The news agencies are transferring the decision of Al-Azhar Sheikh of the veil ban in th old university and I believe there should be a clarification.
First of all Al-Azhar Sheikh did not ban the veil nor the Naqab in the university , he only banned the Naqab in the classrooms
Second of all boys and girls are separated in Al Azhar university and girls are being taught by women and this is why there is no need for Naqab
I disagree totally on how he treated that little 11 years girl taking off her her Naqab and wondering what she would do if she were beautiful !! It was very rude from him , he has weakened his position despite he was right. Allah “SWT” told Prophet Mohamed “PBUH” that “if you are rude ,they will leave”. Sheikh Tantawy should have known better , he is trying to defending himself saying that the 11 years girl provoked him.
Another point regarding the Naqab ban in the national universities hostel, I understand the point of Hany Halal and please do not tell it is against human rights or it is secular point of view , I have been in Cairo university and I got friends who stayed 4 years in the students hostel. Anyone can wear a Naqab and enter the hostel so there could be a danger but if Hany Halal is smart he can appoint female guards to check the IDs of the Students who wear Naqab and thus the problem is solved.
This is what I believe in both so-called Crises , they are not , they could be simply solved if we want to but because the people regard our government as secular and anti-human rights that fights religions and human rights we have all that fuss.