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Today’s overview deals with calls by the Azhar on Muslim countries meeting at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the Saudi city of Jeddah to withdraw the Arab initiative to settle the disputes between Israel and the Palestinians.
Following the mixed public reaction to the recent statements made by the Egyptian minister of culture, Fārūq Husnī, on the Ḥijāb, the People’s Assembly’s committees for Religious Affairs and Culture and Media held an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the issue. In an attempt to...
The efforts of the Shaykh of the Azhar to dissolve the Azhar Scholars Front and to turn it into "The benevolent organization for helping the children of the workers in the Azhar," have succeeded. The Supreme Court of Administrative Justice ruled to dissolve the Front and to change both its...
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) issued a report titled "Egypt’s Al-Azhar Clerics: We declare war on America," The title implies that many if not most Azhar scholars declared war on America. Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi stressed that this was certainly not true. He said that the report...
The Azhar scholars’ front, which Dr. Tantāwi had disbanded, has re-emerged. It was a major obstacle for Dr. Tantāwi’s decisions regarding the development of educational methods at the Azhar and also for the fatwa he issues.
The article is more of a letter directed to the Sheikh of the Azhar. It comments on the dismissal of one of the Azhar University professors. The author asks the Sheikh of the Azhar to stop expressing his anger against his opponents, even if they are members of the Azhar Scholars´ Front, which he...
Some people suggested that the one to occupy the post of sheikh of the Azhar should be elected and not appointed by the government. However, the comprehensive rejection and the public condemnation of the activities of the Sheikh of the Azhar may justify the suggestion to abolish the post he is...
The author argues that some Azharites have close connections to political Islam groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Azhar Scholars’ Front tries to put an end to the many conflicts between the Sheikh of the Azhar and the former general secretary of the Azhar Scholars’ Front who is sentenced to a year imprisonment on the charge of defaming the Sheikh of the Azhar.
Brotherhood Parliamentary members want to discuss the budget allocated to the Azhar and the educational syllabuses taught in the Azhar University. On the grounds that the Grand Imam cannot be asked, they will question Dr. Atif Ebeid about omitting Jihad verses from the educational syllabuses of the...
In this interview Nawal Al-Sa’adawi answers many questions about the attacks on her and the supervision of the Azhar over artistic works. - See art. 40: A debate on the controversial role of religious institution in supervision artistic material
The Grand Imam of the Azhar, Sheikh Muhammad Sayyed Tantawi, has once submitted a draft law to the People’s Assembly on the development of the Azhar but the top Muslim Imam was not aware then that he was treading on a landmine. A fierce campaign of opponents have accused him that he wants to...
Sheikh Yahia Ismail was dismissed from the ’Usul Ed-din [fundamentals of religion] Faculty, at the Azhar University. He had objected before to the Sheikh of the Azhar receiving the Israeli ambassador to Cairo - which the Grand Imam considered an insult directed against him.
The author wrote an article in which he blamed the Sheikh of the Azhar and complained about his reaction to those opposing him. A comment on his article was said to be written by the General Secretary of Islamic Research Institute. What amazes the author is that when he blamed the Sheikh of the...
Cairo Criminal Court acquitted the former head of the Azhar Scholars Front of defaming the Sheikh of the Azhar. The court stressed that the former used his constitutional right in criticizing the Grand Imam and that the aim of the criticism was public interest.
The Southern Cairo Court found Professor Yehia Ismail Hablush, secretary general of the [Azhar] Scholars Front, not guilty in the case in which his opponent the Grand Sheikh of the Azhar accused him of defamation.
The supreme administrative court supported the ruling of the Governor of Cairo to dissolve the Azhar Scholars Front and to form a temporary administrative council.
The supreme Administrative Court ruled in favor of canceling a previous ruling by the Governor of Cairo, which states the Azhar Scholars Front should be dissolved.
The General Secretary of the Azhar scholars’ Front sent a letter to Al-Usboa to explain what he really meant by his article which is said was meant to criticize the Grand Imam. He said that he meant to criticize the lady who interviewed the Grand Imam and not the Grand Sheikh himself.
A few months ago, the Grand Imam filed a lawsuit against the General Secretary of the Azhar Scholars’ Front because the latter wrote an article which the former believed was meant to criticize him. The president of the court asked for a reconciliation between them because both are great scholars...

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