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Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
His Eminence the Grand Imam of al-Azhar al-Sharīf, Prof. Dr. Aḥmad al- Ṭayyib said that Islam came to liberate humanity from uncivilized practices that burdened humanity for centuries. God forbade all forms of slavery and instituted laws that protect human dignity and promote equality amongst all...
Grand Imam and Shaykh of al-Azhar Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib said that calls to hold Islamic jurisprudence heritage infallible and equating it to Islamic Law [al-Sharīʿa] leads to the stagnation of contemporary modern jurisprudence.  He added that this is a result of some people being bound – literally – to...
Considerable debate has arisen regarding the application ‘My Heritage’ which has recently gained popularity throughout social media sites. Through the app, users can move the face and features of a photo image, and many have been using it to animate photos of their deceased relatives to make them...
Al-Azhar followed the televised statements made by Ieronymos II, the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece, and the head of the Greek Orthodox Church, in which he said that “Islam is not a religion but rather a political party, and its followers are people of war, expansion, and influence.”
The Council of Senior Scholars at al-Azhar announced details for al-Azhar’s scientific research competition.  This competition comes as part of al-Azhar’s responsibilities as a basic reference for Islamic matters and as the intellectual and cultural fortress for the Islamic world.  It also comes as...
Saudi Arabia officially abolished the use of flogging as a form of punishment, as well as the death penalty for juniors last week. An important news event that didn’t get the coverage it deserves. A heated argument has long raged through the corridors of the United Nations, between those who think...
The Egyptian Dār al-Iftāʾ said that justifying the reprehensible crime of harassment with the type of clothes [a woman is wearing] is a delusional excuse that only stems from those with sick souls and depraved desires. Muslims are ordered to disregard the forbidden in all cases and circumstances.
Al-Azhar's Jurisprudence [fiqh] Committee confirmed that fasting Ramadan [Ramaḍān] is obligatory, emphasizing that as of now, there is no medical evidence proving that fasting leads to getting the novel Coronavirus.  The Committee held an emergency meeting with senior doctors, medical specialists...
Recently there have been calls for al-Azhar mosque to broadcast the Friday sermon [khutba] without an audience on Egyptian TV, satellite channels, and radio in response to the continued suspension of prayers at mosques just like the “distance learning” measures being done by the state for schools...

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