By Dr. Atif Sohail Siddiqui
The most heart-breaking and painful news is coming from Syria that the worst enemies of Islam, the Shiites, desecrated the holy shrines of the fifth caliph, Amir al-Mu’minin ‘Umar bin ‘Abd al-Aziz (Rahmatullahi Alayh) and his wife, Fatima (Rahmatullahi Alayha). By removing their blessed bodies or remains from their graves and desecrating them. There are also unconfirmed reports that their remains have been burnt. (To Allah we belong and to Him is our return).
This sad news is very painful for the Muslims who see the reflection of the great caliph, Sayyidina ‘Umar bin Khattab (radhiyallahu anhu) in the just government of the Rightly Guided Caliph ‘Umar bin Abd al-Aziz. On the contrary, due to his rule of growth and guidance, he is remembered with great titles like ‘Umar the second.
The Shiites, who are the product of Abdullah bin Saba the Jew, have been carrying out anti-Islamic acts since the first day of their existence. Therefore, this heinous act is a reflection of their enmity towards Islam.
Those sections of ‘Muslims’ who talk of ‘religious unity’ between Muslims and Shiites are wasting both their time and energy promoting this kufr agenda. If the Muslims had already recognized the Shia as a separate religion from Islam like the Qadianis, they might have avoided such a loss at the hands of the Shiites.