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Nasardin Umar: Trust in Al-Azhar Prompted Millions of ‎Indonesians to Enroll in It


Wed 23 Aug 2023 | 03:22 PM
Dr. Ahmad At-‎Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar received Dr. Nasardin Umar, ‎Chancellor of the Higher Institute of Al-Qur'an Studies
Dr. Ahmad At-‎Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar received Dr. Nasardin Umar, ‎Chancellor of the Higher Institute of Al-Qur'an Studies
Mohamed Mandour

‎At Al-Azhar Headquarters, HE Dr. Ahmad At-‎Tayyeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar received Dr. Nasardin Umar, ‎Chancellor of the Higher Institute of Al-Qur'an Studies and ‎Imam of the Istiqlal Mosque in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, ‎in the presence of Mr. Lutfi Rauf, the Indonesian Ambassador ‎to Cairo. The meeting aimed to discuss ways to enhance Al-‎Azhar’s Da‘wah (advocacy) support to the imams and ‎preachers in Indonesia.‎

The Grand Imam averred that Al-Azhar is proud of its ‎historical relations with the Indonesian people, noting that ‎international students at Al-Azhar constitute a significant ‎pillar. He also pointed out that the Indonesian students at Al-‎Azhar are distinguished by their probity and virtuosity, and by ‎their keenness to acquire knowledge. He further asserted that ‎he follows up on the contributions of Indonesian students and ‎their successes at the various educational levels in Al-Azhar ‎Ash-Sharif.‎

The Grand Imam added that Al-Azhar seeks to support the ‎Muslim peoples through training imams and preachers from ‎different world countries at the Al-Azhar International ‎Academy for the Training of Imams and Preachers, and to ‎equip them with the necessary skills to debunk the arguments ‎of extremist groups and to address contemporary ‎developments. He then noted that the academy also assigns ‎specialized programs that suit the needs of each country and ‎the nature of its respective obstacles and challenges. These ‎programs, the Grand Imam maintained, are prepared by a ‎group of senior Azhari scholars and academes.‎

Imam At-Tayyeb further illustrated that the Muslim preacher ‎should be versed in religious sciences and should exert all ‎possible efforts in seeking knowledge, or else they would fail ‎to stand firm in face of changes or even go astray. He then ‎confirmed that Al-Azhar is making great efforts towards ‎shaping the personality of the imams and the preachers in line ‎with their noblest mission of conveying the tolerant message ‎of Islam.‎

For his part, Dr. Umar expressed his pleasure to meet the ‎Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and appreciation for his great efforts ‎in supporting the Muslim peoples, especially in Indonesia, ‎stressing that Indonesian graduates from Al-Azhar hold the ‎most prominent positions in the country, and are highly ‎respected by the Indonesian people. He then added that the ‎Indonesians’ trust in Al-Azhar Ash-Sharif and its curricula - ‎was and still is - a motivation and encouragement for millions ‎of Indonesians to enroll in it and to acquire knowledge ‎through its authentic sources.‎