Bashar Al-Assad, who led the armed forces in a war against the president of Syria, demolished the tomb of Umar ibn Abdul Aziz (Umar II in the Islamic history), yesterday. He is also known as the great grandson of Umar Farooq RA (Umar ibn Khattab), the second caliph of Islam.
Hazrat Umar ibn Abdul Aziz’s tomb is located within Syria. Within the dome chamber, three graves were present. Among those, one is known of his wife’s grave. This grave was also destroyed by the forces. They burnt down the whole place after taking the body of Umar ibn Khattab in an unknown area.
Hazrat Umar Farooq is known to be the eighth caliph of the Umayyad Caliphate; 717 A.D. till 720 A.D. He was born in 682 A.D. at Madina and lived until the age of 37 years old. He is known to be killed by poisoning in Idlib. This move performed by these armed forces isn’t something new.
Back in 2013, they demolished the tomb of a companion of Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH), Hujr ibn Adi, located in Syria. At first, they surrounded it, burnt it, dug the grave, and took the body out. This was done to the martyr and the companion of our Beloved Prophet (PBUH).
This group of terrorists attacked the tomb located in Deir Sharqi town, near the Maarat-al-Numan area in Idlib and collected all of the remains present in the shrine. This incident came into notice when social media platforms were updated with the pictures and the videos of the attack.
Grave of Grandson of Umar RA (Right Now)
It can be easily observed that the raiders were destroying the grave and taking away the remains.
The video maintains the graves of the Caliph, his servant, and his wife. The terrorist group captured this town in the month of February 2020.