Salvation Government prevents uncensored sermons in mosques in southern Idlib

Editing Obaida Al Nabwani | Translation Rose Kajo | Translation Editing Vera Halvorsen 🕔 Publication Date: January 13, 2019, 8:54:37 PM wire MILITARY Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

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The Salvation Government operating in areas controlled by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Northern Syria demands that all sermons in mosques in southern Idlib must be checked before they are shared.

The Department of Mosque Affairs, which is part of the Ministry of Endowments ("Awqaf") announced that it is forbidden for individuals to speak and give lessons in mosques unless they are the imam of the mosque or receive a written permission from the Directorate of Endowments.

The Salvation Government added in a statement that committees and individuals that violate the decision will be held accountable.

The Ministry of Endowments issued another statement calling on mosques, sharia (Islamic law) institutions and Quran workshops in Maarrat al-Nu'man, the al-Ghab Plain and Ariha to review its work as soon as possible.

The decision followed clashes between the HTS and FSA for days. The HTS gained control of most of the western Aleppo countryside, Idlib and the northern Hama countryside, killing and wounding a number of civilians and fighters on both sides.

 

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