News ID: 343079
Publish Date: 09 April 2012 - 07:08
Navideshahed: The only mosque of Ismaili Shiites was completely demolished in Al-Khabar city by the demand of Saudi authorities.

“Saudi authorities due to chimerical reasons, they damaged a mosque which belonged to Ismaili tribe in Al-Saghbeh located in Al-Khabar city. These sources who did not wish their names to be revealed told Ebda Newspaper which belongs to Ismaili tribe: “The Municipality forces attacked the mosque by a bulldozer last week and they completely demolished the mosque,”? Saudi sources announced.

This newspaper wrote: “Saudi Security Forces also arrested the prayer leader and people who come for offering prayer; however these people were released later, under the oath of not protesting against the incident.”?

In this regard, also Mohammad Ebn Matar, the public prayer of the mosque was arrested as well.

This mosque has been closed by the demand of Mohammad Ebn Fahd Al-Vahid, the governor of Al-Sharqiyeh region and it was the only mosque of Ismaili Shiites; Also it should be noted that the governor of Al-Sharqiyeh region according to the demand of Amir Nayef, the minister of country does not allow the Ismaili Shiites to construct more mosques in the region as well.


The administration of the region articulated that the Mosque was constructed against the law. It is noticeable that this Mosque was constructed 40 years ago, and it was closed down a few years back as a result of Saudi forces attacks in 2008. During this attack four mosques that belonged to 12 Imam Shiites and a mosque of Ismaili Shiites were closed.

The Saudi forces after closing the mosques announced that holding public prayers is prohibited even at homes and they also imprisoned those who had violated this demand.

Demolishing the mosque of Ismaili Shiites took place when the Ismaili authorities visited Malek Abdollah Ebn Abdol Aziz and they requested this mosque to be reopened.

According to the Rased news network, the Saudi forces due to Islamic Awakening in the region, they are afraid of revolution in their own country and they try to stop the activities of Shiites due to different reasons.

The Ismailis are a group that considers Imamate has been granted to Ismail the son of Imam Jafar Sadeq (AS) and they consider him the 7th Imam.

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“Saudi authorities due to chimerical reasons, they damaged a mosque which belonged to Ismaili tribe in Al-Saghbeh located in Al-Khabar city. These sources who did not wish their names to be revealed told Ebda Newspaper which belongs to Ismaili tribe: “The Municipality forces attacked the mosque by a bulldozer last week and they completely demolished the mosque,”? Saudi sources announced. This newspaper wrote: “Saudi Security Forces also arrested the prayer leader and people who come for offering prayer; however these people were released later, under the oath of not protesting against the incident.”? In this regard, also Mohammad Ebn Matar, the public prayer of the mosque was arrested as well. This mosque has been closed by the demand of Mohammad Ebn Fahd Al-Vahid, the governor of Al-Sharqiyeh region and it was the only mosque of Ismaili Shiites; Also it should be noted that the governor of Al-Sharqiyeh region according to the demand of Amir Nayef, the minister of country does not allow the Ismaili Shiites to construct more mosques in the region as well. The administration of the region articulated that the Mosque was constructed against the law. It is noticeable that this Mosque was constructed 40 years ago, and it was closed down a few years back as a result of Saudi forces attacks in 2008. During this attack four mosques that belonged to 12 Imam Shiites and a mosque of Ismaili Shiites were closed. The Saudi forces after closing the mosques announced that holding public prayers is prohibited even at homes and they also imprisoned those who had violated this demand. Demolishing the mosque of Ismaili Shiites took place when the Ismaili authorities visited Malek Abdollah Ebn Abdol Aziz and they requested this mosque to be reopened. According to the Rased news network, the Saudi forces due to Islamic Awakening in the region, they are afraid of revolution in their own country and they try to stop the activities of Shiites due to different reasons. The Ismailis are a group that considers Imamate has been granted to Ismail the son of Imam Jafar Sadeq (AS) and they consider him the 7th Imam. The End
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