Azzam-Allaho Ojurana …Askariyain shrine destroyed in terror attack
By: Ismail Zabeeh
HOLY SAMARRA, Iraq: Azzam-Allaho Ojurana wa Ojurakom …
A large explosion heavily damaged the glittering golden dome and Zarih
of one of the most famous religious shrines– shrine of Imam Ali Naqi
Al-Hadi and Imam Hasan Al-Askari (peace be upon them), 10th and 11th
infallible descendants of holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and
his pure progeny), Wednesday in Samarra, sending millions of
protesters pouring into the streets across the country including Holy
Police believed an unknown number of people may have been buried under
the debris after the 6:55 a.m. explosion at the Askariyain shrine.
The shrine, which draws millions of pilgrims from throughout the
Islamic world, is near the place where the last of the 12 imams, Imam
Al-Mahdi (peace be upon him), disappeared. Imam Al-Mahdi (peace be
upon him), known as the "hidden imam," was the son and grandson of the
two imams buried in the Askariya shrine.
National Security Adviser Mouwafak Ar-Rubaie said armed men wearing
special forces uniforms broke inside the shrine and seized the guards,
including policemen, responsible for protecting the site. The gunmen
planted the explosives and fled, he said.
Thousands of demonstrators gathered near the holy shrine, waving Iraqi
flags, religious banners and copies of the holy book Quran. They were
carrying turban, shuield and sword of the Al-Imam Ali Al-Hadi (peace
be upon him) which were kept safe in one of saradeeb of the holy
The golden dome was completed in 1905.
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