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An Egyptian court sent Mursī’s case to the Grand Mufti for a final review after it sentenced the deposed president to death. The decision was met with wide international criticism; many foreign observers believe the verdict to be of a political rather than legal nature. An anonymous source within...
 Doctor ‘Alī Jum’a, the previous Grand Mufti of Egypt, said that wearing the hijāb is incumbent upon all Muslim women at all times, even during prayer. In an interview he said that not wearing a hijab is equivalent to refusing prayer and infidelity. He emphasized that it is required for Muslim...
The Sheikh of al-Azhar is calling for Arab society to critically read the precepts of Islam saying that it is urgent that Islamic texts be revisited in order to prevent youth from joining militant groups. He is also calling for the drafting of a clear strategy to diminish the lure of extremist...
Journalist and media presenter, Yūsuf al-Hūsaini harshly criticized Al-Azhar's Grand Imam, Shaikh Ahmad al-Tayeb: “Your speech in front of the German Parliament was an unsuccessful approach. The Grand Imam is certainly aware that Europeans are well read on Islamic wars!”
Grand Ayatollah Nāsser Makārem Shirāzi wrote an open letter to Shaikh Ahmad al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar University, warning him about the dangers of the recent anti-Shi`īt activities at the university.
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, the Muftī of Egypt, has endorsed the international initiative for intercultural and understanding that was made by the Grand Imām, Shaykh of the Azhar, Ahmad al- Tayyib, in the closing of the “Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies” held in Abū Dhabī, UAE. 
Washington Post  published an article by the Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah  with the title "Prophet Muhammad is ‘the mercy to all worlds’ to Muslims: Egypt’s mufti" on September 18, 2012.
The Holy Azhar denounced republishing the cartoons dishonoring Prophet Muhammad by the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
The Azhar denounced attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and called on Egyptians to protest peacefully, avoid violence, and to stick to Islamic teachings. Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah, Muftī of the Republic called on the Secretary General of the United Nations to sign an agreement that criminalizes insulting...
The Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb said that the era of a single-party system in Egypt is gone and was replaced by a great model of solidarity between political powers.  He said this during his meeting with the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Bob Carr and...

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