“Imagine if the one who did this was one of the rulers of Saudi Arabia.” Prince Sattam responds to an “official” Turkish report on the “theft” of parts of the Black Stone


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – A report published by the official Turkish Anadolu News Agency, Tuesday, about parts of the Black Stone in the Kaaba in Saudi Arabia, located in the “Saqlali Muhammad Pasha” mosque in Turkey, sparked an interaction between activists on social media.

Anadolu Agency said in its report: “Five centuries ago, the ‘Sicilali Muhammad Pasha Mosque’, in Istanbul, has hosted 4 pieces of the black stone in the Holy Kaaba, which is considered an object of reverence in the Islamic religion and is believed to have descended from heaven in Makkah Al-Mukarramah .. The Black Stone during the construction of the Holy Kaaba from the ‘Abu Qubais’ mountain near Mecca, and it was mentioned in the authentic hadiths as a piece of heaven, and later parts were broken by the passage of time, so the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent was keen to bring those broken parts to Istanbul.

The report added: “Mimar Sinan placed 4 pieces of black stone in his architectural masterpiece, the Siklali Mehmed Pasha Mosque, which was built by the wife of the Grand Vizier Sicily in the Kadirga district of Istanbul in 1571 to commemorate the latter .. The four pieces of the black stone were placed within golden frames in the middle of the panels The marbles at the entrance to the mosque, at the top of the mihrab, above the entrance to the minbar, and under the dome of the minbar .. The bulk of the black stone parts in Turkey are placed above the entrance door to the mausoleum of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, the Sulaymaniyah complex, and during the month of Ramadan, visitors can see pieces of the preserved black stone Five centuries ago in the Saqlali Mehmed Pasha Mosque.

For his part, the Saudi prince, Sattam bin Khalid Al Saud responded to the Anatolian report with a tweet in which he said: “Was it not a priority to return the parts of the Black Stone to their natural place, are they not the property of all Muslims, do you not consider these actions to be theft? Imagine with me that the one who carried out this The actions of one of the rulers of the Saudi state. I saw the Brotherhood and those with them shouting and wailing in every place and crying over these parts, but now they have no voice. ”

The following is a review of a number of responses that activists on social media have interacted with regarding this report:


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