Friday, March 09, 2007

Transforming Islam's Holiest Site

A sister emailed:

Reading this seriously made me feel quite sick to my stomach...
may Allah grant our ummah tawfiq and raise our levels of iman.....
The Price of Progress: Transforming Islam's Holiest Site
The NY Times

MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Five times a day across the
globe devout Muslims face this city in prayer, focused
on a site where they believe Abraham built a temple to
God. The spot is also the place Muslims are expected
to visit at least once in their lives.

Tamara Abdul Hadi for The New York Times
A huge project is under way near the Kaaba, in the
Grand Mosque, altering the skyline at Islam's holiest
site. The Abraj al Bait Mall will bring an amusement
park ride, fast food and a lingerie shop to the

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1 comment:

  1. What I don't understand is... Why don't Ulema from all over the world including Saudi take a stance against such construction? First it was destroying history and various sites from the past, and now this? I'm sure if the various Ulema came up with a Shar'i ruling the Saudi Gov't would be obliged to listen...

    Khair, Insh'Allah I am able to make Hajj before Mecca looks like Futurama, Aouzobillah.