Destruction of Holy Sites


The destruction of sites associated with early Islam is an on-going phenomenon in Saudi Arabia, particularly around the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. The demolition has focused on mosques, burial sites, homes and historical locations associated with the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and many of the founding personalities of early Islamic history. HUC aims to raise awareness of the major demolitions and is here to share your stories of what used to be a part of the Muslim Ummah’s Islamic heritage and what has replaced it.


Masjid al-Shajarah in Makkah

Masjid al-Shajarah in Makkah

3rd November 2014

The location where a tree miraculously came and presented itself to the Prophet.

Read further...

Bir al-Bussa – A Well from the Time of the Prophet in Madinah That is No More

Bir al-Bussa – A Well from the Time of the Prophet in Madinah That is No More

28th October 2014

A well that the Prophet (pbuh) visited and that has been replaced by the building that houses Al-Baik.

Read further...

Bir Budha’ah – One of the Prophetic Wells of Madinah

Bir Budha’ah – One of the Prophetic Wells of Madinah

28th October 2014

One of the Prophetic wells that has been replaced with a hotel.

Read further...

Masjid al-Ijabah in Madinah to be demolished

Masjid al-Ijabah in Madinah to be demolished

27th October 2014

Mosque where the Prophet (pbuh) prayed and existed from early days of Islam.

Read further...

126 mosques to be razed in Saudi Arabia for Madinah mosque expansion

126 mosques to be razed in Saudi Arabia for Madinah mosque expansion

22nd October 2014

The history and religious nature of the holy city will be lost in the name of development.

Read further...

Electricity to be cut off from Madinah homes as part of Haram Expansion

Electricity to be cut off from Madinah homes as part of Haram Expansion

22nd October 2014

Several old districts of Madinah are to be demolished for the Haram expansion.

Read further...

The Masjid of Hudaybiyya

The Masjid of Hudaybiyya

21st October 2014

Hudaybiyya is situated 25 km from the Haram and in dire need of restoration.

Read further...

Bir Tuwa – The Well of Tuwa

Bir Tuwa – The Well of Tuwa

21st October 2014

A historic well in Makkah, the Prophet (pbuh) bathed in its waters.

Read further...

The Mosque of ‘Utban bin Malik (RA) in Madinah

The Mosque of ‘Utban bin Malik (RA) in Madinah

14th October 2014

A mosque where the Prophet (pbuh) prayed and currently in need of preservation.

Read further...

Masjid ‘Aynayn – An Old Mosque Situated Close to Mount Uhud

Masjid ‘Aynayn – An Old Mosque Situated Close to Mount Uhud

13th October 2014

A historic mosque situated on the hillock close to Mount Uhud.

Read further...


Register Complaint

Share your Haj & Umrah complaints. If you have had a negative experience we want to know.

Read further »

Complete our Survey

If you have recently been on Haj or Umrah, please click here to complete our survey

Complete survey now »