The grave of one of the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), Khalid ibn al-Walid (May Allah be pleased with him) has been destroyed by forces of Bashar al Assad. This is very sad that I am speechless.

May Allah have mercy on the innocent population of Syria and remove the oppressors. May Allah protect all the historical and religious sites in Syria from this conflict.


From New York Times:

Little by little, the central Syrian city of Homs is losing its infrastructure and its landmarks. The national hospital lies in ruins. Rebel-held neighborhoods stretch for blocks without an intact building. Many government offices are closed. The silver-domed mosque of Khalid bin al-Waleed — named for an early Islamic warrior particularly revered by Sunnis — stands pockmarked and perforated.

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