Shaykh Al-Fawzaan said, “There is no doubt that the rulers, like other than them from mankind, are not infallible from error, so advising them is obligatory.
However trying to reach out to them from the gatherings and the pulpits is considered to be the impermissible backbiting and it is a greater evil than the evil which emanates from the rulers because it is backbiting, and due to the fact that it implants fitnah and splitting of the ranks and it impacts the spreading of the [correct] dawah.
So it is obligatory to convey the advice to them by reliable means, not by exposition and spreading [negative things about them publicly].
As for attacking the scholars of this land [Saudi Arabia] by saying that they do not advise or that they are suppressed, then this is a false accusation by which the separation between the scholars, the people and the society is intended such that is easy for the one who intends corruption to implant his evil. This is because when bad thoughts about the scholars are spread, then the confidence in the scholars is lost and there arises an opportunity for those who have desires and intentions to spread their poison.”
Ref: Al-Ijaabaat al-Muhimmah fee Mashaakil il-Mudlahimmah
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