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In a scenario that has already been repeated several times, 31-year-old Coptic lawyer Athanasius William raised the issue of Copts’ joining the Azhar University. When William applied to join the Azhar’s Sharī‘a and Law College, he was denied access in accordance with the university’s rules that...
The question might imply disturbing implications, but does Egypt really need the post of the Grand Imam of the Azhar?
Rose El-Youssef created a special file on extremism and terrorism. The file discusses cassette tapes that degrade women in Egyptian society, the fact that some lawyers looking for fame collaborate with extremists, that some scholars oppose scholarly development and that terrorists have turned to...
In the first session of the religious committee of the People´s Assembly, President of the People´s Assembly said that Islam has never been a religion that calls for violence or terrorism. The Sheikh of the Azhar said that as distant as heaven is from earth, so terrorism is from jihad....
The author argues that some Azharites have close connections to political Islam groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood.
The author argues that it is not the right time to reconsider law 103 of 1961, which grants the president the right to appoint a shaykh of the Azhar.
In an interview with the Minister of Awqaf [Religious Endowments] Mahmoud Hamdi Zaqzouq, he answers questions about foreign interference in Islamic issues in Egypt, renewal of religious discourse.
Reform of the Azhar should be put on the top of the list of priorities. The current international situation as well as the violent attacks against Islam and Muslims all over the world makes it clear that the Azhar is currently unable to defend Islam.
Since September 11th, the US has specified a number of conditions on Azhar imams who visit the Muslim community in Ramadan. Having passed a test in fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) and Shari’a (Islamic law), the Azhar selects the imams who receive the highest marks to preach to the Muslim community in...
The head of the Azhar religious institutions said that students of the Azhar are taught the right principles of Islam away from extremism. The Sheikh of the Azhar stressed that the Azhar adopts moderation in Islam.

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