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Sep 26, 2020
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Gaza Academic Dr. Muhammad Suleiman Al-Farra: Arabs Who Congratulate Jews On Jewish New Year Are Heretics

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Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)

Dr. Muhammad Suleiman Al-Farra, the Vice Dean of the South Branch of the Islamic University of Gaza, said in a September 26, 2020 interview on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza) that Arabs who have been congratulating Israelis and Jews on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, are "rushing headlong into heresy." He said that doing this is a violation of shari'a law, and that people who consider Israel to be a brotherly country are going against Allah's commands against befriending Jews or Christians.

Interviewer: "Some people dared to write greetings to the occupation in Arabic and Hebrew on the occasion of the Hebrew New Year. They describe [Israel] as a 'brotherly country,' and they referred to the occupation and the Jews as 'our brothers.'"

Muhammad Suleiman Al-Farra: "The answer to this question consists of two parts. Firstly, those who consider the state of the occupation to be a 'brotherly state' are lying to Allah, Who forbade us from taking the Jews and the Christians as allies. [Allah] clarified that the Jews and the Christians are allies of one another. [Allah] said: 'Whoever is an ally to them among you is one of them.' Therefore, they are disavowing the shari'a. Secondly, greeting infidels on their religious holidays — if it is done wholeheartedly and out of conviction — then it is considered to be heresy by all the scholars of the Islamic nation. Therefore, those who greet the Jews on the occasion of the Hebrew New Year are rushing headlong into heresy, if they are aware of this. Those who are content with being brothers of infidels- are infidels themselves. [The Prophet Muhammad said:] 'Everyone will be with those whom he loves.' Therefore, it is forbidden to love [Jews] or to call them 'brothers,' because it is Allah who described them as 'strongest in enmity" towards us.  So how can you call the people strongest in enmity to us-'brothers' or 'close allies?'"

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