KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Undersecretary of Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Eng Fareed Asad Amadi denied the existence of any rancor between members of the Salafist and Muslim Brotherhood Group at the ministry. He insisted that those who have been peddling this rumor are making baseless and pointless assertion, reports Al-Anba daily. He stressed that the youths who joined militants in Syria and other places were deceived, and that the ministry officials discovered this when they interacted with some of the youths in prisons.
He affirmed that DAESH youths were oblivious of the rights of parents and citizens, which some people violated and that they were also not aware of the danger involved in considering other people as infidels. He added that they were also unaware of the meaning of Islamic moderation, and they had the wrong perception of Jihad.
Regarding the preparation for Ramadan, Amadi explained that all mosques are ready to receive worshippers. However, the ministry will not allow more than 20,000 people to pray at the Grand Mosque during the night of 27th Ramadan. He said the Kuwaiti government has requested Saudi authorities to increase the quota of pilgrims from Kuwait, indicating that pilgrims will enjoy low Hajj fare this year, if the request is granted.
Amadi revealed that the ministry has been working round the clock to introduce the first Islamic Google, which will be a gift from Kuwait to the Muslim world and the entire globe. He pointed out the plan of the ministry to offer services that will enable interested individuals to register for Quran memorization lessons, Hajj and other programs. Amadi indicated that exodus of Kuwaiti Imams from the ministry appointment is a common problem that affects all GCC countries, adding that there is a drastic drop in the number of citizens who work as Imams. He concluded that the number of Imams under suspension are very small and can even be counted on fingertips.