Hawzah News Agency (Qom, Iran) – Grand Ayatollah Hussein Noori Hamedani, a Shia source of emulation, released a statement on the anniversary of Jannat al-Baqi's demolition by Al Saud in early 20th century. The text of the statement is as follows:
In the Name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful
The month of Shawwal marks the anniversary of Jannat al-Baqi's demolition (the oldest Islamic graveyards located in Medina) by the arrogant regime of Al Saud. This tragedy saddens the hearts of the faithful. This day is regarded as a public mourning day throughout the Islamic world.
The enemies of genuine Islam must know that these demolished graves serve as a true sign of holy infallibles' righteousness and are considered as a light of guidance for those who seek the truth. No group of people or tribe can ever put out the light of faith and the straight path to Allah almighty.
The wrongdoers will surely know which turn they will be returning to (Hell). (26:227)
Hussein Noori Hamedani
July 2, 2017