New Mufti

Dr. Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim is the 19th Mufti in the history of Dr al-Ifta since AD 1859 and is the first to be elected under amended Azhar Law No. 103.

He was elected on 11 February, 2013 by members of the Senior Scholars Authority to replace the incumbent Ali Gomaa.

• Was born in 1961

• Obtained BA from the Faculty of Sharia in 1985 and PhD in 1996

• Worked as professor and head of the Sharia Department in Anta, Gharbeya