Obey rulers to ensure stability, says Grand Mufti

By YOUSUF MUHAMMAD | ARAB NEWS

MADINAH: Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh on Tuesday emphasized the need to obey rulers, saying it would strengthen unity and stability and ensure protection for people’s honor and properties.

Delivering a lecture at the girls’ section of Taibah University in Madinah, he said: “Islam has honored women and respected her as mother, daughter and sister, and gave her rights.”

He continued: “Islam also protected her honor as she is not allowed to travel alone and mix with men. She is also given the right to own her wealth and prevented men from causing any harm to her.”

The mufti spoke against anti-government protests. “Obeying rulers brings it fruits in terms of unity of people and positions, frightening the enemy,” he said, and urged Muslims to abide by the Qur’an and Sunnah.

He cautioned Saudis against following the examples of other societies, adding that it would create disturbances, discord and dissension in the country.

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Categories: Asia, Islam, Saudi Arabia

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