“A woman can go to Heaven, as long as she’s accompanied by a male relative” claims Saudi Imam

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The conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is slowly but surely opening to an increased role for women in society, as for the first time in the country’s history, an important religious leader has declared it possible for women to be admitted into Heaven.

In a sermon he delivered at the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina last Friday, the progressive Imam She‎ikh Salah Al-Budair declared that women can be admitted into heaven, as long as they are accompanied by “Mahram relatives” (male kin, who is not suitable for marriage under Islamic law).

“I know that I will shock many people by saying this, but I think that women can indeed be admitted into Heaven. ,” the Imam preached.  The Prophet said ‘No woman should travel except with a Mahram’. Ascending to heaven is the greatest trip in every good muslim’s existence. I don’t believe that the Prophet meant this trip to be an exception. I think that a woman can get into Heaven, as long as she’s accompanied by a man of her family. This, of course, implies that at least one man in her family needs to be admitted himself…”

This surprising declaration is in complete rupture with the country’s traditional hard line, which states that woman can never be admitted into Heaven, under any circumstances.

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She‎ikh Salah Al-Budair confirmed his position yesterday, during a panel of discussion on the role of women in Islamic society. He declared that he was convinced that “more than a few” Muslim women who were “good wives and good mothers”, have already been admitted into Heaven.

A group of conservative scholars and religious leaders from across Saudi Arabia, overseen by the country’s ministry of Islamic Affairs, signed a declaration condemning the Imam’s sermon as a blasphemy, and reaffirming that “only men are worthy of going to Heaven”.

“It’s our responsibility to spread the true word of God, and all irresponsible people like Sheikh al-Budair are tarnishing Islam are contrary to the teachings of the Quran and the Hadith.” asserts the declaration. “Women are sinners by nature and, therefore, cannot be admitted in Allah’s kingdom. Of course, they should still live a devout life to help their sons and husbands go to Heaven.”

The scholars said  that many deviant groups  and individuals over the centuries have been responsible for the spreading such false beliefs, which are not part of the teaching of Islam. They advised all Muslims to “keep away from all the rituals and beliefs which are unislamic”.

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Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call and Guidance, Sheikh Saleh al-Sheikh told the al-Watan newspaper that Sheikh Al-Budair would be allowed to continue preaching, but will now be closely watched.

The simple fact that the progressive Imam wasn’t arrested, suggests that some influential members of the Royal family may have secretly come to his defense.

Rumors have already begun to spread, relayed by the Saudi media, that Princess Fahda bint Falah bin Sultan, the King’s second wife and mother of the Crown Prince Mohammed, could have used her influence to keep the religious leader from being arrested.

The controversy has drawn reactions from various groups in the region, including Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, who promised to kill the Imam if he doesn’t withdraw his declaration.

She‎ikh Salah Al-Budair is expected to preach again at the Prophet’s Mosque next Friday, and his sermon promises to draw a lot attention from both the media and the religious authorities.

5 Comments on "“A woman can go to Heaven, as long as she’s accompanied by a male relative” claims Saudi Imam"

  1. Mohammad Abdul Wahab | June 3, 2017 at 5:49 am | Reply

    Whatever the Imam is reported to have uttered or the point of view of conservative scholars as narrated in the article are against the dictates of Islam. The points of view totally negate Islamic n holy prophet teachings. A pious woman worthy of Jannah finds no hurdle n needs nobody to enter Jannah as per the dictates of Allah Almighty.

  2. This Imam is no one to decide who goes in heaven. Allah made men and women equal. In Quran Allah called both men and women to be responsible for their own deeds.

  3. Ei beta gula re lathi diye pitai shaytan bair kora dorkar. Banai banai kotha bolte moja lage mone hoi

  4. Oh, the buggery done in Britain in the past? Anyway either this is concocted or this idiot hasn’t read the Quran himself, going to paradise has nothing to do with gender, and anyway most those commenting don’t have a clue about their own regions.

  5. Lol, these dudes are woman hating homosexuals, and their rotten ass will never see the hereafter, Allah loves his most beautiful creation . the woman. No it is demon souls like this that will never enter heaven.

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