Are you for or against ultra-modernization of Makkah and Medina?
Most Muslims worldwide eagerly support ultra-modernization of these two cities.
Are they serious?
The Destruction of Holy Sites in Mecca & Medina – Destroying Islamic Heritage
Wanton Destruction of Islamic Heritage
Extract: “…Muslims were outraged after the publication of Danish Cartoons with marches organised throughout the world and a coordinated boycott of all things Danish ….. but destruction of hugely important and historic sites is met with a deathly silence as the Saudi religious authorities continue to destroy all evidence of Islamic history in the Arabia that it controls. Their behaviour in destroying graves, homes, Mosques and other important historical sites is far worse than anything a Danish newspaper ever did. …”
Deobandi Imam Ibrahim Mogra from Leicester Opposes Hajj Course by Dr. Irfan Al Alawi in Leicester on the 7th November 2009. (Why?)
Extract: “When the Prophet was insulted by Danish cartoonists thousands of people went into the streets to protest. The sites related to the Prophet are part of their heritage and religion but we see no concern from Muslims.”
Why Wahhabis invited Starbucks to Islam’s holiest city.
(What? Is that to promote tourism in Mecca?)
Starbucks comes to Mecca
(Oh, what is wrong with that? Great job opportunities for emigrants.)
Destruction of sites associated with early Islam
(Guess where they had built their PUBLIC TOILETS over. You won’t believe this!!!)
The mosque at the grave of Sayyid al-Shuhada’ Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib.
The Mosque of Fatima Zahra.
The Mosque of al-Manaratain.
Mosque and tomb of Sayyid Imam al-Uraidhi ibn Ja‘far al-Sadiq, destroyed by dynamite on August 13, 2002.
Four mosques at the site of the Battle of the Trench in Medina.
The Mosque of Abu Rasheed.
Salman al-Farsi Mosque, in Medina.
Raj’at ash-Shams Mosque, in Medina.
DESTROYED CEMETERIES AND TOMBS
Jannat al-Baqi in Medina, completely leveled.
Jannat al-Mu’alla, the ancient cemetery at Mecca.
Grave of Hamida al-Barbariyya, the mother of Imam Musa al-Kazim.
Grave of Amina bint Wahb, the Prophet’s mother, bulldozed and set alight in 1998.
Graves of Banu Hashim in Mecca.
Tombs of Hamza and other martyrs were demolished at Uhud.
Tomb of Eve in Jeddah, sealed with concrete in 1975.
Grave of the father of the Prophet, in Medina.
DESTROYED RELIGIOUS SITES
The house of Mawlid where Muhammad is believed to have been born in 570. Originally turned into a cattle market, it now lies under a rundown building which was built 70 years ago as a compromise after Wahhabi clerics called for it to be torn down.
The house of Khadija, Muhammad’s first wife. Muslims believe he received some of the first revelations there. It was also where his children Umm Kulthum, Ruqayyah, Zainab, Fatimah and Qasim were born. After it was rediscovered during the Haram extensions in 1989, it was covered over and public toilets were built above the site.
House of Muhammed in Medina, where he lived after the migration from Mecca.
Dar al Arqam, the first Islamic school where Muhammad taught. It now lies under the extension of the Haram.
Qubbat’ al-Thanaya, the burial site of Muhammed’s incisor that was broken in the Battle of Uhud.
Mashrubat Umm Ibrahim, built to mark the location of the house where the Prophet’s son, Ibrahim, was born to Mariah.
Dome which served as a canopy over the Well of Zamzam.
Bayt al-Ahzan of Sayyida Fatima, in Medina.
House of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, in Medina.
Mahhalla complex of Banu Hashim, in Medina.
House of Imam Ali where Imam Hasan and Imam Husayn were born.
One, I thought that Muslims take Islamic heritage very seriously, but the majority had confirmed me wrong as they support ultra-modernization of Mecca.
Two, I thought that Saudi government, scholars and clerics worldwide were promoting Islam as religion, but to me, it is Islamic capitalism they are interested in. For them, Islam is a money-making racket.
Three. How come Muslims react fiercely to insults of teddy bear name Prophet Muhammad, Danish cartoons, Salman Rushdie’s Satanic Verses, etc, but they are indifferent and stony silent toward demolitions of Muhammad’s birthplace? Why the differences there? I don’t understand.
What do you folks think?
You have your own view , this is the reason Allah did not make you his guardian to occupy the Mosque ,due to years by years we got more pilgrimage , Modernization was obligatory ,before doing that they consult many scholars , nor ignorant ,hope i help
After bailouts and “stimulus” in Greece, what has it done for them?
