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Inclusive Citizenship is a dream of many people in our world today. The definition of inclusive citizenship, as I understand it, is the granting of full rights of citizenship to all people regardless of their religion, ethnicity, gender, color, socio-economic status etc. It signifies not just...
Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Al-Azhar revealed that it has set up a center to confront atheism and irreligiousness. This was done after the formation of the Takwīn network that brought together a host of elite intellectuals to discuss religious and cultural issues, which has caused controversy on social media with some saying...
Writer Yūsuf Zīdān commented on the recent controversy surrounding the Takwīn foundation, which launched its annual conference on Saturday (May 4).
Veteran journalist, Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā, highlighted the pressing need for Egyptians to prioritize the preservation of rational thinking, which he said is a fundamental objective of Islamic sharīʿa.
Media guru Ibrāhīm ʿĪsā said that political Islamist groups are troubled by Valentine’s Day and consider it ḥarām (religiously impermissible). He pointed out however that Valentine’s Day could be viewed as an important occasion in the tough reality Egyptians are going through amidst political and...
Vice President of Al-Azhar University in Upper Egypt, Dr. Muḥammad ʿAbd el-Mālek, said that a march was launched today from inside the Asyūṭ campus of al-Azhar University, with thousands of protesters participating including the university’s employees, such as deans, faculty members and workers, as...
Al-Azhar Observatory warned of the consequences of Israel attacking al-Quds hospital after the Israeli army asked for the evacuation of 12,000 displaced people, most of whom are women and children, and more than 400 patients. The Observatory confirmed that the evacuation is the equivalent of...
On Sunday (October 15), Pope Francis called upon the opening of humanitarian corridors to help those trapped in the Gaza Strip, and renewed his call for the release of hostages. In his weekly sermon at St. Peters square, the Pope asked that “all children, ill persons, elderly persons and women, as...
Under the auspices of the Grand Imām, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyib, al-Azhar called upon the people of Egypt to hold a protest after the Friday prayers, and to stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine against Israeli aggression.

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