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President Mohamed Morsy called Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb on Tuesday to express his appreciation for Al-Azhar and its Islamic scholars, acting presidential spokesperson Yasser Ali said.
Ali said that the “misunderstanding” between the president and Al-Azhar had been resolved as a result of the call.
The dispute between Al-Azhar and the presidency began after Tayyeb and other Islamic scholars left Morsy’s speech at Cairo University on Saturday because seats were not reserved for them, which they took as a sign of disrespect.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm