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.

'TRIAL MARRIAGE': A religiously rejected initiative aims to ‘control high rate of divorce’

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 - 12:37 GMT

The form went viral on social media and was criticized by the majority of users.

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.

Egypt's Azhar mourns death of Sudan's Al Sadiq Al Mahdi

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 - 10:37 GMT

Azhar offered its condolences to the Sudanese people and government and Al Mahdi's family over his death.

Egypt’s Azhar Grand Imam, Vatican Pope call for eliminating discrimination, entrenching human fraternity principles

Fri, 20 Nov 2020 - 04:12 GMT

Both religious figures have jointly published posts in English and Arabic on their social media accounts, affirming their continuous efforts of combating wrong ideologies that disseminate violence in the name of the religion.

Azhar hails Belgium for expelling activists who plotted to burn Qur’an

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 - 10:43 GMT

Azhar-affiliated observatory described the Belgian authorities’ swift response as a "positive step towards eliminating hate speech and eradicating root causes of terrorism and violence".

Egyptian Islamic institutions condemn ‘terrorist’ attack in France’s Nice

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 11:26 GMT

Egypt’s Al-Azhar and Grand Mufti have condemned the “terrorist” attack on Thursday’s at a church in the French city of Nice, killing three people, stressing that Islam has nothing to do with such attacks.

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

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.

Egypt activates insurance system for 22 M students

Sat, 10 Oct 2020 - 02:11 GMT

A few months ago, the Cabinet approved a decision to establish two funds to provide insurance for pre-academic students nationwide and for Al-Azhar students.

Limited fire breaks out in 3rd floor of Al-Azhar Mosque in Islamic Cairo

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 12:32 GMT

The fire was caused by a short circuit in one of the lamps in an upper flood room used to store some furnishings.

Al Azhar's Islamic Research Academy launches ‘Understand Correctly’ campaign

Sun, 13 Sep 2020 - 01:50 GMT

The new initiative comes in light of Al-Azhar’s role in disseminating the public awareness of righteous concepts of Islam teachings.

Egypt’s Islamic institutions: Republication of Charlie Hebdo's blasphemous cartoons fuels hatred and violence

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 - 12:41 GMT

Egypt's Dar al-Iftaa calls on international parliaments and governments to urgently pass laws criminalizing abuse to religious symbols and sanctities.

Grand Imam of Al Azhar asks to attend Parliament session to give opinion on draft law of Dar Al-Iftaa

Mon, 24 Aug 2020 - 09:24 GMT

Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb stated that he would express his vision regarding the new bill, which is seen unconstitutional by Al-Azhar.

Al Azhar rejects Israeli plans to annex parts of occupied West Bank

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 - 03:03 GMT

In a statement on Thursday, it warned that Israel’s expansionist policy threatens peace in the region and violates international law and conventions.

PUBG apologizes for ‘blasphemous’ scene

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 - 02:53 GMT

Egypt’s al-Azhar International Center for Electronic Fatwa issued a warning against the game as it promotes violence and incites hatred among the children.

Friday prayer to be held at Azhar Mosque, attended by imams only

Thu, 04 Jun 2020 - 06:13 GMT

The statement ensured that all precautionary measures to protect against Corona pandemic will be taken.

Al Azhar Observatory praises army's successful operation in Sinai

Sat, 16 May 2020 - 09:46 GMT

The raid resulted in killing a number of Takfiri elements.

Egyptian MP Abou el Enein praises 'Day of Prayer' call

Fri, 08 May 2020 - 03:52 GMT

In an article issued in Al Ahram newspaper on Friday, Abou el Enein commended Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders Ahmad el Tayeb and Pope Francis’ stances.

Egypt's mosques, Islamic worship places closed to curb Coronavirus outbreak

Sat, 21 Mar 2020 - 12:48 GMT

The ministry also suspended Friday prayer and other congregational prayers.