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A Guide to Islamic and Near Eastern Studies

Information on the Islamic Near East

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Al-Azhar Mosque | ِالجامج الأزهر / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The al-Azhar mosque, shown above, was founded in 969/970 by the Fatimid caliph al-Mu'izz and remains one of the few active mosque-universities in the world. Additionally, the mosque has served as both a Shi'a and Sunni center of learning.