Parliament Deputy Speaker Mohamed Abou El-Enein hailed the Endowments Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa’s efforts, as well as the educational programs that demonstrate the religion’s tolerance.
Commenting on the Endowments minister’s statement before the parliament plenary session, Abou El-Enein said that the endowments funds amounted to one trillion and 37 billion pounds, yet the revenues are still ‘modest’.
Moreover, Parliament’s deputy speaker called for new initiatives that cope with the modern age.
Abou El-Enein underlined the need to reinvest the endowment funds, suggesting the establishment of a university inside an Islamic endowment, explaining that this university would represent an added value for these funds.
The lawmaker stressed the importance of opening Ahl al-Bayt mosques (the family of Prophet Mohammed- Peace be upon him) and optimizing their marketing, given their great role in supporting the Egyptian endowments.
Concerning churches’ renovation, he said, “I do not see any problem that a Muslim renews a church or a Christian renews a mosque,” stressing the importance to pay more attention to future science and development of modern thought within the framework of state policies.