Westminster attack: Statement from the British Muslim Forum

Following the tragic events in London, the British Muslim Forum, which is chaired by the President of The World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates UK Branch (WAAG UK), Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, issued the following statement. Westminster attack: We stand united in...
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First Imam of the Norwegian Armed Forces – Major Najeeb Naz

Graduate of Jamia Al-Karam, Major Imam Najeeb Ur Rehman Naz, appointed as the first and only Field Imam to the Norwegian Armed Forces In an historic and landmark development, the Norwegian Armed Forces appointed its first ever Field Imam, whose role was formally inaugurated in a...
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Al-Azhar International Conference on ‘Freedom and Citizenship; Diversity and Integration’

Shaykh al-Azhar announces Al-Azhar’s Declaration for Muslim Christian Coexistence at the conference hosted by Al-Azhar and the Muslim Council of Elders in Cairo. On 28 February 2017, an international conference organized by Al-Azhar and the Muslim Council of Elders took place in...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “Al-Azhar has an important voice in the world.”

During her visit to Egypt, Shaykh al-Azhar Dr Ahmad al-Tayyeb hosts the German Chancellor at the Al-Azhar HQ in Cairo, Egypt. On Thursday 2 March 2017, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, visited the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral as well as Al-Azhar in Cairo as part of her official...
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WAAG UK Vice-President attends Holocaust memorial In Retford

Bakhtyar Pirzada al-Azhari attended the Holocaust memorial event held at the Retford Town Hall hosted by the Mayor of Retford. “27th January is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the subsequent...
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Shaykh al-Azhar send important message to UNESCO Protection of Endangered Cultural Heritage conference

Grand Imam pleased by initiative that ‘seeks to repair and protect endangered cultural heritage’ The international “Safeguarding Endangered Cultural Heritage” conference aimed at protecting cultural heritage during armed conflicts took place in Abu Dhabi on 2nd and...
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WAAG UK Vice-President delivers keynote lecture at Prophet of Mercy Mawlid event in London

WAAG UK Vice-President: ‘We must follow the prophetic message, by becoming a mercy to society’. On Saturday 24th December 2016, a Mawlid conference was held in the city of London, at the Al-Karam Trust Mosque in Forest Gate. The conference was themed on the Prophet Muhammad...
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Al-Azhar mourns a humble mountain of knowledge – The distinguished jurist Dr Ra’fat Usman

On Saturday 24 December 2016, the world lost a towering man of knowledge with expertise in Islamic law and jurisprudence. A life-long devoted seeker of knowledge having lived his entire life within the embrace of Al-Azhar, Dr Ra’fat Usman leaves behind a legacy of knowledge...
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Al-Azhar condemns terror attacks on Mosque and Church in Egypt

Grand Imam meets with Coptic Pope after attacks on church and mosque. The Al-Azhar Grand Imam condemned the terrorist blast that occurred near Al-Salam Mosque in Giza Governorate on 9th December. An explosion on a main Cairo square killed six policemen and wounded another two in...
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WAAG UK President presents his latest book on Seerah

New publication titled ‘The Beautiful Life of Muhammad (peace be upon him)’ released. The President of the UK Branch of the World Association for Al-Azhar Graduates (WAAG UK), Shaykh Muhammad Imdad Hussain Pirzada, has released a new publication titled ‘The Beautiful Life of...
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