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Al-Azhar condemned the terrorist attack that occurred in the French capital of Paris, which resulted in the beheading of a teacher. Al-Azhar confirmed its rejection of this heinous crime and all terrorist acts, stressing that murder is a crime that cannot be justified in any way.
Not only was al-Azhar one of the only educational institutions in existence before Muḥammad ʻAlī, it was also always at the helm of the Egyptian independence movement.  Its scholars were leaders in the successful efforts to liberate Egypt from French occupation. They were also the leaders of the...
As al-Azhar and the Council of Senior Scholars escalate their opposition to a bill regulating the Dār al-Ifṭā’, Shaykh of al-Azhār Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib announced on Saturday that he had put in a request with the head of Parliament, ʿAlī ʿAbd al-ʿĀl, to attend the Monday plenary session, which will be...
On Wednesday Shaykh of al-Azhar Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib dispatched an urgent medical and relief convoy from al-Azhar to Lebanon to stand in solidarity with the Lebanese, and mitigate the repercussions of the Beirut explosion that shook the Lebanese capital and the hearts of millions of people around...
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism participated in the first "Hemispheric Forum on Freedom of Religion or Belief" which was organized by the Colombian government [as part of the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance].  Al-Azhar was invited by Colombian Minister of Foreign...
Is it allowed in Islam to not go to Friday prayer out of fear of coming in contact with people?
The Catholic, Evangelical and Episcopal churches of Egypt have announced that they have joined with al-Azhar and the Vatican to pray on Thursday May 14, for humanity to be relieved from the novel coronavirus pandemic, at the invitation of the Higher Committee for Human Fraternity.
In a letter to Dr ʿAlīʿAbd al-ʿᾹl, Speaker of the House of Representatives, al-Azhar has communicated the opinion of the Council of Senior Scholars on the bill presented to Parliament pertaining to reforms to the Egyptian Dār al-Iftā’. Al-Azhar stressed that the content of these reforms contravenes...
The young preacher, ‘Abdullāh Rushdī, did not expect that his muscles and his interest in his physical build would be a reason to put him under investigation by the Ministry of Endowments and Religious Affairs and his exclusion from public speaking, preaching and giving religious lessons in mosques...
At the time that al-Azhar issued a decisive fatwa [fatwā] assuring that it is not dangerous to fast during Ramadan [Ramaḍān] in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the secretary of fatwās for the Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ announced that the Dār al-Iftāʾ was in the process of studying legal opinions. ...

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