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Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
The first light from the crescent moon determines the start of the lunar month which is of great importance to Islam and other religions. The start of Ramadan and other religious obligations depend on a lunar calendar. It is thus understandable that the new moon has long been a matter of Muslim...
Today, the United States recognized the Armenian genocide committed by the Turks.  However, al-Azhar condemned the vicious crimes against the Armenians a hundred years ago in a fatwa, showcasing the moral role and social responsibility that al-Azhar had at the time. 
Al-Azhar’s Observatory for Combating Extremism stated that extremist organizations are not hesitating to take advantage of global events and use them to serve their nefarious interests by broadcasting their propaganda on social media.  This is not new for Dāʿish [Islamic State]; it is always...
There is an ancient inclination going back to the humanity’s origin to explain natural disasters as the wrath of God or “a divine being.”  This inclination goes back to humanity’s instinctual need to be connected to the force of nature that has control over disasters and surpasses humanity’s...
The Council of Senior Scholars at al-Azhar announced details for al-Azhar’s scientific research competition.  This competition comes as part of al-Azhar’s responsibilities as a basic reference for Islamic matters and as the intellectual and cultural fortress for the Islamic world.  It also comes as...
Professor of Islamic Thought and Philosophy at al-Azhar University Āmna Nuṣayr has sparked a heated debate on social media after stating that nothing in Islam prevents a Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim man.
Shaykh Muḥammad Maḥmūd al-Ṭablāwī, head of Egypt’s Syndicate for Quran Reciters and Learners, died on Tuesday evening at the age of 86. His career spanned over half a century during which he was able to record the whole Quran after he was accredited by Egyptian Radio as a member of a great...
Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...
The problem between Shaykh Abdullah Rushdy [ʿAbdullāh Rushdī] and Dr. Majdī Yaʿqūb presents itself as one of the most dangerous issues facing Islamic thought. It’s the issue of passing judgment on others; on [attempting to] determine whether they will go to heaven or to hell.

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