Al-Azhar

In Egypt, pope seeks Christian-Muslim rejection of violence

Pope Francis is brushing off security concerns to forge ahead with a two-day trip to Egypt aimed at presenting a united Christian-Muslim front that repudiates violence committed in God's name.

Apr 28, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

Top Sunni Muslim body urges unity to defeat `terrorism` after Nice

Sunni Islam`s leading seat of learning Al-Azhar on Friday condemned a deadly truck attack in Nice on France`s national holiday.

Jul 15, 2016, 15:31 PM IST

Brussels attacks 'violate' Islamic teachings: Top Muslim body

Sunni Islam's leading seat of learning, Al-Azhar, said today's attacks in Brussels "violate the tolerant teachings of Islam," and urged the international community to confront the "epidemic" of terrorism.

Mar 22, 2016, 19:20 PM IST

Top Muslim body condemns China's Ramadan restriction

The leading Sunni Muslim seat of learning, Al-Azhar, condemned China on Friday for imposing restriction on fasting in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region during the holy month of Ramadan.

Jun 19, 2015, 23:15 PM IST

West partly to blame for Islamic State: Top Muslim cleric

The West has an interest in the "fragmentation" of the Islamic world and is partly to blame for the rise of Islamic State, one of the world`s top Muslim clerics told AFP in an interview on Tuesday.

Jun 09, 2015, 21:40 PM IST

Top Muslim body condemns Kenya massacre

The Cairo-based top Sunni Muslim body Al-Azhar on Saturday condemned the massacre of nearly 150 people at Kenya`s Garissa University by Somalia`s Shebab Islamists.

Apr 05, 2015, 06:03 AM IST

Top Muslim body slams IS for bulldozing Nimrud

Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's leading authority, expressed outrage today at the bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud in Iraq by the Islamic State group saying the jihadists must be "eradicated".

Mar 07, 2015, 06:38 AM IST

Top Muslim cleric urges education reform to curb extremism

The head of Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious seat of learning, on Sunday called on for education reform in Muslim countries in an effort to contain the spread of religious extremism.

Feb 22, 2015, 23:33 PM IST

Islam`s Al-Azhar slams Egyptian Copts` `barbaric` killing

Sunni Islam`s top body, Al-Azhar, on Sunday condemned the "barbaric" beheading of several Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya shown by the Islamic State group in a video posted online.

Feb 16, 2015, 05:00 AM IST

Egypt: Top Muslim body calls for 'crucifixion' of IS militants

Al-Azhar, Sunni Islam's most prestigious centre of learning, has called for the killing and crucifixion of militants from the Islamic State group, expressing outrage over their murder of a Jordanian pilot.

Feb 04, 2015, 18:28 PM IST

Turkish daily braves Muslim backlash to print Charlie Hebdo cartoons

A leading Turkish daily on Wednesday printed excerpts from the first issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since Islamist gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on its offices, defying a growing outcry in the Islamic world over the edition.

Jan 14, 2015, 18:26 PM IST

World leaders, media groups condemn 'barbaric' Paris attack

US President Barack Obama led global condemnation of the shooting at a Paris weekly on Wednesday which left 12 people dead, with world leaders and media groups branding it an act of terror and an attack on free speech.

Jan 07, 2015, 23:46 PM IST

Head of Egypt`s Al-Azhar condemns IS `barbarity`

 The head of Al-Azhar, one of the most prestigious centres of Sunni Islam learning, on Wednesday condemned "barbaric crimes" committed by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Dec 03, 2014, 16:13 PM IST

`Oppose US; recognise Palestinian state`

The top Sunni Muslim authority has called on the free world to recognise a Palestinian state at UN.

Sep 23, 2011, 11:03 AM IST

Burials at sea like bin Laden`s against Islam: Al-Azhar

Osama`s body was buried at sea as per Muslim traditions.

May 02, 2011, 21:37 PM IST

Grand Imam of Al-Azhar dies of heart attack in Riyadh

Sheikh Mohamed Sayed Tantawi, Grand Imam of Egypt`s prestigious seat of Islamic learning Al-Azhar, died of a heart attack today in Riyadh.

Mar 10, 2010, 16:06 PM IST