Dialogue and Understanding as Key Pillars for Promoting Peace

     Seekers of peace and stability ceaselessly work for ending all causes of conflicts and wars so that peoples all over the world can live, coexist, and prosper. The religious leaders shoulder greater responsibility in this...

Al-Azhar Observatory Sounds the Alarm: The Philippines could be ISIS’s Next Stronghold?

     In the aftermath of its defeat in the Middle East region, terrorist ISIS group might take the Philippines as its new stronghold and platform to launch its terrorist attacks against innocent people. This conclusion is...

Why does Islam urge Muslims to learn?

     Islam is the religion of all Prophets and Messengers. It highly appreciates education and scholars, which is why it fervently asks its followers to learn and acquire knowledge in a way that secures their happiness in both...

Is a Muslim woman's inheritance less than man's inheritance?

By: Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Hamdy Zakzouq The President of Al-Azhar Center for Interfaith Dialogue   In the pre-Islamic era, women were deprived of the right of inheritance. However, with the advent of Islam, they were granted a...

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Woman is honored in Islam
(1) The Quran
Tuesday, 17 September, 2019
Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca) .. A Weapon against Racism and Hatred
     All the time, human beings develop a sense of belonging. It is natural for one to incline to people who have the same line of thought, behaviors, attitudes, interests, etc. The real problem occurs when a group of people who...
Monday, 2 September, 2019
Prophet Muhammad's Last Sermon and the Sanctity of Human Life
     In the tenth year after Hijrah (632 CE), Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) sat out in a journey from Medina to Mecca in order to perform pilgrimage for the first and last time in his whole life. On the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah, known as...
Tuesday, 27 August, 2019
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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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