The role of Al-Azhar affiliated Islamic Research Academy (IRA) is represented in:

  1. Reviving Islamic legacy;
  2. Presenting and spreading the religion of Islam in its original pure form;
  3. Clearing misconceptions about Islam and important Islamic figures;
  4. Conducting research in all that's related to Islam and Islamic studies;
  5. Monitoring and following-up all that's spread about Islam;
  6. Resolving all creed-based sectarian and social problems and advocating to Islam with wisdom and gentleness;
  7. Cooperating with Al-Azhar University to supervise postgraduate Islamic studies and assessments;
  8. Developing regulations of religious competitions and scholarships and state-granted awards;
  9. Regulating and supervising the work of the Al-Azhar Al-Sharif- Library;
  10. Publishing, distributing and approving Islamic books;
  11. Sending Azhar delegates to different places  around the world;
  12. Approving admission of foreign students to Al-Azhar University;
  13. Holding an annual conference to discusses important issues and world developments



  • Renewing the Islamic discourse;
  • Clearing and filtering the Islamic culture from the misconceptions and residual of intellectual and political extremism and dichotomy;
  • Preparing for conferences held by the Academy
  • Supervising the implementation of resolutions, decisions and recommendations made at the conference;
  • Discusses  Academy-related proposals put forward by the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif;

The Council of the Islamic Research Academy is headed by the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif. The meeting is convened at least once a month in the pre- appointed dates.



  • Committee of Glorious Qur'an Research
  • Committee of Sunnah Research
  • Committee of Fiqh (Islamic Jurisprudence) Research
  • Committee of Philosophy and Doctrine
  • Committee of Presenting Islam
  • Committee of Reviving of Islamic Legacy
  • Committee of Education
  • Committee of Cooperation between the Islamic Research Academy (IRA) and Al-Azhar University
  • Committee of the Jerusalem, Jihad and Muslim Minorities
  • Follow-up Committee
  • Committee of rapporteur
  • Committee of Interfaith Dialogue
  • Scientific Miracles in Glorious Qur'an and Sunnah 

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