King Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, is meeting with his sons, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman and Prince Khalid Bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the U.S, and his nephew, the Saudi ambassador to Britain, Prince Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz.
The three laud their father and uncle over issuing the decree to establish an authority to scrutinize the uses of the “hadith” — accounts of the sayings, actions or habits of the Prophet Muhammad (salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
The King Salman Center in Madinah will monitor interpretations of the hadith to prevent them being used to justify violence, or terrorism, or extremism.
The decree said that the body’s aim would be to “eliminate fake and extremist texts and any texts that contradict the teachings of Islam and justify the committing of crimes, murders and terrorist acts.”
According to the decree, the Council of Senior Scholars drawn from around the world will oversee the body, which will be based in Madinah.
The body would create a solid “scientific reference” to vet and verify the authenticity of hadiths.
The decree said body would be chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Hassan Al-Sheikh, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, which serves as Saudi Arabia’s highest religious body.
Princes Khalid and Mohammad Bin Nawwaf speak out in unison that the nation aims is to please their benefactors, the United States and Britain. Therefore, the Council of Senior Scholars must include a representative of the United States Department of State and the British Foreign Office.
“We need to have on-going vetting by these two offices to prove our sincerity. Without that it would be a hollow exercise, as we won’t get instant accolades from Washington and London,” toned Prince Khalid.
“Indeed, my respected Uncle, I totally agree with Khalid that Washington and London matter and the Council of Senior Scholars can only gain recognition when we have their representatives on board,” added Mohammad Bin Nawwaf.
“Masha Allah … may God bless for your wisdom, I will get this added to my decree forthwith,” declared the King.
Crown Prince Mohammad offering his advice said that we should start by vetting crucial hadith … the vetting of the ones, which would elicit appreciation.
“In my list the first one is that is narrated on the authority Ibn ‘Umar and cited by Abu Dawood (3674) and Ibn Majah (3380) that The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Allah has cursed alcohol, the one who drinks it, the one who pours it, the one who sells it, the one who buys it, the one who squeezes (the grapes etc.), the one for whom it is squeezed, the one who carries it and the one to whom it is carried’.
“You will agree that it is just too far reaching. I mean one can’t own a hotel because they need bars … and of course our Saudia can’t serve drinks on board.”
Khalid interrupts, “And Emirates in serving drinks on board … Jordan and what not! Why us … why Saudia!”
“O Dear Father, if we start with this hadith, we can please so many countries and win their support. Think, especially your friend Abu Ivanka, President Trump who is always desirous of creating jobs in America. Not only Saudia will buy all the beers, wines and whiskies but also our stores will import and sell it,” said the Crown Prince.
He added, “With Saudia getting more passengers, we will not need to give it subsidies that we are giving now! All these savings can be better used by our royal family.”
“Well spoken, Mohammad. This will help us support Theresa May to stay as Prime Minister of Great Britain as she too needs to have jobs for her people. With all our imports of scotch whiskey, she can silence the Scottish breakaway movement. Of course, we don’t want that socialist Jeremy Corbyn as the head of government there,” said Mohammad Bin Nawwaf.
The Crown Prince continued, “Now there is another hadith Narrated by Abu Dawood that needs quick vetting. It says ‘Aa’ishah (radi Allahu ‘anh) said: The riders used to pass by us when we were with the Messenger of Allah in ihraam. When they came near us we would lower our jilbabs from our heads over our faces, and when they had passed by we would uncover our faces.
“We all know that it is such hadith that are holding our women from showing their faces in public. This needs to go. Once again, both Abu Ivanka and Mrs. May would be most pleased because being able to bare their faces, Saudis women would be buy huge amounts of make up, keeping American, British, and European factories busy.
“Another hadith of the quick vetting list is that the Prophet reportedly said, ‘Whoever wears a cloak in this world, Allah will verily cloth him/her with a similar garment on the Day of Resurrection’. Now this is being used against Muslim women wearing bikinis and in many cases the exquisite haute couture gowns that invariably show much skin.
“Certainly both Abu Ivanka and Mrs. Theresa May would like to see the back of it. It is holding back our women from wearing great American, British and European fashions.
“Our women, free to wear bikinis, will enjoy taking vacations the United States, Britain and Europe. All this means more jobs there.”
Prince Khalid offers his wisdom, “O Father, we urgently need to redesign our flag. Right now our flag proclaims: La Ilaha Illa-llahu Muhammadur-Rasoolu-llah. Do you note the problem with it that I note? It binds the Muslim to the article of faith that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. It challenges our authority as rulers.
“We can’t alter the thinking of our people with this creed! We need a new flag. I would suggest having a rainbow colored flag with an oil derrick in the center. It will convey that yes we have the oil and we are open to all idea.”
The Crown Prince and Mohammed bin Nawwaf say together, “Masha Allah, Khalid has come up with fantastic idea.”
The Crown Prince adds, “In fact, Dear Father we not only need to vet the hadith but also the Quranic verses in consultation with the United States and Britain.”
Mohammed bin Nawwaf, seconding his cousin, adds, “In England, they have King James version of the Bible. In fact, many call it the King James Bible. So we can have King Salman version of the Quran. Better still, the King Salman Quran.”
The King adds his wisdom, “The three of you have spoken most wisely. I will pass these orders immediately. We have to do only that pleases our masters.”