Grand Mufti: Muslim and Western world relation not based on dependency
Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam - YOUM7/Sami Wahib

CAIRO: “Relations between the Muslim world and Western countries should be based on partnership not dependency,” Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam told John Edwin, the CEO of East-West Institute, during a meeting on Sunday with a delegation from the institute.

The Mufti provided an insight on the situation in Egypt saying that stability will be achieved despite ongoing challenges through presidential and parliamentary election.

Shawqi further said that the Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah represents the true moderate Islam, since it is the international leading foundation of Islamic research, along with the Al-Azhar institution, both being the basis for the construction of modern Islam through history.

Furthermore, Edwin expressed his support for Egypt’s progress in achieving stability as its situation is crucial to the entire region, adding that the institute believes that conflicts with extremists can be resolved through joint efforts from the center and Islamic institutions.

The East-West Institute is an organization which aims at bridging gaps between countries and ideologies to enhance positive policies and reach global stability.

Originally published in Youm7.

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