According to Wikipedia,
The Al-Azhar University is a public university in Cairo, Egypt. Associated with Al-Azhar Mosque in Islamic Cairo, it is Egypt's oldest degree-granting university – and the world's second oldest degree granting university – and is renowned as the most prestigious university for Islamic learning. In addition to higher education, Al-Azhar oversees a national network of schools with approximately two million students. As of 1996, over 4,000 teaching institutes in Egypt were affiliated with the university.
Al-Azhar University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:
Al-Azhar University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Religious Studies, Law, and Political Science. Here are some of Al-Azhar University's most famous alumni: