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Various researchers and religious authorities are calling for an urgent examination of the phenomenon of Islamophobia in Western societies, after a 23-year-old man set fire to Arooj Shah's car, the first Muslim president of Oldham Council in northern England, with a Molotov cocktail.
Secretary General of al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy Dr. Naẓīr ʿAyād checked out al-Azhar’s wing at the 52nd Cairo International Book Fair to follow-up activities provided by the wing, whether those related to academic publications, activities, or workshops.
The General Chiefdom of Sufi Orders thanked President ʿAbd al-Fatāḥ al-Sīsī for his directive to renovate the shrines of Ahl al-Bayt (the family of prophet Muḥammad,) and to develop their surrounding infrastructure. The shrines include the mosques of al-Sayyida Nafīsa, al-Sayyida Zaynab, and al-...
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism (AOCE) said that pursuing media and fatwā materials released by extremist organisations is a top priority for the observatory. The observatory dwells into the discourse of these groups in order to know what their aims are, so it can refute such ideas,...
Considerable debate has arisen regarding the application ‘My Heritage’ which has recently gained popularity throughout social media sites. Through the app, users can move the face and features of a photo image, and many have been using it to animate photos of their deceased relatives to make them...
Dr Muḥammad Mukhtār Jumaʿa, Minister of Awqāf (religious endowments), received a letter from His Holiness Pope Francis, the Pope of the Catholic Church, on the International Day of Peace regarding cooperation to promote a culture of humanitarian peace.
Al-Azhar’s Observatory for Combating Extremism stated that extremist organizations are not hesitating to take advantage of global events and use them to serve their nefarious interests by broadcasting their propaganda on social media.  This is not new for Dāʿish [Islamic State]; it is always...
The Observatory for Monitoring Takfiri Fatwas and Extremist Views condemned the terrorist attack targeting a Greek Orthodox priest in the French city of Lyon.
In a meeting led by Shaykh of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib on Monday, the Muslim Council of Elders condemned the systematic campaign seeking to disparage the Prophet Muḥammad and mock Islam under the motto of “freedom of expression.”  It also condemned the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty as...
The Islamic World Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (ICESCO) has expressed its concern about the offensive portrayal of the Prophet Muḥammad (PBUH) in French media and political discourse. They explain that this has provoked anger among more than half a billion Muslims around the...

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