File - Dar al-Fatwa building is seen in Beirut, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Members of Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani's Higher Islamic Council are considering whether to go to court if summoned over two lawsuits, arguing that the two legal complaints were politically motivated.Last week, the Higher Islamic Council of former minister Omar Miskawi filed two lawsuits against Qabbani's. One was filed against the 32 members of the body, accusing them of violating Shura Council decisions, stating that their council was illegitimate. One side is chaired by the grand mufti and the other by Miskawi.Qabbani's decision expanded the electoral body from more than 100 members to around 2,800 .Miskawi urged Prime Minister Tammam Salam to work on electing a new grand mufti.Saqqal said that his council filed a lawsuit against Miskawi's council over a year ago, accusing its members of misrepresenting the Higher Islamic Council.
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