Imam of Azher Sheikh Mohammad Sid Tantawi and Grand Mufti of Egypt Mohammad Farid Naser on Sunday joined in praising UAE President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's support for Islamic causes and his repeated calls for Arab-Islamic solidarity, the Emirates’ official news agency (WAM) reported.
The Egyptian scholars said that Sheikh Zayed was a symbol of a leader who harbored tolerance, wisdom and eagerness to protect interests of the Arab and Muslim nations.
The two scholars, according to WAM, made their remarks during a visit to them by UAE ambassador to Egypt Ahmed Al Zaabi.
Earlier on Tuesday, Sheikh Zayed discussed Islamic issues with visiting Muslim scholars and preachers, who were invited by the president to contribute to religious activities during Ramadan.
He discussed with his guests current Islamic issues and efforts being made by Muslim scholars to serve Islam based on Islamic values and tolerance.
Sheikh Zayed urged the scholars to exert more efforts to propagate Islam through the religion's principles of compassion, love and tolerance.
He sent aclear message to the non-Muslim world that "Islam knows no terror," saying Islam is “totally innocent” of the terrorist acts of those people.
Sheikh Zayed, who condemned the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the US that claimed the lives of thousands of innocent people, said that "terrorism is abhorred by Islam and other monotheist religions. Terrorism is the enemy of mankind." – Albawaba.com
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