The Ruling on Cursing Israel–Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan
THE RULING ON CURSING ISRAEL
Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan
Similarly, the Jews; their known name is Al-Yahood (the Jews). However, they have begun to say: Israel. Israel, upon him be peace, is Ya’qoob (Jacob).Ya’qoob ibn Is’haaq. This is from their deception. The problem is that some people supplicate for Allaah to curse Israel. Meaning, they are cursing Ya’qoob, upon him be peace. The person should beware of this. Saying: “May Allaah’s curse be upon Israel,” NO. Say: “May Allaah’s curse be upon the Jews,” or: “May Allaah curse the Jews,” Do not say: Israa’eel.
Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts