Al-Azhar Observatory Condemns Charlie Hebdo's Reprint of Cartoon depicting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
"This act incites hatred and hinders the efforts exerted in promoting the interfaith dialogue," the Observatory warns  Al-Azhar Observatory for Combatting Extremism (AOFCE) totally rejects and strongly condemns the French...
Wednesday, 2 September, 2020
The Grand Imam Strongly Condemns Burning a Copy of the Qur’an
     Those who dared to commit the crime of burning a copy of the Qur’an should know that such crimes are but forms of barbaric terrorism and blatant racism totally rejected by all human civilizations, since they fuel the...
Wednesday, 2 September, 2020
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism Strongly Condemns kicking a Copy of the Holy Quran and Burning It
Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism strongly condemns what happened in Sweden earlier this day as three men were seen kicking a copy of the Holy Quran and burning it within a public square during anti-Islam protests. The Observatory...
Saturday, 29 August, 2020
Al-Azhar Observatory: Naming Kanye West's Sports Shoes after Islamic Angels is a Provocative Action that Arouses the Feelings of Muslims around the World
     From time to time, Muslims experience events deliberately targeting their religion and feelings. The last of these is naming the Yeezy shoes after the names of Islamic angels by Kanye West, as the US rapper inaugurated a new...
Sunday, 23 August, 2020
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Ramadan; Month of Great Victories
       Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this month, Muslims abstain not only from eating, drinking and intimate relationship from dawn to sunset, but also from anything that displeases Allah (Glory...
Thursday, 21 April, 2022
Is Woman Oppressed in Islam?
     There is a widespread stereotype among many non-Muslims that Islam oppresses woman and deprives her of her basic rights. This line of thought is fed by wide media coverage and focus on some acts of injustice which women face...
Monday, 11 April, 2022
How Should ISIS Child Returnees be Treated?
According to the United Nations Security Council, recruitment or use of children in armed forces and armed groups is one of six grave violations against children that are perpetuated at times of war. The international agency also indicates that...
Tuesday, 29 March, 2022
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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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