Imam-e-Kaaba Wants Muslims to Make Peace With Jews & Israel

The Friday sermon by Abdulrahman al-Sudais, the Imam of the Grand Mosque of Mecca that hinted at a possible normalization of ties between Saudi Arabia and Israel, has stirred a debate on social media.

In his Friday sermon, al-Sudais spoke of peace and kindness with non-Muslims, making specific reference to Jews.

The comments came less than a month after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – a close ally of the Kingdom in the Gulf – recognized Israel, leaving questions on Saudi Arabia’s next move in this regard.

Avoid any misconceptions about correct beliefs in the heart coexisting with having healthy dealings in interpersonal exchanges and international relations.


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He stated several events from the Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) life in which he maintained peace with non-Muslims, especially Jews.

He mentioned how Prophet dealt with a Jewish neighbor who eventually converted to Islam.

When the course of healthy human dialogue is neglected, parts of people’s civilizations will collide, and the language that will become prevalent is one of violence, exclusion, and hatred.

He also advised people to remain loyal and obedient towards the leaders and authorities and to stay away from the “misguided factions and groups.”

The statements have caused unrest among Muslims on social media who blame the cleric for exploiting the platform of Islam’s holiest mosque to make ground for the Saudi government.


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The user interpreted the sermon as Sudais preparing for normalization between Saudis and Israel. He said that the sermon was against Sudais’ traditional stance on the Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Muhammad al-Mukhtar al-Shinqiti, a Mauritanian author, saw the sermon as a misuse of the Grand Mosque from Sheikh al-Sudais to promote normalization and call for the obedience of the ‘murderous rulers.’

Another Twitter user shared the videos of two contrasting sermons of al-Sudais. One, in which he calls to save Al-Aqsa Mosque from the abomination of aggressors, and the second, which prepares the ground for acceptance of Israel.

Via: MEE

  • زبردست جی ایسے شوگل میلا لگائی رکھو بڑا اچھا کام رہے ہو اگر ایسے کام کرتے رہے تو کروڑ پتی ہو جاؤ گے شوگل میلے کا شوگل میلا کام کا کام ہو گیا لگائی رکھو شوگل میلا ❤️

  • No good for Islam can be expected from Saudis anyways, the basis of whose monarchy is de-establishment of Khilafa!

    • He has done more good than your seventy generations combined. The real question is what good can we expect from Rawafiz like yourself? The illegitimate offspring of Jews trying put in his two-cent against Jews. Hillarious!!

  • It doesn’t matter. Let me advocate for jews. He has to obey his king – the puny king. I wish ulema announce Jihad against saudi royal family. Let us get rid of this menace once and for all.

  • Right direction and rightly said. Time to extend a hand towards peace. Hate has produced nothing so far.

      • Irrespective of others. It is not wrong to hope for peace. It is us who should seek peace. Whether they reciprocate or not, it is upto others. Willing for peace and harmony shouldn’t be dependent on others.

    • want of peace is a good thing/hope but do not forget Jews would not be friend of Muslims..

  • Good move. Lets end the suffering of the Palestinians who suffered because of Egypt policies of not supporting the Arab Alliance against Israel from the 40s till 70s. Its a bitter pill to swallow, but anyone who has met and seen the conditions of the Palestinians should realize that they are suffering and after exhausting all options, this is the only one option left. But don’t worry, as Sheikh said, we will convert the Jews and eventually ALL Muslims will be able to visit Jerusalem without any issues.

  • Quran tells us something. It says jews etc shall never be happy until we forgo Islam and adopt and practice their religion. So, imam ji, i am sorry but i will believe Allah rabbulizzat Only

    • Just curious, would you agree with him if he had said the opposite?

      Besides that, how would you resolve the issue, through war? through peace talks? through trade ban? through international groups? through rogue groups?
      Have All options not been exhausted ?

      The Quran is correct about Jews, but which Jews are we talking about is also defined in Quran. Just think, were our Ancestors Muslims before Islam? Did some Jews not convert to Islam?

      Finally, a Muslim as per Quran believes in Allah and Mohammad SAW as the last Prophet and Messenger. Know what it means to be a prophet and Messenger and how we should follow it.

  • The comments came less than a month after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – a close ally of the Kingdom in the Gulf – recognized Israel, leaving questions on Saudi Arabia’s next move in this regard.

