The Loss of Meaning: The Destruction of Muslim Holy Sites

By Faraz Rabbani

EVERY YEAR, Muslim holy sites are destroyed at an alarming pace. What is perhaps more alarming is that some Muslims see no problem with this.

Rather, they may even feel that this is a good thing because an “exaggerated emphasis” is placed on the holiness of such sites. This overstated emphasis, they fear, could weaken or cloud sound understanding of the Oneness of God and reliance solely upon Him.

However, Muslims from the earliest generations have sought blessings (tabarruk) of individuals, objects, places and times.

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Also see: Wahhabi crimes against Civilization in the Hejaz

PETITION against Salafi Destruction of Graves & Islamic Heritage

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