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Ahmed El-Tayeb: A Symbol of Moderation and Tolerance


Ahmed El-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, is a prominent religious and academic figure who is considered one of the leading advocates of moderation and tolerance in the Muslim world.

Thu 02 Nov 2023 | 04:32 PM
Ahmed El-Tayeb: Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, a Symbol of Moderation and Tolerance
Ahmed El-Tayeb: Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, a Symbol of Moderation and Tolerance
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Ahmed El-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, is a prominent religious and academic figure who is considered one of the leading advocates of moderation and tolerance in the Muslim world.

El-Tayeb was born in Qena Governorate, southern Egypt, in 1946, and graduated from Al-Azhar University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in creed and philosophy in 1969, then a Master's degree in 1971, and a PhD in 1977.

El-Tayeb worked as a professor at Al-Azhar University and held a number of religious and academic positions, including President of Al-Azhar University, Grand Mufti of the Republic, and Chairman of the Council of Muslim Scholars.

In 2010, he was appointed Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the highest position in the ancient Islamic religious institution.

El-Tayeb is a prominent religious and academic figure who is considered one of the leading advocates of moderation and tolerance in the Muslim world. His positions and achievements have contributed to strengthening the role of Al-Azhar in spreading peace and tolerance in the world.

He is known for his positions in support of dialogue and communication between religions, and his rejection of extremism and violence. El-Tayeb is also considered one of the leading defenders of human rights in the Muslim world.

Key positions of Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb:

Called for dialogue between religions to promote peace and coexistence among human beings.

Rejected extremism and violence, and called for combating extremist thought.

Defended human rights in the Muslim world, and called for respect for the rights of women and children.

Achievements of Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb:

Worked to develop Al-Azhar, and make it a beacon of science and Islamic thought.

Launched a number of religious and humanitarian initiatives, including the "Al-Azhar for Peace" initiative.

Contributed to strengthening the role of Al-Azhar in spreading moderation and tolerance in the Muslim world.