by Syed Mahmood Akhter (Letters To The Editor, Crescent International Vol. 43, No. 8, Dhu al-Hijjah, 1435)
The Saudi regime is the source of much of the fitna in the Muslim world. Highlighting its crimes is essential for Muslims to take a clear stand against it.
Muslims have a very serious problem on their hands: the House of Saud is occupying the Arabian Peninsula, especially the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. In Makkah is located the first place of ‘ibadah on earth — al-Masjid al-Haram; in the second there is al-Masjid al-Nabawi. The Qur’an is very clear about who should administer these places. The House of Saud, made of corrupters and agents of imperialism and Zionism, are certainly not qualified to be in control.
Makkah and Madinah belong to all Muslims and it is a bid‘ah to call the Arabian Peninsula, the name given by the noble Messenger (pbuh) to this blessed land, as “Saudi” Arabia.
Syed Mahmood Akhter
Dearborn, MI, US