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Egypt’s Ayyubid era: 81 years of successful military state

Tue, 18 Jan 2022 - 12:28 GMT

The Ayyubid state was established by Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi, who defeated the Fatimids and expelled them from Egypt in 567 AH / 1174 AD.

Azhar Grand Imam greets Popes Tawadros, Francis, Archbishop Welby, Patriarch Bartholomew on Christmas

Thu, 30 Dec 2021 - 01:21 GMT

"My sincere congratulations to my friends; Pope Francis, Pope Tawadros, Archbishop Justin Welby, Patriarch Bartholomew I as well as to all Christians around the world on the occasion of Christmas," El-Tayyeb said in a Facebook post on Thursday.

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: Tutankhamun's tomb is opened to the public in 1939

Mon, 15 Nov 2021 - 01:52 GMT

In the following lines, ET reviews the most important world events that took place on November 15.

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.

Cairo’s Russian Cultural Center holds symposium for Union of Dagestan Writers in 1st visit to Egypt

Wed, 14 Jul 2021 - 01:49 GMT

The Russian Cultural Center in Cairo organized a symposium for the Union of Dagestan Writers in their first visit to Egypt that came upon the invitation of the Egyptian-Russian Foundation for Culture and Science.

Egyptian-Moroccan Cultural Relations to be celebrated on July 14

Tue, 13 Jul 2021 - 02:39 GMT

This comes within the framework of the "Cultural Relations" initiative launched by Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem.

Al-Azhar Imam: World disgracefully silent towards Zionist terrorism

Mon, 10 May 2021 - 01:48 GMT

Palestine “will forever remain steadfast and its people will continue their struggle to defend their land, honour and the Al Aqsa Mosque, the first Qibla and third holiest site in Islam.”

Artistic events of the day

Thu, 22 Apr 2021 - 03:17 GMT

April 22 will witness a number of artistic events in Cairo and Alexandria.

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.

Thai Ambassador to Egypt: Thai people are captivated by Ancient Egypt

Thu, 08 Apr 2021 - 02:58 GMT

Thailand's ambassador to Cairo said that everyone in Thailand knows the history and civilization of Egypt.

Azhar Grand Imam keen on supporting common grounds unifying nation

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 04:53 GMT

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el Tayyib stated that Al Azhar is keen on supporting the linguistic and religious cooperation, as well as all other common grounds that help strengthen and unify the nation in the face of challenges.

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.

Memory of the day

Sun, 27 Dec 2020 - 01:13 GMT

On December 27, many important events took place that changed the world, including the completion of the construction of the Hagia Sophia Cathedral and the signing of the agreement to build the Aswan High Dam.

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.

Al-Azhar Imam donates prize money of Islamic Personality Award to foreign students

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 - 04:36 GMT

Earlier, Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah granted Al Azhar Grand Imam the Islamic Personality Award of the Year 1442 AH / 2020.

Egypt’s National Center for Child Culture celebrates Hijri New Year on Aug. 21

Thu, 20 Aug 2020 - 01:00 GMT

On the sidelines of the ceremony, some cultural and artistic activities will be held to celebrate the Hijri New Year.

Azhar backs Egyptian leadership in protecting national security

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 - 10:30 GMT

In a statement on Monday, Azhar underlined the importance of being aware of the dangers and challenges besetting Egypt in the current stage.

ET WRAP-UP: All you need to know about sexual predator Ahmed Bassam Zaki's case

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 - 11:55 GMT

Zaki is accused of raping two girls, indecently assaulting another girl by force – one of them was under 18 years old –, threatening and blackmailing other women into sexual intercourse.

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