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The Academy aims at renewing Islamic culture, expresses it′s opinion concerning problematic issues and helps al-Azhar University. It is the higest authority for the Islamic researches.
Created with law 103/1961
Constitutional Framework
Law 103/1961
Mode of Election
Shaykh al-Azhar, also head of the Academy, proposes fifty members of the highest Islamic thinkers (′Ulama) among of witch twenty are from outside of Egypt. They are then designated by decree of the President of the Republic.
(last updated: 22-February-2003)

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