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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.

Birth control permissible in Islam: Egypt’s Mufti

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 - 03:41 GMT

“Birth control is a legitimate matter in Islam. It is necessary nowadays," he said.

Egypt’s president: New Hijri year recalls Islam’s Prophet’s sincerity in building nation

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 09:52 GMT

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday congratulated Egyptians on the start of the new Islamic year, saying it reminds us of Prophet Muhammad’s “great message of sincere intention, determination and faithfulness in building the territory and homeland”.

Controversy in Egypt for breaking Arafa Day fasting 5 minutes earlier

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 - 03:42 GMT

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

Egypt’ Grand Mufti: Converting Hagia Sophia into mosque impermissible in Islam

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 - 10:27 GMT

The cathedral was built in the era of Byzantine emperor Justinian I in the 6th century CE (532–537). In 1453, Mehmed the Conqueror had changed it into a mosque, but in 1935 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk turned the mosque into a museum.

April 22 marks Gregorian birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 - 12:36 GMT

The birth of Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, represents a major event in the history of all humanity, not only in the history of Muslims.

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