Hujr ibn 'Adi Mosque
|Hujr ibn 'Adi Mosque
مسجد حجر بن عدي
Desecration of shrine
On 2 May 2013, during the Syrian Civil War, foreign-backed extremists (allegedly from the Wahhabi movement) attacked the mausoleum and exhumed his remains. His body was taken to an unknown location by the rebels. According to a report published in the New York Times, a widely distributed Facebook photo of the desecration of the pilgrimage site gives credit for the exhumation to a man named Abu Anas al-Wazir, or Abu al-Baraa, a leader of a military group called the Islam Brigade of the Free Syrian Army.
- "Syria militants exhume grave of Prophet’s companion". Press TV. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- Press TV, May 3rd 2013
- ERDBRINK, THOMAS (6 May 2013). "Iran Warns Syrian Rebels After Report of Shrine Desecration". New York Times. Retrieved 7 May 2013.