Clarity about the Maqam of Sayyiduna Hujr bin ‘Aadi (Radi Allah ‘anhu)
It has been suggested that Sayyiduna Hujr bin ‘Aadis (Radi Allah ‘anhu) body was dug up from his grave and buried somewhere else by a group of Salafi-hoodlums. There is also a picture floating around on the web suggesting it is of his blessed body. Both of this assertions are false, and have no basis in reality.
A big Facebook group (25 000 followers) belonging to Shiites from Tunisia published the following statement today:
انتشرت اليوم في أغلب الصفحات الشيعية صورة نقلها ارهابيوا سوريا عل انها صورة مسربة لجثمان الصحابي حجر ابن عدي الذي نبش قبره التكفيريون ….
ونحن ناكد لكم ان هذه الصورة قديمة جدا ومركبة وليست لحجر ابن عدي عليه السلام وانما تشبه صورة المجاهد عمر المختار الليبي الذي شنقه الاحتلال الايطالي
كما ان الارهابيين اعترفوا انهم لم يصلوا الى جثمان حجر ابن عدي لان القبر كان عميقا جدا وذلك لتراكم ترسبات الارض عليه عبر السنين
نرجوا النشر والتعميم لتتوضح الصورة للجميع فحجر ابن عدي لم ينقل جثمانه لاي مكان وشكرا لكم ……
In short: “Many Shiite websites have spread a picture supposedly of Hujr bin ‘Aadi. We confirm to you that this picture is old and is not of Hujr bin ‘Aadi. [..] The terrorists themselves admitted that they couldnt reach the body of Hujr bin ‘Aadi because the grave is very deep.”
I have managed to find out that the picture is the product of a screenshot taken from a video produced by the opposition activists. The logo on the left top corner says, “الغوطة الشرقية”
Here is the supposed picture of the Sayyiduna Hujr bin ‘Aadi (Radi Allah ‘anhu):
Here is an example of a video where one can find the same logo:
“You can easily conclude that the picture to begin with isnt a picture, it’s a screenshot taken from a video produced by the opposition activists.”
The Facebook-page of one of those who have taken a photograph of himself next to the destroyed maqam wrote as a comment on his despicable picture that he couldnt find anything in the grave [I visited his page and read this comment myself, which also is confirmed by the statement of the Tunisian Shiites]. He has removed (or disabled) his account after all the condemnations.
Here is the link (which doesnt work anymore because his FB-page is gone):
In other words: The first assertion that the body was dug up and buried some place else is completely false. And this new assertion that the picture is of Hujr bin ‘Aadi is also false. “It is another example of Neo-Safavid propaganda.”
Conclusive evidence showing that the supposed picture of Sayyiduna Hujr bin ‘Aadi (Radi Allah ‘anhu) is in fact a princtscreen of a video produced by the opposition. The man in the video was martyred by regime warplane 2013 05-01:
Sidi Mohammad Khalil