CAIRO: Half a million copies of a book meant to “correct” notions attributed to Islam will be distributed to university students, Youm7 reported Endowment Minister Mokhtar Gomaa announced Wednesday.
In an open meeting with Cairo University students Wednesday, Mokhtar said his ministry will print the book and the Higher Education Ministry will distribute it.
The Endowment Ministry, Al-Azhar and Dar al-Iftaa, the three entities that have authority over the practice of Islam in Egypt, have embarked on projects to “correct” the image of Islam, refute extremist ideology and curb recruitment of youth by militant groups.
In January 2015, President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi called on religious bodies in Egypt to launch a “religious revolution.”
Egyptian universities, especially Al-Azhar and Cairo Universities, witnessed wide-scale pro-Muslim Brotherhood protests and sabotage during the academic years of 2013\2014 and 2014\2015 after the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi.