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Ministry Asks for Religious Text to Stay Off Nursery Walls

The Ministry of Social Solidarity has called upon early childhood nurseries for children under four to avoid placing any holy verses on their walls after a viral image spread on social media.

In response to a viral image that showed an Egyptian nursery with a Quranic verse on their gate - which many saw as being taken out of context and used inappropriately - the Ministry of Social Solidarity has called upon early childhood nurseries for children under four to avoid placing any holy verses on their walls.


The ministry based the decision on a fatwa from the Egyptian Dar al-Ifta, which stated that using holy verses in contexts not applicable to them is not permissible. The move was also made in an attempt to avoid any suggestion that a nursery may accept children of a particular religious group to the exclusion of others, or are allowed to propagate divisive rhetoric.