Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam


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Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam
Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs

School of Thought: Traditional Sunni

Status: Featured in current year

Allam is the 19th Grand Mufti of Egypt (succeeding Ali Gomaa). He was elected in February 2013 by Al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars headed by Sheikh Ahmad Al-Tayeb, an unprecedented act since the Grand Mufti had previously been chosen by the President of Egypt. He is also a Professor of Islamic Jurisprudence and Law at the University of Al-Azhar and has over 25 written works, many of which address issues pertaining to women.