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Egyptian Imam Gebreel files complaint against travel ban

Koran reader Gebreel has petitioned the Administrative Court, naming the Egyptian president, prime minister, prosecutor-general and interior minister in complaint

Ahram Online , Saturday 25 Jul 2015
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Egyptian preacher Mohamed Gebreel filed a complaint Saturday before the Administrative Court against a travel ban imposed upon him by authorities, reported Aswat Masriya.

The complaint was filed against the Egyptian president, prime minister, the prosecutor general and interior minister.

Gebreel said the decision was unconstitutional, adding that it is common practice for him to tour the world preaching in different mosques in Ramadan.

Last week, Egypt's airport authorities prevented Gebreel from traveling to London, less than 24 hours after the Ministry of Religious Endowments banned him from preaching in mosques in Egypt.

The ministry announced that it had banned Gebreel from leading prayers in public mosques in Egypt because he "used prayers for political purposes."

During one of the Ramadan-evening taraweeh prayers at the popular Amr Ibn Al-As Mosque in South Cairo, Gebreel appeared to criticise government officials, media, and religious preachers.

He pleaded to God to "protect us from corrupt media, the ignorance of rulers, and preachers who lead us astray."

The government has recently tightened regulations on religious practices at mosques, aiming "to combat the spread of extremist ideas."

The Ministry of Religious Endowments stipulated last year that all mosque imams and preachers must be certified by the government.

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Pharaoh
29-07-2015 01:14am
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In the words of Dr. Saad El helaly, the quran is a book of guidance and the prophet is the guide. The quran is not a book of laws and the prophet is not the king. El sisi needs to institutionalize that all matter of islamic religion in egypt will not go beyond the paradigm of guidance and religious matters are advise and not commandments. Al azhar has failed to train their clerics to behave that way. The law must step in and do so, effectively saving the religion so that the world follows in its footsteps. This move should be done as soon as possible to combat extremism. Also before the parliament is convened.
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