|'الأزهر الشريف Al-ʾAzhar al-Šarīf|
|Religious affiliation||Shia Islam (975 - 1171)
Sunni Islam (1172 - present)
|Sheikh (chief)||Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy|
Al-Azhar University is a university and mosque in Cairo, Egypt. It is the main centre of Arabic literature and Sunni Islamic learning in the world. It is also the world's second-oldest surviving university. It was founded in 975 by the Fatimids of the Shia tradition.
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