The council of senior scholars, in a disciplinary meeting on Wednesday, 22 Muharram the year 1344 (August 12 1925), under the chairmanship of the distinguished Professor Sheikh Mohammed Abu Fadl, the Grand Sheikh of the al-Azhar condemned Ali Abd al-Raziq's views regarding the caliphate (khilafah).
This enquiry and conclusion was drawn in the presence of and by twenty-four scholars from the senior scholars, all of whom were distinguished professors.
The scholars were as follows:
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