Egyptian Minister of Endowments, Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, has decided the dismissal of the Egyptian Endowments Ministry spokesman, Ahmed El-Qadi, for making statements about studying the possibility of imams performing Tarawih prayers in mosques without worshipers.
Gomaa said in a statement: Al -Qadi made statements on behalf of the ministry without referring to it.
The dismissal of the Egyptian Endowments Ministry spokesman
The ministry’s spokesman, Ahmed al-Qadi, said in televised interviews: The Endowments Ministry is studying a proposal to open mosques for imams in Ramadan to perform Tarawih prayers without worshipers as in Saudi Arabia.
After dissmissing the Egyptian Endowments Ministry spokesman, Minister Gomaa stressed that there is absolutely no way to lift the suspension of the establishment of collective and communal prayers, including Tarawih prayer during Ramadan.
He explained that the idea of setting up Tarawih in mosques this year is not valid, whether by worshipers or without.
And he added, “The prostrate before the mosque.”
He stated that the worshiper who used to go to the mosque, and he was legally imprisoned with an excuse, wrote to him the reward for going to the mosque complete and without detracting from it.
It is reported that the Endowments Ministry had decided on March 21 to suspend the gathering prayer for groups and groups, close all mosques and only raise the call to prayer, as a precautionary measure taken by the state to limit the spread of the Corona virus.
On the other hand, social media pioneers considered that the Endowments Minister’s statements about closing mosques in Ramadan were violent and aggressive.
The writer, Gamal Sultan, said: The successive threats from the Egyptian Ministry of Endowments against those who think of a small collective prayer in thier homes with thier families during Ramadan and the repeated waving and cramping with the arrest and detention of “caught confusing”, it seemed as if they were chasing drug dealers, for example, these are foolishness and bad manners in a country Full of chaos and full underworld studios.
Egyptian Endowments Ministry
Other than the dismissal of the Egyptian Endowments Ministry spokesman, it is reported that at the end of December 2015, Mukhtar Juma had been accused of corruption and summoned to investigate the bribery issue of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Pro-regime newspapers, including Al-Youm Al-Sabe and Al-Shorouk, published a decision to remove him from his post and prevent him from traveling.
Mubarak’s lawyer, Farid El-Deeb, said on the pages of the Al-Shorouk newspaper in 2018 : The former “Salah Hilal” Minister of Agriculture convicted in the media-known case “Bribery of the Ministry of Agriculture”, gave information against Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, the current Minister of Endowments.
Al-Deeb indicated that there is evidence condemning theEndowments Minister, but the regime refused to investigate or refer to him.