Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan

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Not to be confused with Saleh Al-Fawzan.
Abd Al-Aziz Al-Fawzan
Born Saudi Arabia
Other names Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan
Nationality Saudi Arabian
Ethnicity Arab
Religion Islam
Denomination Salafi
Alma mater Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University

Abd Al-Aziz Fawzan Al-Fawzan (Arabic: فوزان، عبد العزيز بن فوزان بن صالح) is an Islamic scholar and author in Saudi Arabia. He is also known as Abd al-Aziz b. Fawzan al-Fawzan and Abd Al-Aziz Al-Fawzan.

Background and education[edit]

He is a Saudi Professor of Islamic Law at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University[1] and a member of the Teacher’s Board, al-Imam University. In the past, he taught at the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America (IIASA).[2]

Al-Fawzan speaks frequently on Saudi TV, and has reportedly been highly critical of Christianity and the United States.[3] Of Christians he has reportedly said, "Someone who denies Allah, worships Christ, son of Mary, and claims that God is one third of a trinity – so you like these things he says and does? Don’t you hate the faith of such a polytheist who says God is one third of a trinity, or who worships Christ, son of Mary?"

Al-Fawzan, however, further commented that Muslims should have positive hatred, which is to feel compassion and mercy and to try to help people convert to Islam and submit to one god.[3] Of America and the 2008 economic crisis, he said, "America is collapsing, according to the same scenario of the Russian collapse." [4]

Abdul Razzaq al-Mahdi, Nabil Al-Awadi, Tariq Abdelhaleem, and Hani al-Sibai who are linked to Al-Qaeda, in addition to others like Adnan al-Aroor, Abd Al-Aziz Al-Fawzan, Mohamad al-Arefe, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al Shaykh and others were included on a death list by ISIS.[5]

Controversies[edit]

Fawzan controversially claimed that the 2004 tsunami was God's punishment for allowing resorts where "especially at Christmas, fornication and sexual perversion of all kinds are rampant."[6]

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