Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi is set to attend a ceremony to be organized by the Awqaf Ministry to mark Laylat Al-Qadr (the night that the Quran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad) on Sunday.
The President will honor Quran memorizers from Egypt and all over the world، said Awqaf Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa.
The ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli، Al-Azhar Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayyeb، the Parliament Speaker Dr. Ali abdel-Aal and a number of religious and political dignitaries in Egypt.
Sisi will also honor the world's top memorizers who had taken part in an international competition also organized by the Ministry.
He touched upon a plan his Ministry will be adopting in the coming stage to be in line with a general State strategy for personality development.
This، Gomaa added، will be done in coordination with the different ministries and parties concerned.
The Ministry will continue to act to correct the religious discourse and pay bigger attention to humanitarian and moral issues، the minister said.
He also talked about efforts to promote the values of citizenship، co-existence and tolerance، and to counter extremist ideologies.