At a meeting Tuesday between Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb and Nour Party Chairman Younis Makhioun and the latter's deputy Bassam al-Zarqa, al-Tayeb reiterated Al-Azhar's readiness "to exert all efforts to render reconciliation efforts successful and bring the country to safety."
"Al-Azhar is keen not to exclude any party from the reconciliation process," al-Tayeb stressed, according to an official Al-Azhar statement.
Egypt has been in the throes of a political crisis since the army ousted Morsi, Egypt's first democratically elected president, following June 30 mass demonstrations against his regime.
Under the terms of a military-imposed roadmap, the powerful army also suspended the constitution and installed the head of Egypt's constitutional court as interim president.
Both the leader of Al-Azhar and the Salafist Nour Party have supported the army-backed roadmap for Egypt's post-Morsi transitional phase.
Since Morsi's ouster, thousands of his supporters have been staging daily demonstrations and sit-ins to demand his reinstatement.
The Muslim Brotherhood insists on Morsi's return to office as a precondition for national dialogue and reconciliation.
Meanwhile, al-Tayeb on Tuesday met with of a group of young activists from the "June 30 Front", comprised of groups that had spearheaded calls for Morsi's ouster.
According to Al-Azhar's Tuesday statement, the meeting tackled Al-Azhar's anticipated role in the upcoming period.
It also noted that the young activists in attendance had voiced hope that the religious body would play a more prominent role in spreading moderate Islamic teachings, stressing their keenness to see Al-Azhar's independence maintained.
Egypt's Al-Azhar represents the highest seat of Islamic scholarship in the Sunni-Muslim world.