Earlier today, Fatwa-Online was informed that:
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh, the mufti of Saudi Arabia and the head of the Council of Senior Scholars and The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa has asked all the Muslims in Saudi Arabia, both the nationals and non-nationals, to support their refugee brethren in Afghanistan by offering assistance and donations at this time in which they are experiencing extreme difficulties.
The Shaykh went on to say that the Islaamic relief efforts currently offered to our brethren in Afghanistan are indeed most noble acts, and in which there is much good. And it does not come as any surprise to the leadership that much importance is given by the efforts of the Muslims to their brethren throughout the needy Muslim world. We ask Allaah to assist them and grant them success.
The Shaykh stressed the importance of donations to our brethren in Afghanistan to aid them, and requested from both the (Saudi) nationals and non-nationals that they dig deep into their pockets to provide help and assistance for them in their time of need. He added that the reward for this act is extremely high considering they (the Afghanis) are eligible for assistance.
The Shaykh finally stressed upon all Muslim leaders and callers to Islaam to encourage the Muslims in this noble act to assist their brethren in Islaam, and he asked Allaah to aid anyone who carries out this act and to reward them plentiful.