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Al-Azhar University

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Al-Azhar University Students study the Quran and Islamic

Founded Al-Azhar University in 970

by the Fatimid Caliphate as a centre of Islamic learning,

for studied the Quran and Islamic law in detail

Beside that logic, grammar, rhetoric,

and how to calculate the phases of the moon Beside that. 

in Today, it is the chief centre of Arabic literature and Islamic learning in the world.

Al-Azhar University Beginnings under the Fatimids

Al-Azhar is one of the relics of the Isma’ili Shia Fatimid dynasty,

Because the Fatimids claimed that they were descendants of Fatima,

the daughter of the Messenger of alla Muhammad,

and the wife of Ali, son-in-law and cousin of the Messenger of God Muhammad.

and since Fatima was al Zahra.

The Fatimid leader Jawhar al-Siqilli founded al-Azhar as a mosque

The Caliph Al-Muizz li-Din Allah ordered the construction of Al-Azhar

Al-Mu’izz Al-Din, who founded the city of Cairo.

In Ramadan in the year 975, studies began at Al-Azhar in the year 975

Al-Azhar University had faculties in Islamic law, jurisprudence and Arabic grammar,

As well as the faculties of Islamic astronomy, Islamic philosophy and logic.

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Saladin and Al-Azhar University

the 12th century, 

after following the overthrow of the Isma’ili Fatimid dynasty, 

after that Saladin (the founder of the Sunni Ayyubid Dynasty) come

  Saladin introduced the college system in Egypt, 

which was also adopted in Al-Azhar,Under this system, 

so the college was a separate institution within the mosque compound, 

with its own classrooms, dormitories and a library.

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Al-Azhar University in the Mamluk era

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for that Al-Azhar gained influence and rose in prestige.

so The Mamluks established salaries for instructors

and stipends for the students

and gave the institution an endowment.

Outside the mosque, a college was built for Al-Azhar  in 1340 AD. 

In the late 1400s, the buildings were renovated and new dormitories

were built for the students.

but During this time Cairo had 70 other institutions of Islamic learning,

However, Al-Azhar attracted many scholars due to its prestige.

For example, the famous Ibn Khaldun studied at Al-Azhar in 1383 AD

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in the Ottomans era

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in During the Ottoman period,

Become Al-Azhar’s prestige and influence grew to the point of becoming

the preeminent institution for Islamic learning in the Sunni Muslim world.

and through this time, he became the Sheikh of Al-Azhar.,

an office the Shaykh Al-Azhar, given the leading scholar at the institution;

befor this the head of the institution was not necessarily a scholar.

Therefore, it was the sheikh who determined (the professor)

whether the student had sufficient training to enter (the leave).

so The average length of study was 6 years.

Despite the lack of bureaucracy,

the training remained vigorous and prolonged.

But loosely organized the students into a riwaq (a kind of brotherhood)

according to the nationality of

the students and the branch of Islamic law the students studied

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By the mid 19thC

al-Azhar had surpassed Istanbul

and al-Azhar was considered the mecca of Sunni legal expertise

a main centre of power in the Islamic world

Becom a rival to Damascus, Mecca and Baghdad.

When Egypt became a kingdom in 1923,

Therefore, the King postponed the signing of the new constitution of the nation

Because of King Fuad I’s insistence that Al-Azhar and other religious institutions

were to be subject to him and not the Egyptian parliament.

after that The King Fuad I Edition of the َQuran was first published

on 10 July 1924 by a committee from Al-Azhar University

for exampl Prominent committee members included Islamic scholar, Muhammad b. ‘

Ali al-Husayni al-Haddad. Noteworthy Western scholars

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27 Comments

  • anas kamran

    23 – The Noble Quran tells us about man’s hastiness in his supplication for both good and evil , as Allah the Almighty says in His dear Books, “ And man supplicatesfor evil as he supplicates for good and man is ever hasty. “ he is rash according to his human nature .

  • laraib aayan

    following the teacings of Islam necessiate stuyding the Holy Quran and meantime reciting it delibrately will open our hearts and purifies bodies from all diseases ths spiritual and the ohysical ones and thiscan come through our daily recitation and delibration to apply it in our day to day life .

  • faisal arham

    Almighty Allah continues telling His Messenger [PBUH] to pray with the Noble Quran ,” And from [part of ] the night, [worship] for you , it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station ..

  • anas nabeel

    The Holy Quran is a Book that its prominence lies in bringing people out of darknesses into the light due to its great impact , so Almighty Allah addresses His Messenger [PBUH] saying, “ Alif Lam Ra .[ This is ] a Book which we have revealed to you,[O Muhammed ]that you might bring mankind out of darknesses into the light by permission of their Lord .”

  • danish hashir

    The Noble talked and told us stories of the ancient nations not for recreation but out of speculation and not to pursue their roundabout trace which will definitely lead to the Hellfire , therefore Almighty Allah has warned through all the Quranic stories with inescapable end which wait them in the life to come .

  • aqib irfan

    The significance of the Noble quran stems from the best ways of guidance and commandments , where Allah be Exalted and Glorified says, “ And your Lord has decreed that you do not worship except him , and to parents good treatment , owing to the importance of His Oneness and handling parents leniently and politely to gain Allah ‘s satisfaction which will be in theirs , as His anger is in theirs too .

  • kamran shahbaz

    The Holy Quran shows us how far their defiance and obstination was , Allah be Exalted and Glorified says , “ And they say , “ We will not believe you until you break open for us from the ground a spring or [until] you have a garden of palm trees and grapes and make rivers gush forth within them in force[and abundance].

  • yasir nadeem

    Almighty Allah continues telling His Messenger [PBUH] to pray with the Noble Quran ,” And from [part of ] the night, [worship] for you , it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station ..

  • arsalan laraib

    Continuing for the disbelievers’ disobedience and obstination the Holy Quran says , they say “or you make the heaven fall upon us in fragments as you have claimed or you bring Allah and the angels before [us] or you have a house of gold n or you ascend into the sky .”

  • adeel afan

    Allah the Almighty urges his Messenger [PBUH] to the Oneness as He says ,” Do not make [as equal ] with Allah another deity and [thereby] become censured and forsaken .Therefore , we are meant to follow what the prophet [PBUH] was ordered to do , namely the absolute Oneness of Allah .

  • ayyan rohaan

    Here again almighty Allah advises His Messenger Moses to work for that coming hour, saying , “ So do not let one avert you from it who does not believe in it and follows his desire for you [then] would persih .

  • waqas sufian

    Once more Almighty Allah says , “ And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, My Lord have mercy upon them as they brought me [when I was] small, “ This treatment reflects how far they should be treated ,we have to lower wing of compassion and unpretentiousness .

  • bilal ahsan

    Allah be Exalted and Glorified remembers in His dear Book about that Day, He says , and fear a Day when no soul will suffice for another soul at all , not will intercession be accepted from it , nor will compensation be taken from it , nor will they be aided. Thus we have to obey Allah’s commands and do the good deeds which keep us close to Him and shun the bad ones that lead to the seamy side of the devil .

  • kamran owais

    Almighty Allah has ordered us as He says, “And seek help through patience and prayer , and indeed , it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah] .after Allah has the believers with humble submission to Allah , He added describing them:” those who are certain that they will meet their Lord and that they will return to Him .

  • hashir hammad

    Almighty Allah has ordered us as He says, “And seek help through patience and prayer , and indeed , it is difficult except for the humbly submissive [to Allah] .after Allah has the believers with humble submission to Allah , He added describing them:” those who are certain that they will meet their Lord and that they will return to Him .

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