Damascus, SANA-Caretaker Minister of Religious Endowments (Awkaf) Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed said that religious establishments in Syria have played a major role in raising public awareness and warding off religious strife that was draped in a religious garb.
Minister al-Sayyed’s remarks came during his meeting Wednesday with chairman and members of the Islamic al-Fath complex of al-Sham Higher Institute for Religious Studies.
“A great responsibility falls on (religious) scholars and preachers in clarifying and explaining religious rules and verdicts for knowledge-seekers,” he said.
Al-Sham Higher Institute has scored significant achievements, chief among them is fighting extremism and fanaticism.
The minister called for emphasis to be laid on the traits of Prophet Mohammad and developing religious discourse.