Abdullah Ibn Jibreen
Abdullah ibn Abdulrahman ibn Jibreen (Arabic: عبد الله بن عبد الرحمن بن جبرين) was a leading Sunni cleric in Saudi Arabia and a member of the Senior Clerics Association. He was also a former member of the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa in Saudi Arabia.
He worked to spread the knowledge of the Qur'an. In summer every year, he traveled all over Saudi Arabia to lecture on Islamic affairs. He has written many published books and articles and has thousands of recorded materials on websites.
Commenting on Shias, ibn Jibreen said: "Some people say that the rejectionists (Rafidha) are Muslims because they believe in God and his prophet, pray and fast. But I say they are heretics. They are the most vicious enemy of Muslims, who should be wary of their plots. They should be boycotted and expelled so that Muslims spared their evil." Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, the political leader of Iraqi Shias, once referred to ibn Jibreen as an "evil cleric." Ali al-Sistani, the religious leader of Iraqi Shias, has also criticized ibn Jibreen, accusing him of exacerbating tensions between Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq.
He died on 13 July 2009.
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