A researcher of the history of Madinah has come out to accuse the SCTNH or Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage of neglecting the several wells of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him). However the commission for tourism and national heritage has denied all of the charges and stated that the commission has been giving complete attention to all of the wells from which the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) would often drink water and also do ablution for his prayers.
Saleh Abbas, the Director of the SCTNH branch in Madinah city has stated that the commission has and will be giving the due attention to all of the historic sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, also including the wells of the Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). He also stated that the commission has set up a special department which has been tasked with the care of the architectural relics and he also added that the tourism commission has spared no effort in the care and maintenance of the historical sites. The Historian making the allegations, Fouad Al Mighmasi has alleged that the commission has indeed neglected a lot of the wells. He has even challenged the claim that there are only 7 wells of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) in Madinah by stating that there are actually at least 22.
Mighmasi has doubted the official number and stated it is not accurate. Throughout the life of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) in Madinah, he visited numerous tribes outside the city and hence drank water and performed ablution from several different wells. These are of course the allegations of the Historian which are yet to be proven legally. Meanwhile, the residents of the Bani Saad village located near Taif, which we also covered a couple of days ago, have filed a legal complaint against the commission to the concerned authorities, for claiming that their village was not the place that Halmi Al Saadiyah had lived. Al Saadiyah was the Holy Prophet’s wet nurse.
They have complained stating that they have a lot of historical evidence which will certainly prove that Halima Al Saadiyah, who had breastfed the Holy Prophet (PBUH) after the death of his own mother, Amina Bint Wahab, lived in the same village. The residents of the village have stated that they have inherited this very fact throughout generations and are under no circumstances ready to give up on it.
One of the residents of the Bani Saad village, Ali Bin Raja Allah Al Dhuwaibi has stated that the blood ties are a sort of red line or final line which nobody should be or will be allowed to cross ever. He went on to add that the people of the village will keep following up on our complaint until all of our rights are completely restored. Though we did cover this particular issue a couple of days ago, the official version still remain the statement issued by the commission. Guess we will have to see where this goes.
Source: Saudi Gazette
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