The Libyan Grand Mufti, Al-Saddiq Al-Gharyani, has called for filing a lawsuit against the British embassy in Libya for sponsoring activities that violate Libya’s sacred norms and for motivating anti-religion and sedition activities.
The Mufti’s call came as a reaction to a new strategy launched by UK’s embassy last week, promoting equality between the two sexes in Libya.
“We want to make changes that can alter lives of men and women as well as boys and girls in Libya.” The embassy remarked.
On Tanasuh TV Channel on Wednesday, the Mufti said foreign embassies in Libya are working with some liberals and seculars to rebel over the fixed norms and religious teachings in the country.
“Islam is a religion of justice, equity but not absolute equality. Those who call for equality between man and woman are accusing Islamic Sharia of injustice,” the Mufti added.
Several western-motivated activists and liberals have called for gender equality in Libya, especially with regard to “inheritance in Islam.”
Inheritance is a topic that is prominently dealt with in the Qur’an, and all Muslims must follow and implement the rules of Islamic inheritance.
Late in November, the UK’s embassy organized a seminar chaired by the special envoy of Gender Equality of Britain and announced a new strategy for Libya’s sexual equality issues.
Many activists from Libya and the international community attended the UK embassy’s workshop where the strategy of gender equality in Libya was explained.