Following are excerpts from an interview with Saudi Professor of Islamic Law Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan, which aired on Al-Majd TV on December 16, 2005.
Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan: Someone who denies Allah,
worships Christ, son of Mary,
and claims that God is one third
of a trinity –
so you like these things he says and does?
Don’t you hate the faith
of such a polytheist
who says God
is one third of a trinity, or who worships Christ,
son of Mary?"
Someone who permits and commits fornication -
as is the case in Western countries,
where fornication is permitted
and not considered a problem –
don't you hate
Whoever says, "I don't hate him,
is not a Muslim, my brother.[...]
not racism, my brother.
We don't hate
a polytheist because of his color, gender,
or because he is American,
European, Chinese, or Asian.
They are our partners
An American Muslim
may be better Allah's view than all the Arabs.[...]
But if this person is an infidel – even if this person is my mother or father,
or my son or daughter - I must hate him, his heresy,
and his defiance of Allah and His prophet.
I must hate his abominable deeds.
Moreover, this hatred
must be positive hatred.
It should make me feel compassion for him,
and should make me guide and reform him.