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This article reports on the memorial held by the Middle East Freedom Forum for the late grand shaykh of al-Azhar, Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī. The participants praised the late shaykh’s role in maintaining national unity.
This article celebrates the life and work of Sheikh Mohamed Sayad Tantawi. The Grand Imam died recently on a trip to Saudi Arabic. He was a very moderate and fair individual. Sheikh Tantawi was a moderate at a time when hard-line views were swiftly gaining ground.
With the passing of Sheikh Tantawi as Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar we at Arab West Report have had opportunity to remember him through several interactions which took place between him and our editor-in-chief, Cornelis Hulsman, who often conducted interviews with him on behalf of various delegations....
Yesterday, March 10, 2010, the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar died of a heart attack while visiting Saudi Arabia. Sheikh Muhammad Tantawi led the inimitable institution, considered by many if not most Sunni Muslims to be the leading Islamic university in the world, since his appointment by President...
"The Azhar and the West; dialogue and communication," this was the title of the conference that was held on January 3, 2009. The following lines present extracts from the words of Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib, president of the Azhar University, Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, grand imām of the Azhar and Dr. Mahmūd...
The grand imām of the Azhar has visited Lebanon, some sources see the trip as a sign of Tantāwī’s support for the politician Sa’ad al-Hariri.
The article discusses the Azhar Grand Imām Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī’s lawsuit against the chief editor of al-Fajr daily in the context of legal claims that may lead to imprisonment of journalists for what they write.
The Grand Imām of the Azhar is still intent on filing a law suit against the editor in chief of al-Fajr.
The article discusses the relations between NGOs and donor organizations, pointing to the specifics involving the Child’s Law.
Shaykh Muhammad Sayyid Tantāwī, the grand imām of the Azhar, works hard to gain the regime’s appreciation and incurs many Azhar scholars and shaykh’s enmity because of his stances toward different issues.


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