PAIN FUL TIME
IN HOLY BELOVED
MASJID-UL-HARAM
IN YEAR 1979


In the early morning of November 20, 1979, the imam of the Grand Mosque, Sheikh Mohammed al-Subayil, was preparing to lead the prayers for the fifty thousand worshipers who had gathered for the first prayer of the Islamic year of 1400 hijri.   He was interrupted by insurgents who procured weapons from under their robes, chained the gates shut and killed two policemen.
 
The seizure shocked the Islamic world as hundreds of pilgrims present for the annual hajj were taken hostage, and hundreds of militants, security forces and hostages caught in crossfire were killed in the ensuing battles for control of the site. The siege ended two weeks.
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 The insurgents released most of the hostages and locked the remainder in the sanctuary. They took defensive positions in the upper levels of the masjid  and sniper positions in the minarets, from which they commanded the grounds. The insurgents broadcast their demands from the mosque loudspeakers.


The seizure was led by
Juhaiman ibn Muhammad ibn Saif al Utaibi, who belonged to a powerful family of Najd. He declared his brother-in-law  Abdullah Hamid Mohammed Al-Qahtani to be the Mahdi, or redeemer of Islam.The insurgents declared that the Mahdi, or redeemer of Islam, had arrived in the form of one of the insurgents' leaders, Abdullah Hamid Mohammed Al-Qahtani   and called on Muslims to obey him.

Leader Juhaiman ibn Muhammad ibn Saif al Utaibi
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Soon after the seizure, about a hundred security officers of the Interior Ministry attempted to retake the mosque, and were decisively turned back with heavy casualties. 255 pilgrims, troops and fanatics" killed "another 560 injured. The survivors were quickly joined by units of the Saudi Army and National Guard.. By the evening, the entire city of Mecca had been evacuated. Pakistani and French security forces retook the holy Msjid-UL-HRAM in a battle  with Saudi national Guard. The liar redeemer of Islam Abdullah Hamid Mohammed Al-Qahtani was killed.


Abdullah Hamid Mohammed Al-Qahtani
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The rebels' leader, Juhaiman ibn Muhammad ibn Saif al Utaibi was captured, and he and 67 of his fellow rebels—"all the surviving males"—were tried secretly, convicted and publicly beheaded in the squares of  Saudi cities. 




  other rebels with
Juhaiman ibn Muhammad ibn Saif al Utaibi.They were beheaded
in different places of saudi arabia.

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Another picture of arrested rebels who were beheaded  later on
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