Al-Azhar University

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Oldest university in Arab world, established during Fatmid Caliphate

About Al-Azhar University

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's Online Degrees

What Is Al-Azhar University Known For?

Al-Azhar University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Al-Azhar University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Al-Azhar University's Most Influential Alumni?

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:

Muhammad Abduh
Muhammad Abduh
An Egyptian Islamic jurist, religious scholar and liberal reformer .
Taha Hussein
Taha Hussein
An Egyptian academic.
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
Yusuf al-Qaradawi
An Egyptian Islamic theologian based in Doha, Qatar.
Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy
An Egyptian imam .
Aliko Dangote
Aliko Dangote
A Nigerian entrepreneur.
Amina Wadud
An American Islamic scholar.
Louis Massignon
Louis Massignon
An Islamic studies scholar.
Tariq Ramadan
Tariq Ramadan
A Swiss Muslim scholar.
Mahmud Shaltut
Mahmud Shaltut
An Egyptian imam .
Ali Abdel Raziq
Ali Abdel Raziq
A Sharia judge.
Ahmed Yassin
Ahmed Yassin
A Founder of Hamas.
Aboul-Qacem Echebbi
Aboul-Qacem Echebbi
A Tunisian poet.

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