Mahmood Mamdani
Mahmood Mamdani

Sheikh Pashazade is the Grand Mufti of Azerbaijan, the elected Mufti of the Caucasus region, and the Chairman of the Religious Council of the Caucasus. Pashazade is also the world’s only Sunni-Shia Grand Mufti, giving each group religious edicts (fatwas) according to their own legal methodology (madhhab), reflecting Azerbaijan’s Sunni-Shia mix. He co-chaired the World Summit of Religious Leaders, held in Azerbaijan in April 2010. He has been spearheading Azerbaijan’s initiatives of promoting dialogue between faiths within the region and internationally.

Source of Influence: Scholarly

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