01 July 2020 - 13:01
News ID: 450335
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Grand Mufti of Egypt:‎
Emphasizing the need to raise awareness among the youth and awaken their ‎consciences, Shaykh Alam noted that the issue of Palestine is the number one issue in ‎the Islamic world and that ignoring it is a betrayal of Islam. ‎

RNA – Speaking in a virtual conference entitled “With Peace Against the Occupation” at ‎the invitation of Shaykh Mahmoud al-Habbash, Shaykh Dr. Shawqi Alam, the Grand ‎Mufti of Egypt, stressed that now is the best time to recognize the historical and ‎religious right of al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the historical and religious capital of Palestine.”‎

The chairman of the World Fatwa Committee pointed out, “In the first stage, the ‎desire, affection, and affection of many generations of Muslims for the al-Aqsa Mosque ‎and the holy city of al-Quds is a matter of religion and faith. al-Aqsa Mosque, like the ‎Ka’bah and the Prophet’s Mosque, has the dignity of a place. Muslims value divine rites ‎and prophetic sanctities and al-Aqsa Mosque is one of those sanctuaries.”‎

He added, “We have repeatedly stated that no matter how much sedition and events ‎overtake us, we will never give up our hearts and souls on the issue of Palestine and the ‎holy city of al-Quds. Muslims’ interest in the holy city of al-Quds isn’t only a result of ‎emotion, temporary epics or fleeting emotions, but also a religious, sectarian, political, ‎partisan and moral duty.”‎

Shaykh Alam considered religious feelings and emotions to be constructive and said, ‎‎“Goodness and blessings don’t descend on a heart where there isn’t any divine love and ‎such people, after achieving their personal goals and interests, retreat from the ideals ‎of al-Quds and Palestine after a while.”‎

The Egyptian Sunni cleric pointed out, “It’s desirable to have religious feelings and ‎emotions, provided that it arises from knowledge, awareness and wisdom. People who ‎are attracted to extremist and terrorist groups use the concept of jihad to achieve their ‎political goals and personal interests.”‎

He stated that by separating the path of true Muslims and Islam from the ‎demonstrators and traders of the Deal of the Century and explained, “Our love for al-‎Quds must become a practical program for awakening consciences and returning ‎Palestine to its true place in the Islamic world and the Arab-Islamic culture through ‎education.”‎

In conclusion, Shaykh Alam stated, “The issue of Palestine hasn’t been the first issue of ‎the Islamic-Arab ummah and has never been the issue of a specific nation or a specific ‎movement. The indifference, negligence and weakness towards the holy city of al-Quds ‎is a betrayal of Islam, Arab history, religion and Islamic identity.”‎

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