Grand Mufti: ‘Don’t abuse the concept of jihaad’

Source: Arab News Saudi Arabia’s highest religious authority urged Muslims yesterday to shun extremism and avoid waging unjustified jihaad as the Kingdom cracks down on militants. In a lengthy statement, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh told Saudis to listen to their religious authorities and ignore fanatical interpretations of Islaam. “One of the fallouts from […]

Council of Senior Scholars back Government crackdown on terrorists

Source: Arab News The Kingdom’s highest Islamic authority yesterday denounced terror attacks in the Kingdom, describing them as “serious criminal acts,” and pledged its full support for the government. “Acts of sabotage such as bombings, murder and destruction of property are serious criminal acts and an aggression against innocent people… which warrant severe and deterrent […]

Waging war against Muslims in Palestine is terrorism and oppression

Earlier today, Fatwa-Online was informed that: Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh, the mufti (one qualified to pass fatwa) of Saudi Arabia and the head of the Council of Senior Scholars and The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa mentioned in the khutbah of ‘Arafah that what is going on in Palestine is (Israeli) terrorism. Summarily […]

Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh says suicide bombings are un-Islaamic

Fatwa-Online has been informed that: Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh, the grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, has asked the people to desist from denouncing any Muslim a disbeliever.   The matter should be left to competent religious scholars, the mufti said.   Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez also said suicide bombings have no basis in the Sharee’ah as it […]