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This article describes the story of Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist Sora Badr. She was born in a male body and underwent in Egypt a sex reassignment surgery without being able to change her sex on her ID. Her fight for recognition shaped her identity as a woman. This is obviously a sensitive subject and...
Today, the Islamic Research Academy, in cooperation with the Center of Education Development for al-Azhar International Students, held the third meeting of the Forum of Human Fraternity for international students in Cairo.  The forum came under the title "Human Fraternity in the Divine Laws -...
His Eminence the Grand Imam of al-Azhar al-Sharīf, Prof. Dr. Aḥmad al- Ṭayyib said that Islam came to liberate humanity from uncivilized practices that burdened humanity for centuries. God forbade all forms of slavery and instituted laws that protect human dignity and promote equality amongst all...
The book "The Pope and the Grand Imam: A Thorny Path... A Testimony to the Birth of Human Fraternity" is showcased at the 52nd Cairo International Book Fair, in both al-Azhar al-Sharīf and the Muslim Council of Elders pavilions. The book was written by Judge Muḥammad ʿAbd al-Salām, Secretary...
During his visit to the Shaykh of Al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Dr. Sāmī Fawzī, the new archbishop of the Episcopal Church in Egypt, presented the idea of ​​establishing a center for Islamic studies within the church.
Dr. Usāma al-Ḥadīdī, Director of al-Azhar Global Center for Electronic Fatwas, said that “What Ethiopia is doing regarding the Renaissance Dam, by controlling and monopolizing water resources, is forbidden per Islamic Sharia and is seen as corruption of Earth”.
The Egyptian people and government’s solidarity with the Palestinians is much more pronounced and powerful than it was in previous Israeli assaults on Palestinians.
Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib has weighed in on several women’s issues that are being studied and reviewed at al-Azhar, stressing that women possess rights whether individually or as part of a family. 
More than a year after a heated discussion regarding the renewal of religious discourse between the Shaykh of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Cairo University President, Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, al-Tayyib announced statements with his stance seeming different from before.
Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib said that calls to hold Islamic jurisprudence heritage infallible and equating it to Islamic Law [al-Sharīʿa] leads to the stagnation of contemporary modern jurisprudence.  He added that this is a result of some people being bound – literally – to...

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