Wednesday, April 13, 2011

That's a "Scholar"

Many have written about the phenomenon of paid "Shari`ah Scholars" who are really consultants (most with degrees in fields other than Islamic Law) hired by banks and secular lawyers to arbitrage medieval jurisprudence for profit. In a nice gesture today, Shaykh-ul-Azhar Dr. Ahmad El-Tayeb has donated all the salaries that he had collected back to the Egyptian Treasury. This news item also states that he had never accepted any additional remuneration, and that "Sharia Scholar" advisors retained by Al-Azhar for various legal purposes do not receive remuneration for these services.


Blogger nhusain said...

He should have donated it to charity instead. A poor person could have directly benefited. This would have been much better in a country that has extreme poverty, rather then it getting lost in the treasury not including the time and energy it took to get it through the beureacracy and back in the treasury.

11:30 AM  
Blogger nhusain said...

He should have donated to charity instead.

11:42 AM  

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