New tragedy … terrorists disinter Hajar b. Adi, spoil his holy shrine
By: Karim Tellawi
DAMASCUS, Syria: Terrorists on Thursday Jamady Al-aakherah 21, May
2, attacked and severely damaged the holy shrine of great illustrious
companion of Prophet Muhammad (S) Hajar bin Adi (R) in a town of
They then dug his holy grave bringing his sacred body out there from
and thus had taken it to an unknown place, according to Non and
Buratha news agencies.
Reports said the holy body of the great companion of Prophet (s) was
as tender as if he was laid to rest just today.
Hajr ibn Adi Al Kindi (died 660 CE) was a companion of the Prophet
Muhammad.Sunni scholar Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi in his book Caliphs and
Kings writes:"Hajar ibn Adiy was a pious companion of the Prophet
(saws) and played a vital role in the correction of the Ummah. During
Muawiyah's reign when the custom of cursing Ali from the pulpit's of
Mosques began, hearts of the Muslims were being bled dry but people
bit their tongues fearing death. In Kufa Hajar ibn Adiy could not
remain silent and he began to praise Ali (ra) and condemn Muawiyah.
Until Mughira remained the Governor of Kufa, he adopted a lenient
attitude towards this, but when Ziyad's Governorship of Basra was
extended to include Kufa, serious altercations arose. He would curse
Ali (ra) during the khutbah and Hajar would refute him.
On one occasion he (Hajar) warned Ziyad for being late for Jummah
prayers. Ziyad then arrested him along with twelve of his companions
on false accusations of forming an opposition group to overthrow the
Khalifa and was cursing the Khalifa. He also gathered witnesses to
testify against them alleging that they claimed that khilafath was the
exclusive right of the lineage of `Ali ibne Abi Talib and further
accused them of creating an uproar, throwing out the commander and of
supporting `Abu Turab Ali, of sending blessings upon him and hating
his enemies. From amongst these witnesses, Qadi Shudhri's testimony
was used. He later wrote to Muawiyah that the blood and property of
people who said they offered Salaah, paid zakaat, and performed Hajj
and Umrah, preached right and declared that evil was haram, however if
you want to kill them so be it, otherwise forgive them.
The accused were sent to Muawiyah and he sentenced them to death. A
condition was placed that if they cursed `Ali (ra) and showed their
hatred to him they would be pardoned. They refused and Hajar ibn Adiy
said `I will not say that thing that will displease Allah'.
Finally Hajar ibn Adiy, his son Humaan ibn Hajar and his seven
companions were murdered. From amongst them Abdur Rahman bin Hasan was
sent back to return with a written instruction that he be murdered in
the worst possible manner, Ziyad buried him alive." chapter 4: "The
elimination of freedom of speech"
His mausoleum is in Adra with his son Humaam ibn Hajar' - a small town
just north of Damascus, Syria. A mosque has been built around his
grave and is a pilgrimage site. His mausoleum was demolished on May
2nd 2013 by the Free Syrian Army.
Hajar or Hijir ia an old Arabic name meaning wisdom (like 'Aqal'). The
name is sometimes incorrectly spelt as; Hajr which means stone or Hujr
which means chamber or Hijr which means to migrate. The correct name
of the companion of Imam Ali was Hajar or Hijir ibn Adiy.
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