RIYADH – Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Humayen Al-Humayen, the newly-appointed General President of the Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (the Hayy’a), has described the organization’s role as “safeguarding the citizen’s sanctity and the interest of the people.”
“The problems and concerns of citizens and expatriates are the same as those of all members of the Hayy’a,” he said.
“The Hayy’a,” Al-Humayen said, “is one of the blessed attributes of this country that is not found elsewhere.”
He continued by quoting the Qur’anic verse: “Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful.” (Verse 104, Surah Aal Imran).
Faith in people
Sheikh Al-Humayen said the Hayy’a would follow the principle of maintaining good faith in people, “as a person is innocent until proved guilty. This was the approach of the worthy ancestors.”
He then quoted the Caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (may Allah be pleased with him) as saying that he preferred to commit a mistake by forgiving others than by punishing them.
On improving the image of the Hayy’a, Al-Humayen said the organization had “an important role and carried out great work.”
“I pray to Allah to help us in achieving what pleases Him and the aspirations of the rulers,” he said, adding that he would do his best to bring about improvements. – Okaz/SG