CAIRO - 1 October 2020: Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed el Tayyeb decided to donate the prize money of the Islamic Personality Award which he received from Malaysia for the year 2020 to foreign students.
Earlier, Malaysia's King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah granted Al Azhar Grand Imam the Islamic Personality Award of the Year 1442 AH / 2020.
This award is dedicated to the internationally-recognized personalities who play a prominent role in serving Islam and Muslims.
Tayyeb said Al-Azhar students have been taught since the early age of kindergarten stage till their graduation from the university the culture of diversity and respecting others.
The Grand Imam hailed a visit made by Hungarian Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó and his accompanying delegation to Al-Azhar institution to mull educational and cultural cooperation between both sides and discuss joint efforts to spread tolerance, moderation and anti-prejudice and racism values.
Tayyeb pointed out that Al-Azhar is ready to allocate scholarships to Muslim Hungarian students to study at it as well as to engage Hungary in Al-Azhar’s program for training imams and preachers.
Meanwhile, the Hungarian foreign minister said his country is following up the tremendous efforts being exerted by Al-Azhar Grand Imam to promote dialogue and co-existence among followers of various religions as well as to build bridges of cooperation among people with different cultures and doctrines.
Hungary appreciates the great efforts exerted by Al-Azhar Imam to help establish world peace, Szijjártó added.