Abdullah Al-Sha'ab

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Sidi Abdullah Al-Sha'ab was a Libyan Sufi scholar who died in the 16th century CE.


Located in Tripoli, the Abdullah Al-Sha'ab mausoleum containing his grave as well as the grave of about 50 other respected scholars, and was a religious place for local Sufi community. The Wall Street Journal reported that the mausoleum was bulldozed in Tripoli on 25 August 2012, under the view of local security forces. Salafists are suspected of being responsible for the destruction.[1] The actions have been criticized by the President's office. Reuters received a report that, surprised by the firepower of the militia leading the action, local security forces had to make a swift trade off, eventually choosing to seal the area to reduce clashes while letting the demolition take place.[2]

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  1. ^ Coker, Margaret (26 August 2012). "Libyan Congress Seeks Answers in Attacks on Shrines". Wall Street Journal. 
  2. ^ Zargoun, Taha (26 August 2012). "Fighters bulldoze Sufi mosque in central Tripoli". Reuters. Archived from the original on 27 August 2012.