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The Grand Muftee Of Saudi Arabia, Shaykh Abd Al-Azeez Aal Al-Shaykh On The September 11, 2001 Attacks In New York

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا

..if anyone killed a person not in retaliation of murder, or (and) to spread mischief in the land – it would be as if he killed all mankind..5:32

The [Grand] Muftee [Saudi Arabia], Shaykh Abd Al-Azeez Aal Al-Shaykh On The September 11, 2001 Attacks In New York

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All praise is for Allaah, Lord of all the Worlds, who ordered us to follow His Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and to call to His Way, and may Allaah send praises and blessings of peace upon our Prophet Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and upon his family, his Companions, and those who truly follow them until the Day of Judgment.

The [Grand] Muftee [Saudi Arabia], Shaykh Abd Al-Azeez Aal Al-Shaykh On The September 11, 2001 Attacks In New York

Who Is Muftee as-Shaykh Abd Al-Azeez Aal Al-Shaykh [hafidhahullaah]?

He is the noble Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Lateef Aal ash-Shaykh. He was born in Riyadh in 1362 A.H./1941 C.E., and since his birth he suffered from weak eyesight, until he lost his sight altogether in 1381 A.H./1960 C.E.

He began seeking knowledge by studying the Noble Quran at Masjid Ahmad Ibn Sanaan, and memorised the Quran when he was 12 years old. He then sought knowledge from some of the scholars in their gatherings. In 1375 A.H./1954 C.E. he transferred to the Imaam ad-Da’wah Institute where he graduated from the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 1383 A.H./1962 C.E., and he used to attend some of the gatherings of the scholars in their masaajid.

He began his active religous life after graduating from the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 1383 A.H./1962 C.E., whereafter he worked as a teacher at the Imaam ad-Da’wah al-‘Ilmee Institute until 1392 A.H./1971 C.E. He then transferred to teaching at the Faculty of Sharee’ah (at the University of Imaam Muhammad) in Riyadh and continued there until 1412 A.H./1991 C.E.

He was then made a member of the Council of Senior Scholars in 1407 A.H./1986 C.E., whereafter he was made a member of the Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, where he was appointed deputy to the grand muftee of the Kingdom (Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Baaz) in 1416 A.H./1995 C.E.

He was the Imaam for Jumu’ah prayers at the Masjid of Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abdul-Lateef since 1390 A.H./1969 C.E., later transferring to being Imaam at the Central Masjid of al-Imaam Turkee Ibn ‘Abdullaah in 1412 A.H./1991 C.E. He became the Imaam and khateeb at Masjid Namirah on the Day of ‘Arafah in 1402 A.H./1981 C.E.

Whilst at the Faculty of Sharee’ah he used to supervise some university theses, and take part in these discussions/debates. Since 1414 A.H./1993 C.E. he takes part in responding to questions on the radio program “Noorun ‘alad-Darb”.

He hold lessons in the Central Masjid of al-Imaam Turkee Ibn ‘Abdullaah. He takes part in seminars and lectures alongside his work in the field of da’wah in Riyadh and Taif.

In June 1999, he was appointed Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia.

O Allaah! Show us the truth as truth so that we may follow it, and show us falsehood as falsehood, so that we may abstain from it. Ameen.

Baarak-Allaahu Feekum, wa sal-Allaahu wa sallam ‘alaa Nabiyyinaa Muhammad

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And whosoever contradicts and opposes the Messenger Muhammad (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) after the right path has been shown clearly to him, and follow other than the believers way, We shall keep him in the path he has chosen, and burn him in the hell-what and evil destination (4 : 115)

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