The Ambassador of India to Egypt Pays a Visit to Al-Azhar Observatory

     Tuesday, 19th December 2017, His Excellency Sanjay Bhattacharyya, the Ambassador of India to the Arab Republic of Egypt paid a visit to Al-Azhar Global Observatory and Fatwa Center in order to see the activities and...

What makes Jerusalem so Holy for Muslims?

    Al-Quds (Jerusalem) is a holy city for all Muslims. It derives its holiness from several religious and historical factors, including the following: The First Qiblah The first thing Jerusalem stands for in Muslims’...

Statement by Al-Azhar Observatory on the developments concerning Al-Quds Al-Sharif

     Out of Al-Azhar Observatory’s religious, scholarly and historical responsibility for combating extremism, the Observatory believes that the U.S. administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the...

In an urgent statement after Friday prayers... Al-Azhar's Grand Imam to the people of Jerusalem: "Let your uprising be as much as your faith in...

In an urgent statement after Friday prayers... Al-Azhar's Grand Imam to the people of Jerusalem: "Let your uprising be as much as your faith in your cause and your love for your country … We are with you and will not let you...

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Al-Azhar al-Sharif: Sexual harassment is forbidden by Shari‘ah and a violation of human ethics. It is condemned beyond all justifications
     Al-Azhar has closely followed up the reports of sexual harassment incidents recently circulated by the mass media outlets and social media networks including harassers’ violent attacks on those trying to save women....
Thursday, 6 September, 2018
Lessons Deduced from the Farewell Sermon “Sanctity of Blood”
Ten years after his (PBUH) migration (Hijra) to Medina, Prophet Muhammad went back to Mecca to perform the fifth pillar of Islam, and so many people attended it with him (PBUH). So, it was a great opportunity to highlight the main foundations of...
Monday, 27 August, 2018
The Rohingya: a People Caught in the Crossfire
     The Rohingya population, who have fled their country to escape the persecution and brutality of the Burmese authorities, at whose hands they were put to the scourge of murder, burning, torture and rape, are still...
Sunday, 15 July, 2018
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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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