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Egypt is Not Removing Quran From Its School Curriculum

Dina Faisal Dina Faisal
Spirituality & Religion
19th February 2021
Egypt is Not Removing Quran From Its School Curriculum
Egyptian curriculum will continue to teach Quran (Getty).

The Claim

El-Sisi removes Quran and Hadith from the School curriculum under the pretext of countering terrorism and extremism.

Emerging story

News circulating on social media and found here and here as news publications, claims that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is removing Quran and Hadith (Prophet Mohammed’s teachings) from the school curriculum.

The article explains that this is being done under the pretext of terrorism and to counter extremist ideas.

Egyptian users are angry and are accusing El-Sisi of hating Muslims, while others point to the influence of Israel and some drawing comparisons between Egypt and Turkey in Quran teachings.

Misbar’s Analysis

Despite the news still continuing to be widespread, the Misbar team found that it has been refuted by multiple sources.

Mustafa Bakry, who is an Egyptian member of parliament tweeted that “it is not true that some suspicious websites and pages have circulated about the issuance of directives to cancel the teaching of Quranic verses and Hadiths to school students.”

He added that the Ministry of Education as well as the Egyptian Cabinet has denied the news, confirming it is a “false rumor”.

Furthermore, the Presidency of the Egyptian Council of Ministers released a statement on their official Facebook account.

The post said that the Media Centre of the Egyptian Cabinet had contacted the Ministry of Education, which again denied these claims, confirming that no decision to omit Quran or Hadith from the school curriculum has been made and that these are just rumors.

They concluded by appealing to the public to investigate the accuracy of the information and querying it with the relevant authorities before sharing it, as misinformation causes “confusion” and “negatively affects the system.” Given the statements released, Misbar confirms that this claim is false and the Egyptian school curriculum will continue to teach Quran and Hadith.

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