His Eminence Shawki Allam
Grand Mufti of Egypt
His Eminence Dr Shawki Allam is the nineteenth and current Grand Mufti of Egypt, a position he has held since March 4th 2013. He is considered by many to be one of the highest religious clerics in the Sunni Muslim World, and received his PhD from the Al-Azhar University in Islamic Jurisprudence. In 2018 he was awarded the Pakistani ‘Medal of Excellence’ (the highest civil award in the country) by the President of Pakistan for his role in combating violent extremism worldwide. He is also the President of the General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide, and is responsible for reviewing all death sentences in Egypt.