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Dr. Ibrāhīm Nijm, senior advisor to the Grand Mufti of Egypt, revealed some of the projects that the Dār al-Iftāʾ has included in its five-year plan such as a cell-phone application for fatwas and a department composed of female researchers to answer questions about women’s issues and increase...
Al-Azhar condemned the terrorist attack that occurred in the French capital of Paris, which resulted in the beheading of a teacher. Al-Azhar confirmed its rejection of this heinous crime and all terrorist acts, stressing that murder is a crime that cannot be justified in any way.
On Wednesday Shaykh of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib dispatched an urgent medical and relief convoy from al-Azhar to Lebanon to stand in solidarity with the Lebanese, and mitigate the repercussions of the Beirut explosion that shook the Lebanese capital and the hearts of millions of people around...
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism participated in the first "Hemispheric Forum on Freedom of Religion or Belief" which was organized by the Colombian government [as part of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance].  Al-Azhar was invited by Colombian Minister of Foreign...
Shaykh of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib condemned the statement that “Muslims are terrorists,” emphasizing that “Many people, including even some Muslims, were deluded into accepting the allegation.”
Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, Grand Mufti of Egypt, welcomed a high ranking American delegation led by John Barsa, head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Jonathan Cohen, American ambassador to Cairo, and Samah Norquist, chief advisor for international religious freedom at...
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ said that justifying the reprehensible crime of harassment with the type of clothes [a woman is wearing] is a delusional excuse that only stems from those with sick souls and depraved desires. Muslims are ordered to disregard the forbidden in all cases and circumstances.
The Observatory of Takfiri Fatwas and Extremist Views affiliated with the Dār al-Iftāʾ of Egypt praised the operation that targeted and eliminated a terrorist nest in al-Amīrriyya neighborhood of Cairo. It added that Egypt has a security apparatus working at the highest professional standards,...
On Monday, Egypt held an international conference organized by al-Azhar entitled “al-Azhar’s International Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought.”  Senior leaders and prominent political and religious figures from all over the world participated in the conference as well different...
The second day of al-Azhar’s Conference for the Renewal of Islamic Thought witnessed controversy following statements made by the President of Cairo University Dr. Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, which many considered to be in opposition to the Asharite [al-Ashʿarī] (theology school in Islam), pushing...

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