10 years of Egyptian Family House, an initiative that gathers top and grassroots followers of Islam and Christianity

Thu, 11 Nov 2021 - 01:42 GMT

It is impossible for all humans to agree on just one religion, that is why freedom of religion is “one of the most precious human rights,” Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb said at the tenth anniversary of the Egyptian Family House initiative.

Sudanese Minister of Endowment says Sisi's vision of updating religious discourse worldwide begins from Egypt

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 12:03 GMT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has a vision of updating the religious discourse in the world with Egypt as a starting point in a way the befits the era, Sudanese Minister of Endowment Nasr el-Deen Mefreh said Monday.

Selection process of 'Intellect Imam' training program begins

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 02:13 GMT

Candidates will sit for tests and interviews within the selection process as indicated by Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa in press statements Monday.

Sisi praises Indian Bohra community’s role in restoring Islamic sites in Historic Cairo

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 - 08:39 GMT

President Sisi also thanked the Sultan and the community for their charitable activities in Egypt, besides their support for Egypt’s sovereign fund “Long Live Egypt.”

Al Azhar to unveil on Sunday 1st TV show dubbed in Portuguese

Fri, 09 Apr 2021 - 10:05 GMT

A virtual conference is expected to be held on Sunday, with the participation of Fambras, and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Cairo.

Grand Mufti: Muslim Brotherhood’s claims of peace are ‘malicious’

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 03:13 GMT

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Allam said that more than 550 reports were issued to highlight Muslim Brotherhood’s claims of peace.

Al-Azhar denounces Greek Archbishop’s controversial statements on Islam

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 03:59 GMT

Statements by Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, Mr. Ieronymos about Islam have caused controversy, prompting criticism from prestigious Muslim bodies, including Al-Azhar in Egypt.

Judging unveiled women as less moral is forbidden in Islam: Egypt’s Al-Azhar

Sun, 10 Jan 2021 - 10:34 GMT

The veil of women is obligatory in Islam and a woman's modesty is a virtue that was called by all divine religions, the center said.

15 remarks by Al-Azhar Imam on Christians and their holidays

Sun, 27 Dec 2020 - 01:10 GMT

Egypt Today has compiled statements by Al-Azhar Imam Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb in relation to Christians and their holidays as Christmas of Orthodox Christians, the sect of the majority of Christians in Egypt, approaches on Jan. 7.

Sisi didn’t disappoint Egyptians insulted by French cartoons, but to them it is more than condemnation

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 06:39 GMT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi did not disappoint Egyptians insulted by the latest French cartoons when he held a joint Monday press conference with his counterpart. But a presser can only last for so long.

Sisi-Macron presser: Many agreements, two heated disagreements

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 01:26 GMT

Presidents Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Emmanuel Macron highlighted many aspects of agreement in a press conference in Paris Monday, while a few topics remain contested.

Egypt reiterates rejection to linking terrorist acts with Islam

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 11:39 GMT

Representing Egypt, Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Ambassador Hamdi Sanad Loza addressed the two-day meetings on the necessity to fight terrorism, beside tackling other issues of Islamophobia, the Palestinian cause, Libya, and other conflicts in a number of Islamic countries.

COVID-19 patients not allowed to attend Friday prayer: Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 - 01:50 GMT

The fatwa was issued in a bid to curb and contain the spread of the virus, particularly in this winter season, in which the rate of coronavirus infection is likely to increase.

Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group, does not represent Islam: Saudi CSS

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 09:47 GMT

The Saudi Council of Senior Scholars (CSS) issued a statement saying that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group that does not represent the approach of Islam.

Egypt's Sisi to Macron: Differentiation between Islam and terrorist acts committed in the name of religion is a must

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 07:15 GMT

President Sisi highlighted the necessity of disseminating the values of coexistence and tolerance among the various religions through dialogue, understanding, mutual respect, and not harming the religious figures and symbols.

What do you know about the Prophet of Islam, Mohammed (PBUH)?

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 - 11:36 GMT

The status of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) to Muslims is grandiose. He resides in the hearts, consciousness and soul of every Muslim.

Azhar condemns terror attack against two Muslim women in Paris

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 10:25 GMT

In a statement, Al Azhar expressed full solidarity with the two women and their families.

Video: Unlikely standup comedy reveals Egyptians' love for Quran Karim radio station

Wed, 21 Oct 2020 - 12:15 GMT

An old video of a stand up comedian making fun of the radio veterans at al-Quran al-Karim station that dates back to January resurfaced on social media, sparking outrage.

Temporary tattoos permissible in Islam: Grand Mufti

Sun, 06 Sep 2020 - 12:19 GMT

Tattoos with indelible ink are unanimously forbidden, he said.

Azhar lauds Germany for forming committee against animosity to Islam

Wed, 02 Sep 2020 - 11:03 GMT

In a statement, the observatory said that this animosity does not only constitute a threat to Muslims but to the societal coherence in general.