Some people claim that Ibn Lāden is the awaited Mahdī and they call him ‘The Leader of the Muslims’. What do you say concerning this?

Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Yaḥyá an-Najmī:

These people are devils. These people are devils! Ibn Lāden is a filthy devil and a renegade. It is not permissible for anyone to praise him and whoever praises him, then it is evidence that he is a renege just like him.