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Egypt has a long history related to issues between Muslims and Christians. Apparently, this was the fundamental reason for creating that conference which is sponsored by the center of Arab-West Understanding in cooperation with a huge electronic English database about the religion’s role in the...
Dr. Hans Jansen has long played a role fuelling Islamophobia in the West. I understand his views on Islam have been greatly influenced by the writings and arguments of extremists. It is sad that such extremists have based their views on the Qur’an, Sīra and Sunna. I am pleased Cornelis Hulsman has...
Al-Azhar Observatory for Countering Extremism praised the city of Cologne for broadcasting the Islamic call to prayer over loudspeakers, on Friday sermon in its Central Mosque for the first time.
Dr. Yāsmīn Fuʾād, Minister of Environment, confirmed that Al-Azhar was at the forefront of the institutions that showed support for Egypt’s hosting of the upcoming COP27 climate conference, and contributed with constructive ideas and visions, praising the Sheikh of Al-Azhar’s speech on climate in...
Mahamadou Labarang, Cameroonian ambassador to Cairo, met with the Grand Imam Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib on Wednesday, at the headquarters of al-Azhar, and expressed his desire to establish a regional Azhar institute to serve the Muslims of Central Africa in Cameroon.
The Islamic Research Academy in al-Azhar al-Sharif announced the launch of the “Arab Strategies to Reduce the Risks of Climate Change” conference, which will be held by the Egy-Arab Foundation for Investment, Innovation and Industrial Development in Sharm al-Shaykh in October 2022. The conference...
The past few months witnessed two noticeable attacks in the media on Imam Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar. Last February, al-Ṭayyib was harshly criticized after old statements of his were discussed again and interpreted to permit “wife beating”. On that day, Dār al-Iftāʾ tweeted, via its...
The call by shaykh of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, to revive "the right of toil and pursuit" fatwa to preserve the rights of working women has sparked wide reactions, from women's rights organizations in Egypt. These organizations have called for the housewife, who has worked to develop her husband's...
The Public Prosecutor ordered an investigation into journalist Ibrāhīm ʿĪssā, following his controversial statements in which he criticized the Miʿrāj of the Prophet (PBUH) during the journey of the ʾIsrāʾ and Miʿrāj (the Prophet’s night journey and ascent to the heavens).
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a ruling allowing the ban on headscarves (Hijab) at work if the employer deems it necessary. This comes after two women in Germany filed complaints after being suspended from work for wearing a headscarf.

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