Ali Gomaa

Religious Leader

1951 –

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Who is Ali Gomaa?

Ali Gomaa served as the eighteenth Grand Mufti of Egypt through Dar al-Ifta al-Misriyyah succeeding Ahmad El-Tayeb. He is one of the internationally most respected Islamic jurists according to U.S. News & World Report and The National and "a highly promoted champion of moderate Islam," gender equality, and an "object of hatred among Islamists" according to The New Yorker. He specializes in the foundations of Islamic Law, viz. Usul al-fiqh. He follows the Shafi`i school of Islamic jurisprudence. He was succeeded by Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam in February 2013.

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Born
Mar 3, 1951
Beni Suef
Nationality
  • Egypt
Profession
Education
  • Ain Shams University
  • Al-Azhar University
  • University of Liverpool

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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