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IINA - 05

Brasilia, Safar 29/May 23 (IINA) - Dr. Muhammad Hilmy Nasr, president of the Islamic Center of Brazil, has said that the Muslims of Brazil are in dire need of Muslim scholars, men of jurisprudence and others, to teach in schools and universities in the country. He said that there are 73 universities in Brazil, and not one of them has instituted Islamic Studies as a subject for study.

He told IINA’s representative in Brazil that there are no Arabic schools in the country, and that Muslim children in the country do not known any Arabic.

Dr. Nasr said that there are 1.5 million Muslims in Brazil. He gave the example of Sao Paulo, one of the largest Brazilian cities, with a population of 17 million, and said that in that city there is only one Islamic school. He said there are no Islamic publications of any kind or Islamic programs on television.