Fighting terror is Islamic Duty: Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh

Arab News, February 22,2015 Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh has stressed the importance of rallying all efforts from media and educational institutions to combat terrorism. “The misuse of the religion by extremists is greatly damaging the image of Islam,” he said. Such actions severely distort the image of Islam abroad, he said. Those sinners attribute their inhuman actions to Islam when they claimed an Islamic State and Allah knows that the hypocrites are liars, said the grand mufti. Al-Asheikh made these remarks during his weekly talk show while highlighting…

Fatwa against the targeting of Civilians

By Shaykh Muhammad Afifi Al Akiti IntroductionIn the Name of God, the All-Beneficent, the Most Merciful. Gentle reader, Peace upon those who follow right guidance! I am honored to present the following fatwa or “response by a qualified Muslim Scholar” against the killing of civilians by the Oxford-based Malaysian jurist of the Shafii School and my inestimable teacher, Shaykh Muhammad Afifi al-Akiti, titled Defending the Transgressed by Censuring the Reckless against the Killing of Civilians. The Shaykh authored it in a few days, after I asked him to offer some…

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah sees Islamic State as growing ‘monster’

By Reuters, August 15, 2014 The Hezbollah leader described the radical Islamist movement that has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria as a growing “monster” that could threaten Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other Gulf states, according to an interview. In a separate speech, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said Islamic State also posed an existential threat to his own nation, Lebanon, the target of an incursion by Islamist insurgents from Syria this month. He said his heavily armed Shi’ite Muslim group was ready to fight the threat in Lebanon – if…