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Al-Azhar: A Gate to Muslim Unity
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Al-Azhar: A Gate to Muslim Unity

Al-Azhar Al-Sharif,  both the mosque and the university, are often seen as a distinguished part of contemporary Islamic history. The…
Opinion | A Testimony to ‘A Thorny Path’: The story of the human fraternity journey
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Opinion | A Testimony to ‘A Thorny Path’: The story of the human fraternity journey

As president of Al-Azhar University, I was honored to attend some of the meetings between Professor Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam…
Al-Azhar official criticizes portrayal of Kaaba in Fortnite game
Egypt

Al-Azhar official criticizes portrayal of Kaaba in Fortnite game

The Director of the Al-Azhar International Center for e-Fatwa Osama al-Hadidy criticized the Kaaba’s appearance in the multiplayer video-game Fortnite,…
Egyptian parliament submits draft law to regulate ‘fatwas’
Egypt

Egyptian parliament submits draft law to regulate ‘fatwas’

Over 60 members from the House of Representatives submitted a draft law to regulate ‘fatwas’ and ban the issuance of…
Renowned Salafi sheikh accused of marrying 20 girls, money laundering
Egypt

Renowned Salafi sheikh accused of marrying 20 girls, money laundering

Egyptian lawyer Hany Sameh has filed a claim with the Public Prosecutor’s office against the renowned Salafi preacher Mohamed Hussein Yaqoub,…
Al-Azhar Observatory condemns raising of rainbow flag by US embassy in Bahrain
Egypt

Al-Azhar Observatory condemns raising of rainbow flag by US embassy in Bahrain

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Observatory for Countering Extremism has condemned the raising of the rainbow flag representing the LGBT community by the…
Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar calls on people of the world to support Palestinians
Egypt

Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar calls on people of the world to support Palestinians

The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb on Saturday urged the international community to support the Palestinian people in their…
Al-Azhar says Sharia does not support recruiting females into military service
Egypt

Al-Azhar says Sharia does not support recruiting females into military service

The Al-Azhar Council of Senior Scholars has responded to calls to include females into military service, stressing that “the recruitment…
Al-Azhar condemns Islamic State murder of coptic man in North Sinai
Egypt

Al-Azhar condemns Islamic State murder of coptic man in North Sinai

Al-Azhar, the top institution in the world of Sunni Islam, condemned on the Islamic State’s murder of a Coptic Egyptian…
Azhar warns of ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attacks during Ramadan
Egypt

Azhar warns of ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attacks during Ramadan

Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism warned that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization has called on its “lone wolves”  to…
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