All praise be to Allaah, Lord of the worlds, peace and blessings be upon the Honest Prophet Muhammad. I have perused the article published in Al-Nadwah Newspaper, issue dated 24/6/1380 A.H., titled “Sights of Al-Madeenah Al-Munawwarah” by Mustafa Ameen. Considering the mentioned article, I found many mistakes that should be highlighted lest readers should be deceived by them. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Religion is sincerity (in advice, acts and so on). The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: Whoever among you sees something evil, let him change it by his hand (by action), and if he cannot, then by his tongue (by speaking out), and if he cannot, then by his heart (by hating it and feeling that it is wrong), and that is the weakest of faith.
Dear reader, here are the mistakes and their refutations:
First: He said in respect of Al-Madeenah: “This sacred city contains many monumental sights. We, Arabs, do not pay due attention to them. While visiting Paris and London we see how their people preserve these memorials. So, why do we, Muslims, not care about the monuments of the past ages,“… until he said, “Islaam calls for…”, etc… read more here.
Note: This refutation was published in al-Jaami’ al-Fareeed first edition, 1389 AH, Page: 472-491.