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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.        
The National Council for Women (NCW) confirmed that the rate of female circumcision in Egypt has plummeted thanks to growing awareness that the practice is a crime and has nothing to do with religion or medicine. They added that credit for this goes to the state, the NCW, and the National Council...
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.
U.S. First Lady, Jill Biden, emphasized the importance of promoting the values of peace, tolerance and justice, which she said form common grounds amongst people.
Al-Azhar Mosque held a forum to refute skeptics’ allegations over the sacrifice rituals in Islam. It was attended by a host of senior clerics and scholars of al-Azhar.
Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al-Ṭayyīb, said in a fatwā published on the official site of al-Azhar that exaggerations on mahr (dowry) spoil societies as they bring young men to disregard marriage.
Deputy Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Muḥammad al-Ḍūwaynī, said the celebration to honor winners in the ‘Thaqāfat Bilādī’ (Culture of My Country) competition is a step on the road to protect intellect and national identity against attempts to hijack these virtues by deviant misconceptions.
Grand Imām of al-Azhar, Dr. Aḥmad al- Ṭayyīb, received a message of thanks sent by Head of the Islamic Seminaries in Iran, Ayatollāh ʿAlireḍā ʾʿArafī, with utmost respect. This was in regard to the Grand Imām’s stance of rejecting insults to the Holy Qurʾān in some European countries.
Al-Azhar expressed deep regret over the ongoing violence in the Darfur region of Western Sudan, where innocent civilians were killed, wounded, and had to leave their homes or flee for their lives.
Dr. Osāma al-Azharī, the president’s religious affairs advisor, has said that al-Azhar al-Sharīf is one of the greatest gifts to the Arab and Muslim world, adding that al-Azhar is a great establishment that built a grand image of Egypt in the eyes of all people in the Arab world.

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