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Dr. Rev. Munīr Ḥanna, Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, said that the West is phobic of Islam and associate it with terrorism because of those who implement their own misconceptions of Islam.
Dr. Maḥmūd Mihannā, member of the Senior Scholars Council of Al-Azhar University, Egypt, said that the adoption of a bill that criminalizes atheism is an eligible right in Islamic judiciary, and that it entitles the ruler to punish the atheist in case he or she does not give up atheism.
Al-Azhar's pavilion at the Cairo International Book Fair presents dozens of books refuting misconceptions and fallacies of extremist thought and terrorist groups, and emphasizing the need for renovation, moderate understanding, as the cornerstone of al-Azhar curriculum.
Today’s overview deals with calls by the Azhar on Muslim countries meeting at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in the Saudi city of Jeddah to withdraw the Arab initiative to settle the disputes between Israel and the Palestinians.
 Nigerian organization Boko Haram, proposed the Nigerian government to release more than 300 girls it has kidnapped in exchange for the release of the detained members of the organization by the Nigerian security forces
A recent fatwá of Dr. Yūsuf al-Qaradāwī, stated that calling for participation in the coming presidential elections is harām (religiously prohibited).
According to Muslim Brotherhood sources, Taha Wahdan, member of the Guidance Office of the Muslim Brotherhood, has been appointed as the new Supreme Guide. 
Sufī Shaykhs criticized the elections of the Shaykh of the Sufis stating that these were marred by  legal irregularities.
An unknown assailant has dropped Molotov cocktails on the Egyptian subway between Sayiddah Zaynab and Sa’ad Zaghlūl.
Egyptian lawyer Dr. Samīr Ṣabrī filed a lawsuit against the Salafi preacher Hishām al-Baylī, accusing him of stirring confusion among the Egyptian people, abusing religion, threatening social peace, security and stability, as well as affecting the national economy, due to a fatwa the preacher...
Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, received on Wednesday a delegation of Nigerian doctors, religious and community leaders.
Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minister of Endowments, decided to refer the member of the Reciters’ Committee, Shaykh Faraj Allah al- Shāzilī, for investigation before a committee from the Reciters’ Syndicate after a video clip was spread which shows the shaykh, in Azharite attire in Iraq, making the...
Fifteen days of detention for those charged with church burning in Suez The Military Prosecutor of the Suez Governorate decided to arrest the suspects for 15 days, for investigation. These include Fawzī al-Kurdī, head of Jamāʿah al-Islamiyya, Mustafá Kāmil, a Salafī leader and seven other...
Grand imām of al Azhar, Ahmad al-Tayyib, stated that our relationship with the West needs no more than dialogue and cooperation that demands efforts from both sides.
Grand Mufti of Lebanon Shaykh ʿAbd al-Laṭīf Dariyān expressed his sincere gratitude to Dr. Shawqī ʿAllām, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, for commissioning him to deliver the open plenary session of the 4th international conference of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide held today,...
n Tuesday, the trial of 119 Muslim Brothers was re-started. The men are accused of provoking riots throughout the governorate and burning the Mary Girgis Church after their sit-ins at Midān Rābi’ah and Midān Nahdah had been dispersed. Furthermore, the prosecution of Sūhāj has accused them of...
Yāssir Burhamī, vice president of the Da’wah al- Salafiah, stated that his fatwa pertaining to a man allowing his wife to be raped if he is threatened with death has been misinterpreted.
The state of Brunei announced that it will implement Islamic Sharī’ah temporarily in the country starting from Sunday. 
On Tuesday, Dr. Shaykh Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, received a delegation from the American Commission for Religious Freedoms led by Nadine Besler Maenza, during its visit to Cairo. 
Salafīs continued to violate the decision of the Ministry of Endowments prohibiting sermons given by politicians and non-Azharites.


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