Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Emirati academic, Abd al-Khaliq Farouk, said that there is no such thing as the “Abrahamic religion” in commenting on an “old” Saudi fatwa that was circulated as being issued in conjunction with the UAE’s opening of the Abrahamic House.
Farouk wrote, on his Twitter account, on Monday: “No one with full mental faculties preaches a new Abrahamic religion, but rather the house of the Abrahamic family that calls for dialogue and coexistence between the three religions.”
He added, “There is a difference between the Abrahamic House as a civilized gesture launched from the UAE to deepen human brotherhood and the Abrahamic religion, which only exists in sick and malicious minds.”
Farouk referred to what was published by Ali Al-Nuaimi, Chairman of the Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federal National Council in the UAE, and his comment on the Saudi fatwa, which he said was issued 26 years ago.
Al-Nuaimi said: “It is alleged that (the fatwa) was issued regarding the house of the Abrahamic family, which opened a few days ago. Lying and fraud to deceive the nation and hijack the minds of its children is the approach of the ideologues.”
According to the website of the Scientific Presidency for Research and Ifta, the text of the fatwa circulating on the Internet says: “Just as it is not permissible for a Muslim to respond to an invitation to: (build a mosque, a church, and a temple) in one complex, because that involves acknowledging a religion in which God is worshiped other than the religion of Islam, and denying its prevalence over all religions.” “.
On February 28, the United Arab Emirates inaugurated the “House of the Abrahamic Family” in Abu Dhabi, a complex containing a mosque, church, and synagogue. The country hopes that this will help build bridges of communication and coexistence.
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