Al-Azhar and Saudi Awqaf work to combat spread of Shiaism
Al-Azhar and Saudi Awqaf work to combat spread of Shiaism Islamonline.net-Cairo A statement from an official source within Al-Azhar stated on Monday October 10th that an agreement had been reached between Al-Azhar and the Saudi Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs to combat Shia advocacy efforts, sectarianism, and foreign interventions meant to disrupt the social and political stability of Sunni Muslims. The source stated to “Islam Online” that the agreement is meant to be implemented through religious advocacy collaborations to protect the Sunni society from any internal or external attempts to destabilize their society or doctrine. The agreement was reached during the meeting between Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar and his guest, Dr. Saleh Al-Sheikh, Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia, in Cairo on Sunday. They also emphasized during the meeting the need to spread the moderate Islamic ideology.