  • Just refer to the statement and the decision lies in your own hands

    يٰۤـاَيُّهَا الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا لَا تَتَّخِذُوا الۡيَهُوۡدَ وَالنَّصٰرٰۤى اَوۡلِيَآءَ ​ۘ بَعۡضُهُمۡ اَوۡلِيَآءُ بَعۡضٍ​ؕ وَمَنۡ يَّتَوَلَّهُمۡ مِّنۡكُمۡ فَاِنَّهٗ مِنۡهُمۡ​ؕ اِنَّ اللّٰهَ لَا يَهۡدِى الۡقَوۡمَ الظّٰلِمِيۡنَ‏ 

    (5:51) Believers! Do not take the Jews and the Christians for your allies. They are the allies of each other. And among you he who takes them for allies, shall be regarded as one of them. Allah does not guide the wrong-doers.

    • Who said anything about making allies?? He clearly said, to have correct beliefs while having healthy dealing and dialogue.

      One rafzi writing the post and all others jumping head first without any thought. Thinking like wild swines!!

    • Did anyone bother to read the rest of the Surah????
      Kindly read the later part…For some reason, these guys would not let me post the surahs later.

  • سعودی اپنی فضائی حدود اسرائیل کے لئے کھول چکے ہیں، امارات اسرائیل معاہدے کے فورا بعد۔
    امام کعبہ کو لکھا لکھایا خطبہ دیا جاتا ہے حکومت کی طرف سے۔ وہ اپنی طرف سے کچھ نہیں کہہ سکتا۔
    سابق امام کعبہ میوزک کو حال ہی میں جائز قرار دے چکے ہیں۔جو پہلے ان کے خطبوں میں حرام تھا۔
    نیا پاکستان بنانے والے جرنیل اب نیا سعودی عرب بنا رہے ہیں۔ جہاں ہر غیر اسلامی کام بتدریج حلال بنایا جا رہا ہے۔
    آگے آگے دیکھو ہوتا ہے کیا۔

  • How hypocritical his Khutba is. He should first talk about peace with other Muslim countries such as Yemen and Iran and then Israel. Saudi government is breaking the unity among Muslim countries and uniting with Israel who is the biggest aggressor of muslims

  • Only Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is our leader. He is the only one to lead the Islamic world. Imran Khan should be a loyal servant to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Long live Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

    • Pakistan should provide foot soldiers to the great Recep Tayyip Erdoğan army. The great leader, may he live prosperously.

  • Official Muftis and Imams are almost always loyal to their paychecks if not also to their paymasters, Sudais is proving he is no exception to this rule. If realpolitiks kicks in tomorrow and MBS is removed or himself has a change of heart then Sudais will shift his soft butts once again on the issue. This is why many truely competent and/or pious Alims never compromise their principles simply to occupy any official religious positions, unless it is in a theocracy build on the basis of a popular Islamic revolution ! Hopefully, when the Zionist wash the Saudis into the sea and brings back Sudais into a refugee camp for some brotherly torture, like the case with the average Palestinian, he will preach again of reaching out to Israel in peace and warm friendship ! LOL ! !

  • It’s suprisingly terrifying how a lot of people doesn’t know about Saudis history even more about their own religion Islam.
    Saudis family are wahabi with a some members who are jews. The Wahabi is a bad sect in Islam.
    And of course as muslim we cannot recognize Israel as a state, is religion matters.

    • The family mostly follows the teachings of Shiekh Hanbli and Sheikh Maliki idiot…Abdul Wahab only asked the Saud family to support the Sunni way. Just go to their universities and you would be surprised that almost all the sects are present there. They all pray differently on live TV. The word Wahabbi was coined by the Sufi critics who did not agree to his Sunni majority views. The Saud family took their views till they found oil and started to leave Islam slowly until King Faisal came to power. King Faisal was the last ruler to follow the teachings of Islam and announce Jihad against Israel, but alas Egypt would not support them and they lost twice. After his exit the foreign powers took them out and now they are taken over by only one individual who is a clear puppet of the US and dare I say it even an Egyptian agent who has held their people hostage.

      • They are 4 madhab, the saudis are supposed to follow the hanbali, and you will not like it, but they aren’t accepting the 4 madhabs as part of Islam. Is only to hide they are saying they are following a madhab. And just for you own good (is a advice) do some reserch about Hempher a british spies, and learn a little more about your religion by studying with true Islamic teacher.

  • Why KSA Seek peace with Iran a Muslim country ? How good it would be if Imam Kaba Asks for peaceful middle east .

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