Seems so regarding the handshake. Not the homosexuality. Unless he was referring to the minority position saying such handshakes aren't haram. But with a hostile non muslim interviewer and with the ability to travel through 60 countries at stake.
All I can say is we deserve a proper clarification and explanation of what he said from him. He shouldn't ignore it after it made it was widely shared. He probably wasn't expecting it to be shared among Muslims, but that is no excuse.
This controversy all happened last year around about September it seems the rest of us are now only finding out about it.
Frankly the explanations are all absurd. He did a recorded interview with a Danish reporter. But claims if we go by the clarification posted by by Bro Concerned. That he thought the interview was private.
According to that post he also felt pressured into doing the interview...?
Why would he feel pressured?
He also claims if that post was true that he was essentually practicing Taqiyyah.
I have the transcript of his interview. Not only did menk given a liberal washout Islam but kept calling a *! :=%& a good women who regularly insults prophet and encourages people to draw pictures of him.
I have now heard it and it is non-sense! He is out of line, elusive and not very Intelligent in his answers and clearly nervous. Guy has no idea how to handle the Media and you can tell and that's why he is stuttering.
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Clearly not true in his case.
I understand that South Africans & other Deobandees have issues with his Taqleed etc but he is a really nice humble person and much better then majority of "Ulama" in terms of connecting with common people.
Doesn't excuse this Interview and non-sense he is sprouting but you could not be further from the truth on this issue with him.
That was a misrepresentation. Posted by Salafi Takfiri students of the notorious Shaykh Faisal who was deported back to Jamaica years ago from U.K.
He declared everyone from Saudi Salafis, Deobandis, Barelvis, Jaamat E Islami as Kafir. Claimed there were only about 5 Million muslims left in the world and everyone else was a Kafir. Spent 4 years in Prison in U.K. before being deported.
This cannot be undone and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.
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