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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 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...
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 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 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...
Counselor Mohammed Arafa, the head of the Technical Office of the General Prosecutor, declared that Dr. Yehia Ismail confessed that he wrote, in Al-Shaab of March 17, an article entitled "The Egyptian Khula is an American Product". In this article he uses many words and sentences that insult the...
Counselor Maher Abdel Wahid, Public Prosecutor, agreed to refer the case Dr. Yehia Ismail Habloush, Professor of the College of Religious Origins [’Usul el-Din] at the Azhar University, to the criminal courts, after being accused of insulting and slandering the Sheikh of the Azhar.
An administrative court in Cairo issued a verdict that cancels the municipal decree dissolving the Azhar Scholars’ Front, and fined the Governor of Cairo and the Al-Azhar deputy 200 EgP each. The new success of the Front, which was created in 1946 and modified many times, will strengthen their...
The statement issued by 31 scholars of the Azhar Scholars Front rejecting the Personal Status Law raised many questions about the identity of these scholars and to what extent they belong to the Azhar, especially since Sheikh Al-Azhar, Dr. Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, and The Islamic Research Council...
Campaigns and plots aim to destroy Egypt’s reputation abroad. Worse are the damages caused by the poisoned fatwas of the "Sheikhs of ’Al-Takfir’ [sheiks of apostasy] and Fame". Confiscating a book in Egypt with a religious Fatwa is not less dangerous than declarations of Copts in the countries of...
Gamal Al-Banna says that he has not denied the Sunna, but what he has been asking for is to purify the Hadiths from all that is untrue and fabricated. He recently claimed that 90% of the Hadiths are not true and do not agree with the Qur’an. Dr. Yahia Ismael says the Al-Banna has not the right...
Dr. Abd Al-Rahim Shehata, Governor of Cairo, and his deputy explain why he dissolved the Society of Al-Azhar Scholars’ Front. Meanwhile Dr. Yehia Isma’il, President of the Society of Al-Azhar Scholars’ Front insists that they are the first to defend the Al-Azhar, and that there are no differences...
The Sharia is based on Qur’an and Hadith. But most hathiths are very weak and probably are not even true, argues the author. The author describes differences within the Azhar.
In the small village of Atmeda in Dakhalia governorate, a battle of wills erupted a couple of weeks ago between Amal Shafique Abdullah, the new dean of Al-Azhar Institute for Girls, and the village people, led by the league of Al-Azhar scholars who oppose her appointment because she is a woman.
Sheikh Abloush, the former secretary-general of the Azhar Front of Scholars, has been accused of founding a secret party of Muslim Brothers inciting religious strife and defaming the Azhar. Other Azhari’s want him to be removed from this prestigious university.
After several months of silence sheikh Yousef el-Badri resumed his hobby of scanning the society for profane concepts. This time Badri turned against Abdel Sabour Shahin for his book "My father Adam". The MET spoke with Badri.
Reconciliation has started between the Sheikh of the Azhar Mohammad Sayyed Tantawi and members of the Azhar’s Islamic Scholars’ Front.

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