Call to bring Holy Cities of Makka and Madina

Under an international Muslim administration

Islamic scholars have launched a campaign to establish an international organization to administer the affairs of the two holy mosques of Makkah and Madinah. This initiative was undertaken by International Commission to Monitor Saudi Administration of the Two Holy Mosques-called Al Haramain Watch-established in 2018.

They target Muslim countries as well as Muslim communities living as minorities worldwide to raise awareness of the Saudi policies with regards to the cities’ administration and pilgrimage and the need to bring the two under an international Muslim organization

According to 20 May 2020 dated Middle East News report “The campaign has already won the supported of more than 100 Muslim scholars and human rights activists. The Al Haramain stated that: “Due to the failure of Saudi Arabia to manage the two holy mosques, Saudi rulers’ hostility towards Islam and Muslims, permanent politicization and the absence of strategic development, we call upon Islamic countries to form an interim framework that sets the first building blocks for a long-term plan for the process of managing the two holy sites.”

Among the other demands made by the Al Haramain was the call for the establishment of a sovereign fund managed by Muslim countries, which would consist primarily of the income from the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages. The call by Al Haramain Watch comes amid similar calls including a Turkish think-tank’s call for an “Islamic Vatican”

This has been an almost a century old issue. For example in the after of the World War 1 Turkey ’s Ottoman Empire which ruled the Middle East was defeated. The British colonial power and Zionist Jews jointly plotted to destroy the Ottoman Empire, its caliphate to weaken Islam, concluded in 1916, a Treaty of Friendship with Abdul Aziz Ibn Al Saud, who had established his control over Nejd with the capture of Riyadh early in the last century.

During World War I, the Ottomans lost control over Makka and Jeddah before finally losing Madina in 1919. Shareef Hussein, great-great-grandfather of King Abdullah of Jordan, who was appointed Shareef of Makka by the Ottoman rulers declared himself the Caliph of Makka on 7 March 1924, four days after the abolition of the caliphate on 3 March 1924.

He declared that Makka and Madina belongs to the entire Muslim world and this should be administered by an international body representing Muslim countries and Muslims living as minorities worldwide.

This alarmed the British and the Zionists, who were all out to crush the caliphate and the rise of Islam. They picked up Abdel Aziz Ibn Al Saud, supplied weapons and given money to attack Shareef Hussein. Backed by Britain and the Zionists, he attacked Shareef Hussein, defeated him, brought Holy Cities of Makka and Madina under him and established the Saudi Wahhabi rule, which was not favourable to Islam proper and caliphate.

Thus the caliphate system, which has been the rallying point for Muslims all over the world, was wiped out. The British and Jewish control over the region was further strengthened with Abdel Aziz in the helm. Thus the Saudi loyalty to Britain and Zionists.

Those days Saudi Arabia was very poor and undeveloped.It was the time the US began manoeuvring to exploit the Arabs to create a Jewish state of Israel in Palestine under the guise of establishing a home for the Jews.

Inter-Arab rivalry had been so intense that the Saudi regime wanted US protection for its survival. Truman and King Ibn Saud signed a pact in 1947, committing the US to protect the Saudi monarchy. Since then successive US presidents protected the ruling Al Saud family.

Today Saudi rulers solely depend on US and Israel, sworn enemies of Islam and Muslims, for its survival. Saudi has been participating in all US-European Israeli wars against Muslims countries which turned Middle East into a killing field and carrying out vicious campaign against Islam and Muslims.

For example they participated in all US-Israeli- European wars against Muslim countries from Iraq-Iran war, war to drive out Iraq from Kuwait, Afghan war, war against Iraq, Libya and Syria, refused to support Kashmiri and Indian Muslims persecuted by India, spent US 13 billion to topple, together with UAE and Kuwait , first ever Islamic government of Mohamed Morsi in Egypt and help install a tyrant whose armed forces rape and torture Egyptian women to ensure Israel is safe, side with Israel in all its crimes against Palestinians, turn blind eye to Israeli annexation of Jerusalem, demonising Islamic brotherhood and Hamas and undertaken vicious campaigns to demonise Palestinians in favour of Israel besides running one of the most oppressive states in the world.

Today’s sad state of affairs is such that US President Donald Trump, helping Israel grab Palestinian lands, said “Saudis can’t be in power for two weeks without US support. Thus the need to bring the holy cities of Makka and Medina under international Muslim control. It is not an easy task in view of the US-European, Israeli support to Saudis . However, under the circumstance, Muslims worldwide need to take some initiative which in the long run and maybe even after long struggle restore the dignity of Islam and Muslims

One Comment on “Call to bring Holy Cities of Makka and Madina”

  1. It was long overdue and in the present context this is probably the best way bring all muslim countries together and to be honoured to share in the welfare of the holy mosques. Saudis will resist vehemently against this concept.

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