Al-Azhar, an influential mosque and university founded in the 10th century, has in modern times been a bastion of moderate Islam. But in post-revolution Egypt, it is feeling the pull of new political and religious currents.
Feb. 24, 2012 People attending Friday prayers at al-Azhar mosque in Cairo cheer during a speech by Ismail Haniyeh, the prime minister in Hamas-run Gaza. Just over a year ago, in an Egypt ruled by Hosni Mubarak, Haniyeh's presence would have been unthinkable. Mohamed Abd el-Ghany/Reuters Buy Photo