Saudi Cleric says: “It is prohibited to protest in Islam”

The Jeddah-based cleric, who is a well-known propagator in the English language and who regularly appears on Saudi-owned religious satellite channel Huda TV, which is aimed at English speakers told his 161,500 followers that “It is not permissible to protest in Islam”.

Al-Hakeem came under criticism by many Muslim users, with many citing Quranic principles of standing up against injustice, even were it to be from one’s own family. Other’s highlighted widely known prophetic narrations, such as: “Whosoever of you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then with his tongue; and if he is not able to do so, then with his heart—and that is the weakest of faith”.

4 thoughts on “Saudi Cleric says: “It is prohibited to protest in Islam”

  1. This is the state of the so called scholars, what’s worse is that his followers are so blinded that they do not account him. I wonder how many scholars in the ummah will rise up and account his statement ! They too are sleeping or busy preparing khutbas on wudu and salaah fir when masjid reopen.

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