Young British Imams and female teachers begin specialist training course at Al-Azhar Al-Sharif

Deputy to the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Shaykh Dr Abdul Fadeel al-Qawsi, welcomed on Sunday young British Imams and female teachers to Al-Azhar Al-Sharif for a four week specialist training course delving into the rich intellectual tradition of Islam at the hands of the senior expert scholars of Al-Azhar in various sciences, in order to fathom the depth and breadth of the tradition whilst examining the challenges of the modern age in particular grasping historical moderation to counter contemporary religious fanaticism.

The course has been put together jointly by Al-Azhar Al-Sharif as well as Al-Azhar Alumni UK, and the delegates for this first ever course have been selected due to their upcoming role as leaders of the British Muslim community. They are serving Imams, Khatibs and teachers, and have completed their 5 years of intense study at the institution of Jamia Al-Karam as well as its 6th year programme of Specialisation in Islamic Law (Darajat al-Takhassus).