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The author says the "misguided Fatwá issued by Dr. Ahmad ‘Abd al-‘Azīz, the Muftī of Dubai, permitting men to use powder and lipstick can only be described as a homosexual Fatwá that departs from the true Muslim faith." The Azhar, for its part, has denounced this type of Fatwá, whereas some have...
The Committee of the Azhar for the Dialogue with Monotheistic Religions has been in existence for twenty years now. But that did not stop the Grand Mufti, Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, from deciding to dissolve it due to "infeasibility" at a time when it is most needed. Many Azhar figures expressed their...
This article deals with issues between the government and the Azhar concerning visiting Jerusalem while it still is held be Israel. 
/*-->*/ Some Coptic human rights organizations have filed legal proceedings before the State Council requiring the enrollment of Coptic students into the renowned university of Muslim theology.
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib was appointed Grand Imām of the Azhar after the death of the late Shaykh Tantāwī. The author suggests that Dr. al-Tayyib’s absence from Muslim-Christian occasions, meetings and conferences raises questions and raises doubts among Copts.
Nabīl ‘Abd al-‘Azīz writes about the Azhar financial problems.
In an interview with al-Maydan, Dr. Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, the grand imām of the Azhar, speaks out on important issues.
This is an interview with the Islamic thinker Jamāl al-Bannā exploring a number of his viewpoints on different vital issues which have stirred up controversy among Islamic observers.
Nabīl ‘Abd al- ‘Azīz reports about the idea of criminalizing the Bahā’ī faith.
This article sheds light on some of the suggestions made by Dr. Zaynab Radwān to amend some articles in the personal status law project and reflects how these were totally refuted by shaykhs and scholars of the Azhar who stressed that these amendments contradict Sharī‘ah.
The article discusses the issue of priests’ defrocking which is considered an untouchable red line inside the church.
This article sheds light on emigrant Copts in the U.S and their efforts to attack Egypt and Egyptian policy to fulfil foreign agendas which mainly seek to distort the image of Egypt and weaken national unity. However, these Copts who gave up their loyalty to their mother country for the benefit...
The author points out three main public characters that have statements and stances against the niqāb. He highlights the reactions to their stances.
Dr. ‘Alī al-Sammān, head of the committee of interreligious dialogue at the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs created a controversy when he participated in a conference on Muslim-Jewish dialogue that was held in Paris. Dr. al-Sammān participated personally and not as a representative of the...
During the Dialogue Conference set between scholars from the Azhar and the Anglican Episcopal Church, Shaykh of the Azhar Sayyid Tantāwī, along with all participating scholars, highly refuted all sort of assaults against Islam and interferences in the curricula of religion taught in schools...
The modification of Law no. 103 to imitate law no. 49 which stipulates that the shaykh of theAzhar should not have supervisory authorities over the education system.
Some scholars of the Azhar University have objected to U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Margaret Scooby, visit to the Azhar institutes, and have said that these visits are a form of interference in the Azhar’s affairs and akin to an inspection.
Nabīl ‘Abd al-‘Azīz reports about Zaynab Radwān’s and the Grand Imām concerning Zaynab’s fatwá.
The author highlights the tense relationship between the muftī of Egypt Dr.‘Alī Jum‘ah and the Grand imām of the Azhar, Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī.
The decision made by the former Council of Governors concerning the conditions for building mosques and Azharite institutes still raises many questions, for example why were no religious officials from the Azhar or the Minister of Awqaf [Religious Endowments] present to take part in these decisions...

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