Grand Imam

Egyptian Al-Azhar Sheikh: Insulting Islam became tool to amass votes

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 05:30 GMT

These caricatures insulting our great prophet, adopted by some newspapers, magazines and polices … are an explicit hatred to this true religion and its prophet

Egypt’s grand Imam says many people fooled by claim that Muslims are terrorists

Sun, 11 Oct 2020 - 05:38 GMT

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.

Egypt's Grand Imam congratulates Saudi king over success of his surgery, organization of hajj

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 - 09:37 GMT

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.

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 Grand Imam visits, congratulates Pope Tawadros on Christmas Day

Thu, 26 Dec 2019 - 01:10 GMT

Churches that follow the eastern calendar celebrate Christmas Eve on the evening of January 6.

Al-Azhar keen on promoting coexistence among Africans: Grand Imam

Tue, 25 Jun 2019 - 01:46 GMT

Tayyeb's speech came during a meeting with Sierra Leone's Ambassador in Cairo Morie Fofana.

Azhar Grand Imam, Pope Francis sign "Special Olympics" ball

Tue, 05 Feb 2019 - 09:55 GMT

The signing ceremony was attended by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed.

Grand Imam, Macron discuss combating terrorism

Tue, 29 Jan 2019 - 02:46 GMT

The Grand Imam and Al Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb received French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife and accompanying delegation on Tuesday.

Grand Imam: Azhar keen to support Somali people

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 - 01:36 GMT

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.

Azhar's grand imam meets Saudi king in Riyadh

Tue, 25 Dec 2018 - 09:09 GMT

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.

A cleric must have a comprehensive approach: President Sisi

Mon, 19 Nov 2018 - 01:49 GMT

“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.

Azhar Grand Imam heads for Kazakhstan for religious leaders' congress

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 - 10:25 GMT

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.

Grand imam meets Tony Blair to enhance Egyptian-British cooperation

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 - 12:29 GMT

Grand Imam Tayyeb arrived in Britain on July 12 to participate in the Youth Forum for Peacemakers.

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar meets UK Queen on Making Peace forum

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 - 01:21 GMT

Queen Elizabeth II: The world strongly relies on religious leaders to enhance world peace.

Azhar Imam talks moderation of Islam, meets Indonesian president

Tue, 01 May 2018 - 09:23 GMT

Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyeb had talks on Tuesday with Indonesian President Joko Widodo on a host of issues of mutual interest.

Azhar medical convoy performs surgeries in Halayeb Triangle

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 - 10:41 GMT

An Azhar medical convoy examined 827 patients and performed 14 surgeries on Thursday in Halayeb and Shalateen.

Grand imam congratulates Sisi on 2nd presidential term

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 - 03:42 GMT

Al Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed Al Tayyeb congratulated President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on winning a second presidential term.

Grand Imam returns to Cairo following trip to Portugal, Mauritania

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 - 01:20 GMT

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed El-Tayyeb returned on Monday to Cairo after a trip that took him to Portugal and Mauritania.

Grand Imam heads to Portugal and Mauritania

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 - 12:18 GMT

Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb embarked on a tour to visit Portugal and attend the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Islamic Society in Portugal.

Mufti condemns Palestinian PM assassination attempt

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 - 09:31 GMT

Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawqy Allam vehemently condemned an attempt on the life of Palestinian Prime Minister Ramy al Hamdallah.