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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...
Secretary General of al-Azhar Islamic Research Academy Dr. Naẓīr ʿAyād checked out al-Azhar’s wing at the 52nd Cairo International Book Fair to follow-up activities provided by the wing, whether those related to academic publications, activities, or workshops.
If not for the Egyptian public witnessing the hidden conflict between President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī and Grand Imām of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the law regulating the Dār al-Iftāʾ, which the Egyptian parliament passed on June 19, would have passed without controversy.  This conflict has entered...
In a letter to Dr ʿAlīʿAbd al-ʿᾹl, Speaker of the House of Representatives, al-Azhar has communicated the opinion of the Council of Senior Scholars on the bill presented to Parliament pertaining to reforms to the Egyptian Dār al-Iftā’. Al-Azhar stressed that the content of these reforms contravenes...
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.

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