|A Note on the Absurd Fatwa of al-Albani Regarding Palestine|
A Note on the Absurd Fatwa
of al-Albani Regarding Palestine
"Sheikh" Muhammed Nasir ad-Din al-Albani, considered by most "Salafis" to be the biggest scholars of their sect (after the death of their Mufti), has issued a Fatwa few years ago saying that ALL Muslims in Palestine, Southern Lebanon, and the Golan Heights should leave their land in mass and go somewhere else. His proof was (and he is still clinging to it) that any Muslim land occupied by non-Muslims becomes a non-Muslim land. Thus, it is prohibited for any Muslims to keep living there.
When some people asked him, in mockery, that no country in the world would admit the whole Palestinian nation, even "Saudi Arabia," he said, "They might try to go to Sudan; it might admit them!!!"
For the record, Al-Albani is a self-declared scholar. Many have challenged him to produce a single ijaza given to him by any of his teachers (if he had any). He failed to do so up to this day. Al-Albani does not even just confine his heresies to the science of Hadith, in which his followers consider him "Muhaddith al-Asr." He issues many fatwas in almost all the Islamic sciences. Albani has a "commentary" on the Al-Aqidah at-Tahawiyya book of doctrine!!
The following is a translation of one of Shiekh Buti’s responses to al-Albani. Sheikh Buti is one of the top scholars in Syria:
[Taken from the book "Strife in Islam" (Al-Jihad fil Islam: Kayfa Nafhamuhu wa Kayfa Numarisuhu), by Dr. Muhammad Sa’id Ramadan al-Buti, 2nd edition, Dar Al-Fikr, Damascus, Syria, 1997.]