Ramadan lantern - File photo
CAIRO – 22 May, 2017: Scientific adviser to the Grand Mufti, Magdy Ashour, called on Muslims to minimize their time on Facebook and other social media outlets during Ramdan, stating that it contradicts with the spirituality that characterizes the holy month.
Ashour urged Muslims to pay greater attention to spiritual rites and the ties of kinship, according to a Monday statement.
Osama al-Abd, head of the Religious Affairs Committee at the parliament, welcomed Ashour’s initiative and declared it will be adopted by the parliament’s religious committee.
The religious committee will invite Ashour to visit the parliament and discuss the details of his initiative, to contribute into spreading it all over the nation, Abd said.
Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Allam also offered the Islamic nation some pieces of advice to achieve the maximum benefits of the holy month of Ramadan, in a program broadcasted on state-run TV earlier this week.
“Muslims should keep reminding themselves that they are fasting to avoid committing sins,” Allam said.
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