Topic: Al Azhar
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.
04/09/2010 02:02 pm
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.
03/22/2010 06:42 pm
Religious ringtones featuring koranic verses irk Egypt's grand mufti, who says answering one is like interrupting God to talk on the mobile phone.
02/23/2010 03:34 pm
Hamas kills an Egyptian soldier on the Gaza border Wednesday. But public anger isn't directed toward the Palestinians. Many Egyptians see it as the latest event to rile Arabs over Egypt’s role in the embargo of Gaza.
01/06/2010 03:37 pm
Embraced or banned, a prayer or a prison, the Muslim veil is spreading: Who wears it – and why?
12/13/2009 10:22 am
Due to concerns about swine flu, health ministers at a Cairo summit on Wednesday announced that the young, elderly, and chronically ill should not make the hajj.
07/23/2009 01:00 am
The president, speaking at Cairo University, called for a 'new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world.'
06/04/2009 01:00 am
Cairo University preps for Obama's big speech to the Muslim world.
06/02/2009 01:00 am
An insightful look at Napoleon's 'other army' – the Savants who stormed Egypt.
10/30/2008 01:00 am
Sudan threatens to ban Danish aid workers; Europe braces for possible protests.
02/28/2008 12:00 am