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Minister of Endowments Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah stated that the Islamic Research Institute in the Azhar has assured that it rejects all forms of extremism and terrorism. 
MP Shukrī al-Jundī, Deputy of the Religious Affairs and Endowments parliamentary committee, called on the House of Representatives to have al-Azhar and the Ministry of Endowments supervise religious centers around the world, especially given that Egypt is a pioneer in spreading Islam's tolerance...
On the canal shore, in the city of Ismā`iliyya, to which he moved to escape the capital Cairo and its noise, al-Yawm al-Sabī` interviewed Dr. Khālid Muntaṣṣir, a physician, intellectual and media person. But most importantly, he is a man capable of stirring up controversy in the Egyptian street on...
Researcher Islām Biḥayrī described discussions about reconciliation with the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood as “the crisis of all crises,” from which Egypt and the surrounding region would not recover again. In a long interview with al-Dustūr, Biḥayrī said: the Brotherhood got a proper chance to...
Al-Azhar Foundation has not stopped at the limits of its religious responsibilities. In a statement on the origins of jurisprudential variance, al-Azhar surpassed these limits to addresses political variance, efforts towards national unity, and directing Arab peoples towards their noble goals...
Today, on Ramadan 7 of the Hijrah year 1438, prayers were held for the first time at Al-Azhar Mosque more than one thousand year ago. Being the first mosque established in the city of Cairo which was founded by Al-Mū`izz li-Dīn Allāh of the Fatimid Caliphate in the month of Ramadan of the Hijrah...
Pursuing Egyptians' efforts to recover the spirit of the revolution, a meeting hosted by the Azhar on Wednesday (January 11) called for consummating power handover to a civil government as scheduled, refraining from bringing civilians before military courts and releasing all political prisoners....
During the Laylat al-Qadr (Night Of Decree) ceremony organized on Wednesday by Egypt's Ministry of Religious Endowments, President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi called to avoid acts of "extremism and fanaticism" that harm the religion of Islam, according to a statement disclosed by the Presidency.
Egypt's Minister of Culture, Helmi al-Namnam, said that the what he called an "educational incursion" of Al-Azhar has lead to spread violence and terror in the country. 
 Dr. Muhammad Sa'd al-Katatnī, Secretary General of Freedom and Justice Party [affiliated to Muslim Brotherhood group (MB)], said that the Azhar's initiative is not really different from the Democratic Coalition for Egypt; both initiatives have the same ideologies. Read original text in Arabic
The appearance of bizarre fatwás goes against the tolerant nature of Islam writes Amānī Mājid.
Divorce issues pose serious problems in many Copts’ private life and are causing a severe conflict between the state and the Coptic Orthodox Church.
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, chancellor of the Azhar University and former Muftī of Egypt, expressed his anxiety about what is going on with fatwá’s in an interview with Dr. Durrīyah Sharaf al- Dīn. He stressed the superficiality of some Muslims nowadays and the compelling need to move from appearance...
A German foundation finances a conference aimed at convincing Muslim scholars to prohibit female circumcision.
Muhammad Hishām ‘Ubyh writes about two official religious associations in Egypt that are not concerned with political issues: al-Jam‘yah al-Shar‘yah and Jamā‘at Ansār al-Sunnah al-Muhamadyah.
The Azhar does not report about the real figures of those who convert to Islām out of fear for sectarian riots.
Transcript of a speech presented by William Dalrymple at the American University in Cairo, highlighting his experiences traveling to Christian Holy sites throughout the Middle East, as well as his personal interpretation of political Islām. He includes references to both historical and present day...
The author articulates some basic rules of interfaith dialogue, which he asserts should be followed by all parties.
Western governments are initiating local institutions for training and qualifying imāms in a way that meets the Western contexts in which they live and preach.
An overview of the life of Cardinal Franz Konig, the Cardinal Archbishop of Vienna and one of the principal architects of the Second Vatican Council

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