Received his PhD in 1996 from the Al-azhar University in Jurisprudence and Sharia law. Prior to his appointment as the Grand Mufti, he served as the chairman of the Department of Jurisprudence at the School of Sharia at Al-Azhar University’s Tanta branch. The position of Grand Mufti is seen as very influential in Egypt and throughout the Arab and Islamic world. The Grand Mufti is the first and primary source of religious authority, is seen as the main religious representative of the whole state, and issues fatwas.
Current Grand Mufti of Egypt