Demonstration

Political Demonstrations – Shaikh Abdul Aziz ar-Rajihi

Translated
Abu az-Zubayr Harrison

‘Abd al-‘Azīz Ar-Rājihī 1 on Political Demonstrations 2

Question:

What is your opinion of those who say political demonstrations are allowable in order to pressure the leaders or governments?

Answer:

These demonstrations are not from the actions of Muslims. They are foreign (to Islam) and were never known except by way of the western countries of disbelief.3

NOTES

1 ‘Abd al-‘Azīz Ar-Rājihī: One of the leading scholars and instructors of Saudi Arabia today.

2 This fatwā was taken from a book called “al-Fatāwā al-Shar’iyyah fī al-Qadhāyā Al-‘Asriyyah,” a collection of various rulings by Muhammad Ibn Fahd al-Ḥusayn.

3 Taken from the magazine: Safīnah al-Najāḥ (no. 2, Janurary 1997).

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