Saudi grand mufti says clerics should steer away from murky politics

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh warned religious clerics to stay away from politics. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh warned religious clerics to stay away from politics as it is murky and changing, the local al-Watan news website reported Wednesday.

The grand mufti, who advised clerics to check facts when discussing politics, also urged them to further showcase the danger of violence espoused by radical groups who claim to be Islamic.

While calling for unity, he described political wrangling as futile due to it not being in the service of God.

He cautioned that clerics should take into considerations the risks facing the kingdom.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45
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