Al Azhar ready to train Uzbekistan Imams on facing extremist thoughts

Azhar sheikhdom - photo courtesy of Al-Azhar official website
Tue, Jul. 2, 2019

CAIRO – 2 July 2019: Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s most prestigious religious institution, is ready for offering training to Uzbekistan imams on how to face extremist thoughts and correct misconceptions about Islam, Acting under-secretary of Al-Azhar Saleh Abbas said on Monday.

Saleh's remarks came on Monday during a meeting with a delegation of the Uzbek Committee on Religious Affairs of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The Uzbek group expressed appreciation for Al-Azhar's pivotal role in confronting extremism and expressed keenness on establishing strong ties with the Islamic institution and benefiting from the Al-Azhar Observatory for Combating Extremism

Al-Azhar has reiterated its readiness for offering support to world countries in the field of training imams to deal with the contemporary issues, like extremism and terrorism.

Earlier on June 25, Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayyeb stated that Al-Azhar is responsible for spreading the right Islamic thought and confronting extremism and terrorism as well as promoting coexistence principles among African people.