Petition to Protect Prophet Muhammad's Birthplace
October 11, 2005
I urge all founders and supporters of CIP to recirculate this petition immediately.
Stephen Suleyman Schwartz
Please sign this petition to stop the destruction of the birthplace of the Prophet (pbuh). There are many signatures already. Please circulate widely.
Call the Saudi embassy 202-342-3800 &/or email [email protected]
Copy of Petition as Posted:
To: Muslims worldwide and the authorities in Makkah
This petition has been formed to protest against potential destruction and desecration of the birth place of the Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) born in 570/571 After Christ.
"Almost all of the rich and multi-layered history of the holy city is gone. The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimates that 95 per cent of millennium-old buildings have been demolished in the past two decades." Independent Online Article August 6th 2005. (Archived pay to read article)
As it stands now the birthplace is protected by a library which has been built upon the original foundations of the house in which our beloved Prophet was born in - this is one of the only signs of heritage in the whole of Makkah that is in its original foundation.
The policy makers and "Ulema" or so-called scholars of Saudi Arabia have given permission for the destruction of the original foundation due to reasons which do not make any logical sense to a muslim or non-muslim. It is entirely possible that this holy site will be replaced by a skyscraper or to make way for more hotels.
We muslims simply cannot allow this to happen and must put all our efforts to stop the Saudi authourities from removing this landmark in any legal way.
I ask you brothers and sisters to join me in this petition to raise awareness of this potential upcoming disaster to the Ummah. It is surely a sign of the fitna (discord) in our community that we are about to allow the desecration of the birthplace of the Prophet after so much has already been lost in Makkah and Madinah. 1400 years of history is being systematically erased and a new Saudi influenced self promoting history is replacing our Islam.
Show support for history and heritage, show support for your faith and your beloved, the mercy on mankind.
Non-Muslims are welcome to sign this petition to prevent the destruction and desecration of the most important personality in history, Muhammad Mustafa, Rasul-Allah (Messenger of God).
Source: Michael H. Hart, 'Ranking of 100 Most Influential Persons in History'
To sign this Petition please go here.
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