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SCIA President: Al-Azhar Al-Sharif symbol of moderation, Islamic unity.

Cairo, Jan. 28 (BNA): President of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA), Shaikh Abdulrahman bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Khalifa, met here yesterday the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayib. Shaikh Abdulrahman Al Khalifa conveyed greetings from His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, His Royal Highness Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa and His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Premier, to Al-Azhar Grand Imam, as well as HM the King's wishes of further progress and prosperity to brotherly Egypt's leadership and people. Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayib expressed deep appreciation for the Kingdom of Bahrain and HM King Hamad for the great role he is playing in serving Islam and promoting moderation, co-existence and peace. SCIA President congratulated Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayib on the outstanding success of the "Al-Azhar International Conference on Renovation of Islamic Thought," praising the event's theme. Shaikh Abdulrahman Al Khalifa affirmed that Al-Azhar Al-Sharif is the symbol of moderation, a beacon of knowledge and a centre for Muslims' unity, citing its historical role in spreading tolerant values of Islam, as well as renewing Islamic thought and discourse, which gained it respect from all Islamic sects, lauding the depth of the relations between Bahrain and Al-Azhar Al-Sharif and its scholars. He also commended the efforts exerted by Al-Azhar Grand Imam in promoting the values of moderation and co-existence, wishing him abundant health and further success. Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayib expressed pride in Al-Azhar Al-Sharif's good relations with the kingdom, in general, and the SCIA, in particular, valuing highly Bahrain's participation in Al-Azhar's international conference. He also praised SCIA President's speech at the conference, wishing the fraternal Bahraini-Egyptian relations further progress. Chairman of the Jafari Endowments Council Yusef bin Saleh Al Saleh and the SCIA's Chairman Office Director Mohammed Jalal Al Sayed, in addition to several officials from Al-Azhar Al-Sharif attended the meeting. WHQ

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Date:Jan 28, 2020
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