Monday, July 18, 2022

AIRA Secretary-General Participates in Inaugurating the Alexandria International Book Fair

AIRA Secretary-General Participates in Inaugurating the Alexandria International Book Fair

     The Secretary-General of the Islamic Research Academy (AIRA), Dr. Nazir Ayyad, confirms that Al-Azhar pavilion presents various academic and public activities in this fair.


     During his participation in the inauguration activities, the Secretary-General said that the presence of Al-Azhar, with all its sectors, at the Alexandrina International Book Fair represents a continuation of the success achieved by Al-Azhar pavilion at the Cairo International Book Fair. It has always witnessed a great demand for its various publications, which include: AIRA publications which present more than one hundred and forty titles, in addition to the publications of the Council of Senior Scholars, the Heritage Revival Office, Al-Azhar Mosque, the Translation Center, and Al-Azhar Observatory.


     In this respect, The Secretary-General said that Al-Azhar Al-Sharif under the leadership of the Grand Imam, Prof. Ahmad Al-Tayyeb, Sheikh of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif spares no effort to enrich citizens’ awareness, establish societal peace and combat extremist ideology. It also works to establish the values ​​of citizenship, preserve the Egyptian identity and culture and correct the misconceptions and ideas that violent and extremist groups adopt and try to spread among people.


     Ayyad stated that the Al-Azhar pavilion at the Alexandrina International Book Fair is witnessing a great diversity and added that the various sectors of Al-Azhar participate with their academic publications. In addition, activities and events are implemented inside the pavilion such as: Arabic calligraphy, art workshops, and the manuscript section.

The pavilion also includes a section for Fatwa wherein members of Al-Azhar Main Fatwa Committee answer visitors’ questions and inquiries about Sharia, domestic relations, and other issues.