Al-Azhar committee to draft law on countering hatred, violence committed in the name of religion

Egypt Independent Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb decided to form a committee to draft a law on countering hatred and violence committed in the name of religion to be headed by Mohamed abdel Salam, al-Azhar’s legislative and legal advisor. Abdel … Continue reading

Egypt’s president calls for “religious revolution” in Islam

Leaving Egypt’s complicated politics aside for a moment, here is the speech given by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the country’s religious establishment and intelligentsia at the renowned Al-Azhar University in Cairo, widely regarded as a leading world center for Islamic learning. The Cairo Post reports … Continue reading

Francis calls for mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims in letter to Al-Azhar

The Al-Azhar University in Cairo – considered one of the most important centres of Sunni Islamic learning  – has announced that Pope Francis has sent a personal message to the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al Tayyeb. The most important … Continue reading