Al-Azhar Grand Imam Commissions Council to Create Anti-Takfiri Textbook

Fatwa, posted 8.11.2014, from Egypt
Religious Authority: 
Mohamed Ahmed El-Tayyib
Language: 
Arabic
Al-Azhar Grand Imam Commissions Council to Create Anti-Takfiri Textbook

Summary: Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, met with a group of theology and Islamic philosophy professors in Al-Azhar University. The group discussed the most effective ways in correcting misconceptions about Islam relied upon by many people as a result of the increasing Takfiri ideology. They also deliberated the importance of resisting and opposing Takfiri ideologies as well as correcting the understanding that some people may have about their faith due to their influence.

The imam tasked the group to put together a textbook explaining important Islamic concepts as taught by Al-Azhar's traditions for students in high school to better enable them to stand up to ideologies deemed extremist or distorted.