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Usāmah Bin Lādin sought his advice, and Muḥammad Mursī spared no effort to free him from the US prison. Many people probably do not know `Umar `Abd al-Raḥmān, who died on Saturday evening in a USA prison, but everyone knows the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the United Nations...
Dr. Muḥammad Mukhtār al-Jumaʿa of the Ministry of Religious Endowments employed two imams who speak foreign languages during the past two years .
In cooperation with the Palestinian Diyār Consortium, The King ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abd al-‘Azīz International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICCID) launched the first network of religious faculties and institutes in the Arab region in Amman, Jordan, on Saturday in order to promote...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that wearing the niqāb is left for women to decide, as such falls under personal freedom, and comes within the framework of the permissible [in Islam], explaining that “if the employer asks a female employee no to wear the veil at work, she should...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imam of al-Azhar, said that human rights in the western world are not concerned with the directives of religion, of ḥalāl and ḥarām, but rather, to completely remove religion from any area of life. Among these rights is homosexuality, for which the Grand Imam emphasizes...
Researcher Islām Biḥayrī described discussions about reconciliation with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood as “the crisis of all crises,” from which Egypt and the surrounding region would not recover again. In a long interview with al-Dustūr, Biḥayrī said: the Brotherhood got a proper chance to...
The ideas presented by researcher Islām Biḥayrī aim to renew religious discourse by updating, criticizing, and purifying it from impurities that have been associated with it over time. 
That beautiful mosque no longer exists in Abu Dhabi. Its name has changed from The Mosque of Muḥammad Bin Zāyid to The Mosque of the Virgin Mary or the Mother of Jesus. 
When the Muslim Brotherhood came to rule Egypt in the wake of the January 25 Revolution, the now banned Organization did not seek any backing, challenging all the state’s institutions as it believed that its popularity would be powerful enough to back its agenda. However, this popularity proved to...
  A delegation from Al-Azhar visited the village of al-Muhayidāt, south of Luxor, on Sunday, led by Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, and in coordination with the Islamic Research Academy in Luxor. 
On one of the many times Egyptian people took the streets shouting against the French Campaign in Egypt and Syria, side by side with the Turks and the Mamluks, one of the protesters shouted, “Kill the Nasāra (the Christians) and fight them!” Soon the masses followed, chanting and killing whoever...
Egypt's Presidency, the Coptic Catholic Church, and the Vatican Radio have announced on Monday the details of Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Egypt 28 and 29 April. According to the program, the Vatican Pope’s visit in Egypt will be brief. The Pope will arrive at 2pm on Friday and leave Egypt at...
In a rare humanitarian gesture, an Egyptian Christian refused to take the State compensation for his father who was killed when terrorists killed him and 28 others and injuring further 20 in the bus heading in late May to the monastery of Anba Samū`īl near the town of al-'Adwa, north of Minya.
I do not understand what the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (Ahmad al-Tayyeb) meant when he said that “there is a conspiracy plan for combating religion and annulling its role in giving direction in life, a plan that aims at destructing the heritage of traditions.” In my opinion, heritage and religion are...
Mūrsī `Atallahwrites in his column this week in Al-Ahrām newspaper: I do not know the reason for this fabricated fuss about the project of a unified Friday sermon unless some people want to transform the mosque podiums from being platforms for awareness and guidance into bombs and landmines for...
Despite being a box office hit, the Egyptian film “Mawlāna” (the Preacher, Our Master) upset many who watched it, demanding its ban.  
Councilor Muhammad `Abd al-Na`īm, President of the National Organization for Human Rights (NOHR) has called on Shaikh Ahmad al-Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, to review and waive the lawsuit the latter had filed against journalist Mahmūd Mūsallam, editor-in-chief of al-Watan newspaper, and the...
Priests and Imams, representing Al-Azhar and Egypt's three major Churches, launched their initiative “together for Egypt's progress” by visiting hospitals in the Upper-Egyptian governorate of Minya.
Grand Imam and Head of the Muslim Council of Elders, Shaikh Ahmad at-Tayib, said that the construction of churches in Muslim lands has been an everlasting controversial issue among Muslim `Ūlamā', pointing that Prophet Muhammad gave the followers of Jesus the Nazarene the oath of protecting them,...
The committee assigned to draft a new law, that counters hate and violence activities committed in the name of religion, has announced that the first draft is to be presented to senior Al-Azhar scholars for discussion, and eventually submit it to the House of Representatives to take the necessary...
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