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: 43)
Source of Influence: Scholarly
School of Thought: Sunni, Traditional Sunni
Status: Featured in current year
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 radicalization. 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 programs 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 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.