Friday Prayers in Saudi: "'Umar...Executed the Will of the Messenger...and Drove out the Jews and Christians"

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Translated from the original Arabic by Al Mutarjim

Translated from a transcript of the Friday sermon given by Shaykh 'Ali al-Fawzan on March 11, 2011, and posted on his website.

...This country is the heart of the Arabian Peninsula, in which Islam sprang forth, and the Messenger (peace be upon him) was sent. Islam extended and poured out from it, to the east and the west. The Messenger (peace be upon him), said: "Remove the Jews and the Christians from the Arabian Peninsula." He also said (peace be upon him): "Let not two religions remain in (the Arabian Peninsula)." This is because it is the source of Islam, and it is not permissible to mix Islam with another religion. The Amir al-Mu'minin, 'Umar bin al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him), executed the will of the Messenger (peace be upon him), and drove out the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula. It is not permissible to change this country's course or its doctrine to another, for Allah Almighty said: "Because Allah will never change the favor which He hath bestowed on a people until they change what is in their (own) souls: and verily Allah is He Who heareth and knoweth (all things)" [Qur'an 8:53]. For this is a great favor which must be preserved and developed. In this country is studied the Oneness of Allah, and the hadith, and the tafsir, and Islamic jurisprudence, and the Arabic language, in the mosques, schools, institutes, colleges. Funds are payed to instruct its people in this religion and doctrine, to Allah be the praise, for it is a great favor, o slaves of Allah. It is not permissible to change this course and replace it with infidel regimes, and polytheist regimes, and pornographic regimes, and godless regimes. For the infidels, since the mission of the Messenger (peace be upon him) have been trying to wipe out this religion, to put an end to this Islam through various means...