Dozens of Salafis staged a protest in front of Al-Azhar University in Nasr City in protest against the visit of an Iranian official.
While Islam is increasing in political importance throughout the Arab world, people in the Islamic Republic of Iran are leaving the mosques in droves.
President Mohamed Morsi hosts tripartite meeting with Turkish and Iranian heads of state in sideline to OIC summit in Cairo.
The Iranian president arrived in Cairo to a warm welcome from Mohamed Morsi, but Salafist groups are concerned about resuming relations with the Shia state.
Al-Azhar leader warns Iranian president against 'interference' in the Gulf's internal affairs; denounces 'spread of Shiism' in Sunni countries.
On first trip to the country by Iranian head of state since 1979, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is kissed by his Egyptian counterpart and rebuked by head of Al-Azhar.
Iran has suggested that the next round of nuclear talks with world powers should take place in Cairo.
Iranian President Ahmadinejad will visit Egypt next month, accepting President Morsy's invitation to take part in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation summit
Since the death of Shiite dissident Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, there is still no one in Iran to assume the role of spiritual authority of the reform movement.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran has congratulated his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsy for the “success” of the referendum on the country’s new constitution.