(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - In a letter to the Egypt’s parliament, Egyptian Shias have called for recognition of the Shia sect by Al-Azhar Islamic Center.
According to Al-Aalam website, Head of Imam Ali (AS) Human Rights Center in Egypt Baha’ Anwar said that about 3 million Shias in Egypt do not approve of the Constituent Assembly for drawing up a new constitution as they find none of their representatives in the assembly.
“Eminent Shia figures such as Ahmad Zowail, Faruq Al-Baz, Majdi Yaqub, Mohammad Al-Baradei and Hamdain Sabahi are missing in the list of assembly members,” he added.
He went on to say that the Egyptian Shias have sent two letters to the country’s parliament and military council calling for being incorporated in the Constituent Assembly.
“Joining the assembly, being allowed to launch religious centers and Al-Azhar’s recognition of Shiism as the official sect in the country are among the Shias’ requests.”
“They have also called for stopping injustice and oppression towards the Shias and banning religious or racial discrimination and unfair dismissals due to religious beliefs,” Anwar went on to say.