Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Egypt’s top Islamic authority, Al-Azhar, extended condolences to Pope Tawadros II, the Pope of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria, and the Coptic people after a priest was killed in Alexandria.
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.
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayeb said Al-Azhar relations with the Vatican remain a model for spreading peace and tolerance and countering extremism, hate, wars, and conflicts.
The talks were attended by a number of Al Azhar officials and students, as well as by Prince Charles’s entourage.
On September 16, many important events took place.
"I pray to Allah to have mercy on the martyrs of Palestine and to shower them with mercy and forgiveness," he added.
Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad on Friday, becoming the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to visit the Arab country
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.
These caricatures insulting our great prophet, adopted by some newspapers, magazines and polices … are an explicit hatred to this true religion and its prophet
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.
On Twitter, Tayyeb said on Thursday "I congratulate Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz Al Saud on the success of his surgery," wishing him to enjoy good health.
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.
Churches that follow the eastern calendar celebrate Christmas Eve on the evening of January 6.
Tayyeb's speech came during a meeting with Sierra Leone's Ambassador in Cairo Morie Fofana.
The signing ceremony was attended by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.
The Grand Imam and Al Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb received French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife and accompanying delegation on Tuesday.
Grand Imam of Al Azhar Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayyeb on Tuesday said that Al Azhar is keen on offering all types of support to the Somali people.
Grand Imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb met on Monday with Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, and a number of prominent Saudi Islamic scholars.
“Let’s restore the position of our homeland as a centre of science and culture for all humanity, and let’s revive decency and virtue in our country,” President Sisi said.
President of the Muslim Council of Elders Ahmed el Tayyeb embarked Monday on an official visit to Kazakhstan leading a delegation of leading Azhar scholars.