Al-Azhar Condemns the Terror Attack against a Mosque in the Southern Philippines

     Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism strongly condemns the brutal terrorist attack against a mosque in the Philippines, which resulted in the death of two and injuring of other four...

Al-Azhar Condemns the Terror Attack against a Market in Burkina Faso

     Al-Azhar Al-Sharif strongly condemns the brutal, terrorist attack against a market, which left 12 killed. Al-Azhar renews emphasis on its unshakeable stance on rejecting all kinds and forms of violence and terrorism,...

The Grand Imam's Speech on the Inauguration of the Cathedral, Nativity of Christ, in the New Administrative Capital

Translated by: Al-Azhar Center for Translation   -    If you refer back to history records, it tells you that most of the churches in Egypt were built during the reign of the Muslims. -     According...

Al-Azhar Al-Sharif Condemns the Bomb Blast in Nasr City

  Al-Azhar Al-Sharif strongly condemns the blast targeted a Coptic Church in the vicinity of Al-Hajjanah, Nasr City, which caused one police officer, Mustafa Obeid, to fell a martyr and two others to be injured. In this context, Al-Azhar...

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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
How Poverty Contributes to Extremism: An Analytical Reading
This report will attempt to present the definition of poverty, its dangers and how Islam tackles and provides solutions to this phenomenon. It will then proceed to show how poverty relates, directly or indirectly, to extremism and terrorism and...
Sunday, 18 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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