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Will Saudi Greed Destroy Islam’s Greatest Heritage?
Islamic heritage is in danger and the threat to sites such as the tomb of the Holy Prophet Mohammad is coming from none other than an entity that had sworn to protect it – the Saudi government.
While reports of Prophet Mohammad’s tomb being bulldozed are nothing new, what is absolutely astonishing is that the Kingdom is willing to raze a site of such significance for further economic gains.
Saudi authorities claim the move is being made to accommodate more pilgrims, which if read between the lines, translates into further profits for the custodians of the Kaaba, a structure Muslims all over the world face towards while praying.
The plans include the razing the Riyad-al-Jannah – a graveyard where several of Prophet Mohammed’s companions are buried – as well as the graves of the Holy Prophet and Caliphs Abu Bakar and Umar.