Trad scotches sheik sack report Article from AAP
AN Islamic group that claims to have sacked the mufti of Australia Sheik Taz al Din al Hilali does not have the authority to do so, spokesman for the Islamic Friendship Association Keysar Trad has said.
The Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) has abolished the role of mufti and severed all ties with the sheik, Fairfax Newspapers report today.
AFIC President Ikebal Patel told Fairfax the organisation owned the title of mufti and had stopped paying Sheik Hilali’s salary.
But Mr Trad, president of the Islamic Friendship Association, said the AFIC did not have the authority to strip the mufti of his position.
“AFIC is not in a position to sack the mufti at all,” Mr Trad told Sky News from Lebanon today.
Mr Trad said AFIC gave Sheik Hilali the position of mufti back in 1989, but it had gone into administration last year.
He said the organisation was now simply was trying to show it remained relevant, since coming back on board in February.
“The president of this organisation is dealing with issues that are well beyond his authority,” he said.
“The imams board, which was formed as a result of a reference group recommendation, has now taken over the decisions about the position of mufti. That imams board has a large number of imams from all over Australia making a decision about this position,” said Mr Trad.
Mr Trad said Sheik Hilali told AFIC to stop paying him last year when the federation went into administration.
“Mid-way through last year he told the organisation to stop paying him. The organisation went into administration and they said they could no longer pay their employees. He said to them, ‘I don’t want to be paid for this position, I don’t need to be paid, I’m serving the community’,” Mr Trad said.
In February, AFIC said in a statement it had been under administration since September 2006 after the suspension of its executive committee.
The board was reformed on February 25, when new office bearers were elected.
Mr Trad said Sheik Hilali was currently attending a conference in Turkey and knew nothing of the controversy surrounding his position.
He told Sky News the sheik remained the person most qualified to hold the position of mufti in Australia, saying you would have to look all over the world to find a person with the same level of knowledge.
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