Welcome advice from Islamic clerics in Egypt

The rector of what is arguably the world’s oldest university, a bastion of Sunni scholarship with international influence, has come out in favour of a modern, democratic, constitutional Egyptian state, though there may be some trouble in the fine print.

Al-Azhar University speaks for vision of Egypt

Vision of Egypt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahmed el-Tayyeb, the grand sheik of Al-Azhar University in Cairo (founded by an Ismaili caliph in 975), together with his colleagues, denies that Islam permits a “priesthood state” – an implied criticism of Iran. Their document is not apolitical, however; it endorses the separation of powers and equal rights for all citizens.
Read more

Categories: Africa, Egypt

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.