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Why the reformist Sheikh of al-Azhar is now labelled conservative/ G.Fahmi

 Author: Georges Fahmi Many Egyptian intellectuals celebrated the appointment of Ahmed Al-Tayeb as head of al-Azhar in March 2010. With his Sufi background and his career in education as a professor of philosophy who studied in France, Al-Tayeb was presented as a reformist scholar who could lead a renewal process in Egypt’s oldest religious institution. This […]