Grand Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian, delivered the sermon of Eid Al-Fitr at the Mohamed Al-Amin Mosque in the Downtown Beirut this morning, in the presence of Prime Minister Hassan Diab and MPs Fouad Makhzoumi and Adnan Traboulsi. “The month of Ramadan this year was very harsh on all people due to the Corona epidemic, the economic and financial collapse, and the difficult social and living conditions,” Derian said in his sermon. Mufti Derian held the political forces, the central bank, and the banking system responsible for the country’s financial collapse, and asked: Who is responsible for the bankruptcy of the state, and for the destruction of the citizens’ livelihood? Where did all these billions go, which should have been spent on safeguarding the interests of citizens, on supplying them with electricity and water, addressing the waste crisis, improving communications, promoting agriculture, industry and services, and why did the public debt accumulate ninety billion dollars, of which fifty billion were wasted on permanent power cuts…and who is responsible for holding depositors ’money? He also emphasized that corruption cannot be combated except through the judiciary, so he questioned about the judicial formations? The Mufti called on the government to “speed up taking firm measures and stopping the collapse of the national currency, because people are tired, and are unable to secure their livelihood with dignity, and cannot get their savings whenever they want.” Derian stressed that society “does not accept violating the constitution, nor marginalize the premiership or infringing upon the powers of the prime minister, not because it ignores the hierarchy of constitutional institutions and the rights of one of the main components in Lebanon, but because violating the constitution creates a political crisis,” pointing out that Lebanon has always been a pioneer in the coexistence of Christian-Muslim dialogue and cooperation for peace and security. The Mufti concluded by saying that “our economic and national crisis must not distract us from delivering the message of goodness, hope and initiative.” Source: National News Agency

Grand Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Abdul-Latif Derian, delivered the sermon of Eid Al-Fitr at the Mohamed Al-Amin Mosque in the Downtown Beirut this morning, in the presence of Prime Minister Hassan Diab and MPs Fouad Makhzoumi and Adnan Traboulsi. “The month of Ramadan…