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His Holiness Pope Tawāḍrūs II, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, visited Sunday the headquarters of al-Azhar, accompanied by a large church delegation to express felicitations for the occasion of ʿĪd al-Aḍḥā. 
The Coptic Orthodox Church sent a congratulatory letter to the Shaykh of al-Azhar and the Grand Muftī and some political figures in which Pope Tawadros II congratulated Muslims on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr ('Amād Khalīl, al-Masrī al-Yawm, Aug. 9). Read original text in Arabic.
The Grand Imam, Dr. Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Shaykh of Al-Azhar stated that any events that are organized to ruin the celebrations of the 6th of October victory are against the teachings of Islam. He stated that the 6th of October commemorates a great victory in which the Egyptian army has bravely...
Abrām Lewis, the founder of the Association of Victims of Abductions and Enforced Disappearances (AVAED), said AVAED will meet within the next few days with Dr. Tayīb and senior clerics of the Azhar to discuss the association’s demands to re-apply the guidance and advice sessions for Christian...
  Twenty-five human rights organizations and political parties called on the Shūrá Council to freeze the recent appointments of chief editors of state-run newspapers.     Grand Shaykh of the Azhar Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb praised President Muhammad Mursī's decision to re-establish the Senior Scholars...
There are new hopes for resuming relations between Al-Azhar and the Vatican. Dr. Shawkī Allām, Egypt's Mufti, attended a peace conference in Rome as a representative of the Shaykh of Al-Azhar.  The mufti carried a message from Shaykh to the Pope welcoming the renewal of dialogue between the two...
Last Tuesday (September 3), Dr. Shāykh Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of Al-Azhar, met the institution's representatives in the Constituent Assembly amending Egypt's Constitution to discuss Al-Azhar's view on the new document and agree on the texts that they will present to the assembly. One of the...
Sources in the Azhar stated that the Grand Imam, Ahmad al- Tayyib, will take part in person in the Aswan reconciliation committee that aims to bring accord between the Banī Hilal and al- Dabūdiah tribes. 
Dr. Shawqī ‘Allām, Muftī of Egypt, denounced the terrorist attack in front of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
After thanking the security forces and judiciary for their roles in facilitating  the elections, Grand Muftī Shawqī Allām called upon all Egyptians to support the coming president in this critical part of Egypt’s history

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