Chairman of General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) in UAE Dr. Mohammed Matar al Kaabi with Grand Imam of Al-Azhar – File Photo
CAIRO – 17 October 2017: “Legislations must be enacted to control fatwa, especially on TV and internet websites, said the chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) in the UAE, Mohammed Matar al-Kaabi, during the International Conference for Ifta.
Kaabi delivered a speech during the opening session of the International Conference for Ifta titled "the Role of Fatwa in Maintaining Social Stability.” The conference will be held from October 17 to 19 in Cairo as an initiative of the Egyptian Islamic institution, Dar Al-Ifta Al-Missriyyah, under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Kaabi declared during the conference “UAE’s experience in controlling fatwa” stressing that charters must be set on websites and TV not to host people unqualified to dispense religious edicts, to produce intellectual content that is suitable for the spiritual background of the language and of the age, and to separate fatwa from politics.
The platform promotes the culture of understanding, coexistence and dialogue, the mufti said in statements to MENA.
Dar Al Ifta, affiliate to the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, is hosting the third international conference with the participation of delegations representing 60 countries.
The move came as part of continuous coordination between the Foreign Ministry and Dar Al-Ifta; seeking to highlight Egypt’s efforts in denouncing extremist discourses.
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