clerics

The ‘bad boy’ cleric poised to be Iraq’s next kingmaker
Middle East

The ‘bad boy’ cleric poised to be Iraq’s next kingmaker

For years after the 2003 American invasion of Iraq, the Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr had an outsized influence on the…
Clerics denounce burning alive of pilot as un-Islamic
Egypt

Clerics denounce burning alive of pilot as un-Islamic

Muslim clerics widely condemned the burning to death of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State, saying such a form of…
Muslim Brotherhood nominates senior leader for grand mufti post
Egypt

Muslim Brotherhood nominates senior leader for grand mufti post

The Muslim Brotherhood has nominated one of its senior leaders for the influential position of grand mufti, the nation's top…
Mount Lebanon mufti urges Egyptians to unite, avoid violence
Egypt

Mount Lebanon mufti urges Egyptians to unite, avoid violence

Mount Lebanon Mufti Mohamed Ali al-Juzu, an influential cleric, called on Egyptians to be patient, avoid violence and stick to…
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