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This text presents the program with links to (power point) presentations, reports of sessions and student responses. The executive report of entire program was written by Dr. Matthew Anderson and can be found here. Date of arrival at dormitories: June 25...
On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
How should we assess the endless stream of media reports and images that we are exposed to daily? On July 2, 2018, Matthew Sparks (M.A., Georgetown University) facilitated an important and evocative discussion of this question and introduced Arab-West Report, the massive electronic database...
A spokesman of the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Egypt has taken part in an international conference on religious dialogue for peace in Africa. Egypt was represented by Dr. Mahmoud Azab, Advisor of the Azhar Shaykh on Dialogue (Dalia al- Hamshary, al- Dustūr , March 28, p. 2)....
The 23rd International Conference of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī Thought, and  Fatwas made without knowledge on National Interests and International Relations” came to a close.  Participants from 41 Arab and Islamic countries agreed in the  final...
Yesterday, the conference of the Supreme Islamic Council entitled “the Dangers of Takfīrī thought and fatwás produced without knowledge on national interests and international relations”   was inaugurated. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Gum´ah, Minister of Endowments, stated ”to all lovers of peace in the...
  Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers in the Azhar branch in Assiut have demonstrated their power by holding paramilitary trainings inside the university campus for half an hour. A number of students appeared wearing black face masks and raised al Qaeda flag on campus. They chanted slogans promising...
The Da’wah al- Salafiah has launched a campaign entitled “Dangers Challenging Egyptian Society” to face calls of excommunication, explosions, atheism and corruption.  Shaykh Sharif al- Hawāry, member of the Da’wa Salafiah board and officer in charge of the Da’wah in the governorates, stated that it...
  Ahmad al- Muslimānī, Media Advisor for the President, stated that the Azhar religious methodology is the solution to combat extremism. He added that the Azhar and its Shaykh Ahmad al-Tayyib enjoy the respect and love of the Egyptians, Arabs and Muslims. He stated that the presidency supports the...
  Dr. Abāss Shūman, deputy of the Azhar,  denied claims in international media that the Azhar and the Vatican have signed an agreement to combat slavery. Shūman stated that Dr. Mahmūd ‘Azab, the representative of the Azhar in the conference that was held at the Vatican to discuss the prospects of...
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...
The Azhar has declared the American film ‘Noah’ unlawful due to its incarnation of one of the prophets, and stated that it will make efforts to ban the film entirely. The Azhar released a statement saying that “Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, Grand Imām and Shaykh of the Azhar, the Council of Senior Scholars...
British Prime Minister's Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief Lord Aḥmad visited Egypt to enhance the British-Egyptian partnership in the field of education and interfaith dialogue, according to a statement issued by the British Embassy Monday, Nov. 19.
‘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...
Dr. Yāssir Burhāmī, Deputy Leader of al-Da’wah al-Salafīa, issued a fatwá (religious verdict) saying that non-Muslims are not allowed to hold the function of president, nor any other sovereign functions, because it is not permissible for an infidel to rule over a Muslim according to the sharī’ah (...
President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī led the prayers of ‘Īd al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) yesterday at the mosque of the Leadership of the Egyptian Air Force. He was joined, among other, by Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab, Grand Imām of the Azhar Doctor Ahmad al-Tayyib and Minister of the Interior Muhammad...
President ‘Abd al-Fattāh al-Sīsī led the prayers of ‘Īd al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr) yesterday at the mosque of the Leadership of the Egyptian Air Force. He was joined, among other, by Prime Minister Ibrāhīm Mahlab, Grand Imām of the Azhar Doctor Ahmad al-Tayyib and Minister of the Interior Muhammad...
The Azhar and Dār al-Iftā’ will not stipulate a specific form of takbīr (the exclamation ‘Allahu Akbar’), according to puresunnah during ‘Īd al-Fitr, and in a fatwá stated that the form of takbīr used by Egyptians for a long time, as opposed to that used by the Companions of the Prophet, was...
President al-Sīsī attended the laylat al-qadr celebrations held at the national conference center in the neighborhood of Nasr City, which was also attended by several ministers. At the celebration ceremony, al-Sīsī congratulated the contestants who participated in the Qur’ān memorization...

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