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Al-Azhar launches trial Braille version of Qur’an to help the blind

  • CAIRO: An experimental copy of the Qur’an written in Braille for the blind was recently displayed by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif at its stand at the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair, which ended on Monday, Feb. 7. Al-Azhar Press, under the guidance and patronage of the Grand Imam Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb,...
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Guinean cycles via African nations to study at Al-Azhar University

  • CAIRO: Mamadou Safayou Barry, a Guinean student, who cycled from his home country almost all the way to Egypt to study at Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, has been offered full support by Sunni Islam’s highest seminary. Barry, who arrived in Egypt at the beginning of September, met on Tuesday with Dr. Nahl...
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New courses at Al-Azhar to rehabilitate imams

  • CAIRO: A new training course has started at Al-Azhar Foundation to rehabilitate British and Ethiopian Muslim imams to spread the moderate concept of Islam, enhance the presence of Al-Azhar in Islamic territories around the world and counter extreme ideologies. Al-Azhar is known for its enl...
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Al-Azhar uses technology for Qur’an memorization

  • Al-Azhar will help enable youngsters to memorize the Qur’an through what is being touted the “Electronic Book,” a computer program that enables students to remember the verses of the holy book. The world’s oldest mosque-university and Islam’s foremost seat of learning, the institute uses the v...
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Protecting Al-Azhar stems from protecting the nation

  • One of the most important elements of Egypt’s soft power is an institution that leads the country. Al-Azhar, under the leadership of its open-minded Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Al-Tayeb, stood resolute against the Muslim Brotherhood. Egyptians will never forget the uniting image on July 3, 2013, of his...
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FaceOf: Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayeb,  Imam of Al-Azhar

  • Dr. Ahmad Al-Tayeb is the current imam of Al-Azhar, appointed by the former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, in 2010.  Al-Tayeb met the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary-General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen on Tuesday in Cairo. They reviewed current Islamic issues and disc...
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Why attacks on Al-Azhar and its grand imam are misguided

  • In the blink of an eye, a scientific and intellectual discussion between the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb and President of Cairo University Mohammed Othman Elkhosht at the “Renewing the Religious Discourse” conference turned into some sort of street fight in Egyptian society. Se...
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Mending Vatican ties: Al-Azhar wants pope to declare Islam peaceful

  • An envoy from Al-Azhar in Cairo, raised the prospect of restoring ties with the Vatican yesterday but called on Pope Francis to take “a step forward” by declaring that Islam is a peaceful religion....
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Controversial French leader tries to polish image in Egypt

  • CAIRO: French far-right leader Marine Le Pen held talks in Egypt with Al-Azhar that broached the top Sunni body’s “serious concerns” over her party’s stance on Islam, it said.National Front president Le Pen met late Thursday with Ahmed Al-Tayeb, grand imam of Al-Azhar, at its Cairo headquarters...
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Al-Azhar’s grand imam in Kazakhstan for interfaith conference

  • CAIRO: The grand imam at Egypt’s top religious authority has traveled to Kazakhstan to lead a delegation at an interfaith conference of the world’s religious leaders. Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, who is the most senior cleric at Al-Azhar and chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, met President K...
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