Three Saudi imams banned for life over Muslim Brotherhood links

Three well-known imams have been banned for life from delivering sermons in mosques. (Shutterstock)

Three well-known imams in the Saudi Southern Province have been banned for life from delivering sermons in mosques and religious camps or leading Friday prayers after they were found to be connected to the Muslim Brotherhood.

The decision was taken by concerned government circles.

According to the circles, the three imams also maintained direct contact with the Muslim Brotherhood in a number of Arab countries.

An informed source told Okaz/Saudi Gazette that the three imams are well-known in their regions.

The source said the ban was imposed on them following their excessiveness in the dawa (call) platforms and on different social media tools.

He said 76 other imams, Muslim scholars, preachers and academics were being closely watched for their alleged connection with the Muslim Brotherhood.

This article was first published in the Saudi Gazette on May 13, 2014.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43