Thursday, December 31, 2009

the destruction of Prophet Muhammad's house, and bonus links

From The Honorable Birth Place of the Prophet:
To safeguard human heritage Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “do not demolish old buildings; for they are the ornament of the city.”

When they demolished the rooms the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) used in Medina Saeed bin Naseeb – may Allah have mercy on him – said, "By Allah I wished they had left it alone, so that the new generation in Medina and those visiting, will see what the Prophet (pbuh) was satisfied with in his life, which would have caused people to become frugal, and abandon the accumulation of wealth and showing off."
From 2005: The destruction of Mecca: Saudi hardliners are wiping out their own heritage

From 2008: Saudis demolish remains of the Prophet's Home

via DOSELLE: Interesting PROJECT ON COLORISM (discrimination in the African American community based on skin tone) @" and "ONE OF MY FAVORITE PICTURES of MYTHICAL LOS ANGELES:"