Office of the Two Holy Mosques responds to ISIS’ fatwa on Jihad

Islamic cleric Sheikh Dr. Saleh bin Humid responded to ISIS' fatwa on Jihad during a recent sermon. (@ReasahAlharmain)

The Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, published a video clip on Tuesday responding to the fatwa issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which says that non-fighters should not issue advisory opinions to militants.

This came in a tweet from the office’s official Twitter account: “Non-sense, they are tempering with meanings when they claimed that non-fighters shouldn’t issue advisory opinions to those fighting. The attractiveness of words leads them astray on the corruption of the senses. No Muslim scholar has ever claimed such athing.”

In the video, Islamic cleric Sheikh Dr. Saleh bin Humid asks: “Were all Muslim scholars fighting on all the fronts and invasions? Are ISIS fighters operating in the name of God? Are all the fighters Muslim scholars?”

Militants of ISIS and al-Qaeda were blasted by Saudi Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh in the past as “enemy number one” of Islam.

“The ideas of extremism, radicalism and terrorism ... have nothing to do with Islam and (their proponents) are the enemy number one of Islam,” the kingdom’s top cleric said in a statement

He cited militants from ISIS, which has declared a “caliphate” straddling parts of Iraq and Syria, and the global al-Qaeda terror network.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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