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The relationship between al-Azhar and the Vatican has witnessed several changes during the previous ten years, namely since 2006. Since then, the relationship has experience disagreement, discord, agreement, and finally, rapprochement.
Western travel advice about Siwa is not entirely uniform. Please find below an overview of the travel advice of EU and non-EU countries regarding Siwa. The travel advisories from other languages than English were translated with help of Google translate and edited for readability. Quotes are...
The BBC channel published a report on the visit of Pope Tuwāḍrūs II of Alexandria and Patriarch of St. Mark to Australia.
  Western media outlets manipulated the incident at St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church to promote what is referred to as the “peacefulness” of the Muslim Brotherhood, and presented it as a facet of the political equation. [They also] issued accusations against Egyptian security agencies, alleging that...
The Observatory of Islamophobia of the Egyptian House of Fatwa warned of the danger of the influence of the Islamic political mainstream on the situation of Muslims in Germany.  The Observatory warned that the influence of such groups could provoke fear and panic among Muslims in the German society...
The Islamophobia Observatory of the Egyptian Dār al-Iftā’ [House of Fatwā] welcomed the Canadian Parliament’s adoption of a bill to combat the phenomenon of Islamophobia.
Mrs. Ambassador Mirvat Talāwī, Director-General of the Arab Women Organization, participated in a panel discussion on the role of clerics and scientists in supporting women's empowerment. 
Egypt's Dār al-Iftā`'s Islamophobia Observatory confirmed that the emergence of the phenomenon of Islamophobia and the spread of misconceptions about Islam and Muslims is due in large part to the scarcity of sources and references that speak about the values of Islam, ts tolerance and moderation,...
The Observatory of Islamophobia, an affiliate of the Egyptian Fatwa House welcomed the opportunity to conduct a national dialogue with Netherlands about Islam before the parliamentary elections. In this dialogue, hundreds of Dutch citizens were able to participate in a national debate about Islam.
Ever since the events of September 11 and the spread of the concept of the War on Terror, which means fighting what the west calls “Islamic terrorism”, the relationship between western countries and their Muslim minorities has witnessed tension, while Muslims of those states are trying to defend...
The Islamophobia Observatory of Egypt's Dār Al-Iftā' confirmed that the views of the new American administration regarding Islam seek to push Muslims to try more vigorously to clarify the true picture of Islam and Muslims, and to show the difference between Islam and terrorism, and between the...
Since the beginning of the presidential elections, anti-Muslims in the United States are increasing because of the statements of the country's presidential candidate, Donald Trump about his intention to ban the entry of Muslims and to close the mosques after the terrorist attacks that happened in...
Al-Azhar Observatory praised Pope Francis' statement in support of the right of Muslim women to wear the hijāb, which, according to the Observatory reflect the Vatican interest for coexistence among people of different religions, and for enhancing peace, respect, and acceptance among different...
Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyeb, Shaikh of Al-Azhar, met on Friday with Bishop Markus Droege, head of the Brandenburg-Berlin Episcopal Diocese.  
Egypt's Grand Mufti, Dr. Shawqī `Allām, said that extremist groups filled the vacuum in young minds with takfīri thoughts, pointing to the easy access through social media that turned the world into a global village.
Undersecretary of Al-Azhar, Dr. `Abbās Shūmān, confirmed that it would be very wrong to expect a change of the Americans stance towards Islam and Muslims or to expect a promising development, while American presidential candidates utter hostile statements against Muslims.
In his word he addressed to Al-Alzar and Churches Youth, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmad al-Tayeb urged the audience of participants to counter destructive ideas that incite conflicts and violence and to create a world free of poverty and illiteracy. He further stressed that the attempt of gathering...
Pope Francis refused to connect Islam to violence, stressing that Catholics too can be violent. He further warned Europe of pushing its young towards terrorism. 
Born in 1940, Dr. ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Bayyūmī is an Egyptian professor at the Usūl al-Dīn (Fundamentals of Religion) Faculty in the Azhar University in Cairo. He has addressed many issues related to fiqh, as well as issues related to culture and politics. According to Dr. Bayyūmī, the renewal of...
Rifʿat al-Saʿīd was born in al-Mansūrah, al-Daqahlīyah governorate on 11 October, 1932. al-Saʿīd is considered as one of the most prominent leftist figures in Egypt. In 2005, al-Saʿīd criticized the amendment proposed by President Ḥusnī Mubārak to article 67 of the Egyptian constitution. The...
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