Imams endorse war on the oppressor

Imams endorse war on the oppressor
Updated 18 April 2015

Imams endorse war on the oppressor

Imams endorse war on the oppressor

Head of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais has praised the government for launching Operation Decisive Storm in Yemen, describing it as a “legitimate” action to protect the citizens of that country from oppression.
In his Friday sermon at the Grand Mosque, Al-Sudais said the government’s actions have made it clear that it would not allow anyone to threaten the safety and security of a fellow Arab nation and Saudi Arabia.
“The Kingdom has embarked on an initiative that will be written in history as a move to champion the cause of the oppressed in Yemen,” Al-Sudais said in his sermon.
“Yemen is dear to all Muslims and the decision to extend a helping hand to the brothers in Yemen is characteristic of the Kingdom’s rulers. Operation Decisive Storm is a legitimate duty undertaken by the Kingdom in line with its traditional practice of helping the oppressed,” he said.
There was every indication that the mission would be a success because the Kingdom was being guided by a belief based on God’s laws, and the strength and unity of the coalition forces, he said.
He commended the Arab states for uniting to tackle the Houthis and appealed to the Yemenis to stand together so that they can protect their country.
He also praised the soldiers on the front lines, saying they were brave and fighting a holy war to protect their country and religion. The youth should rally behind their leaders, he said.
Imam and khateeb at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Sheikh Abdul Muhsin Al-Qassim, told worshippers assembled for the Friday prayer that only a strong belief in God would unify them, and enable them to live virtuous and successful lives.
Al-Qassim said Almighty Allah has ordered believers to fight oppressors and help protect the oppressed. “Rescuing oppressed people was a noble quality of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) even before he became a prophet,” he said.
He praised the Kingdom’s leaders for going out to help the Yemeni people by launching Operation Decisive Storm. He also warned the worshippers that they should avoid spreading rumors created by the enemy.
He commended the country’s soldiers for their devotion to Islam and homeland, and their willingness to sacrifice their lives to save an oppressed people.