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Holy Graves in Islam – By Seyyid Mohsen Rizvi

The conscience of a believer remains alive as long as the light of faith shines in the heart. There is no faith without the love of the holy Prophet (saw) and his household (as). The expression of such love is through their remembrance and honoring their resting places. The least a believer can do is to understand the importance of the holy graves and raise their voice against the destruction of the graves in al-Baqi cemetery in Saudi Arabia by the Saudi family. It’s high time for the Muslims to decide which group they belong to as the holy Quran says – Holy Quran 60:13 —————— ‎    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَتَوَلَّوْا قَوْمًا غَضِبَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِمْ قَدْ يَئِسُوا مِنَ الْآخِرَةِ كَمَا يَئِسَ الْكُفَّارُ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ الْقُبُورِ O you who have believed, do not make friendship (tawalla) with those people with whom Allah has become angry. They have despaired of [reward in] the Hereafter just as the disbelievers have despaired of the inhabitants of the graves. According to this verse, there are two kinds of people who are similar in the eyes of Allah (swt). 1.  People with whom Allah‘s wrath falls upon because they are hopeless (يَئِسُوا) of the Hereafter (Akhirat). 2.  People who are nonbelievers because they are hopeless of the people of the graves. The opposite of hopelessness is hopefulness (umeed). The noble and sanctified...

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