Moez Masoud
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Moez Masoud
Televangelist

Moez Masoud is an Egyptian preacher, televi­sion and radio presenter, and activist who fo­cuses on the fields of contemporary spirituality, interfaith dialogue, and Islam in the modern world.

Birth: 27 February 1978 (Age: 44)

Source of Influence: Scholarly

Influence: Preacher

School of Thought: Sunni, Traditional Sunni

Status: Featured in current year

Influence

Moez Masoud is an Egyptian preacher, televi­sion and radio presenter, and activist who fo­cuses on the fields of contemporary spirituality, interfaith dialogue, and Islam in the modern world.

Religious and academic work: Founder of Al-Ta­reeq Al-Sahh (The Right Way) Institute, Masoud is trained in the Islamic sciences and is currently a re­search affiliate at the University of Cambridge. His writings are primarily centred around religious iden­tity and spiritual quest, as well as religious radicalisa­tion. He has spoken at such key global events as the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos.

Media and Social Media: His engagement in me­dia has been significant since 2007 when his first Ar­abic TV show debuted, and by now his programmes and appearances have acquired millions of viewers across the Arab world. His Ramadan broadcast, Khutuwat Al-Shaytan, was widely viewed across the Arab world. In 2017, Masoud produced the Egyptian film Clash which has been hailed as: “one of the most telling depictions of modern Egypt yet filmed”, and the film was selected to represent Egypt in the Os­cars’ 2017 Best Foreign Language Film category. Masoud has a following of over 25 million on var­ious social media sites, including YouTube videos, Facebook and Twitter. Masoud participated in the brief post-Tahrir “Egyptian National Dialogue” and has continued that dialogue on socio-political issues in Egypt from within the perspective of traditional Islam. In 2019 he announced the production of a film about the Christchurch mosque shootings, in which 51 people died. It will be entitled Hello, Brother, the words spoken by one of the victims.