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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...
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...
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Egyptian Family House (Bayt al-ʿĀʾila), the Grand Imam of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, criticized the "New Abrahamic religion”, describing it as “a pipe dream”. His statements revived a debate that has been on and off for more than a year on social media.
Al-Azhar has been always at the fore, when it comes to confronting extremism and terrorism, and spreading the true religion. This article highlights the most important efforts of al-Azhar in the face of terrorism and extremism in the world.
Today, the Islamic Research Academy, in cooperation with the Center of Education Development for al-Azhar International Students, held the third meeting of the Forum of Human Fraternity for international students in Cairo.  The forum came under the title "Human Fraternity in the Divine Laws -...
With the rising influence of the Taliban [Ṭālibān] in Afghanistan, neighbouring Pakistan is seeking to confront violent extremism, not only militarily, but ideologically. Islamabad depends on the support of al-Azhar in Egypt, to enable Pakistani Imams, specifically military imams, to combat...
More than a year after a heated discussion regarding the renewal of religious discourse between the Shaykh of al-Azhar, Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, and Cairo University President, Muḥammad ʿUthmān al-Khusht, al-Tayyib announced statements with his stance seeming different from before.
The Grand Imam, Dr Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, Shaykh of al-Azhar, has received three invitations to visit Iraq, brought to him by an Iraqi delegation headed by Dr. Saʿad Kambash, head of the Sunni Endowment Office in Iraq.
If not for the Egyptian public witnessing the hidden conflict between President ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī and Grand Imām of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, the law regulating the Dār al-Iftāʾ, which the Egyptian parliament passed on June 19, would have passed without controversy.  This conflict has entered...

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