Controversy in Egypt for breaking Arafa Day fasting 5 minutes earlier

Fri, 31 Jul 2020 - 03:42 GMT

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

Egypt’ Grand Mufti: Converting Hagia Sophia into mosque impermissible in Islam

Sat, 18 Jul 2020 - 10:27 GMT

The cathedral was built in the era of Byzantine emperor Justinian I in the 6th century CE (532–537). In 1453, Mehmed the Conqueror had changed it into a mosque, but in 1935 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk turned the mosque into a museum.

April 22 marks Gregorian birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammed

Wed, 22 Apr 2020 - 12:36 GMT

The birth of Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, represents a major event in the history of all humanity, not only in the history of Muslims.

3 teens detained pending investigation for blasphemy in Egypt

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 - 10:30 GMT

A video went viral on social media showing a minor was smoking a cigarette while he was performing an Islamic prayer.

Armed Forces greet Sisi on anniversary of Israa and Miraj

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 - 12:59 GMT

This occasion refers to a miraculous journey that Prophet Muhammad took in one night from Mecca to Jerusalem and then an ascension to heavens.

Somali imams attend anti-extremism lecture in Cairo

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 - 03:18 GMT

The Islamic nation needs a generation of young people who are able to counter the ideology promoted by the "gangs of extremism and terrorism" that is only meant to destroy Muslim countries, former dean of the Faculty of Islamic Call at al-Azhar University

Al-Azhar prepares women scholars to issue fatwas

Tue, 24 Dec 2019 - 03:16 GMT

Al-Azhar Islamic Research Center (AIRC) has held a workshop for female scholars on "fatwas" related to women in a rare official move.

Egypt's Grand Mufti participates in 24th session of IIFA conference

Tue, 05 Nov 2019 - 10:20 GMT

Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam is participating in the 24th session of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) conference in Dubai.

Terrorists live off remains of fallen countries: Awqaf Min.

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - 07:31 GMT

The statement stressed that extremist groups live off the remains of fallen countries, therefore, these groups targets countries to bring them down first.

30th Int’l Conference of Islamic Affairs Supreme Council Kicks off in Cairo

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 - 07:21 GMT

The conference is being held under the patronage of President Abdul Fatah al-Sisi.

Awqaf Ministry holds int'l conf. on Islamic jurisprudence in mid-September

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 - 02:22 GMT

The event is to discuss main topics connected with nation-building from an Islamic perspective, Islam's stand regarding modern and contemporary ruling systems, the negative impact of terrorism and violent extremist ideologies on nations and the pillars of

More than 2 million Muslims flock to Mecca for Hajj

Sat, 10 Aug 2019 - 08:16 GMT

More than two million pilgrims have covered Mount Arafat with white as Hajj (Pilgrimage) approached its peak on Saturday.

Al Azhar reflects moderate spirit of Islam, says official

Thu, 04 Jul 2019 - 10:15 GMT

Official affiliated to Al Azhar praised the moderate doctrine of Islam adopted and promoted by Egypt's prestigious institution.

Al Azhar Sheikh: western media doesn't dare accuse Christianity, Judaism of terrorism

Sun, 02 Jun 2019 - 03:58 GMT

Neither a historian nor a Muslim writer dared to utter one word that distorts Christianity or Judaism as it is forbidden by Islam, al-Tayeb said.

Sisi: religions can be weakened by their believers’ practices

Sun, 02 Jun 2019 - 02:17 GMT

“Strong religion could be weakened by its believers’ behaviors,” said Sisi in his speech at the ceremony of Laylat al-Qadr.

Sisi: Egypt to host OIC Ministerial Conference on Women in 2020

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 - 12:02 GMT

“It is not accepted anymore to stand silent on discrimination and hatred speech against Arabs and Muslims,” Sisi said in his speech.

Muslim figures stress rejection of violence, promote dialogue

Wed, 29 May 2019 - 08:50 GMT

The Makkah Declaration called for legislation to deter people who promoted hate and instigated violence.

Means of spreading Islamic moderation discussed at Mecca conference

Wed, 29 May 2019 - 09:53 GMT

More than 1,000 Islamic scholars and religious experts as well as 80 moderate Muslim figures gathered to review their opinion regarding violence and targeting innocent societies.

Muslim League Conference: Islam far away from all forms of extremism

Mon, 27 May 2019 - 04:29 GMT

The four-day conference discusses the Islamic heritage and Fiqh (Islamic legal rulings) along with ways to enhance moderation in Muslim societies.

Sri Lankan attacks part of scheme using religions in kindling wars: Al-Azhar

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 - 05:00 GMT

The terrorist attack in Sri Lanka is part of a plan that uses religions to stir conflict, Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb said Saturday.