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The Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani urged Sunnis and Shiites at the end of Ramadan Thursday to unify and avoid bloodshed. Beware of getting involved in discord between you or among fellow citizens, be they Muslims or Christians,
Further divisions emerged Tuesday as a result of the long-simmering dispute within the Higher Islamic Council, with Sidon now possessed of two heads of Islamic Endowment after having two muftis in May. Sheikh Nazih Naqqouzi arrived at the endowment's
Senior Sunni politicians are still debating how to force out Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani, despite an unequivocal statement Wednesday from the Higher Islamic Council insisting he would stay in his post until elections next year.
An attempt to sack Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani over alleged financial and other violations is illegal and related to his dispute with the Future Movement, the mufti's lawyer said Tuesday. But a Future Movement source familiar with the
Over 80 members of the Higher Islamic Council signed a petition urging the body to sack Grand Mufti Mohammad Rashid Qabbani, media reports said Sunday. Most of the 82 members who signed the petition are close to the Future Movement of former Prime
Tensions over the leadership change in Sidon's Dar al-Fatwa intensified Tuesday, after Sheikh Ahmad Nassar and a group of armed men paid local Mufti Salim Sousan an unexpected visit, sparking a chain of events the incumbent described as a takeover.'
The Daily Star The newly-appointed mufti of Sidon Sheikh Ahmad Nassar arrives at Dar al-Fatwa headquarters in the southern city of Sidon, Tuesday, May 21. Lebanon: The newly appointed mufti of Sidon took office Tuesday in a contentious power transfer
Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani escalated his dispute with the Future Movement Monday, appointing a replacement for the current mufti of Sidon, who is close to the party. Members of the Higher Islamic Council who are close to the Future
Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani held elections Sunday to choose new members of the Higher Islamic Council in defiance of the State Shura Council and in a move underlining the growing rift between the mufti and the Future Movement. The
The General Directorate of Islamic Endowments announced Monday the candidates for the Higher Islamic Council elections, set for April 14, despite a Shura Council decision to cancel them. A hundred and thirty-four names were posted at the entrances of