Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia: Riyadh bombing attack - ''sinful act''
The Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al Al-Sheikh affirmed Thursday that the blast which took place in Riyadh Wednesday was "forbidden and sinful act."
In a statement quoted by SPA, Sheikh Abdulaziz, who is also the President of the Senior Ulema (Muslim scholars) Council and President of the Department of Scientific Researches and Ifta, cited verses from the Holy Quran and the sayings of Prophet Mohammad which stipulate that such an act is a "forbidden and highly sinful."
He added "These people want to shake security, horrify the safe people and kill Muslims. It is forbidden to cover up such (sinful) people and whoever does so, he will be their partner in the crime." The Mufti added: "It is also forbidden to justify the acts of these criminals." "This country is holding together under its leadership and we all obey them."
Sheikh Abdulaziz directed his statement to the security men by saying "You have to be vigilant and have strong will in defending the religion and the Muslim country against these people." He advised those who carried out the "criminal acts" or those who sympathize with them to seek repentance. (Albawaba.com)
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