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The rebellion of the young women of the Azhar University has started. The Administrative Court affiliated to the State Council is currently examining about 60 lawsuits filed by female students from the Azhar University demanding equality with male students. The Azhar University prefers to enlist...
The whole world is watching us and observing what are we achieving in terms of reform, especially with regards to freedom of expression. We will not stand by helplessly hoping that an internal reform [of the Azhar] is achieved. The Azhar has long been a place for spreading enlightenment and...
The annual report issued by US State Department has criticized religious freedom in Egypt. The report accused Egypt of religious discrimination against Baha’is and Copts concerning recruitment in the public sector and preventing Christians from joining the Azhar University. Many Islamic scholars...
Azhar education has remained unchanged and undeveloped for a long time in accordance with an axiom that the seventh century in the Arabian Peninsula was the best of times ever. Through the ages, the Azhar has also proved so lenient as to change with the developments.
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...
The Islamic da’ya [a person who calls to Islam, a preacher] Youssef Al-Qaradawi is one of the icons of moderate Islamic thought and that is why he was chosen as head of the International League of Muslim Scholars as well as the European Council for Fatwas and Research. In this interview, Sheikh...
A cooperation protocol between the Azhar and the Islamic University of Rotterdam, in Holland, which is suspected of having Zionist associations, was signed. The deputy of the Azhar University said that before signing such a protocol, the Azhar had consulted the Egyptian Embassy, in Holland, and...
The author wrote an article in which he blamed the Sheikh of the Azhar and complained about his reaction to those opposing him. A comment on his article was said to be written by the General Secretary of Islamic Research Institute. What amazes the author is that when he blamed the Sheikh of the...
Scholars of the Azhar and Ayatollahs held a conference in Iran in an attempt to bring the Sunnite and Shiite denominations closer together. All the different trends in Iran welcomed the role of the Azhar in bringing the Islamic denominations closer. The conference honored Imam Al-Bargroudi, one of...
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...

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