Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Imam of al-Azhar – the most prestigious Islamic institute – urged Egyptians to practice self-restraint and avoid all types of violence on Sunday.
Tayeb stressed on the importance of prioritizing national interest on a day like today, where mass demonstrations against the regime are expected to take place, and avoid all acts that could harm this interest, reported the state news agency.
The Azhar Sheikh expressed wishes on Saturday evening for June 30 to act as a dialogue between Egypt’s rivals, warning against civil war.
Meanwhile, Grand Mufti Shawky Allam called on all state institutions to protect citizens and public and private property and practice self-restraint.
The Mufti called on all parties to not aim their weapon against one another to protect lives and coordinate with security apparatuses.