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The grand Imām of the Azhar, Dr. Muḥammad Sayyid Ṭanṭāwī calls for dialogue in discussing and criticizing Fatwás, rejecting the insult and attack method used by some Shaykhs to respond to the controversial Fatwás that they do not like.
The Egyptian press has widely covered the four-day visit that Pope Benedict XVI paid to Turkey from November 28 to December 1, 2006 in an obvious attempt to heal the wounds opened by his earlier "offensive" remarks on Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. According to political analysts, the pontiff’s...
Azhar clerics reject the court ruling granting the Bahā’is the right to recognize their religion in official papers and deem them apostates.
The Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy holds an extra-ordinary meeting to decide on the issue of recognizing the Bahā’ī faith.
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) issued a report titled "Egypt’s Al-Azhar Clerics: We declare war on America," The title implies that many if not most Azhar scholars declared war on America. Dr. Abdel Mo’ti Bayoumi stressed that this was certainly not true. He said that the report...
The Islamic Research Institute began following up Internet sites that attack Islam in order to respond to misinformation being published about Islam. The General Secretary of the Institute asked Muslims who use the Internet to inform the institute if they come across any site of that kind.
The Azhar is imposing bans on books in Arabic and in English claiming that they contradict Islamic principles.
Calls for the Azhar to respond to the provocative caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad that were published in the Danish press and which enraged Islamic communities.
Report of the Azhar’s response to an attack on the Prophet in the Danish media.
The Azhar has decided to ban a book on Islam taught at the American University in Cairo. The book, entitled "Wahabist Islam” is considered an attack Islam, contesting the validity of the Holy Qur’ān.


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