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Al-Azhar Sheikh Calls Off Visit to Rohingya Refugee Camp

SHAFAQNA- Sheikh el-Tayeb had been planned to lead a senior delegation to Bangladesh but sent Abbas Shuman, al-Azhar’s deputy head instead. The decision came following Friday’s deadly terrorist attack on a mosque in Egypt. On Friday,…

Saudi Arabia is defending Arabs and Muslims says Grand Mufti of Al Azhar

SHAFAQNA - In recent comments to the press, which comments Saudi Arabia’s mouthpiece: Al Arabiya, was only too eager to advertise, the Grand Mufti of Al Azhar - one of Sunni Islam’s most prominent figureheads asserted that the kingdom was…

Al-Azhar Scholars Answer Colombian Students’ Questions on Islam

SHAFAQNA- Egypt’s al-Azhar Islamic Center has dispatched a delegation of Muslim scholars to Colombia. According to IINA, members of the delegation held meetings with students of two major universities in the Latin American country’s…

Al-Azhar to Hold Competition on Most Beautiful Quran Recitation

SHAFAQNA- Entitled "Beautiful Voices”, it will be held in the categories of best recitation, Tawasheeh and Ibtihal, khabarmasr website reported. The center’s "Quran, Recitations and Talented Voices” section will host the contest on…

Al Azhar head warns against Islamophobia fallout

SHAFAQNA - Addressing a Muslim-Christian conference in Cairo on coexistence, Grand Shaikh of Al Azhar Ahmad Al Tayyeb warned that without such joint action, Christianity and Judaism will suffer too. “Foes of religion such as atheists and…

Al-Azhar’s historic fatwa on Shias

SHAFAQNA IN COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD SHIA FORUM - The following is the transcript of an interview which was conducted with al-Azhar's most senior authority: Dr. Ahmad al-Tayyib with Al Neel Egyptian TV channel. In the interview Dr al-Tayyib…

Al-Azhar urges tolerance between Muslim sects

SHAFAQNA- Dr Shaikh Ahmad Al Tayyeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, on Monday urged more tolerance among different Islamic schools and doctrines, saying it was the best way to combat terrorism. Speaking in Jakarta during a meeting of the Muslim…

Meeting of World Quran Memorizers in Egypt

SHAFAQNA- According to the Bab website, the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) is the organizer of the meeting, which will bring together 50 memorizers of the Holy Quran from different countries. The Quran…

Al-Azhar Quran Scholar Dies

SHAFAQNA- Masmu Abutalib died after delivering Friday prayers sermons at Al-Iwazi Mosque in the city of Giza, some 20 km southwest of Cairo. He had been suffering from an illness for a long time, the vetogate website reported. Abutalib…

Al-Azhar Slams Desecration of Quran in France

SHAFAQNA- Egypt’s Al-Azhar Islamic Center on Sunday condemned the recent Islamophobic attack on a Muslim place of worship and desecration of the Quran in France. On Friday, a mob of anti-Muslim extremists ransacked a prayer hall on the…