Last evening, a high-level Pakistani delegation was surrounded by a group in the holy city of Medina, Saudi Arabia, and slogans were chanted against Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
Members of the federal cabinet had gone to Masjid-e-Nabawi to pay homage to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) where a shameful act of chanting slogans by supporters of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) took place.
The Prophet (PBUH)’s mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, is the second holiest place for Muslims in the world and was the headquarters of the Prophet of Islam during his lifetime. According to Islamic tradition, the reward for the prayers offered in the Masjid al-Nabawi is a thousand times greater than the prayers offered in any other mosque in Makkah except the Masjid al-Haram with the Kaaba.
The Prophet PBUH built this mosque after migrating from Makkah to the then city of Yathrib called Madinah and it was the second mosque to be built in Madina after the Quba Mosque. According to Islamic tradition, it is called ‘Riyadh Al-Jannah’ or one of the gardens of Paradise.
This mosque is of great importance to Muslims as it is the place where Muslims perform Nawafil during Umrah and Hajj.
Supporters of PTI
After the success of the no-confidence motion against former Prime Minister Imran Khan, the supporters of PTI are in a frenzy. That is why they forgot the sanctity of Masjid-e-Nabawi yesterday.
Proponents of the PTI continue to use social media trends against the current government, with the imported government being the most popular.
Yesterday, when PM Shehbaz Sharif arrived at Masjid-e-Nabawi with his delegation, a large crowd gathered on this occasion. They did not even take care of this most sacred place and chanted political slogans.
Such videos are going viral on social media, in which a group of people can be seen insulting government officials and federal ministers at the Prophet’s Mosque.
The people present there hurled insults at the women ministers in the delegation, including Maryam Aurangzeb, and after chanting slogans against PM Shehbaz Sharif, he continued to make videos of the occasion along with chanting slogans.
Muftis’ reaction to tragic incident
Reacting to the tragic incident that took place in Masjid-e-Nabawi, Mufti Taqi Usmani, a well-known Pakistani cleric, religious scholar, and superintendent of Darul Uloom Karachi, said, “The Companions also kept their voices low on the Holy Shrine of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) so as not to be rude, but the mentally ill today proved that for them literature, respect, sanctity, and morality are mere myths.”
Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi has said on the incident of Masjid-e-Nabawi that there is a state of grief that is not going away. The government should take strict action against those who have incited this violence inside Pakistan.
He said the Saudi government would and would take action against those who violated its rules, but could not tolerate anything but respect for the two holy shrines. This was not a small thing, Pakistan was discredited and the sanctity of the Holy Shrine was violated.
He said that an important announcement would be made on April 30 in this regard. Maulana Tariq Jameel has issued a statement on Twitter regarding the incident that took place in Masjid-e-Nabawi that the violation of Haram Sharif in the case of protest in Masjid-e-Nabawi is not correct in Islam at all, it should be condemned as much as possible.
What will be the future of the responsible ones?
The Saudi government has arrested dozens of PTI supporters for violating the sanctity of the Prophet (PBUH)’s Mosque. It has also been decided to give severe punishments to the accused Sahibzada Jahangir, who was the mastermind of the incident that took place in Medina last evening.
Media sources said that Sahibzada Jahangir, a friend of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, and about 150 people have been arrested for violating the sanctity of the Prophet’s Mosque. Penalties and lifelong Hajj and Umrah are banned.
After a detailed investigation, those who tampered with the slogans or insulted the sanctity of the Prophet PBUH’s Mosque are expected to be flogged and sentenced to life imprisonment.
Experts say that in the wake of this incident, it is to be hoped that the visa policy for Umrah or Hajj for Pakistanis will be changed and the conditions may be tightened, which will make it more difficult for Pakistanis to travel to Saudi Arabia.