Jan 31, 2013


It is heartening to read about the role played by the Azhar scholars in bringing the conflicting and contesting political forces to a compromise to avoid further anarchy in Egypt. Everyone wants his own Egypt after a long denied freedom. But in realising one's dream and aspiration one needs to have patience and perseverance. No point rushing into destroying the little opportunity one has struggled by rampaging and running amok in the cities and streets. Let's hope our brothers in Egypt will listen more before they act.

The role played by the 'ulama must be appreciated and encouraged so that they will be the bastions of hope and guidance rather than they becoming the politicians themselves and tainting their reputations. I still believe that 'ulama must keep away from active politics but must actively involved in guiding the political factions to stay on the right course.

READ: 'Ulama and Political Participation

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