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‘Abd al-‘Azīz Ar-Rājihī on Political Demonstrations

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:14 am
by Shehzad Sattar
‘Abd al-‘Azīz Ar-Rājihī on Political Demonstrations

Original Title: الفتاوى الشرعية في القضايا العصرية

‘Abd al-‘Azīz Ar-Rājihī[1] on Political Demonstrations[2]

Question: What is your opinion of those who say political demonstrations are allowable in order to pressure the leaders or governments?

Answer: These demonstrations are not from the actions of Muslims. They are foreign (to Islam) and were never known except by way of the western countries of disbelief.[3]


[1] ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Ar-Rājihī: One of the leading scholars and instructors of Saudi Arabia today.

[2] This fatwā was taken from a book called “al-Fatāwā al-Shar’iyyah fī al-Qadhāyā Al-‘Asriyyah,” a
collection of various rulings by Muhammad Ibn Fahd al-Ḥusayn.

[3] Taken from the magazine: Safīnah al-Najāḥ (no. 2, Janurary 1997).