Sunday, September 6, 2009

Muslims should stop prayer for the downfall of their enemies

Muslims should avoid prayers that call for the destruction of non-Muslims, an influential Saudi cleric said.  Many mosque Imams and preachers in some Muslim countries, including Saudi Arabia, close their Friday sermons with prayers that call for the destruction of Islam's enemies, especially Israel and its allies.

"Praying for the ruin and the destruction of all infidels is not permitted because it goes against God's law to call upon them ... to take the righteous path," Sheikh Salman al Awdah told Dubai-based MBC Television channel. "Calling for their offspring and ancestors to be eradicated is not legitimate ... (except) for the tyrants among the infidels and those who violate the sanctities and harm the faithful," he said. MORE of this REUTERS story HERE

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