Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism
They Allege & We Reply
The concept of Jihad
Replies to the Terrorist's Ideologies
Labeling their Opponents as Disbelievers
2 Jan 2017
The Islamic Sharia seeks to free people from all kinds of submission, except to Allah, the Almighty, and teaches that belief or disbelief is an affair between the worshipper and his God alone. Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] instructed us to deal with...
11 Jan 2017
The value of life in the cause of Allah is greater than that of death in His cause.In Islam, the value of life is really great; Islam came to emphasize that man is Allah’s vicegerent on earth who has the responsibility to rehabilitate this...
Examples of Islam’s Coexistence with Other Religions
15 Jan 2017
Interreligious coexistence means the coexistence of different cultures and civilizations together. It aims at serving paramount objectives that man always seeks to attain. The following verse clearly reveals Islam’s stance concerning...
Devoutness or Fanaticism?
27 Jan 2017
One recent form of bigotry is fanaticism for a party or group of people, where supporters pledge loyalty only to such a group or party to the exclusion of other Muslims. Some of these people think that this is a kind of devoutness. Islam,...
Prohibition of Selling Weapons during Times of Sedition "fitnah"
2 Feb 2017
Divine Guidance and Prophetic instructions make clear for us the way of life through which we keep our communities safe and prevent the spread of seditions and corruption. In this connection, our gracious religion forbids selling weapons during...
Prescribed Legal Penalties in Islam
15 Feb 2017
Islamic legal penalties have been prescribed for the sake of protecting the society and deterring potential criminals from inflicting harm on its members. In this regard, we strongly stress that these penalties are not intended to serve as means...
Restricting Jihad to Combat
11 Aug 2017
The fanatics restricted the concept of Jihad to combat, restricted combat to killing, and confined Jihad to Jihad of demand (Jihad At-Talab) based upon certain verses and hadiths such as: "And kill them wherever you overtake them and...
Dar al-Harb (Abode of War)
11 Aug 2017
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...
A Reply to the Allegation that Killing Policemen and the Armed Forces Men is Jihad!!!
22 Oct 2017
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...