The al-Abbas’s (p) Holy Shrine is covered in black to commemorate the sad anniversary of demolition of Baqi’ cemetery

Every year on the eighth of Shawwal, the sorrows of the lovers and followers of the Imams of the Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) are renewed, as they recall the heinous crime committed by the hands of their enemies and those who hated them, by destroying the shrines and graves of the imams of guidance (peace be upon them) and violating their sanctity.

In commemoration and remembrance of this crime, grief and sorrow descended on the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine, where the wall of the courtyard of the holy shrine of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) was covered in black by the servants of the Department of the Care of the Holy Courtyard, in cooperation with the Sewing Division at the Gifts and Vows Department.

Red lanterns of condolence were lit up, flags were at half-mast, and banners were hung on the walls with expressions reminding and denouncing this incident, in honor of this sad occasion for the great messenger and his family (upon them the best of prayers and peace).

It is to note that the heinous crime committed by the junta unjust Wahhabis and takfirists by demolishing the graves of the Imams of guidance and the infallible people of prophecy house (peace be upon them), the desecration of their sanctity by carrying out two attacks;

The first unforgettable crime was on the year 1220 AH, when the first Saudi state was set, Aal Saud have conducted the first Baqi’ demolition, even that they tore down a significant number of the shrines of Imams of Baqi’ (peace be upon them), but they remained unable to demolish them entirely as they did not have enough strength. And their state fell face to the Ottomans, Muslims have re-built them in the best way thanks to the donations, thus domes and mosques were built in a wonderful artistic way. And these holy graves returned to be the place of visit of the faithful.

The second attack was on the 8th of Shawwal on the year 1344 AH, in which they have destroyed the dome that was put on the graves of the martyrs of Uhud battle, located outside Medina. And when they entered it, they thought that to demolish the holy places in Baqi’, they have to prepare the ground by convincing the public opinion in Hijaz, which at that time were totally against it. Thus, to obtain a fatwa, they have sent the judge of Najd; Sulayman ben Geleyhed to Medina to obtain those fatwas that suit their crime intention.

And indeed, he went to them and ask them questions to which he replied himself and ordered them to sign it, otherwise they will be sentenced to apostasy, disbelief and polytheism and thus deserve to die. And after the issuance of the fatwas from fifteen sultans' preachers of the so-called scholars, the fatwas were distributed among people in Hijaz and in the same year, as they had the legitimate cover for their outrages, they have vandalized and demolished the graves of the four Imams (peace be upon them), erased all the monuments related to the people of Ahl Al-Bayt (peace be upon them) and looted all valuables inside the shrines, they have stolen all money and jewelleries even from the closet of the holy shrine of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household).
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