Beirut Sunni MP seeks 'God's forgiveness' after church controversy

In a statement, Tabash, a Sunni MP belonging to the Future Movement, assured her "supporters and community of her dedication to Islam before seeking forgiveness from God."
by Annahar Staff

3 January 2019 | 20:40

Source: by Annahar

  • by Annahar Staff
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  • Last update: 3 January 2019 | 20:40

A file photo of MP Roula Al Tabash

BEIRUT: Beirut MP Roula Al Tabash visited Thursday Lebanon's Dar al-Fatwa, the country's highest Sunni religious authority, in an attempt to put to rest the recent controversy surrounding her attendance of a Christian mass. 

In a statement, Tabash, a Sunni MP and a member of Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri's Future Movement, assured her "supporters and community of her dedication to Islam before seeking forgiveness from God."

Tabash faced backlash from conservative Sunni Muslims after being pictured with a Christian grail being placed on her head by a priest. 

Dar al-Fatwa is a government institution that was created in 1922 and charged with issuing legal rulings specific to the Sunni community and overseeing mosques, in line with Lebanon's confessional system in which each sect deals with its own internal affairs.

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