President of the UN GA Lauds Al-Azhar’s Role in Spreading Peace and Countering Terrorism

  • 2 July 2019
President of the UN GA Lauds Al-Azhar’s Role in Spreading Peace and Countering Terrorism

     Heading a high-profile UN delegation including Mr. Richard Dicktus, UN Resident Coordinator in Cairo, Mr. Kawabina Osei Dankwa, Chef de Cabinet to the President of the UN GA and a number of the UN advisors, Her Excellency María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the UN General Assembly visited Mashyakhat Al-Azhar, yesterday, Tuesday.
At the outset of her visit, her Excellency met with His Eminence Sheikh/ Saleh ‘Abbas, Wakil of Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, who stressed that Al-Azhar performed an essential role in establishing the international peace and countering terrorism, maintaining meanwhile that the efforts of Al-Azhar are topped with His Eminence Prof. Ahmed Al-Tayyeb’s, Al-Azhar Grand Imam, trips to the world’s different countries, the Peace Delegations that visited 15 countries around the world, Al-Azhar’s envoys (scholars) to the different corners of the world, and Al-Azhar’s religious discourse and media statements promoting the values of tolerance, dialogue, and peaceful coexistence among people.
During the meeting, Her Excellency the President of the UN GA affirmed that Al-Azhar plays an important role in spreading the values of tolerance, peace, citizenship, correcting misconceptions, and countering extremist thoughts, lauding thereby Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism’s considerable efforts in countering extremism and terrorism and watching and refuting the extremists’ misconceptions on the Internet. She also praised the Observatory’s publications.
Her Excellency the President of the UN GA engaged in discussions with the Observatory’s researchers on the places of the extremist groups in the time being and asked about the work methodology the Observatory adopts in countering terrorism and the most recent publications and books produced by the Observatory.
Her Excellency the President of the UN AG visited also Al-Azhar Center for E-Fatwa to know about how it works, the most important fatwas and the nature of the questions people usually ask. She was also keen on talking to the female researchers in the “Woman’s Fatwa” Section about their role inside Al-Azhar Institution, the nature of their work, the kind of questions they frequently receive, the number of the questions they receive per day and the communication means between the Center and the public.          
 

Print
Categories: Observatory News
Tags:

Please login or register to post comments.


 

Al-Azhar condemns the Nangarhar mosque explosion in Afghanistan

      Al-Azhar Al-Sharif strongly condemns the terrorist explosion that took place in a Haskamena district mosque, Nangarhar province, eastern Afghanistan, during Friday prayers, causing tens of deaths and injuries. Al-Azhar...

Al-Azhar Al-Sharif Condemns Terrorist ISIS's Attack on a Football Pitch in Kirkuk

Al-Azhar Al-Sharif strongly condemns the terrorist attack that targeted a football pitch in the Dakuk district of Kirkuk in the north of Iraq earlier on Sunday, which left 6 persons killed and 10 others injured.  Al-Azhar stresses that this...

Al-Azhar Condemns the Quetta’s Mosque Attack in Pakistan

     Al-Azhar Al-Sharif condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack which targeted a mosque in Quetta, southwest Pakistan, during Jumu’ah (Friday) prayer. The attack resulted in 4 deaths, including the imam...

Al-Azhar condemns the two mass shootings in the USA

  Al-Azhar Al-Sharif condemns in the strongest possible terms the two shooting incidents which took place in Texas and Ohio, USA, resulting in dozens of casualties and injuries. Al-Azhar asserts that these terrorist attacks that targeted...

1345678910Last

A Heart-to-Heart Discussion
     To whom who seeks to achieve peace of mind in a world full of different types of phobia, desperation, conflict, war, etc., let's make a stop for a few minutes and take a look at the recent reports, surveys, and studies...
Wednesday, 11 December, 2019
Al-Baghdadi is killed, what’s next?
   After the 2003 US led invasion of Iraq, the terrorist Al-Qaeda began to collapse and vanish. Two years later, ISI (Islamic State in Iraq) was born out of Al-Qaeda's extremist ideology. Led by Abu Ayyub al Masri till 2006, the...
Tuesday, 5 November, 2019
Woman is honored in Islam
The Sunnah (2)
Wednesday, 30 October, 2019
123456810Last

A Reply to the Allegation that Killing Policemen and the Armed Forces Men is Jihad!!!
     The concept of Jihad in Islam has nothing to do with such allegation posed by those criminal terrorists. Jihad, in essence, communicates a true, spiritual meaning that cannot be understood by those criminal killers. It...
Sunday, 22 October, 2017
Dar al-Harb (Abode of War)
Their Allowance of Killing Non-Muslims in Non-Muslim Countries and Leaving Their Homelands as Abodes of War (Dar al-Harb) to join ISIS (To them) this is the Islamic homeland. This is similar to what is going on in European countries because of...
Friday, 11 August, 2017
12345