It is with great sadness to have learnt that the tombs of the just caliph of Islam and second century mujaddid (reviver) Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz (RA) and his wife located in Idlib province of Syria were dug up, set on fire and their bodies desecrated.
The Islamic Emirate strongly condemns this despicable act and calls it a heinous crime against Islam. Such heinous actions are the work of elements who seek to stoke hatred between religious sects in the Islamic world and violate sanctums.
We call upon responsible entities in the region to punish the perpetrators of this heinous crime and strictly prevent such offensive occurrences in the future.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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