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Former muftī of Egypt, Alī Gum’ah, has called upon Muslim youth to visit Jerusalem. This call stirred much contention in Egyptian political circles. Some political parties stated that the call is alien, ambiguous, not justified and considered a form of naturalization with ‘the Zionists’. Dr. Abd al...
Dr. Shawqī Allām, the Muftī of Egypt, denounced that Israeli occupation forces allowed Moshe Zalman Feiglin, Member of the Knesset, to storm al- Aqsa mosque with a group of settlers. Praying people were attacked.A number of them were injured. The Muftī stated that the attack on praying people is...
The Council of Shaykhs of Sufī Orders has denounced storming the Aqsa mosque and desecrating it by the Israeli female soldiers. The Council of Shaykhs added that Israel continues to challenge the Islamic world with its provocations (Author not mentioned, al- Dustūr, March 20, p.2). Read original...
In his speech in the UAE at the conference “Social Peace”, Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imām of the Azhar, deplored the fact that global peace is tied to the whims of international politics and its changeability, saying that Islam viewed peace as the basis of international relations. He stated that the...
‘Abd al-Hādī al-Qasabī, Grand Shaykh of the Sūfīs, has called for cooperation throughout the Arabic and Islamic world to launch a swift intervention to rescue Muslims in Burma and the Central African Republic, as well as to prevent any further incursions by Israeli forces into Al-‘Aqsá Mosque in...
The Azhar has condemned the violent incursion on Al-‘Aqsá mosque in Jerusalem undertaken by Jewish settlers the day before yesterday, describing it as a violation of its sanctity. Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib of the Azhar called for an Islamic movement to put pressure on the occupying forces and to...
The Extraordinary Session of the Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers kicked off today morning in Manama [al-Manāmah], capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Conference is organized by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in cooperation with the Bahrain...
Although a century has passed since British Foreign Secretary James Balfour’s 1917 promise to the Jews to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine, the Palestinian resistance is still fueled and crises in the Middle East have not suspended. The article sheds light on the stance of the Ottoman...
The U.S. President Donald Trump has officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 7, 2017, and announced the plan to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
MEMRI TV Clip No. 6274 highlighted the November 5 interview with firebrand lawyer Nabīh al-Waḥsh, who stated on Egyptian TV, “I'm proud to be anti-Semitic,” and “if I see any Israeli, I will kill him.”
MEMRI TV Clip No. 6274 highlighted the November 5 interview with firebrand lawyer Nabīḥ al-Waḥsh, who stated on Egyptian TV, “I'm proud to be anti-Semitic,” and “if I see any Israeli, I will kill him.”
Slightly more than one hundred years ago on November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was signed. The recently celebrated anniversary of the declaration led to expressions of appreciation, critique, hope, and fear through global media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the...
Slightly more than one hundred years ago on November 2, 1917, the Balfour Declaration was signed. The recently celebrated anniversary of the declaration led to expressions of appreciation, critique, hope, and fear through global media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Guardian, and the...
Thirty-eight years ago, on a brown table with gold edges in a government hall in the heart of the U.S. capital, Washington D.C., President Anwar al-Sādāt was signing the peace treaty with the Israeli entity on the 26th of March, 1976. With this, he signed off on a reality that has yet to...
Chief Justice of Palestine, Maḥmūd al-Habāsh, said that the Egypt of al-Azhar does not know but moderation [in religion], and the correct path towards the road of development for all of humanity. He indicated that the whole world suffers from instances of extremism and terrorism, which have...
From June 5-10th , the Rights Forum of former Dutch Prime Minister Andreas van Agt (1977-1982) organized daily meetings in the Netherlands under the title “enough=enough” to reflect on the topic of “Israeli Settler-Colonialism” as termed by Israeli journalist Amira [Amīrah] Hass on June 7th in The...
Egypt's Dar al-Iftā`'s Islamophobia Observatory has praised the declaration released by Palestinian churches, confirming their full and complete solidarity with the protesters demonstrating against the Israeli violations and arrogance towards Al-Aqsa Mosque, al-Quds (Jerusalem), and the various...
Egypt's president, 'Abd al-Fattāh al-Sisi, denounced the Al-Aqsa Mosque incidents, describing these as “regrettable”, and noted that what is happening around the Mosque has created an “unnecessary situation”.
Al-Azhar Observer welcomed the decision of the United Nations Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) on Friday, which considered Al-Aqsa Mosque a holy site and worship for Muslims, according to state media.

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