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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Where should (Ṣalwāt al-Janā'ez) funeral prayers be performed in the current situation?
All praise is due to Allah, and may the peace and the blessing be upon the Messenger of Allah, his companions and those who follow him. Performing the funeral prayer in mosques is not a condition of validity and it can be performed at any...
Tuesday, 24 March, 2020
Ethics in Islam: Concept and Importance
Akhlāq (sing. khuluq) refers to innate character, nature, and disposition.[1] The word akhlāq has a very close relationship with the word khāliq (the Creator) and makhlūq (the creature). Therefore, akhlāq assumes a good relationship between...
Tuesday, 4 February, 2020
What is the Fate of ISIS Fighters’ European Children?
  After the pressures put by the U.S. President Donald Trump on EU governments to repatriate their nationals who joined ISIS in Iraq and Syria, most of these governments showed reluctance to take them back. They expressed their deep concerns...
Sunday, 5 January, 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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