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A cautious calm is returning to the Azhar’s male dormitories in Nasr City, Cairo, after the security forces were capable of ending the acts of violence that students possibly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood started yesterday (May 16) after the Friday prayers.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is organizing preaching convoys under the slogan of “Together we Protect Egypt” in all governorates from March 25 until April 25.
The recently deceased scholar Shaykh Maḥmūd ʿĀshūr was one of the most prominent undersecretaries and leaders of al-Azhar over the past years; besides, he was an active member of the Islamic Research Academy, the Supreme Consultative Council for Bringing Muslim Madhahib Closer together of the...
Al-Azhar submitted a bill to Egyptian President `Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī to stipulate penalties against anyone who disseminates materials inciting hatred, practices any discriminatory speech against members of society on the basis of color, faith, or race, or blasphemes Judaism, Christianity or Islam...
Beside resorting to all four schools of Islamic law, the Civil Code of Egypt allows recourse to mainly the Hanafi doctrine,. Legislation in Northern Egypt for example mainly allow recourse to the doctrine carrying the name of its founder Abu Hanīfa, whereas legislation in the South, and most of the...
 The author criticizes the recent statements by Azhar Scholars' Front.  The author refers to the lowly statements issued by the Azhar Scholars Front and he wonders how such statements can be issued by revered shaykhs who belong to a great institution such as the Azhar. He believes that most of...
During his Friday prayer speech, Azhar University professor Dr. Ismā‘īl al-Bādī described questioning Qur'ānic verses and whether they were added before or after Prophet Muhammad’s death as slander. He cited various Qur'ānic verses as proof of the Qur'ān being impossible to distort because it is...
This article reflects on the Muslim reactions to Netanyahu’s claim that Jerusalem, or Zion, is mentioned in the Bible as the homeland of the Jews 850 times.
Dr. al-Birrī is an Azhar scholar who believes that ‘Abd al-Nāsir’s regime was behind sectarianism in Egypt, and that the sectarian problems are a result of ignorance that dominate Muslims and Christians of Egypt.
CIDT’s Jayson Casper speaks to Sheikh Ahmad al-Sayih, a professor of Islamic doctrine at Al Azhar University who is originally from the governorate of Qena, about the attacks against Coptic Christians in Nag Hamadi.      

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