Dr Emara was an intellectual and scholar who authored over 70 books. He was a member of the Al-Azhar Al-Sharif Islamic Research Academy, The International Institute for Islamic Thought, and The Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs. He was chosen to be part of the team re-writing the Egyptian constitution before the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Dr Emara was outspoken in his views against Western intervention and influence over the Muslim world, calling upon all Muslims to unite and form an Islamic State under moderate Islamic rule. He resigned from his post as Chief Editor of Al-Azhar Magazine in 2015.