Grand Imam

Azhar Grand Imam, UAE President urge Gaza ceasefire, solution to Palestinian cause

Sat, 16 Mar 2024 - 08:41 GMT

The Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Ahmed El-Tayeb, and the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, have emphasized the importance of ongoing Arab, Islamic, and international efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza.

Human fraternity is the foundation for int’l peace, security: Al-Azhar Grand Imam to UNSC

Thu, 15 Jun 2023 - 11:45 GMT

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.

Grand Imam of Al Azhar discusses strategy to confront intellectual extremism with French media delegation

Sun, 19 Mar 2023 - 08:35 GMT

The Grand Imam clarified that Islam has no link to killing, destruction, and terrorism that have been perpetrated in its name, noting that Al-Azhar has repeatedly declared its rejection of these criminal acts.

Taliban’s ban on women’s university studies contradicts with Sharia: Egypt’s Al-Azhar imam

Fri, 23 Dec 2022 - 08:55 GMT

Egypt’s Al-Azhar deeply regrets the Taliban’s decision to ban Afghan women from university studies, which contradicts with the Islamic Sharia, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed El-Tayeb said on Thursday.

Azhar Imam condoles with Pope, Copts after Alexandria priest killed, urges aborting scheme of igniting religious war

Fri, 08 Apr 2022 - 09:19 GMT

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 urges constant coordination among religious institutions worldwide

Tue, 15 Feb 2022 - 02:55 GMT

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.

Al-Azhar-Vatican relations set effective model for spreading tolerance, countering extremism: Grand Imam

Sat, 04 Dec 2021 - 06:28 GMT

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.

Prince Charles visits Al Azhar Mosque, meets Grand Imam

Thu, 18 Nov 2021 - 12:25 GMT

The talks were attended by a number of Al Azhar officials and students, as well as by Prince Charles’s entourage.

Memory of the day: Sabra & Shatila massacre takes place in Lebanon in 1982

Thu, 16 Sep 2021 - 11:53 GMT

On September 16, many important events took place.

Al-Azhar imam urges world peoples, leaders to support Palestinians in their case

Sat, 15 May 2021 - 12:34 GMT

"I pray to Allah to have mercy on the martyrs of Palestine and to shower them with mercy and forgiveness," he added.

Al-Azhar grand imam says Pope Francis’s Iraq visit ‘sends message of peace’

Fri, 05 Mar 2021 - 01:56 GMT

Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad on Friday, becoming the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to visit the Arab country

Al-Azhar Sheikh: Human Fraternity Document message of peace to entire humanity

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 08:39 GMT

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.

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.