gency) - A few days ago foreign-backed militants belonging to the Free Syria Army desecrated the tomb of Hujr ibn Adi in the town of Adra, located west of the capital Damascus. Militants raided the mausoleum and transferred his remains to an unknown location.
Ibn Adi - a close companion of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and a loyal supporter of the first Shia Imam Ali (PBUH) - led the army of Muslims to victory in several crucial battles. He was martyred along with his son and several companions in 660 CE at the hands of the Umayyad ruler Muawiya ibn Abu Sufyan due to their firm loyalty to Imam Ali (PBUH).
The shrine of Hujr Ibn Adi Al-Kindi was reportedly ransacked and desecrated by members or associates of the Syria Free Army, which was formed in 2011.
On May 2nd, 2013 a group of Wahhabi Takfiri Jihadists destroyed one more grave in Syria for a prophet companion Hijir Bin Adi al-Kindi in Adra, Damascus Countryside. They took out his dead body, he died some 1,400 years ago and buried it in an unmarked place, as they claim through some Facebook page of one of their groups names.
"Alghuta al Sharghiyah" website, depend on Free Syrian Army claimed that the below picture belongs to Hujr bin Adi, companion of the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and a loyal supporter of the first Shia Imam Ali (PBUH).
The attack on the shrine was condemned by by Hezbollah: “What we expected and feared, and what Hezbollah Secretary General, his Eminence Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, warned of two days ago, regarding the assault on sanctums, and the violation of religious sanctities, has happened,” a statement published by al-Manar read.
“The shrine of the great companion, Hujr Ibn Adi, is one of the most important shrines for all Muslims, and violating and digging his grave in this way reveals a terrorist and criminal mentality that does not respect neither Muslim nor Christian sanctities,” Hezbollah added.
In a statement, The European Council of Jamaats said that the destruction of the shrine was “not solely a matter of grave concern for the Shi’a [but] concerns Muslims worldwide.”
A blog also published several photographs of fighters standing in front of the destruction which they had apparently caused. One of the photos shows an empty hole in the ground, where the body of Hujr Ibn Adi Al-Kindi was exhumed.
Photo: The healthy body of 'Hujr Ibn Adi' after 1400 years exhumed by Free Syrian Army
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