Grand mufti

Egypt’s Grand Mufti cancels trip to SA

It’s been reported that the Grand Mufti of Egypt has cancelled his trip to South Africa, after he was advised that he is not welcome here. Grand Mufti Shawqee Alaam and his delegation were expected to arrive in the country this week as part of a peace initiative launched by[…]

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SA Lawyers seek arrest of Egypt’s Grand Mufti

South African lawyers are seeking the investigation, arrest and prosecution of the Egyptian Grand Mufti Shawqee Ibrahim Abdelkareem Alaam for his role in allegedly supporting the Egyptian regime and enabling its crimes in terms of international law. The docket, dubbed the Egyptian Death Penalty Docket, has been lodged by the[…]

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Mufti steps down from delivering Arafat sermon

After 35 years of delivering sermons and leading prayers in Namirah Mosque, Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al-Asheikh, chairman of the Senior Scholars’ Commission and Ifta Council, has apologized and will not be taking the job this year for health reasons. Al-Asheikh used to deliver the sermon and[…]

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Grand Mufti of Jerusalem condemns Israeli presence in Al-Aqsa

Jerusalem’s Grand Mufti, Mohammad Hussein, who is also the Imam of Al-Aqsa Mosque, denounced the recent Israeli violations of the mosque when Israeli police forcefully entered the mosque. Hussein said the process of changing Al-Aqsa’s historical status has been dramatically accelerated by Israeli authorities, MEMO reported. Hussein noted that the[…]

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Haj stampede beyond human control: Grand Mufti

Saudi Arabia’s top religious leader has said that the Hajj stampede which killed 717 pilgrims was beyond human control, official media reported on the final day of this year’s pilgrimage. The stampede was the worst disaster in a quarter-century to strike the annual event and drew fierce criticism of the[…]

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