Egypt Mufti: Daryan to close Lebanese ranks and spread moderation

SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Egypt Grand Mufti, Sheikh Shawki Allam, on Tuesday hailed the newly elected Mufti of the Lebanese Republic, Sheikh Abdullatif Daryan, during the latter’s ordination ceremony at Mohammad al-Amine mosque in Downtown Beirut.

“Mufti Daryan will have to shoulder a huge responsibility and to assume a critical mission with multiple goals on top of which closing ranks among the Lebanese and spreading moderation and coexistence among the Lebanese spectrum,” he said.

“Lebanon and its people are in the conscience of all the Egyptians. Nations are only built upon justice and noble ethics,” he indicated.

“Today, the religious institution is before many roles and functions that it must assume, such as the religious rhetoric that is used by some sides to change and tamper with the principle of Islam,” he said.