Read Between The Lines Before Celebrating Saudi Top Cleric’s Fatwa Against Suicide Bombings

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Sameera Ehteram
Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti (the highest religious authority in the Kingdom) has condemned suicide bombings, terming them grave crimes.

Read Between The Lines Before Celebrating Saudi Top Cleric’s Fatwa Against Suicide Bombings

Sheikh Abdulaziz Al al-Sheikh, Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti (the highest religious authority in the Kingdom) hascondemned suicide bombings, terming them grave crimes.

The Mufti’s views influence many Sunni Muslims around the world, who respect and follow the kingdom's strict version of Islam.

His declaration or Fatwa condemning the act is being appreciated around the world, although some still have their reservations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regardless, this is a significant declaration coming from Saudi Arabia, which is usually rigid on its stance.

On the other hand, many fail to mention – or perhaps notice – that the Grand Mufti has only labeled suicide bombings as Haraam (impermissible), not the act of killing itself.

In his exact words, "Killing oneself is a grave crime and a grave sin…Those who kill themselves with explosives are criminals who are hastening their way to hell."

 So the grand question to the Grand Mufti should be; is it Halal (permissible in Islam) to kill someone (an infidel most likely) without killing yourself in the process?

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