TOPIC State and Al-Azhar
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Al-Azhar post-June 30: An ongoing dispute interrupted by a brief alliance
Mai Shams El-Din | Four years after June 30, 2013 tensions between Al-Azhar and the executive authority rise to the surface
Overpopulation, religion and fatwas on demand in Egypt
Karoline Kamel | Blaming overpopulation for the economic crisis, the state awkwardly courts the support of religious institutions
Government continues attempts to extend control over mosques
Osman El Sharnoubi | The ministry claims a new decree will protect mosques from 'infiltration'
The cleric and the president: Egypt’s critical power struggle
Mai Shams El-Din | We track the ongoing conflict between President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed
Tensions arise between Al-Azhar and presidency over verbal divorce debate
Mai Shams El-Din | Sisi's proposal to end verbal divorce has highlighted tensions between the state and Al-Azhar
Al-Azhar picks battle with the state over written sermons
Mai Shams El-Din | Anger over the decision to unify the Friday sermon has extended to Egypt’s Al-Azhar religious institution.
Al-Azhar’s power play
Mohamad Salama Adam | Following several steps to tighten its grip on Egypt’s mosques, the Ministry of Endowments has unexpectedly
The battle over the mosques
Mai Shams El-Din | In a turbulent political climate, the Ministry of Endowments is once again at the heart of a standoff,
 
Opinion
Sahar Mandour
Verbal divorce: A man-to-man fight in the ‘year of women’
At the center of the 'year of women' is the relationship between men