Abu az-Zubayr Harrison
‘Abd al-‘Azīz Ar-Rājihī 1 on Political Demonstrations 2
What is your opinion of those who say political demonstrations are allowable in order to pressure the leaders or governments?
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
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).