Religious Freedom: An Essential Islamic Principle, a new video release by Al-Azhar Observatory
     Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism released today a video report in 12 languages, entitled "Religious Freedom: An Essential Islamic Principle." This video is the last in a series of visual releases in...
Sunday, 10 January, 2021
Statement of Al-Azhar Senior Scholars Authority on the Precautions and Protective Measures to Prevent the Outbreak of Covid-19
     In light of the successive health reports about the sudden outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and with the recurrent medical information indicating that the second wave of the virus increases in intensity, Al-Azhar Senior...
Tuesday, 29 December, 2020
Celebrating the International Day of Human Solidarity, Al-Azhar Observatory: “It is one of the fundamental values underlying relations between peoples”
     On the 20th of December, the world celebrates the International Day of Human Solidarity approved by the United Nations to promote the rules of international cooperation and to face global challenges, including poverty,...
Wednesday, 23 December, 2020
Al-Azhar Observatory lauds H.E. President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi’s Statements on Religious Values
     Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism lauds the statements made by His Excellency Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in a press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron at the Élysée Palace on Monday....
Wednesday, 9 December, 2020
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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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