In address to nation, Egypt's Morsi discusses Ramadan, Quran, almsgiving

Ahram Online , Friday 17 Aug 2012

Following Ramadan evening prayers, President Morsi gives speech on religious issues, congratulates Egyptian people on occasion of upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holidays

President Mohamed Morsi addressed the Egyptian people on Thursday evening after performing taraweeh (Ramadan evening prayers) at the Omar Ibn Al-Aziz Mosque in Cairo's Heliopolis district.

Morsi used the occasion to speak about the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan (which will end on Saturday), the Holy Quran, the issue of almsgiving, and the upcoming three-day Eid Al-Fitr holidays, which will begin on Sunday.

In his address, which was carried on Egyptian state television, Morsi said that the Holy Quran and the Sunna (the sayings and deeds of Prophet Mohamed) were at the core of the Islamic faith.

He went on to say that the holy book and the Sunna together covered all aspects of life, including issues related to temporal governance.

Egypt's first post-Mubarak president also cautioned people against discussing religious matters when they lacked the necessary knowledge to do so.

Morsi concluded his speech by congratulating Egyptians on the occasion of the upcoming Eid Al-Fitr holidays. 

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