The Saudis have repeatedly brought up the subject of destroying the Green Dome over the Prophet’s (saws) tomb and relocate his body from there. How diabolical can they get?
It is not the first time that the Saudi regime has brought up the idea of destroying the green dome over the Prophet’s (pbuh) tomb in al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Madinah. Aware of the Saudis’true nature, most Muslims understand that the dome destruction plan is a prelude to destroying the Prophet’s (pbuh) tomb itself that is currently surrounded by prayer space in the masjid. The Saudis allege that Muslims pray to it, when in fact they are doing tawassul, which according to them is shirk (accepting power rivals with Allah (swt) in the area of governance and dominion).
No Muslim worships the Prophet (pbuh) or his tomb; what they do, however, is express love for him as commanded by Allah (swt) in the noble Qur’an but the Saudis want to impose their reductionist, and therefore half-baked, interpretation of Islam on the rest of the Muslims under the pretext of preventing shirk.
The real reason is that the Saudis want to relocate the body of the noble Messenger (pbuh) and bury it in an unmarked grave in the nearby Baqi‘ Cemetery. Behind this “real” reason is the age-old motivation of pharoahs, presidents, kings, and princes to obliterate all symbols of morality and social justice whose potential to revitalize the suffering masses spells doom for those who want to rule in perpetuity without having to deal with the sting of accountability. And no one represented this justice in practice and this accountability on the street better than Muhammad (pbuh). What better way to justify effacing restraints on the hereditary monarchs in Arabia, the elected tyrants in Washington, and their bankster enablers in Tel Aviv than to destroy the legacy of Muhammad by “Wahhabizing” the Qur’an and to erase his visage from history by destroying his final resting place on earth. There are Uncle Toms in the White House and coolies in the King’s White Palace, all of whom are being given their marching orders by the Yahudi plantation owners in the white squatter suburbs of occupied Palestine. These Yahudis (Zionists), mushriks (imperialists), and munafiqs (Saudis) hated the Prophet (pbuh) when he was alive 14 centuries ago and they hate him today when the committed Muslims want to bring his message back to life.
The Saudis have already removed all identification markers from the graves of the Companions of the Prophet (pbuh) and Ahl al-Bayt (members of the Prophet’s family). Prior to Saudi occupation of the Hijaz where the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah are located, the Turks had built simple but elegant structures over the graves of the well-known companions and of Ahl al-Bayt in order for Muslims to easily identify them. Muslims offer fatihah (the opening chapter of the Qur’an) on the graves of the deceased, in conformity with the Sunnah of the noble Messenger (pbuh). When the Wahhabi hordes arrived in the Hijaz in 1924, they started wholesale destruction of these structures. They also leveled the graves. Today, it is virtually impossible for an average Muslim to know where a particular companion of the Prophet (pbuh) is buried, or his wives (declared as “Mothers of the Believers”in the Qur’an), children or other members of his family.
The latest proposal to destroy the green dome as well as the chambers surrounding the Prophet’s (pbuh) tomb is the brain-child of one ‘Ali ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Shabal, a professor at Muhammad ibn Saud University in Riyadh. His 61-page document has been circulated among the supervisors of al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Madinah. The chambers (or rooms) were the dwellings of the Prophet’s family. Again, the Saudi regime, its court‘ulama and other hangers-on are imposing their narrow views on Muslims.
The contents of al-Shabal’s document were referred to by the British daily, The Independent newspaper, in its report of September 1. These were brought to the attention of the London-based daily by another Saudi scholar, Dr. Irfan al-‘Alawi. He has lived in Makkah and has endured long periods of house arrest because of his exposure of Saudi plans.
“[Once relocated to Baqi‘], the Prophet’s [grave] would be anonymous,” Dr. Irfan al-‘Alawi, director of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, told the British daily adding, “Everything around the Prophet’s mosque has already been destroyed. It is surrounded by bulldozers. Once they’ve removed everything they can move towards the mosque.”
While a final decision about demolishing the Green Dome and relocating the Prophet’s (pbuh) body has not been taken, the fact that the Saudis would even consider such a possibility is extremely disturbing and is bound to inflame Muslim sentiment worldwide. Under the pretext of expansion of the two masjids — al-Masjid al-Haram in Makkah and al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Madinah — the Saudis have demolished many Islamic historic sites in the two holy cities. In their place have emerged such Western monstrosities as five- or even seven-star hotels, American fast-food chains Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald’s as well as the coffee shop, Starbucks. It is revealing that Starbucks’ symbol is the sun goddess (picture of a woman in the sun) that sticks in one’s face upon exiting al-Masjid al-Haram. The Saudis see nothing wrong with the display of this American idol, and indeed worship it since people flock to Starbucks as if they have never had coffee in their lives. The Saudis appear to be directing Muslims toward the worship of materialism and grotesque Western-style structures. A huge clock tower dwarfs the Ka‘bah in Makkah. This might explain why they have such intense hatred for Islamic symbols.
Saudis have brought up the idea of destroying the green dome and relocating the Prophet’s (pbuh) body from its current resting place since the day he passed away. For more than 1,400 years of Islamic history, nobody even dared to think of such a blasphemous act, much less act upon it. The Saudis, however, feel they are a superior breed and can do what they like because the Muslim Ummah has paid scant attention to their destructive policies. Some Muslims unfortunately have been compromised by petrodollars while others are too engrossed in the dunya to pay much attention to what the Saudis are doing.
Saudi preachers have on numerous occasions expressed anger at the presence of the Prophet’s (pbuh) grave in al-Masjid al-Nabawi. Shaykh al-‘Uthaymeen, the late Saudi preacher, went so far as to declare in a khutbah in al-Masjid al-Haram that the green dome and the Prophet’s (pbuh) tomb should be destroyed because these are symbols of shirk! For 14 centuries, Islamic scholars did not see shirk; only the Saudi preachers have discovered that Muslims are indulging in it.
Al-Masjid al-Nabawi has been expanded and naturally the Prophet’s (pbuh) grave has over the years become surrounded by additional space for salah. It is, however, the Saudis’allegation that Muslims pray to the Prophet’s (pbuh) grave that is completely false and based on malevolence. If the intention is to expand the masjid, is it necessary to target the Prophet’s (pbuh) tomb that lies in the northeast corner? In Madinah, Muslims face toward the south. The masjid can be expanded in other directions where currently huge five-star hotels have been built that rake in billions of dollars for the Saudi “royals.” It is also revealing that the court ‘ulama have issued fatwas saying the Saudi princes can take money from Bayt al-Mal to build these hotels because they are “providing services to the hujjaj.” Yet the same preachers are silent about why the princes should be charging exorbitant sums when people book into these hotels.
The overwhelming majority of Muslims, in conformity with the teachings of the Qur’an show great love and respect for the noble Messenger (pbuh). In the Qur’an, Allah (swt) says, “The Prophet has a higher claim on the commited Muslims than [they have on] their own selves, [seeing that he is as a father to them] and his wives are their mothers…” (33:06). The noble Messenger (pbuh) himself is reported to have said,“It is not possible for any of you to be securely committed to Allah unless I am dearer to him than his father, his child, and all of mankind.” (Reported in al-Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Anas ibn Malik; there are similar versions of this in other hadith compilations as well).