Hussein was appointed the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in 2006. Previously, he had been the Manager and Imam of the Blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque. He is an outspoken critic of the Israeli occupation and has personally defended the Al-Aqsa Mosque from settlers and the Israeli army. In July 2018, Hussein issued a fatwa forbidding Muslims from selling or transferring any land in Palestine to Jews.
Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
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