Shawki Abuzeid, Egyptian cleric and head of Al-Azhar’s mission to Afghanistan, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Cairo, Egypt, August 29, 2021. Picture taken August 29, 2021. REUTERS/Sayed Sheasha
CAIRO, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Clerics from Egypt’s ancient seat of Sunni study Al-Azhar, who spent years teaching in Afghanistan and were planning to open an education centre for girls, hope their tolerant message of Islam will survive the return of the Taliban.
Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad Writing by Nadeen Ebrahim Editing by Aidan Lewis and Peter Graff