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The Rebuilding of the Cemeteries of Jannatul Baqi in Medina

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Literally ‘Al-Baqi’ in the Arabic language means a ‘tree garden’. It is commonly known as ‘Jannatul Baqi’ or the heaven due to its sanctity as in it are buried many of the last Prophet of Islam, Muhammad's relatives and companions.

As a result, Jannatul Al-Baqi has become a well-known place of great historic and religious significance to many Muslims around the world. It is a special place they hold close to their hearts, is a part of their identity and something that they cherish greatly. It is reported that nearly seven thousand companions of Prophet Muhammad were buried there.

This petition was delivered to:
  • United States Secretary of State
    John Kerry
  • UNESCO
    World Heritage Centre UNESCO
  • UNESCO
    ICCROM: The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Prope
  • UNESCO
    ICOMOS: International Council on Monuments and Sites
  • The Consulate General United Stated of America
    The Consulate General United Stated of America
  • AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY, PERMANENT DELEGATION OF JAPAN TO UNESCO
    H.E. MR. ISAO KISO
  • UK DELEGATION TO UNESCO
    MATTHEW SUDDERS
  • AMBASSADOR US MISSION TO UNESCO DEPARTMENT OF STATE
    Mr. DAVID KILLION
  • CULTURAL CONSULTANT UNESCO
    Mr. TARIQ ALMOHIZA
  • AMBASSADOR SAUDI ARABIA TO UNESCO UNESCO
    Mr. ZIAD ALDREES
  • The Consulate General Saudi Arabia
    Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
  • The Chief of Section, Etats Arabes UNESCO
    Ms Veronique Dauge
  • The Deputy Director, UNESCO
    Mr Kishore Rao
  • The United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights
    Ms Navanethem Pillay
  • President, United States of America
    President Barack Obama
  • The Secretary General of the United Nations
    Mr Ban Ki-Moon
  • Secretary of State
    John Kerry


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