JANNATUL-BAQEE’ (YAUME GHAM)
Shawwal, Wednesday, in the year 1345 AH, (April 21st 1925)
the mausoleums in Jannatul-Baqee’ in Madina were demolished by King Ibn
Sau’d. In the same year, he also demolished the tombs of holy personages
at Jannatul-Muallah where the Holy Prophet (saww)’s mother, wife,
grandfather and other ancestors are buried.
Destruction of the sacred sites in Hijaz by the Saudi Wahhabis continues
even today. According to some scholars what is happening today in Hijaz
is actually a conspiracy under the guise of Tawheed to eradicate the
Islamic legacy and heritage and to systematically remove all its
vestiges so that in the days to come, Muslims will have no affiliation
with their religious history. This was a Zionist conspiracy.
“al-Baqee’” means a tree garden. It is also known as Jannatul-Baqee’
due to its sanctity, since in it are buried many of our Prophet (saww)’s
relatives and companions.
companion of the Holy Prophet (saww) to be buried there was ‘Uthman bin
Ma’dhoon. He died on 3rd Sha’ban 3 AH. The Holy Prophet (saww)
ordered certain trees to be felled, and in its midst, he buried his dear
companion, placing two stones over the grave.
the son of the Holy Prophet (saww) who died later and over whom the Holy
Prophet (saww) bitterly wept, was also buried there. The people of
Madina then began to use the site for the burial of their own dead
because the Holy Prophet (saww) used to greet those who were buried in
“Peace be upon you, O abode of the faithful! God willing, we should soon
join you. O Allah! Forgive the fellows of al-Baqee’”.
burial site was later expanded at al-Baqee’. Nearly seven
thousand of the Holy Prophet (saww)’s companions were buried there and
many of his family members including the Ahlul-Bayt (as) praised
in the Holy Quran. They are Sayyida Fatima (as) –the beloved daughter of
the Holy Prophet (saww), Imam al-Hasan (as), Imam ‘Ali ibn al-Husayn
(as), Imam Muhammad al-Baqir (as) and Imam Ja’ffar al-Sadiq (as). Other
and Aatika (his aunts)
bint Asad (his aunt and mother of Imam ‘Ali)
bin ‘Affaan, the third caliph of the Muslims was initially buried
outside al-Baqee’ but later on, due to expansion of the burial
ground, his grave was included in the area. In later years, great Muslim
scholars like Malik bin Anas and many others were buried there too. Thus
al-Baqee’ became a well known place of great significance to all
Batuta, the famous traveller has said, “At al-Baqee are the graves of
numerous Muhajireen and Ansaar and many companions of the Holy Prophet (saww),
except that most of their names are unknown”.
to the ground with no sign of any grave or tomb.
On this sad occasion of Yaume Gham, we pray to Allah (SWT) to curse the
greatest Munafiqeen of our time, the Wahhabis and avenge the oppression
that they have and are continuing to commit against Islam and the