The Saudi preacher, Ayed Al-Qarni, sparked controversy with his reaction when one of the girls surprised him by offering him a gift while attending the signing of his book (Inspiring the World).
Ayed Al-Qarni appeared in a video circulating on social media, as he was wandering around the Riyadh International Writer’s Fair, when a girl suddenly stopped him and presented him with a gift, a rosary.
The Saudi preacher took the rosary in his hand from the girl, thanked her and began to swim with it in front of her.
A girl gives Ayed Al-Qarni a gift during his presence at the Book Fair in Riyadh pic.twitter.com/4wo3Gt1eYj
— Famous `and` Kharabit! (@_jiif) October 9, 2021
Supporters and opponents of the position of Al-Qarni!
Activists were divided into supporters and opponents of Ayed Al-Qarni’s reaction. Some of them saw that it was normal for him to accept the gift and not embarrass the girl, and others saw that his behavior was unacceptable.
Among the comments:
Another mocked, saying: (O patient of the earth).
While another criticized the large number of guards around Ayed Al-Qarni, and wrote: (A guard and an audience, and you see it as a preacher, and there are many in it.
Another wrote: (Who else trusts those with beards!).
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Another defended him, commenting: (It’s normal. You want him to break her mind and say, ‘Do you need anything?’
Another agreed with him, saying: (Who is very ordinary, what is wrong with her?).
Another mocked: (The fourth is halal, Sheikh).
Al-Qarni launched his book (Inspiring the World), at the Riyadh International Book Fair.
And the Saudi preacher wrote through his official account on (Twitter): (Praise be to God for the acceptance of this book, and this is only from the grace of God, Glory be to Him alone, and then it is in the biography of the master of Adam’s children with my father and my mother, peace be upon him).
His Eminence Sheikh Dr. Aidh Al-Qarni inaugurates his book #inspiring_world This evening in the suite #Al-Rushd_Library in a #Riyadh_International_Book Fair #Caesarean_Al-Kitab 📚 pic.twitter.com/0hOG8eS0Ec
– Caesarea Al-Kutab (@qk_2030) October 8, 2021
And he continued: (Thank you to His Highness the Minister of Culture and thanks to the organizers of the Riyadh International Book Fair for the good arrangement, the beauty of the organization, and the wonderful, civilized, pioneering appearance of this unique exhibition, more giving and success, may God reward you).
It is noteworthy that the book (Inspiring the World), deals with the biography of the Seal of the Prophets and Messengers, Prophet Muhammad and the lessons learned from his biography.
In another context, Ayed Al-Qarni’s statements a few weeks ago regarding his superiority over the imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais in some areas, aroused widespread ridicule among the pioneers of social networking sites.
Al-Qarni: I outperformed Al-Sudais
Ayed Al-Qarni, said in Liqa Al-Massar: (Sheikh Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais is stronger than me in the Qur’an, but I surpassed him in Arabic, poetry and literature).
Al-Qarni’s statements received wide interaction and ridicule from the pioneers of social networking sites, especially since Saudi officials are known for drumming on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
An account in the name of (Al-Wasmi), commented, directing his speech to Aidh Al-Qarni: (If I had surpassed him in literature, I would not have said these words).
Another said: “This person is what I love. Glory be to God. Neither he nor Al-Arefi is uncomfortable with them.”
While another tweeter said: “What is this system of children, I am better than him and he is better than me, the person who puts himself in the place of comparisons is not confident of himself.”
The singer Shehab mocked Ayed Al-Qarni’s statements, saying: “When I was young, I told my friend that my father is stronger than you.”
Interrogation with Aid al-Qarni
Earlier, the account of the human rights prisoners of conscience in the Kingdom reported that the Saudi authorities had summoned the famous preacher, Dr. Ayedh Al-Qarni, who is close to the court, for interrogation.
And the account concerned with detainees’ affairs and freedoms in the Kingdom said, in a tweet on Twitter, which was monitored by (Watan): “Reports of Sheikh Ayed Al-Qarni being summoned for investigation.”
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The “Prisoners of Conscience” pointed out that this comes against the background of a poem he published, which was understood as a “threat” to Biden to defend the crown prince. After the publication of the Khashoggi murder report, by US intelligence.
Aid al-Qarni’s poem
It is noteworthy that during his participation in the campaign of famous communication sites to defend Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, after he was convicted of involvement. In the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, according to the US intelligence report, Aidh Al-Qarni published poetry verses that sparked controversy.
Al-Qarni said in his verses that were monitored by (Watan) at the time, threatening the United States with suicide bombers, and addressing bin Salman: “You have a people. He is not afraid of dangers when he commands.. the hero in us if the danger calls out, Jack is a suicide.”
And he continued: “The Saudi people are stricken by the wrath and a fly will come to you. We bring lives on the day of danger, and everyone is home.”
He added: “We are your belt, O Muhammad, at the time when the eyes are blinded… your grandfather who was pledged allegiance to our grandfathers at the time of competition.”
Al-Qarni’s tweet was the most controversial, and the pioneers of social networking sites considered it hypocrisy for the Saudi monarch, calling on him to return to his senses.
It is known that the Saudi preacher, Ayed Al-Qarni, is one of the most vocal Saudi preachers in defense of Mohammed bin Salman.
A while ago, he appeared in a video apologizing for his previous positions favorable to Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood. In line with the new crown prince’s policies.
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