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PA Mufti: Selling land in Jerusalem and in Palestine to Israeli “infidels” is heretical, and "treason" against Allah

Headline: “The grand mufti: Facilitating the transfer of ownership of [lands of] Jerusalem and the land of Palestine to enemies is forbidden”
     “[PA] Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and the Palestinian Territories and blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque preacher Sheikh Muhammad Hussein emphasized the prohibition on facilitating the transfer of ownership of any part of Jerusalem and the land of Palestine to enemies.  This is in light of the occupation authorities’ latest aggressive attempts to take over Palestinian lands by discussing a bill that will allow Jews to acquire lands in the occupied West Bank.
The mufti said in the religious legal ruling: ‘The basis is that Palestine is kharaj (i.e., taxable land in Islam) and waqf (i.e., an inalienable religious endowment in Islamic law) land, and it is forbidden by religious law to sell its lands and transfer them to the enemies’ ownership, because according to religious law [Palestine] is meant for public Islamic benefit, and is not personal and private property.’ He added: ‘The transfer of ownership of territory of Islam (dar Al-Islam) to enemies is invalid, and constitutes treason against Supreme Allah and his Prophet [Muhammad], peace be upon him… Anyone who sells his land to his enemies or receives compensation for it is sinning, because anyone that sells land to enemies is facilitating the removal of Muslims from their lands, and Blessed and Supreme Allah equates him to those who fight Muslims because of their religion.’ Hussein continued: ‘The selling of lands to enemies and negotiation [to sell] to them are heresy through actions, and considered loyalty to infidels who are fighting [Muslims]. This loyalty leads to banishment from the nation, and anyone who does this is considered as one who leaves Islam and a traitor against Allah, His honorable prophet, His religion, and His homeland.’ He added: ‘The Muslims must excommunicate him, and not do business with him, not marry him, not demonstrate friendliness to him, not participate in his funeral, not pray for him, and not bury him in Muslim cemeteries.’ This was emphasized in [Palestinian] Supreme Fatwa Council Ruling No. (7/2) from Oct. 31, 1996.”
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