Topic: Ahmed Mohammed al-Tayyeb

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi performing the morning Eid ul-Adha prayers alongside the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Ahmed al-Tayeb, Defence Minister Sedky Sobhy and Egyptian Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab at the al-Sayeda Safeya Mosque, Cairo, Egypt, on 4 October 2014 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/Office Of The Presidency)

President Sisi and Al-Azhar

Wresting religious authority from the Grand Imam

Pope Francis meets Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb during his visit to Al-Azhar University in Cairo (photo: Reuters)

Pope Francis’ visit to Al-Azhar

Who holds sway over religious identity?

Mourners in the Moroccan capital Rabat remember the victims of the Paris attacks (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/A. Senna)

Arab reactions to the Paris attacks

Uneasy bedfellows in the fight against IS

The inner courtyard of Al-Azhar University (photo: picture alliance/Bibliographisches Institut/Prof. Dr. H. Wilhelmy)

Al-Azhar and Pan-Islamic Rationalism

The Demise of Islamic Centres of Moderation