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We Didn't Know How to Study Islam (Story of Sh. Jamaal Diwan)

We Didn't Know How to Study Islam (Sh. Jamaal's Story)

It all started with a supplication of a young lady that Allah enables her to be one of the students at Al-Azhar University; a supplication that was fulfilled. Allah blessed Sheikha Muslema Purmul, along with her husband Sheikh Jamaal Diwan, to have this opportunity. Join Sheikh Jamaal Diwan as he reflects over this rich, inspiring …

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Urges Support for Al-Quds

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joined Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb and Arab officials in the international conference organized to urge support for Al-Quds [Occupied Jerusalem] and Palestinians following Donald Trump’s recent decision on the city.

Al-Azhar Top Imam Urges Action on Rogingya Muslims

Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, has condemned the violence committed against Rohingya Muslims, urging an action by international and Muslim countries.

Al-Azhar Opens Fatwa Kiosks in Cairo Metro

The Fatwa Committee of Al-Azhar’s Islamic Research Academy has opened a number of kiosks in one of Cairo’s main underground metro stations to allow commuters to seek guidance on Islamic issues.

How Much Do You Know about Al Azhar?

Recently, Al Azhar has been in the news after the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayeb, received Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, at Al-Azhar headquarters, with the Pope participating in Al-Azhar’s International Peace Conference, held on April 26. In this article, we present a short history of the Al-Azhar mosque …

Al-Azhar Imam, Pope Francis Stress Message of Peace

In the first visit by a Pope to Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, Pope Francis send a message of unity in the face of killing in the name of religion in a special visit to Cairo on Thursday and Friday, pressing for closer Muslim-Christian ties.

Al-Azhar Invites Pope Francis to Peace Conference

Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, is organizing a world peace conference in Cairo next Friday, to be attended by Pope Francis, Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Orthodox Church.

Since I Already Am, I Want to Be

I wanted to study Islam. I wanted to leave home for a country where Islam was alive and present in its daily form. My aim was to go to Egypt and study at the famous and respected Al-Azhar University. But the events took a different turn so I could write this story today.



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