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The Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism (AOCE) has shown interest in women’s affairs and has established a department dedicated to answering women’s questions through a team of female muftīs who are well-versed in sharī ͑a rules and provisions.
A member of Al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars and the Muslim Council of Elders, Dr. Ḥasan al-Shāf ͑ī, was awarded the King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam for the year 2022, shared with the former president of Tanzania.        
Muḥyī al-Dīn Ibn ͑Arabī (1165-1240) was a renowned Ṣufī philosopher, poet, and sage. He is considered one of the world’s greatest spiritual teachers and is often referred to by his disciples and students, as well as other Ṣūfīs, as “al-Shaykh al-Akbar” (The Greatest Master). The Ṣūfī Order of al-...
The unified sermon of the Friday’s Muslim congregational prayer all over the mosques of North Sinai governorate will be themed ‘Qurʾān is a book of mercy for the world’ upon instructions of the minister of awqāf (religious endowments) Muḥammad Mukhtār Jum ͑a.
On Wednesday, Iraq welcomed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on the encouragement of dialogue and religious tolerance in the face of hate speech.
The Muftī of the Sultanate of Oman, Aḥmad Bin Ḥamd al-Khalīlī, called for a “firm and comprehensive” Islamic boycott of Sweden in response to its “excessive” insults towards the Holy Qurʾān and Muslim sanctities on its lands.
Minister of Awqāf (religious endowments) Muḥammad Mukhtār Jum ͑a and Governor of al-Jīza General Aḥmad Rāshid met leading preachers in the governorate of al-Jīza on Friday to discuss issues related to the regulation of the adhān (Muslim call for prayers).  
Coinciding with the June 30 Revolution anniversary and the presidency of  ͑Abd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī, al-Azhar was urged by the president to make efforts to renew the religious discourse and combat extremism. These efforts include the establishment of several centers and initiatives.
A scholar of al-Azhar, Shaykh Aḥmad Turk, said the participants at the National Dialogue session have discussed the amendments of the law on guardianship to switch directly from the father to the mother in order to ease the procedures on mothers managing their children’s money after the death of...
A researcher in political Islam groups’ affairs said that the issue of religious discourse is absent from the National Dialogue. He added that President ͑Abd al-Fattāḥ al-Sīsī has made successive remarks for the renewal of religious discourse.


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