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This article says that religious dialogue has turned into a source of income and that most of the shaykhs who travel abroad are not qualified for this mission.
The author of the article blames the backwardness of Muslims on their inability to bridge up their differences. He says the Grand Imām’s appointment by the presidency results in religious institutions supporting the idea of obedience to the ruler.
The author argues that the relationship between the Qur’ān and science and the outdated books taught at some Azhar schools are behind the backwardness of the Muslim East.
Committee of al-Azhar for Dialogue with Monotheistic Religions was dissolved due to estimated shortages of the committee in facing the recent repeated offenses against Islam. A new committee was formed.
The Netherlands’ ambassador to Cairo met the Grand Imām of the Azhar to express his country’s desire to learn more about true Islam.
The U.S. ambassador to Cairo assured that the Islamic preachers, whose visa requests were refused, were not from the Azhar, asserting that his country welcomes Azharite preachers to teach Americans the real image of Islam.
The author reviews the history of the Azhar University. He argues that the university still exists in the world of knowledge.
In an interview with a senior official from the Azhar, the author asks about the education system and whether there had been any attempts to ‘westernize’ it.
Shaykh Tantāwī of the Azhar denied in an interview that the top Sunni Muslim institution is incapable of fulfilling its role, indicating that the Azhar is no longer sending a good number of teachers to Arab and Islamic countries purely for economic reasons.
The author emphasizes that Egypt is witnessing a wave of terrorism, listing a number of fields, where the state could make efforts to deal with this serious problem.

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