| 23 September 2023, Saturday |

Lebanese Grand Mufti rejects proposal to extend his term amid controversy

The media office at Dar Al-Fatwa announced on Saturday that the Grand Mufti of the Lebanese Republic, Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, categorically rejected the proposal to amend Article 6 of Decree No. 18/1955 during a session of Lebanon’s Supreme Islamic Sharia Council which was raised outside the agenda.

This proposal aimed to extend his term once until he reaches the age of seventy-six. He appreciated the initiative of some members of the Council who saw fit to extend his term as the Grand Mufti of the Republic.

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