CAIRO: A wave of atheism is becoming stronger in the entire world, and has become more aggressive because of communication technology; while it exists in Egypt, it is not as aggressive, advisor to Egypt’s Grand Mufti Ibrahim Negm told Ten TV channel Tuesday.
Dar al-IFtaa, Egypt’s authority tasked with releasing religious opinions, will hold seminars to study and refute atheists’ arguments so as to spread “correct religious awareness,” according to Negm.
A “traditional religious scholar” cannot face negative phenomena that have spread lately in the Islamic world, such as extremist ideology, atheism, and “intellectual and sexual perversion,” he said.
He also added that Dar al-Iftaa will hold an international meeting of the Muftis of as many countries as possible to discuss the challenges facing Muslims.
Since President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi requested a “religious revolution” from Al-Azhar, the most prestigious Islamic institution in the world, and Dar al-Iftaa to counter terrorist ideologies, the two institutions have held many conferences to discuss the issue.