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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 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...
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.
Concerted efforts to reconcile the Sheikh of the Azhar and the Scholars’ Front failed after Dr. Tantawi declared that he did not acknowledge the existence of the Scholars’ Front. On the other hand, the General Secretary of the Front said, " the existence of the Azhar Scholars’ Front is a fact that...
Since the beginning of the conflict between the Sheikh of the Azhar and its scholars, whether they be members of the Front or not, no one has taken any action to stop the ridicule, which could destroy the Azhar. However, only 20 days ago, hundred scholars of the Azhar signed a statement, in which...
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...
Terrorism has departed leaving an empty space in its place, the domination over which a long line of new extremists are now fighting. They are the stars of noisy religious speeches on tapes and in books. ... The religious cassette gets higher selling rates than Amr Diab or Kazem Al-Saher [popular...
In the weekly seminar for Al-Nidaa’ Al-Gadid [The New Call] organization, the attendees attacked the scholars of Al-Azhar, saying that they adopt a kind of Fiqh [Islamic jurisprudence] called "Fiqh Al-Nakad" [Fiqh of annoyance]. The attendees said that they [the Azhar scholars] aim by it to defend...
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...
In a blow to the sheikh of Al-Azhar’s quest for religious supremacy, a Cairo court on May 9 reversed the banning of the conservative Al Azhar Scholar’s Front (ASF), that has been the bane of Sheikh Muhammed Sayyed Tantawi’s career.

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