File - Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani filed a lawsuit Friday against members of the Higher Islamic Council that is being chaired by former minister Omar Miskawi, accusing them of misrepresenting themselves.Mounting disputes in recent years between Qabbani and the Future Movement have split the HIC into two rival councils, one chaired by Qabbani and the other by Miskawi.Separately, Dar al-Fatwa's media office denied reports that Qabbani backed Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian, the head of the Higher Sunni Religious Court, as his successor.
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