A file photo of Al-Azhar headquarters in Cairo (Photo: Al-Ahram)
Al-Azhar, the highest institution of Sunni Islamic learning, will organize an international conference on renewing Islamic thought under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
The conference, due to be held on Monday and Tuesday, is expected to attract prominent political and religious personalities from all over the world.
It is scheduled to also include representatives of the Ministry of Religious Endowments (Awqaf), Dar Al-Efta, the highest institution tasked with deciding religious questions and affiliated with Egypt's Al-Azhar, as well as Muslim councils from 46 Muslim countries.
The conference’s agenda focuses on means of renewing religious discourse, refuting misconceptions about Islam, discussing women and family issues, as well as the roles of the religious, academic, and international institutions in this regard.