The 2019 Religious Freedom Report by US State Department reflects a realistic vision of Al-Azhar's strategy to combat extremism

     The US State Department's report on religious freedoms in Egypt lauded the attitude of His Eminence the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Prof. Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, towards combating extremism, both nationally and internationally. As...

Al-Azhar Observatory endorses the United Nations call to abandon the Zionist annexation plans

     United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolai Mladenov called on the government of the Zionist entity to abandon its plans to annex lands from the occupied...

Prayer for Humanity

     Dear fellow believers in God, the All-Creator, our brothers and sisters in humanity everywhere, Our world is facing a great danger that threatens the lives of millions of people around the world due to the growing spread of...

Al-Azhar Observatory mourns Bir al-Abd martyrs, emphasizing that the Egyptian Armed Forces will remain the protective shield for Egypt against...

     Al-Azhar observatory for combating extremism strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took place in Bir al-Abd city, North Sinai, Thursday, and resulted in the martyrdom of 10 heroes of the Egyptian Armed Forces, including...

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Evils of the Tongue (4): Defamation
Defamation is a restricted form of speech under the Sharia, and has been tackled at length in the Sharia literature as shall be elaborated below. Definition and Scope The equivalent Arabic term for defamation is tashhi̅r. Literally, Shahara...
Sunday, 11 October, 2020
Foreign Fighter Returnees: An Ongoing Concern
     Defeating and getting rid of ISIS it in both Syria and Iraq have left behind remnants of fighters from different countries who had joined the Organization in its flourishing period since 2014. This is a legacy that most...
Monday, 5 October, 2020
Hate in the Age of Corona
As we are about to bid farewell to 2020, we need to reflect on a dilemma that has swept through the whole world, Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Starting at the beginning of this year, the COVID-19 pandemic –if we may say- revealed the true...
Monday, 28 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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