The Australian ambassador to the Grand Mufti of Egypt: The Azhar and Dar al-Ifta play a national role which is worthy of praise and support
Dr. Shawqi Allam, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, received Dr. Ralph King, the Australian ambassador to Egypt, who conveyed the congratulations of the Australian Muslim community on the occasion of Dr. Shawqi’s appointment as the Grand Mufti of Egypt.
During the meeting, the Australian ambassador mentioned that the noble Azhar and Dar al-Ifta Al-Misriyya play a great national role to reach a common national understanding between the country’s factions.
He said that Dar al-Ifta follows a disciplined methodology in fatwa (religious edict) issuance to confront deviant and extremist ideas as well as to disseminate a culture of peace and tolerance.
Dr. Shawqi stressed that Dar al-Ifta bears the responsibility of all Muslims around the globe and that it ready to offer all means of juristic and scholarly support needed by the Muslims of Australia in addition to fulfilling the needs of fatwa solicitors and training Muslim cadres in Australia in the skill of fatwa issuance.
At the end of the meeting, the Australian ambassador invited Dr. Shawqi Allam to Australia to learn about the conditions of Muslims in Australia. The Grand Mufti of Egypt welcomed the invitation and promised to visit Australia in the near future.