The General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars, the highest religious body in Saudi Arabia, called today, Sunday, to condemn the abuse of the shrines of the prophets and messengers, in the first official response from Riyadh to statements
The General Secretariat of the Council of Senior Scholars, the highest religious body in the Saudi Today, Sunday, to condemn the abuses against the shrines of the prophets and messengers, in the first official response from Riyadh to the statements of the French President, about the re-publication of offensive cartoons of the Messenger Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, which caused a great wave of anger, and calls for a boycott of French products in Arab and Islamic countries.
The body headed by the Mufti of the country said in a statement: “Offending the shrines of the prophets and messengers, may God’s prayers and peace be upon them, will not harm God’s prophets and messengers, but rather serve those who call extremists who want to spread an atmosphere of hatred among human societies.”
She added, “It is the duty of the wise in all parts of the world, institutions and individuals, to condemn these abuses that have nothing to do with freedom of expression and thought, but are purely abhorrent fanaticism, and a free service for those with extremist ideas.”
And she continued: “The Islam sent by Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, came with the prohibition of any denial or denial of any of the prophets of God, and it also forbade opposing religious symbols in the saying of God Almighty: (Do not insult those who call besides God and insult God an enemy without knowledge).”
And she said: “Islam is a command to turn away from the ignorant, and the biography of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, is speaking about that, so his sanctuary, peace be upon him, and the shrines of his brothers among the Prophets and Messengers are preserved and sublime. God Almighty said:“ I am your mockers. And the Almighty said (Your will is the filth).
The commission concluded its statement by saying: “It is the duty of Muslims and every lover of truth and tolerance to spread the biography of the Prophet, peace be upon him, including mercy, justice, forgiveness, fairness and pursuit of the good of all humanity, and may God bless our Prophet Muhammad and his fellow prophets and messengers and peace.”
The repercussions of a French teacher publishing insulting cartoons of the Prophet developed into his death by a young Muslim in an incident that sparked widespread reactions in France And the world, before criticism from the Islamic world focused on the French President, Emmanuel Macron, considered the incident offensive to Islam and its prophet.