Mufti blames curricula for deviancy

Riyadh, May 25: Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Al Shaikh, Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, has described the curricula in the Muslim world as the main reason for the spread of deviant thoughts and called for immediate action from relevant authorities to correct the “unacceptable situation”.

“Shortcomings in some of the curricula in the Islamic world lead to the promotion of intellectual deviations in the mind of the public, which requires an immediate intervention to find out crucial solutions and correct the confusions caused by these shortcomings,” he said.

Addressing the opening session of the Eighth Conference of the Ministers of Endowments and Islamic Affairs in the Islamic world, he also attributed the deviation to the uncontrolled TV stations and internet as well as the extremism of some religious men.

“The satellite channels and the websites, in addition to incompetence of some propagators, are among the most important causes of the deviation of youngsters,” he said.

“The various poisonous materials circulated by the satellite TV stations and websites mislead some Muslim youngsters and direct their thoughts to matters contradicting their Islamic teachings,” he added.