Al-Azhar Observatory Condemns Charlie Hebdo's Reprint of Cartoon depicting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

"This act incites hatred and hinders the efforts exerted in promoting the interfaith dialogue," the Observatory warns  Al-Azhar Observatory for Combatting Extremism (AOFCE) totally rejects and strongly condemns the French...

The Grand Imam Strongly Condemns Burning a Copy of the Qur’an

     Those who dared to commit the crime of burning a copy of the Qur’an should know that such crimes are but forms of barbaric terrorism and blatant racism totally rejected by all human civilizations, since they fuel the...

Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism Strongly Condemns kicking a Copy of the Holy Quran and Burning It

Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism strongly condemns what happened in Sweden earlier this day as three men were seen kicking a copy of the Holy Quran and burning it within a public square during anti-Islam protests. The Observatory...

Al-Azhar Observatory: Naming Kanye West's Sports Shoes after Islamic Angels is a Provocative Action that Arouses the Feelings of Muslims around...

     From time to time, Muslims experience events deliberately targeting their religion and feelings. The last of these is naming the Yeezy shoes after the names of Islamic angels by Kanye West, as the US rapper inaugurated a new...

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The Antidote to Islamophobia
            Islamophobia is one of the worst problems that beset Muslims in the West. This phenomenon, which has many negative impacts on communal integrity, must be countered and rejected,...
Wednesday, 16 September, 2020
Evils of the Tongue (3): True Threats (Al-Tarwi̅‘)
    Under the Sharia, threats, regardless of whether they are made seriously, in jest or in gesture receive emphatic prohibition. The term "threatening" (Ar. tahdi̅d) can rarely be found in the classical juristic manuals, yet...
Wednesday, 9 September, 2020
Evils of the Tongue (2): Takfi̅r Al-Muslim (Labeling a Muslim with Disbelief)
     Takfi̅r basically means to attribute the state of disbelief (kufr) to a person. Kufr, according to a definition given by Ibn Ḥazm, means to deny something that God has made a constituent part of belief, and that such denial...
Wednesday, 2 September, 2020
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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
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