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Supplications against non-Muslims? |
"These supplications are an aggression against non-Muslims," said Al-Fouzan, who is also a member of the Saudi Human Rights Commission. "This is against the spirit of Islam. The imams should instead pray to Allah to guide them toward the path of righteousness," said Al-Fouzan, while describing supplications against non-Muslims as unjust.
Supplications against non-Muslims are often made by some imams of mosques following the second Friday sermon. This is especially the case following developments in volatile regions across the world when passions run high.
The practice has, however, been deemed wrong by numerous scholars. Al-Fouzan said the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to pray to Allah to guide people and show them the road to monotheism and righteousness. ýThe Prophet used to say he was not sent to people (with the message of Islam) as a preacher of curse but as a man of mercy,ý Al-Fouzan said.
He also said he believes people should be called toward Islam through righteous conduct and firm faith, not by cursing or malediction. ýWe should not generalize our praying to Allah against all non-Muslims including Jews and Christians but should only focus our prayer on those who have done us injustice,ý he said.
source:By GALAL FAKKAR | ARAB NEWS
Published: Jan 11, 2011 00:04 Updated: Jan 11, 2011 01:42