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Cornelis Hulsman, founding editor of Arab-West Report, and Gurjinder Khambay, second-year student in International Studies at Leiden University, The Netherlands, specializing in the Middle East, interviewed Dr. Jan Slomp, a major leader in Christian-Muslim dialogue at all levels, through Webex, on...
The Islamic Research Academy has started publishing its series on the Islamic sciences on its official website through the al-Azhar portal in order to make its contents accessible to the reader in Egypt and abroad and achieve more effective cultural communication between al-Azhar and people from...
Dr. Naẓīr ʿAyād, Secretary General for the Islamic Research Academy, said that the birth of the Prophet Muḥammad marked the birth of mercy, love, and dignity, indicating that the morals of the Prophet before the revelation of the Quran [al-Qurān] had a huge influence in spreading the call to Islam...
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...
Several representatives from different political movements condemned the clashes which broke out at the Presidential Palace on Wednesday between supporters and opponents of President Mursī. 
A charity foundation’s announcement about a round of debates during the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadān in which salafī figures would give lectures critiquing Christianity sparked wide-scale angry comments on the social networking web sites that some considered it a call for “civil strife in...
Dr. Abāss Shūman, Deputy of the Azhar, stated that recently incorrect fatwá’s became  widespread, due to some self- proclaimed shaykhs who are ignorant in religious knowledge and sharī’ah.
The recently deceased scholar Shaykh Maḥmūd ʿĀshūr was one of the most prominent undersecretaries and leaders of al-Azhar over the past years; besides, he was an active member of the Islamic Research Academy, the Supreme Consultative Council for Bringing Muslim Madhahib Closer together of the...
Writing in 1999 for al-Usbūʿ newspaper, Hānī Zayyāt and Muṣṭafā Sulaymān expressed the
Dr. Muḥī al-Dīn ʿAfīfī, secretary of the Islamic Research Academy, called for the unity of the world and the importance of dialogue for promoting peaceful coexistence, particularly at this time in which religion is abused. 

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