Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb during the meeting with representatives of 11 countries as well as a delegation from the Royal College of Defense studies in the United Kingdom on Wednesday 25 May, 2022. Photo courtesy of Al-Azhar Facebook page.
El-Tayyeb made the comments in a meeting with the representatives of 11 countries and a delegation from the Royal College of Defense Studies in the United Kingdom, where they discussed counterterrorism and radicalism.
El-Tayyeb said that Al-Azhar – which is the world’s most prominent institution of Sunni Islamic learning – has included in its university’s syllabuses subjects like counterterrorism and counter radicalism.
The grand imam also said that Al-Azhar established the Egyptian Family House along with the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church in 2011 to promote good relations between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.