Egypt Independent

Imam who claimed sainthood interrogated

The Religious Endowments Ministry is interrogating one of its imams in Monufiya who had claimed sainthood and printed books promoting the idea.
Mohamed Abdel Razek, a religious affairs official in the ministry, told Al-Masry Al-Youm interrogations were underway with Ayman al-Hosni, an imam from Shibin al-Kom, over accusations of claiming to be a saint and receiving orders from Prophet Muhammad in his sleep.
Abdel Razek added that a panel had been tasked with reviewing Hosni’s writings and that the imam was suspended from work.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm