Excerpt from an article in 'arab news'.
Saudi Arabia's Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh lashed out in his Arafat sermon at enemies of the Islamic world for targeting the faith and livelihood of Muslims.
Delivering the annual Haj sermon, he called upon Muslims to hold fast to their faith. "If the Ummah (Islamic Nation) returns to its religion, no force in the world will be able to defeat it," he said.
The enemies have been targeting the Ummah in its faith. They are aiming at its economy and are attempting to annex it to their economic system, he said.
"The Ummah is being targeted... on its values, morals and culture," said the mufti, the Kingdom's top Islamic scholar. However, he said that Muslims had contributed to this by abandoning the fundamentals of their faith.
The mufti warned against the dangers surrounding the Ummah and the efforts of its enemies to pounce on Muslim nations, exploit their wealth and create divisions among them.
Al-Asheikh blasted the enemies of the Ummah for recruiting young Muslims to carry out terrorist attacks."Every Muslim rejects these acts of terrorism," the mufti said and urged Muslims all over the world not to allow people having evil and sick minds to create chaos and confusion in their countries. "We have to tackle this problem by joining hands. This is a dangerous virus that targets truth and creates division and destruction," he added.