21 March 2013

Egypt: Al-Azhar Insists On Discussing Sukuk Bill

Al-Azhar confirms its insistence on discussing the Sukuk bill in spite of its being adopted by the Shura Council.

The bill was also submitted to the President without taking the opinion of al-Azhar on its compliance with the Sharia.

An official source in al-Azhar said that the Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed al-Tayyeb decided to put the bill to discussion in the monthly ordinary session of the Islamic Research Academy next week to opine on the bill.

The source pointed out that although the opinion of al-Azhar is an advisory one, it would undertake its duty and shoulder its responsibility for discussing the bill and say its opinion.

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