In a surprise, Imam Kaaba hints at normalisation of ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia
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.
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.