Today, I (Syed Shahrukh Kamal) received an e-mail entitled “Real Pictures of Hazrat Bibi Fatima (S.A) House in Madina Munawwara”. When I saw the pictures and came to the conclusion that these are not real pictures. The pictures are attached at the end. I’ve composed a reply to the sender. I am copying it down, please read it:
Read it before forwarding more. Following are the facts.
I am really sorry to inform you that these are not the pictures of Bibi Pak’s house. This was just a model and the background of Masjid-e-Nabwi was a wallpaper (if you observe it clearly). These are just a few of the pictures which I’ve seen. There were some other pictures that clearly shows that it was not near Masjid-an-Nabwi and the background was a wallpaper hung behind the model.
Now, if you still don’t believe me, then please keep in mind two things regarding Madina, Masjid-an-Nabwi and the house of Bibi Pak. I’ve been to Saudi Arabia two times and I’ve not seen such house there just outside Masjid an-Nabwi. It’s open and people are visiting it, how Is it possible with Saudi Government? The Saudi Government has saved few places and destroyed the others. You can see the people are mostly Iraqi. You can also read on the gate AS SALAMO ALAIKI YA FATIMA-TUZ-ZAHRA SALAM ULLAHI ALAIHA. Saudi Government do not write Salam Ullahi Alaih or Alaiha, instead they write Radi Allah Anh or Anha with every Sahabi or Shabiyya. You can also see the black cover of the grave and the Persian stanza on the cover. Saudis would have preferred Arabic instead of Persian.
Last and the most strong evidence. If you have bought any book on Tareekh-I-Madina (especially those which are given to Hujjaj when going or coming from Hajj; those books includes old and new maps and pictures), you would be aware of the fact that there are two apartments in Masjid an-Nabwi; one is the apartment of Ayesha (RA) and the other is the apartment of Fatima (SA). The apartment of Ayesha (RA) had three Holy Graves and the green dome (Gumbad-e-Khazra) is above those three Graves. There is a gate, on the Riyaz-ul-Jannah side, which opens in the apartment of Ayesha (RA). Then there is another gate between the apartment of Ayesha (RA) and the apartment of Fatima (SA). Then there is another gate (called Bab-e-Fatima) which is in the house (or apartment) of Fatima (SA). In the time of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWAW), the gates of both apartments used to open in the mosque but now, Bab-e-Fatima opens on the opposite side (but it still opens in mosque as the mosque has been extended). The place where Prophet (SAWAW) use to pray Tahajjud; Later, Muslims built a Mehrab (called Mehrab-e-Tahajjud) there but because of increase in the amount of public there, Saudi Government has protected it in the grills. All of these three things – apartment of Ayesha (RA), apartment of Fatima (SA) and Mehrab-e-Tahajjud are protected with grills by Saudi Government. A few people (on the service) are specially paid for cleanliness of these things.
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May Allah Bless you and May Allah Bless us on behalf of you.
Syed Shahrukh Kamal.