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Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), is delivering next Friday sermon at the Azhar for the first time, which will be attended by ministers and scholars of the Azhar, according to Shaykh Salāmah ‘Abd al-Qawī, the official spokesman for the awqāf (...
President Muhammad Mursī will meet next week with patrons of the Coptic Orthodox Church outside Egypt, who have been in Cairo to participate in the papal elections. [Author Not Mentioned, al-Akhbār, Nov. 13, p. 6] Read text in Arabic
Bishop Irmiyāʾ (Jeremiah), President of the Coptic Orthodox Culture Center, felicitated al-Azhar al-Sharīf for the opening of al-Azhar Academy for Training Preachers. “ Egypt established the fundament of religious education and moderate Islam, for one thousand year,” the Bishop said. 
Counselor Muhammad ‘Abd al-Salām, the advisor of Al-Azhar Shaykh and the rapporteur of the Basic Principles subcommittee in the Constituent Assembly, stated that new constitution stresses that Al-Azhar is a reference to all matters pertaining to Islamic affairs. He assured that it is based on the...
In an unprecedent manifestation of solidarity, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Pope Francis of the Vatican signed the Human Fraternity Document, witnessing as well the laying of the foundation stones for al-Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib Mosque and the St. Francis Church in Abu Dhabi...
Dar-Alifta Al-Misrriyah (Dār al-Iftā’ or Ifta House)’s Fatwa Council confirmed the lawfulness of greeting non-Muslims in their feasts as long as expressions contradicting Islam are not there (Ibrāhīm ‘Umrān, al-Ahrām, Dec. 31, p. 2). 
The Islamic Research Academy, headed by the Azhar’s Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, decided to postponed examining the “women document” until it is being finally reviewed. The document will be discussed the coming week (before January 27, 2013) during the meeting of the Azhar Senior Scholars that...
The Azhar’s Grand Shaykh Dr. Ahmad al-Tayīb greeted Copts for Christmas, expressing his hope to strengthen the ties between Egyptians.
Dr. Ahmad Mahmūd Karīmah, Professor of Islamic Law (sharī’ah) in the Azhar University, said “our Islam and its reputation was lost because of closed minds”. He added, with tears in his eyes, that whoever divides religion into political parties does not know anything about Islam. That came during...
Representatives of the Azhar body vehemently denied the allegations suggested by deputy chief of the Salafīsts and former member of the Ca which drew up the new Constitution, Shaykh Yāsir Burhāmī. The Salafī preacher suggested that the Azhar had approved Article 219, which endorses the provisions...
“You do not deserve freedom and justice, if you deny them for your opponents, and if you do not strive to grant them the full rights of citizenship, so be sure that no one will strive for yours, unless you experience the bitter taste of being segregated. Freedom, justice and equality are rights...
During a meeting with the Right Reverend Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton in the Church of England Diocese of Winchester; The Right Reverend-Elect Dr. Grant LeMarquand, Area (Assistant) Bishop for the Horn of Africa; The Most Rev. Dr. Munīr Hannā Anīs (Mouneer Hanna Anis), President Bishop of...
In a meeting with Klaus Spreyerman, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegations in Egypt, and Dr ‘Amir al-Zamālī, ICRC Advisor on Islamic World Affairs, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, Grand Shaykh of the Azhar, called on international relief organizations to assist all victims of...
The Azhar appealed to all Egyptians to vote in the upcoming referendum over the Constitution in accordance with their religious and national conscience, calling this a “national duty”. In a speech yesterday, the Azhar called for the referendum to be carried out peacefully and for the avoidance of...
Dr. Muhammad Al-Sughayar, Advisor to the Minister of Endowments (Awqāf), affirmed that voting in elections and referenda is a national duty but has nothing to do with entering heaven or fire in the hereafter. 
During his meeting with the delegation of the Episcopal/Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, the Right Reverend Jonathan Frost, Bishop of Southampton in the Church of England Diocese of Winchester; The Right Reverend-Elect Dr. Grant LeMarquand, Area (Assistant) Bishop...
Muftī of the Republic Dr. 'Alī Jum'ah said that Islam prohibited incitement to shed the blood of anyone and considered it more sacred than "Bayt Allah al-Harām" (Allah's Holy House) [referring to Mecca where Muslims go for pilgrimage]. q
  The Azhar Grand Shaykh, Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyīb, called upon Egyptians to exercise restraint and engage in peaceful dialogue (Marwah al-Bashīr, al-Ahrām, Dec. 6, p. 3). Read original text in Arabic
The Azhar's initiative for dialogue "Family House" or "Bayt al-‘Aylah" called on President Muhammad Mursī to freeze the recently issued Constitutional declaration and to engage in dialogue with national powers as soon as possible in order to bring Egypt out of its current crisis.
The Awqāf (Religious Endowments) Ministry stressed keenness on preserving the freedom of opinion and independence of mosque pulpits to use them in the da’wah (preaching) for Allāh through wise discourse in accordance with the Azhar’s moderate approach, according to the ministry spokesman Shaykh ...

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