Court lifts travel ban on preacher Mohamed Gibril
Islamic preacher Mohamed Jibril. YOUM7 archive.

CAIRO: The Administrative Court lifted Tuesday a travel ban imposed on Egyptian clergyman Mohamed Jibril, Youm7 reported.

Jibril had filed a lawsuit to at the Administrative Court against Attorney General and the Ministry of Religious Endowment (Awqaf) arguing that the travel ban imposed against him was “unconstitutional.”

On July 17 Jibril was stopped from boarding a flight heading to the London, two days after Awqaf prohibited him from delivering any religious sermons or leading prayers in all mosques nationwide over “involving politics in the Friday communal prayers.”

Jibril allegedly prayed for God to avenge “unjust rulers, politicians, media-men” during a night prayer he led in the Cairo-based Amr Bin Al-As mosque Monday, Youm7 reported.

The Awqaf ministry stated that Jibril has violated the rules and that he “manipulated people’s feelings.”

The Ministry of Endowment has prohibited imams from using Friday sermons to espouse political positions.

In late 2013, the Ministry sacked 55,000 imams who were not certified by Al-Azhar, AP reported.



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