The Dar al-Ifta al-Masriyyah [Egyptian state-run Islamic institution assigned to issue religious edicts] released a statement on Monday in which it severely criticized a recently established mosque in Berlin.

Circulating photos of the mosque show male and female worshipers praying side by side– a prohibited act in Islam.

The mosque's name, 'Liberal', is meant to signify the founders' intentions to promote liberal and egalitarian ideology in mosques, such as allowing women to lead prayers.

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