There’s little that shouts “seriously rich” as much as a little island in the sun to call your own. For Sir Richard Branson it is Neckar in the Caribbean, the billionaire Barclay brothers prefer Brecqhou in the Channel Islands, while Aristotle Onassis married Jackie Kennedy on Skorpios, his Greek hideway.
Now Greece is making it easier for the rich and famous to fulfill their dreams by preparing to sell, or offering long-term leases on, some of its 6,000 sunkissed islands in a desperate attempt to repay its mountainous debts.
The Guardian has learned that an area in Mykonos, one of Greece’s top tourist destinations, is one of the sites for sale. The area is one-third owned by the government, which is looking for a buyer willing to inject capital and develop a luxury tourism complex, according to a source close to the negotiations.
Potential investors also looking at property on the island of Rhodes, are mostly Russian and Chinese. Investors in both countries are looking for a little bit of the Mediterranean as holiday destinations for their increasingly affluent populations. Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, is among those understood to be interested, although a spokesman denied he was about to invest.
Greece has embarked on the desperate measures after being pushed into a €110bn (£90bn) bailout by the EU and the IMF last month, following a decade of overspending and after jittery investors raised borrowing costs to unbearable levels.
Pumping the economy full of mythical paper money failed (sound familiar?), now Greece is selling land to cut spending.
It has created more debt and more enslavement to socialist programs.
could someone translate this into french for me please?
even if you just translate one paragraph:
London is one of the greatest cities in the world. It has everything that you could ever want and more. I have lived here my entire life and could not imagine living anywhere else.
There are many advantages to living in london. Beautiful city sites from the London Eye, to the Thames, aswell as amazing and vast parks. The shopping here is some of the best in the world, Oxford Street, Harrods, Selfridges – the most famous places from around the world all here in london. other than brilliant designer shopping, london also has some of the most amazing low priced boutiques and shops. It is also a wonderful places for teenagers and young people to live. There are hundreds of cinemas and arcade centres all around town. As well as this, there are many mueseums: The Natural History; The Science Museum, each one is better than the other.
However, there is no perfect place, and london does have a few disadvantages. The main disadvantage would be the weather. Freezing cold winters and rainy summers. Most days you will wake up to a cloudy sky and temperatures below 10 degrees celsius. Another disadvantage is the amount of people that live here. there are over 8million people that live in london alone, thats almost a tenth of the number of people who live in the whole of the UK!!!
Although london is beautiful, some things could be improved. For starters, they could improve the metro, make it bigger to fit more people and faster as well. It would also make london more attractive if they built some more shopping malls, there are already a few, but more are needed, especially because the weather is hardly good enoigh to go shopping outdoors. Finally, it needs to be cleaner, in many other cities around the world, the streets are always much cleaner, unlike london, where the majority of streets are very unclean
A few weeks ago, london held the olympics which was a great event. The locals were quite happy as they made a lot of money through tourism, however there were a lot of people unhappy with the situation as thousands of people came to london for the few weeks in which the olympics was held. The metro, the roads everything was very slow because of the traffic.
In 20 years, i see london as being the capital of the world. It will be very technologically advanced – there will be many new and beautiful buildings, the metro will be very clean and also advanced. London will be amazing!
google translate isn’t accurate, i already tried, lol, but thanks for trying anyway xx
Londres est l’une des plus grandes villes du monde. Elle possède tout ce dont vous pourriez rêver/désirer et (bien) plus encore. J’ai vécu ici toute ma vie et je ne pourrais pas imaginer vivre ailleurs.
Il y a plusieurs avantages à vivre à Londres. “Des sites de belle ville” (+awkward) depuis le London Eye, la Tamise, ainsi que de vastes parcs surprenants. On y fait un des meilleurs shoppings au monde, d’Oxford Street, Harrods, Selfridges – les lieux les plus célèbres du monde se trouvent tous ici, à Londres. Mis à part les boutiques de grands créateurs, Londres possède également de nombreuses boutiques à bas prix. C’est aussi un des endroits le plus merveilleux pour vivre, surtout pour les adolescents et les jeunes. Il y a des centaines de cinémas et centres de loisirs tout autour de la ville. En plus de cela, il y a de nombreux musées : le musée d’Histoire Naturelle, le Musée des sciences, ils sont tous aussi meilleurs les uns que les autres.
