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Saudi Arabian Rulers vs. Egypt’s Pharaoh – Dr. Saad Al Faqih

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[Dr. Saad Al-Faqih:] We’re talking about the ways and means used by tyrants, in the example of Pharaoh, and the description of him given in the Quran, and his way of ruling, and his way of dealing with his people, and his way of dealing with his opponents, in which case it is the Prophet of Allah, Moses, [pbuh]. Then, we will compare this case as described by the Quran with today’s tyrants, particularly the Al-Sauds. Perhaps, you will come to the conclusion that Pharaoh’s case, despite all his tyranny and the Quran’s rebuke of him, is much better than our rulers in particular, in the Land of the Two Holy Mosques (Saudi Arabia). This may baffle you, but stick with me and see the comparison for yourself, and you might become convinced of that. Generally, tyrants who have the ability to rule with an iron fist and impose a totalitarian rule, also have the ability to boast of their power.

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The Saudi Caliphate and Europe’s Dark Ages: Uncanny Comparisons

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[Dr. Saad Al Faqih]: Historically, what is the political system that resembles Saudi Arabia? The Umayyad state, the Abbasid state, the Ottomans, the Mamluks, the Almoravids, the Idrisids, the Fatimids, non-Muslim states? In fact, there’s no regime that resembles that of the Al-Sauds. If we take the Umayyad and Abbasid states in their early phases, they were strong states and superpowers that were independent. Quite the contrary. They were the ones engaging in conquests.

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The Best Word to Describe Saudi Arabia – Dr. Saad Al-Faqih

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[Dr. Saad Al-Faqih]: How should we characterize the Saudi regime? Unbelieving? Unjust? Degenerate? Just? Righteous? Of course, to characterize it as just and righteous is something no one has done. Even those that defend the regime say that it’s trying to be right, It’s not a just regime, and it’s not based on Shura (consultation). They acknowledge that it’s a monarchical and autocratic regime, but it’s better for us than other systems. Even those defending the regime say this. So, it’s not just nor righteous. Instead, it’s degenerate and unjust. That much is undeniable.

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Ibn Baaz and Ibn Uthaymeen – ‘Palace Scholars’ or not? – Dr. Sa’ad Al-Faqih

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[Dr. Sa’ad Al-Faqih]: Were Ibn Baaz and Ibn Uthaymeen ‘palace scholars’? Ibn Baaz and Ibn Uthaymeen and many of the previous scholars who have passed away were aligned with the (Saudi) regime, of course. There’s no doubt about this. They were giving fatwas (religious decrees) in line with what the regime wanted. All the statements issued by the ‘Council of Senior Scholars’ were in favor of the regime. They always gave fatwas against those that criticized the regime. That’s for sure.

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Saudi Female Activist Al-Hathloul’s Torture Is One of Countless Cases

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[Dr. Saad Al-Fageeh]: We have to comment on the Loujain Al-Hathloul case in regard to the article that was published by her sister in New York Times. It’s a long article in which she detailed what happened to her. In fact, the position taken by her sister is a bold one, which had to take place, whether now or before. She wrote that she had no other option left. There’s a common belief that people has, which is that it would be better for the detainee to keep silent and not speak up so that they won’t suffer repercussions. That’s not true at all. There is no detainee that has suffered repercussions because of their relatives speaking out. On the contrary, most of the detainees have benefited from that, even if it meant being subjected to less torture, or they’re allowed visits. Most of the detainees have benefited from their relatives speaking out. This is the first point.

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