One of the stations of the Cairo metro opened a kiosk that duty ulama of al-Azhar University. Anyone can refer here to spiritual authority and to obtain a religious ruling – a fatwa.
The purpose of the initiative, supported by the authorities – the fight against extremism and wrong interpretation of religious texts. However, al-Azhar opposed the efforts of President Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi to the policy of reform of Islam.
«Usually people go from day-to-day issues, interested in what it says about religion. The most popular topics – marriage, divorce and inheritance issues,» — said one of the sheikhs leading the receiving population.
The initiators of the project hope that people will turn to him and not to the preachers-extremists. However, the influence of radicals in large cities and so much lower than at the periphery.