Also, monthly pocket money will be given to all Palestinian students coming to study at Al-Azhar University and Islamic scholarship institutes.
“These crimes add to the record of the bloody Zionist entity (Israel), which is stripped of any sense of humanity or morality. They only understand the language of murder and tyranny, usurpation and infringement on the rights of others,” the statement continued.
The convoy consists of 40 trucks loaded with medicines, food and relief materials, and shelter and living supplies, the statement added.
Egypt’s Al Azhar called on the Arab and Islamic Nations to support Palestinians with everything they’ve got in the face ‘an enemy who has lost conscience, all feeling and turned his back on humanity.”
Citizens inside and outside the mosque chanted slogans: “With our soul and our blood... we will sacrifice for you, O Al-Aqsa.”
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.
Egypt's Al-Azhar, the 1083-year-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning, condemned with the strongest terms the Israeli forces' storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday as a "terrorist act" that comes amid global silence.
A total of 22 Somali imams and preachers attended a Sunday training course at the World Organization for Al-Azhar Graduates on “Contemporary Intellectual Currents.”
The delegation also met with Al-Azhar Deputy President Mohamed El Deweiny who affirmed that dialogue and peace are the only ways to put an end to the ongoing wars and crises. Deweiny discussed Al Azhar Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al Tayeb’s efforts in providing a clear image of Islam’s tolerance, besides signing the fraternity document with Pope Francis, said Al Azhar Sheikhdom in a statement on Saturday.
They have gone to excess in guarding the mean and barbaric crimes perpetrated under the specious inhumane and immoral banner or their so-called “freedom of expression,” the statement read.
Egypt’s Al Azhar has strongly condemned the “barbaric behavior” committed by an extremist Israeli official when he stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque under the protection of Israeli occupation forces.
Egypt strongly condemned an explosion on Istanbul’s historic Istiklal Street that killed at least six people and wounded 53 others.
Egypt's Al-Azhar, a top Islamic Sunni institution, welcomed Australia's reversal of recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
During her meeting with the Grand Imam, the Queen had indicated that the world strongly relies on religious leaders to enhance world peace and stability.
Al Azhar has denounced the terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in Herat, western Afghanistan, on Friday, killing at least 18 worshippers, and injuring some others.
The aid was sent during the past few days to the residents impacted by the devastating floods, in coordination with the Egyptian Embassy in Khartoum, said Al Azhar Sheikhdom in a statement on Saturday.
He also directed Al-Azhar University hospitals to receive the victims of the fire for treatment and all aspects of support along, in cooperation with the hospitals of state institutions, besides providing the necessary psychological support, said a statement from Al Azhar Sheikhdom.
Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Egypt's top Islamic authority, Al-Azhar said that extremists do not represent neither Islam nor Christianity, and that the ‘brotherly relationship’, moderation and respect for the other, is the only thing that strengthens the bonds and save humanity.
The festive program includes a variety of activities.
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.