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Al-Azhar submitted a bill to Egyptian President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī to stipulate penalties against anyone who disseminates materials inciting hatred, practices any discriminatory speech against members of society on the basis of color, faith, or race, or blasphemes Judaism, Christianity or Islam...
The Arab countries, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrayn, and Egypt have issued a joint statement on Friday morning, naming 59 people and twelve entities, 26 of them Egyptian, accused of terror actions. The statement included a list of wanted people, among them was Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, who...
  Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, shaykh of al-Azhar, said that [any] talk of Christian persecution in Egypt is completely false.
Q: Do you want Copts to enter al-Azhar University?   Yes, as a form of reform. In fact, the President asked Shaykh al-Azhar to reform religious discourse and we trust in the ability of Shaykh al-Azhar to do so.
After Egypt's Ministry of Endowments (al-Awqāf) announced the appointment of 144 women to work as preachers in mosques in a decision considered one of the first of its kind, there were questions raised about the nature of the role that will lead them to the inside of Egyptian mosques, and what the...
Egyptian intellectuals and thinkers criticized the anti-hate draft law submitted by Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Shaykh of Al-Azhar, to the Presidency, after it has been endorsed by the scholars of Egypt's oldest religious institution.
Sherīn Khān and Sālihah Mariam Fat'h, the mosque’s two imams, shared the ceremony. Khān called for prayer, the adhān, and made an opening speech, and Fat'h delivered the khūtbah, or sermon, on the theme of “women and Islam in a modern world”.
Dr. Ahmad al-Sāwī, professor of doctrine and philosophy at Al-Azhar University , said that what the Israeli Knesset did to vote on a project that bans the Muslim call to prayer in Palestine, is extremism and a barbaric act that is not in accord with any freedom or international charters.
Between rejection and acceptance reflect the reaction in political circles and Islamic movements to the law on building churches, which was adopted during the plenary session of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday. However, all these reactions, the view of Al-Azhar in this regard remained...
The Eminence of the Grand Imam Dr. Aḥmad aṭ-Ṭayib, the Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar, visited the Cathedral of St. Mark in Al- ʿAbassiyyah yesterday to congratulate Pope Tawadros II and the Coptic brothers on the occasion of the Easter Feast. The Grand Imam was received by His Holiness Pope Tawadros II...
Member of the Islamic Research Academy (IRA), Dr. Muhammad al-Shahāt al-Gūndī, said that the relationship between Vatican and Al-Azhar experienced years of tension, since 2006, after now-retired Pope Benedict XVI took office.
Dr.  Ibrāhīm Nijm, The Mufti Adviser, will be hosting the Grand Mufti of Bosnia and Balkans, Sheikh Hussein Kvazovic, at Dar Al-Ifta’ during his official visit to Egypt, which begins Monday. Sheikh Hussein's visit comes within the framework of building bridges of communication with the muftis...
‟If an Imam sides with one group, he risks to push the entire institution and the mosque off course. The mosque would be split either into Salafi, Sufi, Muslim Brothers, or Liberal, as is the case nowadays; and this is inconceivable.” These words reflect the methodology Al-`Alawāni adopted in his...
Dr. Ibrahīm Al-Hodhod, head of Al-Azhar University, said that Islam came as a message of mercy to all people, God Almighty said, "We sent thee not, but as a Mercy for all creatures", and that the Islamic Da`wa is based on the diversity of peoples and communities, there is no way to meet except...
`Abd al-Ghani Hindi, coordinator of the Popular Committee for the Independence of Al-Azhar, said that the renowned center of Islamic learning has a 800-year old methodology in religious teaching and is a model of tolerance, coexistence and management of religious diversity.  In an interview...
In a forum held on “Intellectual Encounter” in the main hall of Cairo's International Book Fair, Dr. Jāber `Asfūr, Egypt's former minister of tourism, said that the detention of Islām al-Beheiry and Fātma Nā`ūt are but indicators for Egypt's need for an awakening, which, according to him, will soon...
Professor `Abd al-Fattāh al-`Awāri, dean of Islamic Theology at Al-Azhar University said Islam rejects violence, stressing that Islam should not be judged from offenses committed by a few under the pretext of defend Islam.  
The Muslim Brotherhood Organization expressed its dismay over the participation of Al-Azhar in the three-day international Islamic conference held lately in the capital of Chechnya, under the title “Who Are The Sunnis?”
Born in 1940, Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayyūmī is an Egyptian professor at the Usūl al-Dīn (Fundamentals of Religion) Faculty in the Azhar University in Cairo. He has addressed many issues related to fiqh, as well as issues related to culture and politics. According to Dr. Bayyūmī, the renewal of...
Ṭāriq Saʿīd Ramaḍān was born in 1962 in Geneva, Switzerland and is the grandson of Ḥasan al-Bannā, the founder of the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood organization. In Egypt, Ramadān has become a persona non grata, due to the country's fear of his supposed links to the Islamist wing. He has allegedly...
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