Tuesday , September 25 2018

Expat mosques – Eye on sermons

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6: The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs is closely monitoring sermons delivered on the podiums of 70 mosques for expatriates in Kuwait, says Supervisor at the Department of Expatriate Communities, Islamic Presentation and New Muslim Converts in the Grand Mosque Yousef Al-Shuaib. Al-Shuaib explained these mosques organize Friday sermons, as well as cultural and religious activities in languages other than Arabic like English, Hindi, Urdu, Malayalam and Tamil.

He affirmed that Imams assigned in the mosques are qualified, since they were carefully selected in accordance with the strict conditions laid down by the ministry.

He reiterated all coordinators from the ministry are following up sermons of Imams to ensure strict compliance with the regulations. He said the ministry listens to all sermons and monitors events inside the mosques, while detailed reports on these activities are submitted weekly.

He added the Imams are chosen based on academic and religious knowledge, as well as attitude that must reflect this knowledge. He pointed out the applicants must pass oral and written exams, so none of them delivers sermons without clearance from the ministry.

By Abdul-Nasser Al-Aslami Al-Seyassah Staff

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