Topic: Ahmed -Tayeb

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  • Cairo's revered Al Azhar University now overshadowed by TV imams

    Cairo's revered Al Azhar University now overshadowed by TV imams

    Al Azhar’s edicts were once heeded from Morocco to Indonesia, but the Cairo institution has lost clout as TV imams are reaching larger audiences and Egypt’s President Mubarak has taken greater control. That's a problem for the regime as it braces for its biggest political transition in nearly 30 years.

  • Egypt names Ahmed el-Tayeb sheikh of Al-Azhar University

    Egypt names Ahmed el-Tayeb sheikh of Al-Azhar University

    Ahmed el-Tayeb, who holds a PhD in Islamic philosophy from the Sorbonne, is expected to be a better face for Egypt's Al Azhar University, which was once preeminent in the Sunni world.