I guess that when it comes to history, the first w…

I guess that when it comes to history, the first word to come to the mind of Saudis is “destroy.” Maybe it is too late now to cry over our bulldozed history, but I think that we should give credit when credit is due. This time, it is Madinah Governor Prince Abdul Aziz Bin Majid, who rejected suggestions to destroy the Uhud Cave, where the Prophet took rest during the Battle of Uhud. I have been to Madinah last summer, and visited the location where the Battle of Uhud took place, but did not have much time to check out the cave. Here is some photos I took at the location.

Uhud Mountain 2

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3 thoughts on “I guess that when it comes to history, the first w…

  1. Ahmed,

    How very true! This is what I hate most about the overbearing Wahhabi lunatics. They think they have the right to destroy any historical monument in their misguided fight against “shirk”.

    Wallahi, these people are nothing but idiots, and I’m not surprised the guy who supports destroying the site is from the “Islamic” University in Madinah. As you doubtless know, this university is one of the main fortresses of Salafis just like the Imam Univ. in Riyadh.

    Recently they destroyed part of the Hijaz railway; I fear to think what’s up next for demolition…

  2. When I lived in Alkhobar, I had the opportunity to visit Jeddah with a group of women from Aramco (even though I did not live there) and we visited the historical, older part of Jeddah which was so interesting in terms of architecture. Our cities’ guide was very informative and aside from the architecture, we loved seeing the colourfully dressed (even though covered) somali women. I digress. I’d hate to think that that part of Jeddah would be destroyed. I am surprised though that places associated with the prophet would be fair game to the Wahhabis, does that make sense? Even as a Christian , I can see the value of keeping that as a memory and acknowledgment…

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