Allam, Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim

Allam is the 19th Grand Mufti of Egypt (succeeding Ali Gomaa). In February 2013, he was elected by Al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars, headed by Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayeb. His election by peers was unprecedented, as the Grand Mufti had previously been chosen by the President of Egypt. Allam is also a professor of Islamic jurisprudence and law at the Al-Azhar University, and has written more than 25 works, many of which address issues pertaining to women.

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