Have you ever heard of Yawm al-Hadm? It means the day of destruction.
Eighty-eight years ago, on the eighth day of Shawwal month, the hands of ignorant and uncoordinated Wahhabism came out of the sleeve of oppression and razed the sacred sanctuary of magnificent leaders of guidance, four infallible Imams’ graves in al-Baqi cemetery, and hurt the hearts of millions of Shiites and Sunnis who would like Ahlul-Bayt (a.s).
Not only were the graves of Imams, Imam Hassan (the second imam), Imam Sajad (the fourth imam), Imam Baqir (the fifth imam), Imam Sadiq (the sixth imam) (a.s) destroyed, but also all the historical monuments of Mecca and Medina, each of which was a sign of the greatness of Islam and the expressive history of Muslims in the world, were destructed due to the idiotic thoughts.
While the whole world is trying to preserve its historical monuments, which indicate the roots of its civilization, these foolish people have ruined the most important historical artefacts of Islam and Islamic civilization for which the hearts of Muslims beat, depriving the Muslim world of these precious treasures, and causing great damage that with nothing Could be compensated.
Wahhabism trade personal property with these Islamic heritages and suppose that Mecca and Medina belong only to them and can do whatever they want with this Islamic endowment. The Muslim should yell and shout at them while these are reserves belonging to all Muslims of the world, in the past and present, and no one in any position has the right to act arbitrarily with them as private property, even the Saudi Wahhabi muftis, who have only very superficial information about Islamic principles and books and traditions, have no right to decide on these matters and issues.
The demonic goal of the enemies by this insult and policy was to eliminate the backing and root of Islamic history and the objective documents of history. The works and buildings and officials and observers should be preserved, but in order to protect their privacy and privilege, Saudi Wahhabis have completely destroyed the all manifestations of Islamic views.
None of the religions had the honour of these backings, these sacred monuments were a strong fence that was in fact to preserve the history and the first era of Islam.
The character of the Prophet (pbuh), the Messenger of Allah, his household, the identity of his divine invitation and the all great days of the Islamic history, were the manifestations of this.
These works should be renovated, especially the observation and officials, such as the birthplace of the Prophet (pbuh) in Makkah, A place that his great grandfather and uncle and his dedicated wife were buried in and the neighbourhood of Bani Hashim.
In Medina, the graves of Hamza and other martyrs and the oppressed in baqi’ should be revived, especially the position and shrine of Imams (a), Imam Hasan Mujtaba and Imam Zayn al-‘Abidin and Imam Muhammad Baqir and Imam Ja’far sadiq (pbuh), these unique honours of the Islamic world and humanity should be renewed. The house of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (a.s), which is one of the places of the reciting and interpreting the Verses of the Holy Quran.
In particular, Shiites are to remember these documents of history and this insult that has been made to the Ahlul-Bayt (a.s) in the Holy land of Allah and the oppression which still continues.
By the arrival of the eighth day of Shawwal this year, the tragic memory of the destruction of the graves of Imams (a.s.) is renewed in memory of awake Muslims who deeply love the Prophet’s (pbuh)and Ahl al-Bayt – since they have a rightful ear and heart for the hadith of Thaqalayn.
The muslims should condemn and consider this crime as unforgettable event and declare this day the day of al-Baqi’.
Wahhabism is a fake sect that has created a world of arrogance to bring about breakaway. While condemning this criminal act and the offensive destruction of all Islamic works that exist in Saudi Arabia, It should be announced to the Wahhabism sect that by taking the path of enmity and stubbornness, they would never be present in the debate scenes with logic and reason to stop the divisions and disagreement among people and put an end to fratricide and corruption. It should be pointed out that today is the day of the Islamic awakening. Awakenings become more powerful, day by day with the unity, decision, endurance, breaking the boundaries of the opposition one after another, and putting their rights at the forefront of their work, the right that all belong to. Therefore, All Muslims in the world would be restored and the disputers and opponents of the Ahl ul-Bayt (pbuh) way would be blackened.*
*Retrieved from grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi, grand Ayatollah Lotfollah Safi Golpaygani and grand Ayatollah Hossein Noori-Hamedani, the most senior Shiite clerics’ speeches