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Al-Azhar issued its 2020 report showcasing the most important issues that it dealt with this year. In light of the vicious attacks to disparage Islam and the Prophet Muḥammad in 2020, al-Azhar – which is the voice of nearly two billion Muslims – worked hard to stand up against these attacks.  The...
Egyptian and French officials held discussions on Sunday related to terrorism, extremism, and political developments in the region. 
Al-Azhar celebrated International Day of Peace, which seeks to strengthen peace between nations and peoples, eliminate violence, and promote cease fires around the world through education and greater awareness.
As al-Azhar and the Council of Senior Scholars escalate their opposition to a bill regulating the Dār al-Ifṭā’, Shaykh of al-Azhār Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib announced on Saturday that he had put in a request with the head of Parliament, ʿAlī ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, to attend the Monday plenary session, which will be...
On Wednesday Shaykh of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib dispatched an urgent medical and relief convoy from al-Azhar to Lebanon to stand in solidarity with the Lebanese, and mitigate the repercussions of the Beirut explosion that shook the Lebanese capital and the hearts of millions of people around...
Terrorist attacks have been on the rise lately, with the most recent one being an attack on a synagogue in Austria.  On November 2, gunmen attacked six locations in Vienna, resulting in one death and at least 16 others being injured with the police killing one of the assailants.
In a meeting led by Shaykh of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib on Monday, the Muslim Council of Elders condemned the systematic campaign seeking to disparage the Prophet Muḥammad and mock Islam under the motto of “freedom of expression.”  It also condemned the murder of French teacher Samuel Paty as...
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism participated in the first "Hemispheric Forum on Freedom of Religion or Belief" which was organized by the Colombian government [as part of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance].  Al-Azhar was invited by Colombian Minister of Foreign...
Since the beheading of a French history teacher by a religious extremist in France, French officials have been facing outcry on social media for their statements insisting the incident is linked to Islam. 
Shaykh of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib condemned the statement that “Muslims are terrorists,” emphasizing that “Many people, including even some Muslims, were deluded into accepting the allegation.”

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