April 3, 2015 2 Comments
These days religious stunt of securing holy places of Mecca and Medina are being projected by Wahhabi supported government of Shairf. They are full-time in mission of convincing the emotional people of Pakistan that our holy nuclear power army is all time ready to go there for securing these holy lands. Interestingly Saudi Arabia, other gulf states, US and Israel army have already launched airstrikes against rebel forces in Yemen’s capital and across the country in defense of what Riyadh called the nation’s legitimate government.Pakistani government is also trying hard to participate in such war activities on the basis of ASAP.
What important point which is being ignored or intentionally been cornered by ruling elites of muslim world that in recent years, the twin forks of Wahhabi doctrine and urban development have speared most physical reminders of Islamic history in the heart of Mecca.
The summary of these innovations are:
-The house of the Prophet’s first wife, Khadijah has made way for public toilets. A Hilton hotel stands on the site of the house of Islam’s first caliph, Abu Bakr. Famously, the Kaaba now stands in the shade of one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Mecca Royal Clock Tower, part of a complex built by the Bin Laden Group, boasting a 5-story shopping mall, luxury hotels and a parking garage.
-The Six small mosques in Medina where Muhammad is believed to have prayed have been locked. The seventh, belonging to Islam’s first caliph Abu Bakr, has been razed to make way for an ATM.
-Many of the Ottoman and Abbasid columns in Mecca were inscribed with intricate Arabic calligraphy marking the names of the Prophet Muhammad’s companions and key moments in his life. One column which is believed to have been ripped down is supposed to mark the spot where Muslims believe Muhammad began his heavenly journey on a winged horse, which took him to Jerusalem and heaven in a single night.
-Three of the world’s oldest mosques are about to be destroyed as Saudi Arabia embarks on a multi-billion-pound expansion of Islam’s second holiest site.
-Saudi Arabia’s annual revenue from organizing pilgrimage to Islamic holy places tops $30 billion, an Arab newspaper reported
-The pilgrims – including 3.1 million who made the hajj, including 1.7 million from abroad, according to official figures – spent 62 billion riyals ($16.5 billion), a rise of 10 percent over 2011 because of increased costs,
-The head of the transportation committee at the Makkah Chamber of Commerce and Industry said this year’s Ummrah season has provided a $1.6 billion boost to the local economy.
Captioned links clearly indicating that even earning billion dollars form pilgrimage income, historic and culturally important landmarks are being destroyed to make way for luxury hotels and malls,.Pakistani Ruling elite and religious groups like JI and JUI never ever raised a single slogan of objection against this destruction of Holy sites .Surprisingly Muslims of the world who are r prone to delve into murderous rages over any slight offence to their religion, are remaining quiet when the roots of early Islamic history are being erased.
There is long history of Arab uprisings which are now being reshaping into consequent civil wars (Syria, Iraq, Libya, Yemen,Egypt). The main concern that is influencing the life of millions of Pakistanis is the steady increase in military actions within and across the region by the policies of US and Saudi-led Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. These conservative states led by family rules historically , work discreetly and indirectly to achieve their goals, which focus mainly on preserving a status quo across the region. These aggressive policy reveal that at any cost this dominance should not be disrupted for maintaining the prevailing patterns of energy flows, orthodox governance, and American-Western dominance.Stepping into this war would be an index that Pakistan’s establishment is ready to throw its disposable holy force for safeguarding the financial and family interests of few Arab and US -EU alliance only.