Reconciliation fails between Sufis and Salafis

Sad…but completely unsurprising…

The conference that the Muslim Brotherhood held in Beheira on Saturday to achieve reconciliation between Sufis and Salafis has failed.

The Sufis complained of Salafis demolishing shrines of revered religious figures. The latter deems such shrines as anti-Islamic.

Sebaiya Sufi Order Sheikh Ahmed Sebai refused to sign the reconciliation document unless it stated that demolishing the shrines was “haram” [forbidden by Islam], which Sheikh Abdel Selim, the Salafis’ representative, refused to include in the document.

Translated from the Arabic Edition


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