JNN 04 Jan 2015 Riyadh : In a surprise fatwa (religious edict), Saudi Arabia’s top Islamic scholar has urged Muslims to stop staging ceremonies to mark the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him), saying such celebrations amount to heresy.
Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Abdullah Al Shaikh, the Gulf kingdom’s Grand Mufti and head of the seven-man Islamic Scholars Authority, said Muslims had acquired the habit of organizing ceremonies on the eve of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) over the past three centuries and that it had spread to most Arab and Islamic nations.
This habit is a heresy and superstition, which must stop,” the Mufti said in a sermon during Friday’s open air prayers in the Saudi capital Riyadh, according to the official Saudi press agency (SPA).
Islamic State Wahabi terrorist Banned Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH ) Birth Celebrations :
Inline with their Masters the Terrorist of Islamic State , According to a local source in Nineveh province, ISIS takfiri terrorist followers of Saudi Wahabi Ideology group has banned the birth of the Prophet Muhammed celebrations, calling it as “a heresy and a deviance”, adding that the organization threatened to punish clerics who go against the instructions.
The ISIS organization issued instructions on Friday and ordered to the prayer leader of the mosques in Mosul to ban the celebration Prophet Muhammed’s birthday,” explaining that “It described the celebrations as ‘heresy and deviance’.”
The organization warned prayer leaders about the violation of its instructions and threatened them with punishment.