Al-Azhar Observatory condemns the attack on a mosque in Hildesheim, Germany
     Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism condemns the terrorist attack on a mosque in Hildesheim, Germany, on Saturday, which resulted in material damage to the walls and windows of the mosque. Al-Azhar expresses its...
Tuesday, 6 April, 2021
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...
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)...
Tuesday, 29 December, 2020
Celebrating the International Day of Human Solidarity...
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...
Wednesday, 23 December, 2020
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The Mercy of the Prophet (PBUH)
     With the advent of the lunar month Rabīʻ al-Awal, the Muslim world celebrates a very remarkable occasion that brings festivities to every Muslim household; it is the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). For Muslims, this...
Tuesday, 27 October, 2020
Evils of the Tongue (4): Defamation
Defamation is a restricted form of speech under the Sharia, and has been tackled at length in the Sharia literature as shall be elaborated below. Definition and Scope The equivalent Arabic term for defamation is tashhi̅r. Literally, Shahara...
Sunday, 11 October, 2020
Foreign Fighter Returnees: An Ongoing Concern
     Defeating and getting rid of ISIS it in both Syria and Iraq have left behind remnants of fighters from different countries who had joined the Organization in its flourishing period since 2014. This is a legacy that most...
Monday, 5 October, 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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