Egypt to remove books by Sheikh Ibn Taymiyya and other prominent Salafi scholars

Endowments Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa

The Egyptian Ministry of Religious Endowments has launched a nationwide campaign to remove literature authored by scholars affiliated to the Salafi movement from all mosques in Egypt.

Names of scholars whose books are to be removed or confiscated:-

– Imam Ibn Taymiyyah

– Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab
– Sheikh Ibn Baz
– Sheikh Ibn Uthaymeen
– Sheikh Abu Ishaq al-Huweini
– Sheikh Mohamed Hussein Yacoub
– Sheikh Mohammed Hassan

They have already confiscated 7,000 books and CDs from mosque libraries in Cairo, Alexandria and Giza. The authors of these materials also include prominent Muslim Brotherhood scholars:

– Hasan al Banna

– Sayyed Qutb

– Sheikh Wagdi al-Ghoneim
– Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi
– Sheikh Muhammad al-Maqsood
– Yasser al-Burhami
– Sheikh Abu Ishaq al-Huweini
– Sheikh Mohamed Hussein Yacoub
– Sheikh Mohammed Hassan

The ministry’s department is currently launching an inspection campaign on mosques and libraries in all provinces, to make sure they are free of any books and media calling for “militancy and extremism”.

You can watch the news report on Egyptian television in Arabic covering this story here.

 

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