Cependant, il n’y a aucun endroit parfait, et Londres a aussi quelques inconvénients. Le principal inconvénient reste la météo. Les hivers sont très froids et les étés pluvieux. La plupart du temps vous vous réveillerez avec un ciel nuageux et des températures avoisinant les moins 10 degrés (Celsius). Un autre inconvénient est le nombre de gens qui vivent ici. Il y a plus de huit millions de personnes qui vivent dans cette même ville, c’est presque un dixième du nombre des habitants de tout le Royaume-Uni!
Bien que Londres soit belle, certaines choses pourraient être améliorées. Pour commencer, on pourrait améliorer le métro, le rendre plus grand pour s’adapter davantage aux personnes et également plus rapide. Cela rendrait par la même occasion Londres plus attrayant, et davantage encore si l’on construisait plus de centres commerciaux, il y en a déjà quelques-uns, mais il en faut encore, notamment parce qu’il fait rarement assez bon pour aller faire du shopping à l’extérieur. Pour finir, la ville devrait âtre plus propre, dans de nombreuses autres grandes villes, les rues sont toujours beaucoup plus propres, contrairement à Londres, où la majorité des rues sont (vraiment) très sales.
Il y a quelques semaines, Londres a organisé les Jeux olympiques, ce qui fut un grand événement. Les habitants étaient très heureux/enthousiastes étant donné que cela ramène/apporte beaucoup d’argent grâce au tourisme, il y avait cependant beaucoup de gens mécontents de cette situation vu que des milliers de gens étaient venus à Londres pour ces quelques semaines dans le but d’assister aux Jeux olympiques. Le métro, tout comme la circulation routière avaient étés particulièrement ralentis à cause de ce fort trafic inhabituel.
Dans 20 ans, je vois à Londres en tant que capitale du monde. Elle sera très avancées technologiquement et il y aura beaucoup de nouvelles belles constructions, le métro sera très propre et aussi très perfectionné. Londres sera incroyable/magnifique/splendide!
Thanks for trying by yourself even if I have the feeling you’ve used an online translator 🙂 haha, anyway most of what you’ve written was quite correct. Hope this helped!!
PS: I didn’t use the Google translation either, I’ve corrected your mistakes by myself 😉
what if all colleges required 1 year abroad on many stops to see all major & safely accessible places on earth?
seriously, if all colleges mandated this and all schools create huge industries in ball park of tourism, but specifically for seeing landmarks and studying them. itd also help people for the rest of college to chill with drinking and drugs. and tourguides can be actual professors. in archaeological sites, itd be great to loophole in collegic representation everywhere. constantly moving might be rough, but like staying still at locally provided classrooms and lecture halls, for a week or two at a time. every country on earth would be a bit excessive. but hey, a cosmology major might wanna ferry to the south pole through Rothera to see the awesome observatory in antarctica. yea it would take up more of that year, but different majors call for different travel curriculums. learning to haggle in Yafo to make careers of people who make important financial decisions, live ultra cheap in Tokyo for blue collar jobs. lol real estate agents take some in Hong Kong. not to mention, people get to practice being multilingual. doctors and biologists spend some time in africa to study animals in the wild, forces some order from more powerful countries like the US and UK, gives alot of jobs, makes corruption and genocides more transparent, strengthens animals being left alone in nature and protections as to preserve field exhibits.
but most importantly, it teaches each human being there are other people in the world who swear to different allegiances and have different situations. and if people can learn young by going places that they can identify with, they will be able to identify with humanity as a whole, and for roundedness, to simply know your world intimately.
Not everyone can afford a trip like that, and the government doesn’t have the money to fund like something like that.
First days of Octobr,Is ideal in order to travel Malaysia? ?
Accroding to this site:
The best time to go malaysia is:
Whatever is the season, the beauty and charm of Malaysia never ceases. But yes, like other tourism destinations, it has its own travel peak season or in other words, best time to visit Malaysia. Seeing that the nation’s climate is primarily tropical, it remains hot and humid throughout the year. So, regarding the weather, months from May to September are considered as the ideal time to visit Malaysia.
I want to know that Is first of Octobr ideal for travel? like September ?
You have done your research well buddy ! Welcome to Malaysia!
In case … Yes I’m from Malaysia.
I will recommend to avoid school holiday in Malaysia which is from November to December ( overcrowding of the tourist destination)
October is good but try to come in the first week . This is due to the Muslim Eid festival on the 1st day of October. Yuo might see a deserted Kuala Lumpur.
September or toward the end of september is not suitable for this year as the Malaysian will go back to their repective home town.
You might having problem to get public transport ticket. Even if you rent a car, the traffic can be pretty nasty.
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