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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. 
Roadmap for religious reform Al-Azhar, which has resisted and persecuted those who have attempted to reform Islam since the end of the 19th century, is now being called upon by Egypt’s president to do what they have long suppressed:. reforming Islam. The response of the sheikhs of al-Azhar has been...
Last week, Shaykh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, emphasized that conserving the rich Islamic scientific heritage and propagating it around the world are vital in promoting cultural dialogue, which, in turn, will inspire interest in...
Amidst polarization that marked the political scene in Egypt after the January 25 revolution, the Azhar came up with a paper to represent what can be considered a haven for all political groups that view moderation as a compass that would guide Egypt all the way to the future.
 Dr. Mahmūd 'Azab, advisor to the Azhar grand shaykh, said that the Azhar does not know anything about the Shi'ite political party called 'al-Wihdah,' and the Azhar does not have an opinion on political parties in general. He added that Azhar's role is to protect moderate Islam Sunnah, reject...
 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

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