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Al-Azhar condemns racist chants against Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah

The leading Sunni institution Al-Azhar has condemned reported racist chants by the British Chelsea fans against Liverpool’s Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah. The institution’s observatory for countering extremism said in a statement on Friday that the “racial excesses are a dangerous indicator, demonstrating that extremist practices do not stop at the level of hatred of Muslims …

Daily News Egypt

Op-ed review: Al-Azhar’s female student, Media’s sanction regulations

In Wednesday’s newspaper issues, several columnists praised Al-Azhar’s Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb’s interference to overturn a decision of expelling a female student over a hug, while others continued to comment on the sanction regulations of the Supreme Media Council. Some writers also reported on US President Donald Trump’s recent threats to Turkey over Syria’s Kurds. …

Fatma Lotfi

Grand Imam Al-Tayeb stresses necessity of Islamic world unity

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb asserted the necessity of the Islamic world’s unity, “to remove all the obstacles and thorns that are sown from east and west,” in his speech during the opening session of the high-level consultative meeting of global Islamic scholars to discuss moderate Islamic thought. Al-Tayeb appealed to the Islamic world …

Mohamed Abdel Megeed

Al-Azhar denies opening fatwa kiosks in universities

The Secretary-General of Al-Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy denied Sunday media reports saying new Fatwa offices were to be opened in schools and universities, similar to those established in July in Cairo’s metro stations. In a statement issued by the academy on Sunday, Secretary-General Mohie El-Din Afifi said there has been no communication with universities and …

Daily News Egypt