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Al-Azhar calls for enacting law criminalizing Islamophobia

Thu, 16 Jun 2022 - 02:18 GMT

The call was issued following continuous follow-up of the hate speech against Islam and Muslims that has spread in many European countries, the observatory said in a statement on Thursday.

Egypt’s Grand Imam of Azhar: One wife enough, polygamy conditional right

Fri, 27 May 2022 - 02:06 GMT

“Those who say that the origin in Islam is polygamy are mistaken, and the issue has seen injustice to women and children in many cases,” said Ahmed El Tayeb added that polygamy is conditional on justice, and if justice is not existing, polygamy is prohibited.

Al-Azhar scholar criticizes Quranism, says Sunna is means to understand Islam

Tue, 19 Apr 2022 - 12:07 GMT

Secretary-General of Al-Azhar Council of Senior Scholars, Dr. Hassan al-Saghir, has criticized Quranism, a branch of Islam that believes the holy book is the only source of understanding religion.

Memory of the day: Pluto is discovered in 1930

Sun, 13 Mar 2022 - 09:48 GMT

In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on March 13.

Islam forbids burning plants, cutting palm trees, polluting water: Egypt’s Mufti

Sat, 18 Dec 2021 - 10:59 GMT

“The issue of climate change does not threaten only one country, but rather it is a threat to the whole world, and each of us must confront such challenges in his own field,” said Allam.

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.

Sudanese Minister of Endowment says Sisi's vision of updating religious discourse worldwide begins from Egypt

Mon, 18 Oct 2021 - 12:03 GMT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has a vision of updating the religious discourse in the world with Egypt as a starting point in a way the befits the era, Sudanese Minister of Endowment Nasr el-Deen Mefreh said Monday.

Selection process of 'Intellect Imam' training program begins

Mon, 02 Aug 2021 - 02:13 GMT

Candidates will sit for tests and interviews within the selection process as indicated by Minister Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa in press statements Monday.

Sisi praises Indian Bohra community’s role in restoring Islamic sites in Historic Cairo

Sun, 20 Jun 2021 - 08:39 GMT

President Sisi also thanked the Sultan and the community for their charitable activities in Egypt, besides their support for Egypt’s sovereign fund “Long Live Egypt.”

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.

Grand Mufti: Muslim Brotherhood’s claims of peace are ‘malicious’

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 03:13 GMT

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Allam said that more than 550 reports were issued to highlight Muslim Brotherhood’s claims of peace.

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.

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.

15 remarks by Al-Azhar Imam on Christians and their holidays

Sun, 27 Dec 2020 - 01:10 GMT

Egypt Today has compiled statements by Al-Azhar Imam Dr. Ahmed al-Tayeb in relation to Christians and their holidays as Christmas of Orthodox Christians, the sect of the majority of Christians in Egypt, approaches on Jan. 7.

Sisi didn’t disappoint Egyptians insulted by French cartoons, but to them it is more than condemnation

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 06:39 GMT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi did not disappoint Egyptians insulted by the latest French cartoons when he held a joint Monday press conference with his counterpart. But a presser can only last for so long.

Sisi-Macron presser: Many agreements, two heated disagreements

Tue, 08 Dec 2020 - 01:26 GMT

Presidents Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Emmanuel Macron highlighted many aspects of agreement in a press conference in Paris Monday, while a few topics remain contested.

Egypt reiterates rejection to linking terrorist acts with Islam

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 11:39 GMT

Representing Egypt, Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Ambassador Hamdi Sanad Loza addressed the two-day meetings on the necessity to fight terrorism, beside tackling other issues of Islamophobia, the Palestinian cause, Libya, and other conflicts in a number of Islamic countries.

COVID-19 patients not allowed to attend Friday prayer: Egypt’s Dar al-Iftaa

Thu, 19 Nov 2020 - 01:50 GMT

The fatwa was issued in a bid to curb and contain the spread of the virus, particularly in this winter season, in which the rate of coronavirus infection is likely to increase.

Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group, does not represent Islam: Saudi CSS

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 - 09:47 GMT

The Saudi Council of Senior Scholars (CSS) issued a statement saying that the Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist group that does not represent the approach of Islam.

Egypt's Sisi to Macron: Differentiation between Islam and terrorist acts committed in the name of religion is a must

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 07:15 GMT

President Sisi highlighted the necessity of disseminating the values of coexistence and tolerance among the various religions through dialogue, understanding, mutual respect, and not harming the religious figures and symbols.

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