Date :2015-11-04 11:33:18
On Friday, November 6, 2015, Cairo University inaugurates the great mosque at the university campus in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, the Minister of the Religious Endowments, Dr. Shawky Allam, the Mufti of the Republic of Egypt, Dr. Ashraf El-Shihy, the Minister of the Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Abdul-Haii Azab, Al-Azhar University President, and Dr. Ali Shams el-Din, Banha University President, Dr. Gaber Nassar, Cairo University President, Vice Presidents of Cairo University, staff members and students. This takes place after all the fittings of the mosque, which accommodates about 1200 persons, had been finished. Friday sermon is being delivered by the Minister of the Religious Endowments on the mosque pulpit.
A sermonizer and establisher of rituals were assigned for the mosque. Cairo University starts to activate its decree of closing all scattered small mosques and prayer rooms at the university campus after the inauguration and confining the prayer to the great mosque. This resolution was taken by the university after the Fatwa issued by the Egyptian Fatwa Council and signed by the Mufti who permitted closing prayer rooms to achieve the legal objective of congregation prayer at the mosque where all potentials, requisites of prayer and purification are provided.
Nassar has said that the great mosque at the university campus serves students, academic staff and employees, whereas there is another mosque for female students and ladies. Regarding the decree implementation at the university hostel, there is a great mosque prepared and wide. Nassar has confirmed that the university has resolved to this to keep the correct religion so as to prevent manipulating prayer rooms and small mosques in spreading extremist ideas among students or being controlled by some streams.