Janat ul Baqyeh Madina Munawara
History of the Cemetery of Jannat Al-Baqi
Where Queen Lady Bibi Fatima Zehra (SA), Imam Hasan Ibn Ali (2nd Imam), Imam Ali Ibn Al-Husayn (4th imam), Imam Muhammad Ibn Ali (5th imam), & Imam Ja'far Ibn Muhammad (6th imam), peace be upon them, are buried
On 8th Shawwal, Wednesday, in the year 1345 AH (April 21, 1925), mausoleums in Jannatul Al-Baqi (Madina) were demolished by King Ibn Saud.
In the same year (1925), he also demolished the tombs of holy personages at Jannat al-Mualla (Makkah) where the Holy Prophet (s)'s mother, wife, grandfather and other ancestors are buried.
Destruction of sacred sites in Hijaz by the Saudi Wahhabis continues even today.
Janat ul Baqyeh Memorial, Karachi
In Karachi Pakistan Sabih Janat ul Baqyeh Quba and attached attached Karbala Bagh Graveyard was launched by Sir, Musayab Ali Zaidi (a well known personality of Karachi and Pakistan shia of that time) in early 70/ He and his team with the name of Anjuman Rah Nijat created idea and Implemented well for nation. It was a new thinking to plan graveyard in orderly manner.
At present the Graveyard is almost full at its plan capacity. Now extension Project is started at extended land and soon will be open for burial.
Most of Graves now need urgent attention and repair. Our loved ones are waiting, otherwise we will unable to identify them.
A number of katbas are unreadable and qabars are broken
We visit graves of our loved ones to pay our respects, Fateha is offered near the grave, it brings more comfort and peace within us. But, while keeping up with our worldly commitments, it becomes physically challenging for us to visit the graves of our loved ones.
To keep up with present times, to fulfill our religious, social and moral duties and to keep our values intact, I, myself has taken up this project of creating and maintaining an online database of the graveyard(s) including the Pictures of each grave of Karbalabagh Qabristan commonly known as Janat ul Baqiyh, Karachi.
I am requesting you also to pay some attention a lot of steps need to be taken e.g. Mass cleaning, Painting of Boundary wall and painting of Graves, each block will paint in different color, Tree plantation, restoration of electricity, display boards of blocks, and banners / and Board at main road entrance etc. All look big task but not in real if we like to do....