Just days before the end of the Ramadan, Saudi Arabia was shaken by a series of attacks on Monday.
Targeted areas included outside Prophet's Mosque in Medina (where Muhammad's tomb lies), a mosque in Shia-majority province Qatif, and a failed suicide bomb near the US consulate in Jeddah, reports the Guardian. Saudi's Mecca and Medinah are city's known to be popular at this time of year as Muslims embark on the umrah pilgrimage.
The news of multiple attacks have saddened and outraged many on social media in the lead-up to Eid Al Fitr, but the show of support from the UAE and Kuwait have comforted some. Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, and Kuwait's Towers lit up green on Monday night to recognize the tragedies in the Kingdom.
See how people reacted on Twitter below.
— Jacob's Daughter (@Deena2711) July 5, 2016
What happened in one of our holiest cities, in our holiest month, is not justified by any religion. I am truly devastated. #PrayForMadinah
— Ahmed Mohamed (@IStandWithAhmed) July 4, 2016
All this bombing and horror NEEDS to stop. It's gone beyond human. I can't keep up anymore #PrayForMadinah
— deena barnes (@DeenainNZ) July 5, 2016
praying for our Muslim brothers and sisters. #PrayforMadinah :(
— Camila Cabello (@camilacabello97) July 5, 2016
Tomorrow is EID and the worst thing happened in one of our holiest and most peaceful places 😔 May Allah protect all of us #PrayForMadinah
— Neelofa (@Neelofa) July 5, 2016
— Aish. (@aisyaah_aziz) July 5, 2016
— marwa (@shadesofxstyles) July 5, 2016
You don't need any religion to feel, you will feel because you are human!! #PrayForMadinah
— VJ Daniel Mananta (@vjdaniel) July 5, 2016
Tomorrow is eid and but look at what this world has become, this is so heartbreaking 💔💔 #PrayForMadinah
— diva (@tootsiepopnjh) July 5, 2016
— wilted petal. (@grantlust) July 5, 2016