Al-Azhar and Sufi leaders condemn Salafis

At Hussein Mosque on Wednesday, Al-Azhar and Sufi leaders lashed out at the Salafis and accused them of tarnishing Islam.

“They know nothing of true Islam,” said Hassan al-Shafay, member of the Islamic Research Academy. “They only know of growing beards and marrying four women.”

Al-Azhar University Professor Ahmed Rabie opined that Salafism should be combated with moderate Sufism.

“Salafis want to bring the Muslim nations back to the days of sectarian strife,” said Sufi  Sheikh Mohamed Ibrahim.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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