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All Praise be to Almighty Allah.
Blessing and peace be on His Prophet Muhammad
after whom there is no prophet, and on all those
who followed his way of guidance.
The Islamic Fiqh Council in its session held on Sunday 16th Rabi Al-Aakhir 1403H, reviewed the research paper presented by Sheikh Mahmood Sheith Khattab, Member of the Islamic Fiqh Council on Islam of Negus, King of Abyssinia, and its authenticity at a time when some researcher has published his article in an Arabic magazine and created doubts about Islam of Negus on the basis of weak arguments subscribed by orientalists and other foreign sources.
Sheikh Khattab proved the King Negus’ Islam on the basis of the essential sources of Hadith and Seerah and denounced those who take their information from the foreigners only. It is well known that their sources are motivated by suspicion and doubt and this is evident in most of their writings about Islam.
The Council is of the view that the presentation of Sheikh Mahmood Sheith Khattab is characterized with originality and good research methodology based on original and authentic sources which have made it a good academic model which should be followed by the research scholars among our new generation. It also points to the extent of mistake which has been committed due to dependence on the foreign sources only. The Council decided to recommend to the Secretariat-General of the Muslim World League to publish and distribute it, in addition to its publication in the Islamic magazines for a wider benefit to the public.
Chairman, Islamic Fiqh Council
Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdullah Ibn Baz
Deputy Chairman, Islamic Fiqh Council
Muhammad Ali Al-Harkan
Abdullah Abdul Rahman Al-Bassam
Saleh Fauzan Abdullah Al-Fauzan
Muhammad Abdullah Al-Subayil
Mustafa Ahmad Al-Zarqa
Saleh Ibn Othaimeen
Muhammad Rasheed Qabbani
Muhammad Salim Abdul Wadood
Abdul Quddoos Al-Hashemi
Abu Bakr Mahmood Joumi