A special meeting between the Grand Imam and Pope Francis to discuss future plans for fostering human fraternity
     The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Prof. Ahmed Al-Tayeb and Pope Francis, Head of the Catholic Church, held yesterday a special meeting at the headquarters of the Holy See, following their participation in Faith and Science: Towards...
Tuesday, 5 October, 2021
In cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Deputy of Al-Azhar and the HCHF Secretary-General Lectured...
In cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Deputy of Al-Azhar and the HCHF Secretary-General Lectured a Delegation of the "Mediterranean Youth Foundation" Young Men      As part of the cooperation between...
Monday, 30 August, 2021
(AOCE) Receives the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and the Accompanying Delegation
     Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism (AOCE) received today, Monday, August 23, the Foreign Minister of Serbia "Nikola Silakovic" and his accompanying delegation who paid a visit to the Observatory to learn...
Monday, 23 August, 2021
In 13 languages, Al-Azhar Observatory launches the "The Imam and the Pope .. The Common Path of Humanity" media campaign
     Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism lunches today a new ten-day media campaign entitled "The Imam and the Pope ... The Common Path of Humanity" in 13 languages. The campaign seeks to highlight the most...
Wednesday, 18 August, 2021
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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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