Ahmed el Tayyeb
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayyeb and Pope Tawadros II, the Head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, have agreed on establishing a joint committee that acts in one voice against the Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip.
The grand imam made the remarks as he addressed a UN Security Council session on “The Values of Human Fraternity in Promoting and Sustaining Peace” on Wednesday.
Mercy principle is very important for achieving stability of lives of individuals and communities, said Tayyeb.
Head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) mission in Egypt Laurent de Bock praised Wednesday Egypt’s efforts in receiving and hosting millions of refugees.
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed Tayyeb said the sanctity of Quran would not harmed by the “tampering of the lowly people and their ilk, who belong to extreme political parties in countries that need to adopt the morals of the Quran.”
Al Azhar imam made the remarks as he received Minister of Awqaf Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa, in addition to a delegation of Islamic affairs ministers, muftis, and top scholars taking part in the conference.
"My sincere congratulations to my friends; Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros, Archbishop Justin Welby, Patriarch Bartholomew I as well as to all Christians around the world on the occasion of Christmas," El-Tayyeb said in a Facebook post on Thursday.
Tayyeb also urged these communities to support the two downstream countries against some claims of ownership of the river and acting unilaterally in a way that harms the lives of the two countries’ peoples.
Palestine “will forever remain steadfast and its people will continue their struggle to defend their land, honour and the Al Aqsa Mosque, the first Qibla and third holiest site in Islam.”
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb on Monday directed officials concerned to rapidly pay out compensation worth EGP 50,000 for the families of those killed in the Toukh train derailment in Qalubiya governorate on Sunday.
Tayyeb said that religious immoderation (extremism) and irreligiosity have nothing to do with moderate Islam.
Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb said on Thursday that the interfaith Document on Human Fraternity signed in 2019 represents a message of peace to the mankind.
Ahmed El Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Egypt’s Al Azhar, top Islamic authority in the country, has denounced describing Muslims as terrorists, saying that many people, including some Muslims, have been “fooled” by this claim.
Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb on Sunday greeted President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on the 67th anniversary of the 23rd July Revolution
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb was introduced on Wednesday to the most ancient manuscript for the Holy Qur’an at his residence in Lambeth Palace, London
Grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed el Tayyeb held talks with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa over bilateral cooperation
Grand Imam of Al Azhar Ahmed El Tayyeb commended the role of Saudi Arabia in serving Islam and Muslims.
Al Azhar has dispatched a medical convoy to Burkina Faso to conduct free check-ups, perform surgeries and provide free medicines for patients.
Al Azhar grand imam Ahmed el Tayyeb wished a peaceful year for all mankind in 2018.
Al Azhar is preparing for holding an international conference for backing Al Quds on January 17-18.