International Conference for Fatwa in Cairo - Photo by Mohamed Asal, Egypt Today
CAIRO – 18 October 2017: The second day of the International Conference for Fatwa kicked off early on Wednesday.
The three-day conference titled "The Role of Fatwa in Creating a Stable Society," under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi comes as a part of the state’s strategy to renew religious discourses.
The second day of the conference will discuss the "odd fatwas," and how they negatively affect the society’s stability.
Grand Imam of Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, Egypt's Mufti Shawky Allam, Secretary-General of the Muslim World League (MWL) Muhammad bin Abdul Karim, and the chairman of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments (GAIAE) in the UAE Mohammed Matar al-Kaabi Issa inaugurated the conference on Tuesday, October 17.
In his speech during the first day, Egypt’s Mufti Shawky Allam said the challenges that Egypt and the world face are due to “misleading fatwas” that threaten security and peace.
“Since the world rises up against terrorism, religious intellectuals should confront extremist thoughts too, and spread the teachings of our tolerant religion instead,” Allam added.