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Egypt condemns deadly blast in Turkey's Istanbul

Mon, 14 Nov 2022 - 11:55 GMT

Egypt strongly condemned an explosion on Istanbul’s historic Istiklal Street that killed at least six people and wounded 53 others.

Al Azhar welcomes Australia’s reversal of recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Thu, 20 Oct 2022 - 11:01 GMT

Egypt's Al-Azhar, a top Islamic Sunni institution, welcomed Australia's reversal of recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Egypt’s Grand Imam of Al Azhar: Queen Elizabeth II was a unique head of state who dedicated her life to serving her nation

Fri, 09 Sep 2022 - 01:14 GMT

During her meeting with the Grand Imam, the Queen had indicated that the world strongly relies on religious leaders to enhance world peace and stability.

Azhar condemns mosque terrorist attack in Afghanistan

Mon, 05 Sep 2022 - 12:18 GMT

Al Azhar has denounced the terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in Herat, western Afghanistan, on Friday, killing at least 18 worshippers, and injuring some others.

Egypt’s Al Azhar sends Sudan urgent medical, food aid

Sat, 03 Sep 2022 - 08:11 GMT

The aid was sent during the past few days to the residents impacted by the devastating floods, in coordination with the Egyptian Embassy in Khartoum, said Al Azhar Sheikhdom in a statement on Saturday.

Egypt’s Top Islamic Sunni Institution of Al Azhar provides urgent financial aid to victims of Imbaba Church Fire

Sun, 14 Aug 2022 - 11:49 GMT

He also directed Al-Azhar University hospitals to receive the victims of the fire for treatment and all aspects of support along, in cooperation with the hospitals of state institutions, besides providing the necessary psychological support, said a statement from Al Azhar Sheikhdom.

Extremists do not represent neither Islam nor Christianity: Al Azhar Grand Imam

Mon, 16 May 2022 - 03:57 GMT

Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Egypt's top Islamic authority, Al-Azhar said that extremists do not represent neither Islam nor Christianity, and that the ‘brotherly relationship’, moderation and respect for the other, is the only thing that strengthens the bonds and save humanity.

Al-Sennari Archaeological House to celebrate choosing Cairo as the capital of Islamic culture on April 12

Sun, 10 Apr 2022 - 02:11 GMT

The festive program includes a variety of activities.

Azhar Imam condoles with Pope, Copts after Alexandria priest killed, urges aborting scheme of igniting religious war

Fri, 08 Apr 2022 - 09:19 GMT

Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Egypt’s top Islamic authority, Al-Azhar, extended condolences to Pope Tawadros II, the Pope of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria, and the Coptic people after a priest was killed in Alexandria.

Want to visit Naguib Mahfouz’s Museum during Ramadan? Here are the working hours

Mon, 04 Apr 2022 - 12:12 GMT

The Cultural Development Fund has set the operating hours for visiting the Naguib Mahfouz Museum during the holy month of Ramadan.

Memory of the day: Sheikh Mohammad Sayed Tantawi is appointed Sheikh of Al-Azhar in 1996

Sun, 27 Mar 2022 - 09:29 GMT

In the following lines, ET sheds light on the most important world events that took place on March 27.

Egypt’s Al Azhar wishes Moroccan child Rayan a safe return to his family

Sat, 05 Feb 2022 - 09:34 GMT

“We pray to God who answers the troubled if he calls Him to protect the Moroccan child Ryan, and to help the rescue forces to rescue him as soon as possible, and to acknowledge his parents, family and the world to acknowledge his return safely,” Al Azhar said in a statement.

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.