opposes It (p. 16), Ibn Baz calls those who visit the graves of saints "unbelievers" who commit what he calls kufr al-rubûbiyya.
* A pamphlet published by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, endorsed by Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, and distributed at the Prophet's Mosque, where Mohammed, Abu Bakr, and the Islamic Caliph Umar ibn Al Khattab are buried, reads,
"The green dome shall be demolished and the three graves flattened in the Prophet's Mosque," according to Irfan Al Alawi, executive director of the London-based Islamic Heritage Research Foundation.
Sheikh al-Uthaymin: Salafi forums and an audio recording in the links below quote him as saying, “May Allah make it easy for us to demolish it (the green dome).”
Audio recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2AcXRQEGE4
قال الشيخ صالح العصيمي حفظه الله : إن استمرارَ هذه القبةِ على مدى ثمانيةِ قرونٍ لا يعني أنها أصبحت جائزة ، ولا يعني أن السكوتَ عنها إقرارٌ لها ، أو دليلٌ على جوازها ، بل يجبُ على ولاةِ المسلمين إزالتها ، وإعادة الوضع إلى ما كان عليه في عهدِ النبوةِ ، وإزالة القبةِ والزخارفِ والنقوشِ التي في المساجدِ ، وعلى رأسها المسجدُ النبوي ، ما لم يترتب على ذلك فتنةٌ أكبر منه ، فإن ترتبَ عليه فتنةٌ أكبر ، فلولي الأمرِ التريث مع العزمِ على استغلالِ الفرصة متى سنحت “
بدعِ القبورِ ، أنواعها ، وأحكامها ” ( ص 253
*This shocking sentiment was echoed in a speech by the late Muhammad ibn Al Uthaymeen, one of
most prominent Wahhabi clerics, who delivered sermons in 's Grand Mosque for over 35 years:
"We hope one day we'll be able to destroy the green dome of the Prophet
he said, in a recording provided by Al
Muqbil ibn Hadi al-Wadi`i who asked that the Noble Grave be brought out of the Mosque and the Green Dome destroyed
Muqbil ibn Hadi al-Wadi‘i – known through his books and tapes for his propensity to insult and disparage those of the Ulema who disagree with him, those who call unto Allah, and the pious of this Community of Islam – to produce some research at the end of his studies at the Islamic University of Madîna titled “About the Dome Built over the Grave of the Messenger ” sponsored by Shaykh Hammad al-Ansarî.
In this paper he demands openly and without shame that the Noble Grave be brought out of the Mosque, deems the presence of the Grave and Noble Dome there major innovations, and asks that they both be destroyed! On top of this you granted him high marks and a passing grade!--
Sheikh Salih al-Usaymi: The continued existence of this dome for 8 centuries does not mean that it has become permissible and it does not mean silence regarding it is to agree with it or a proof for its being permissible. Rather it is incumbent upon the Muslim ruler to remove it and to return the structure to what it was at the time of prophethood, likewise the removal of the dome, ornamentation and engravings which are in mosques, and their head being the Masjid al-Nabawi. This is as long as this does not result in a greater fitna, in which case if it does then the ruler may delay but still resolve to do so when the opportunity presents itself.
Source: Bida’ al-Qubur p.253 quoting from Ahlalhdeeth.com website.
Note: al-Usaymi is a student of Bin Baz and al-Uthaymin and teaches at intensives at the Masjid al-Haram and the Masjid al-Nabawi.
Regarding the destruction of The Green Dome a Wahhabi Ahlehadeeth molvi of Indian subcontinent answers a question in Urdu by saying:
"... inshallah, when the time comes it will be broken, it’s not a problem"
Edited by ADHM