Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh

Grand Imam says he will retreat until “everyone bears responsibility”
Egypt

Grand Imam says he will retreat until “everyone bears responsibility”

Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb said on Monday that he may feel forced to retire into seclusion until "everyone…
Food poisoning scandal further deepens political split inside Al-Azhar
Egypt

Food poisoning scandal further deepens political split inside Al-Azhar

Thousands of supporters of Al-Azhar’s top cleric, Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb, took to the streets across Egypt’s governorates after Friday prayers,…
Al-Azhar dorm manager detained for role in food poisoning case
Egypt

Al-Azhar dorm manager detained for role in food poisoning case

Prosecutors ordered a four-day detention for the head of the Al-Azhar University student dormitories, Mohamed Reda, pending investigations into his…
Al-Azhar in response to Iranian news agency: We have only one face
Egypt

Al-Azhar in response to Iranian news agency: We have only one face

In response to a report that the news conference held after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s meeting with Al-Azhar’s grand sheikh…
Al-Azhar to receive Iranian president
Egypt

Al-Azhar to receive Iranian president

Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb will receive Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Al-Azhar Tuesday, according to a source close…
Al-Azhar meets to resolve political crisis over Morsy declaration
Egypt

Al-Azhar meets to resolve political crisis over Morsy declaration

The grand sheikh of Al-Azhar held a meeting to discuss ways to resolve the current political crisis stemming from President…
SCAF orders formation of scholars panel to elect Al-Azhar leader
Egypt

SCAF orders formation of scholars panel to elect Al-Azhar leader

The ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces ordered on Wednesday the formation of an Islamic scholars committee to choose…
Government approves draft law for the election of Al-Azhar sheikh
Egypt

Government approves draft law for the election of Al-Azhar sheikh

The Egyptian cabinet on Wednesday approved a draft law on the election of the grand sheikh of Al-Azhar, the highest…
Grand sheikh of Al-Azhar donates income to state
Egypt

Grand sheikh of Al-Azhar donates income to state

Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb has transferred the income he earned since assuming his position to the State Treasury to…
Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh declares possibility of non-Egyptian successor
Egypt

Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh declares possibility of non-Egyptian successor

Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb announced Thursday the possibility of choosing his future successor from outside Egypt.Al-Tayyeb said in…
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