Egypt's Islamic institution Al Azhar slams Kabul mosque attack

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 - 03:03 GMT

Al Azhar, Egypt's top religious authority, condemned on Friday a terror attack that targeted a mosque during Friday prayers in Kabul killing and wounding a number of worshipers.

Al-Azhar condemns terror bombing at Somalia’s Baidoa

Tue, 26 May 2020 - 01:49 GMT

Al-Azhar condemned the terrorist bombing that hit Baidoa city, northwest the Somali capital Mogadishu, which left five people killed and others injured.

Mahmoud el-Tohamy presented a religious chanting concert online on May 20

Thu, 21 May 2020 - 12:05 GMT

Sheikh Mahmoud el-Tohamy and Fathi Salama presented a successful online concert on May 20 at 9:30 p.m. where the traditional Sufi chants and contemporary Arab jazz combined with a unique harmony.

Egypt’s Al-Azhar Grand Imam: Refusal of burying COVID-19 victims far cry from morality, humanity, religion

Sun, 12 Apr 2020 - 11:50 GMT

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb called for honoring the dead via accelerating their burial.

Al Azhar fatwa center urges citizens to stay at home

Tue, 24 Mar 2020 - 09:07 GMT

Al Azhar Fatwa Global Center has reiterated its appeal to the Egyptian people to shoulder the responsibility of the current critical situation and stay at home.

Austrian National Council president hails Egypt’s counter-terrorism efforts

Mon, 02 Mar 2020 - 04:40 GMT

President of the Austrian National Council Wolfgang Sobotka on Monday met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, and praised Egyptian efforts in eliminating terrorism, extremism and illegal immigration, Presidential spokesman Bassam Radi said.

Kazakhstan hails Azhar initiatives to strengthen dialogue among religions

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 - 03:28 GMT

Kazakhstan's Ambassador in Cairo Arman Isagaliev has hailed initiatives launched by Al Azhar to strengthen dialogue among religions and civilizations, as well as to qualify Kazakh religious cadres.

Al Azhar decries terrorist attack in Germany

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 - 09:41 GMT

Al Azhar has categorically denounced a terrorist attack that targeted two cafe houses in the German city of Hanau, killing a number of people on Thursday.

Helwan University allocates 40 scholarships for foreign students

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 - 10:36 GMT

Egypt’s Helwan University announced Friday allocating 40 scholarships in various specializations at the undergraduate and graduate levels for the year 2020/2021 to students from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Al-Azhar to open religious center for heritage, renovation: Grand imam

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 03:11 GMT

Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb, the grand imam of Al-Azhar, Egypt’s top religious authority, on Monday announced establishing a new religious center, as part of the national efforts to renovate religious discourse, in a way that suits life developments.

Quran urges update of religious discourse: Al-Azhar Grand Imam

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 01:32 GMT

The grand imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb, on Monday urged the renewal of religious discourse, calling it a “pure Quranic law,” which prominent scholars saw as necessary to cope with political and social developments.

Azhar Conference: Sisi urges focusing on renewal of religious discourse

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 - 11:50 GMT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi calls on religious institutions to attach great importance to the renewal of religious discourse, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said on behalf of the president, during a high-level conference hosted by Al-Azhar, Egypt’s to

Sisi to attend Azhar conference on religious discourse renewal Monday

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 - 11:56 GMT

A conference for Al-Azhar, Egypt’s top Islamic institution, calling for renewing religious discourse, will kick off on Monday under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Somali imams attend anti-extremism lecture in Cairo

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 - 03:18 GMT

The Islamic nation needs a generation of young people who are able to counter the ideology promoted by the "gangs of extremism and terrorism" that is only meant to destroy Muslim countries, former dean of the Faculty of Islamic Call at al-Azhar University

Azhar confronts extremism through issuing over 5K reports

Tue, 21 Jan 2020 - 12:31 GMT

Al Azhar Observatory for Fighting Extremism on Tuesday said that the observatory has issued more than 5,388 follow-up reports during 2019.

Al-Azhar prepares women scholars to issue fatwas

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 - 03:16 GMT

Al-Azhar Islamic Research Center (AIRC) has held a workshop for female scholars on "fatwas" related to women in a rare official move.

Sisi, Senegal's president talk cooperation to counter extremism

Thu, 12 Dec 2019 - 08:34 GMT

Sisi on Wednesday expressed Egypt's willingness to cooperate with Senegal, as a country that spreads moderate Islamic thought in West Africa region, to combat extremist ideology, the Presidency said in a statement.

Azhar condemns US standing on Israeli settlements

Wed, 20 Nov 2019 - 08:37 GMT

Al Azhar cited a 1978 State Department legal opinion that deemed the settlements "inconsistent with international law."

Al-Azhar slams Baghdad terror attack

Sat, 22 Jun 2019 - 09:27 GMT

Al Azhar condemned on Friday a terror attack that targeted a mosque in eastern Baghdad, killing seven people and wounding more than 20 others.

Egypt provides comprehensive model of fighting terrorism -- official

Mon, 03 Jun 2019 - 10:49 GMT

The Islamic Research Academy has praised efforts exerted by President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, which helped Egypt attain a "unique" position in the Middle East.