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The Supreme Council has the following competences:

  • It is entrusted with the formulation of the general policy of al Azhar to achieve the main strategy for Islamic culture, Arabic language & thought and global width spread.

  • It draws the teaching policy in al-Azhar′s University and Colleges suggest the establishment of new faculties & Institutes.

  • Proposes and Examines the budget.

  • Operates Waqf donations

  • Examins laws and decrees from president of republic in relation with al-Azhar.

  • Manages al-Azhar goods by developing there productivity to administration expenses and to width spread of islam.

  • History
    It is under the thirtieth Shaykh al-Azhar Muhammad ′Abd al-Ahmad al-Zawahiri(1929 – 1944) that was created the Supreme Council of al-Azhar in 1930. That same year al-Azhar was subject of an internal structural reform creating new specialized faculties.
    Constitutional Framework
    Conformément au décret d′application de la Loi 103/1961 promulguée par décret du Président de la République 250 en 1975
    Mode of Election
    The Council is formed by the following functions:
  • Head of Supreme Council Grand Imam, Sheikh al-Azhar

  • Deputy of al-Azhar

  • President of Azhar University

  • Directors & Deans of the University Faculties

  • Four members of the Academy of Islamic Researches, designated for two years by decree of the President of the Republic after Sheikh al-Azhar′s proposition.

  • Secretary of State or Under secretary of state of the following ministries Waqf-s – Education – Justice –Treasury. They are designated by decree of the Minister from the ministry they represent

  • Director of Culture & Muslim Foreign Missions

  • Director of al-Azhar Institutes

  • Not more than three members among experts in University education & related general affairs designated for two years

  • (last updated: 04-April-2003)

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