Leading Saudi Cleric: “Al Qaeda is Haram”

In yet another sign of Islamic clergy taking a stand against terrorism, a senior Saudi cleric declared that joining Al-Qaeda is categorically haram and against all our faith stands for.

“Affiliation with the so-called Al Qaeda group is Haram”, or banned under Islamic teachings, Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Al-Obeikan, a top religious scholar and an adviser in the court of King Abdullah, told Okaz newspaper.

Clerics are truly the key in this fight against extremists. Islam has been manipulated, exploited and turned into something monstrous, as it served as an effective cover for the goals of extremists. But Muslims everywhere are standing up against it, and an increasing number of clerics are choosing to weigh in on this issue as well.

Saudi Arabia is currently fighting internal extremism while also handling the external but equally dangerous situation unfolding in Yemen. It is our hope that more people recognize the issues facing the Muslim Ummah and continue to strive for peace.

Author:

Latest articles

Establishment Fooling Pakistanis, again!

For the last 73 years, the Pakistani state has argued that Pakistan and Pakistanis cannot exist with the ‘K’ of Pakistan (Kashmir) becoming a...

India’s Actions in Kashmir Criticized for Human Rights Violations

One year after India revoked Article 370 from Indian occupied Kashmir (state of Jammu and Kashmir), Indian authorities continue to impose harsh and inhuman...

Book Banning and Censorship Exposes Hollowness of ‘Ideology of Pakistan’

Banning books, films, paintings, and poems, and censoring academics and journalists is now old in Pakistan. But in recent times this has taken an...

FATF Sword of Damocles Keeps Hanging Over Pakistan

In 2018, the United Nations (UN) Financial Action Task Force (FATF) -- the international watchdog against money laundering and financing of terrorism ---  placed...
Previous articleHoly SMS
Next articleRevitalizing the NWFP

Related articles

1 Comment

Leave a reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Author: