- Middle East/North Africa
The Salafi Dawah led a number of rallies featuring notable Salafi preachers across Egypt seeking to boost the Nour Party’s popularity ahead of the parliamentary elections.
A source close to the Salafi Dawah said the preachers, including Yasser Borhamy, Saeed Abdel Azeem, Ahmed Fareed, and Ahmed Abu Hotaiba, decided to participate in the rallies in different governorates to restore the party’s reputation after the actions of some former MPs and internal disputes affected it.
Salafi Dawah preachers would also lead public conferences on the application of Sharia law, emphasizing the Nour Party’s commitment to including Sharia in the new constitution as well as its stance on women’s rights.
Nour Party supreme body member Tarek al-Sehry said the party has made several decisions including ordering former People’s Assembly members and current Shura Council members to communicate with citizens and attempt to solve their problems.
He added that the Nour Party coordinates with the Salafi Dawah to hold rallies, stressing that the party continues to be popular, which would be strongly reflected in the parliamentary elections.
Sheikh Hosny al-Masry, a member of the board of directors of the Salafi Dawah, said the organization prepared a program of events nationwide to counter political forces who oppose the inclusion of Sharia in the constitution.
The Nour Party has a clear position rejecting both the first and the second drafts of the constitution because they do not include what had been agreed upon with regard to the application of Sharia, Masry said.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm