Al-Azhar Statement Regarding Fulfilling the Aims of the Egyptian Revolution and Restoring its Spirit
In a national initiative from Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, its scholars meet with representatives of the Cabinet, the National Egyptian Church, and the grass-roots leaders. This assembly takes place on this historical day of the first Egyptian Revolution anniversary. The Revolution impressed the world with its unprecedented characteristics and peaceful nature. The Egyptian national consensus of all its men and women is crystalized here in the use of the most recent tools of the contemporary revolution in global communications to achieve its first revolutionary aim to rescue Egypt from an age infamous for corruption, weakness, suppression, and injustice. On this day, all the Egyptians return to the place which witnessed the birth of the Revolution and the sacrifices of the loyal patriot youth who unreluctantly offered their souls for Egypt. Today, Egypt returns to the Taḩrīr Square whose name was transliterated into all the languages of the world, and which impressed many peoples of the East and the West with its democratic spirit.
Today, Egypt -represented by the Taḩrīr Square, the parliament, the army, the people, the government, Al-Azhar, and the homeland, together with Arab nationalism, Islam, Christianity, history and heritage, a vision of the present and the future, true religiousness and integrated civil freedoms- looks at the whole world with its noble revolutionary face, and declares these national obligations:
Allah is the Best Witness. He is Sufficient for us and He is the Best Disposer of all affairs.
Ṣafar 17, 1433 AH (January 11, 2012 CE)
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar