Tag Archives: Grand Mufti

Life Lessons : Is Fir’awn a Believer or Not?

Source: Muslimmatters.org | By: Shaykh Waleed Basyouni “Son, on the Day of Judgment, Allah will not ask you about Fir'awn, whether HE was believer or not, so do not worry about that individual.” I had just asked him about a contemporary figure whose opinions we young, aspiring students of knowledge had been debating over, and I was eager to prove his views wrong. “You will not be asked about him, rather you will be asked about yourself.”   These were the words of Sh. Abdul-Razzaq  in response to my request to have him look over one of the first books I had written. It was a refutation of Sh. Abdul-Fattah Abu Quda . I was very excited and Read more ...

Life Lessons : The Impact of Meeting Shaykh Ibn Baz

Source: Saudilife | By: Waleed Basyouni I traveled to Riyadh to meet Shaykh Ibn Baz [the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia] carrying with me a copy of an invitation to a concert in our city Dammam in Saudi Arabia. To tell you the truth I was not sure if my visit would make any difference; these types of concerts were supported by some powerful people in that region, I had only met Shaykh Ibn Baz up until that point a few times and I didn’t even think he knew me as I was only a freshman in college. So here I was, an unknown freshman entering the office of the Mufti of Saudi Arabia. His office was large, it could host up to seventy people in Read more ...