Caught In Geopolitical Crossfire: Al-Azhar Struggles To Balance Politics And Tradition – Analysis

Caught In Geopolitical Crossfire: Al-Azhar Struggles To Balance Politics And Tradition – Analysis

Eurasia Review

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When Pope Francis I visited Egypt in 2017 to stimulate inter-faith dialogue he walked into a religious and geopolitical minefield at the heart of which was Al-Azhar, one of the world’s oldest and foremost seats of Islamic learning. The pope’s visit took on added significance with Al-Azhar standing accused of promoting the...

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