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Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani slammed in a statement Thursday the broadcasting of some entertainment programs during the holy month of Ramadan, saying they offended Muslims. Qabbani opposed using religious occasions to promote media
Prime Minister Tammam Salam and former premiers will meet Wednesday to discuss a controversial decision by Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani to expand the electoral body that picks his replacement. Prime Minister Tammam Salam and former
Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani warned Sunday against any action that would incite sectarian strife, on the occasion of the Prophet's Birthday. Lebanon is going through dangerous and critical circumstances and we should be aware
Christians' concerns over their presence in the Middle East are justified, Lebanon's Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani said Thursday, as he urged the release of the kidnapped nuns and bishops in Syria. Christians' fears nowadays over their
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.'