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Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the Grand shaykh of the Azhar has denounced the terrorist attack calling it an “ugly attack” and prayed for the dead.
In the mosque of Prophet Muhammad (al- Masjid al- Nabawī) in al- Madīnah al- Munawarah, the first simultaneous translation of a Friday sermon to English and Urdu was held.
Calling them the “shayhks of fitnah (civil strife),” Azhar university professors have criticized shaykhs affiliated to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Al- Azhar has banned the American movie “Son of God” that presents the life of Jesus.
Al- Shārqah (Sharjah) city in the UAE was chosen by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) as the Capital of Islamic Culture for the year
After decades of tension between the state and the church in Egypt over many thorny issues, their relations have flourished in recent years, especially after the exclusion of the Muslim Brotherhood from the political scene in 2013.
In an effort to promote moderate Islam, Egypt’s Ministry of Endowments [al-Awqāf], launched 3 campaigns, one of which is a beyond borders campaign that focuses on Prophet Muḥammad and his message to convene the ethical values of humanity. A number of sermons conveyed by the prophet of Islam have...
Shaykh Muḥammad ʿAjamī Maḥmūd, the Undersecretary of the Endowments Ministry in Suez, decided to remove some illegal donation boxes based on a letter submitted by the field follow-up director after a visit to al-Rayyān mosque for checking the progress of work and staff discipline and investigating...
Egypt’s Dār al-Iftāʾ observatory monitoring infidelizing fatwas and ideologies released its report last Wednesday. The report explains that Dāʿish or the Islamic State (IS) has adopted new strategies in an attempt to reorganize itself, and that would take some time after it had lost its...
Dr. Fātḥī Fikrī, professor of constitutional law and member of the ten-man expert committee for drafting the constitution, said that al-Azhar has no power to submit a draft law to the Parliament except through the government.
  The Rockin' Imām Aḥmad Muḥsin Tuzer has been the headline news for a long time in Turkey for creating a rock band. The Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has dismissed Imam Tuzer for his controversial activities.  
Writing in 1999 for al-Usbūʿ newspaper, Hānī Zayyāt and Muṣṭafā Sulaymān expressed the
Dr. Muḥī al-Dīn ʿAfīfī, secretary of the Islamic Research Academy, called for the unity of the world and the importance of dialogue for promoting peaceful coexistence, particularly at this time in which religion is abused. 
A new and unprecedent initiative launched by al-Azhar generated controversies, when the cover page of the mouthpiece of the prestigious religious institution ‘Ṣawt al-Azhar’ presented pics of Egyptian women not wearing the ‘Ḥijāb’ -the head cover of Muslim women.
The village of Dimshāw has become the scene of tensions between Muslims and Christians because Christians wanted to change a prayer house into a church building. It happens a lot that Christians in villages with no or insufficient church buildings meet for prayer in a house. Generally Muslims in...
I’ve been in Egypt for about six weeks, but I mostly stayed in Cairo and Maadi. The capital city is incredibly vast lively and diverse, but I didn’t fall in love with the country. Too dusty, maybe. Harassment probably did not help as well. I have been in countries where being a young white foreign...
Editor AWR: The Center for Arab-West Understanding had invited Prof. Dr. Ḥassan M. Wajīh Ḥassan to provide a response to a lecture of H.E. Lord George Carey on July 13, 2018. Dr. Wajīh suffered of pain in his spine and was unable to come and for that reason wrote a “response” to a lecture that he...
The crisis over the drafting of Article II of the Constitution continued after representatives of the salafī camp insisted on the addition of the phrase “legislators shall enact laws based on the sources of the four Islamic madhāhib (doctrines)” as precondition for keeping the phrase “principles of...
Dr. Suheir Abdel Azīm [Suhayr ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm] has recently published a book al-Musīqa fī al-Islām (Music in Islam), which deals with the relationship between aesthetic and moral values of music in Islam. In her book, Dr. Suhayr ʿAbd al-ʿAẓīm describes how music and singing is deeply rooted in Islam...

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