Egypt’s president orders developing training programmes for imams

Ahram Online , Wednesday 23 Nov 2022

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi issued instructions on Wednesday, during a meeting with Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, to develop the training and qualification programmes for imams.

President Sisi
Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi meets with Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, 23 November 2022. Egyptian Presidency


El-Sisi ordered developing the programmes given the important role of the imams in spreading enlightened religious discourse that aims to help muslims employ discernment and good judgement in understanding life and the teachings of Islam and Sharia.

During the meeting, El-Sisi also affirmed the need for good management of the Ministry of Religous Endowment's assets and their development, and for providing an estimate of the ministry’s entitlements according to their fair market value.

Over the past years, El-Sisi has called for reforming the religious discourse on more than one occasion to confront extremist thought and waves of terrorism.

The president has urged religious institutions and scholars to intensify their efforts to spread the values of coexistence, intellectual diversity, acceptance of others and tolerance.

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