Shawky Allam

President Sisi extends mandate of Shawky Allam as Grand Mufti of Egypt for 1 year

Sun, 13 Aug 2023 - 01:32 GMT

Allam is the 19th and current grand mufti of Egypt. He was elected by the Al-Azhar’s Council of Senior Scholars in February 2013, replacing former Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa.

Egypt's Mufti: We are in dire need for civilized management of family disputes

Sat, 06 Nov 2021 - 01:49 GMT

Allam said only wise families can contain disputes, noting that no one can be solely responsible for the escalation of marital disputes.

Egypt's mufti urges this year's pilgrims to donate money for those harmed by COVID-19

Mon, 13 Apr 2020 - 12:06 GMT

Egypt's mufti Shawqi Allam urged this year's umrah pilgrims to donate charity to those affected by coronavirus pandemic, needy persons and irregular workers.

Egypt’s mufti denounces attack on Sufi shrine in Lahore

Wed, 08 May 2019 - 12:45 GMT

Allam strongly condemned the suicide blast outside the Data Darbar shrine in Lahore that left at least eight people dead and 25 injured.

Extremism has no religion: Egyptian Mufti

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 - 12:25 GMT

Mufti of the Republic Shawky Allam on Wednesday said that terrorism and extremism are not confined to a specific religion or country.

Ideas spread on social media need to be screened: Mufti

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 - 11:55 GMT

Parents should follow-up their children while surfing social media to protect them from false ideas, said the Mufti

Egypt’s Mufti urges Egyptians to ‘intensively' participate in elections

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 - 11:55 GMT

The Grand Mufti of Egypt urged the Egyptians to participate intensively in the March electoral vote

Mufti: Egypt has long history of peaceful coexistence

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 - 05:04 GMT

Egypt is a country that has time-honored experience in peaceful coexistence among followers of different religions, Egyptian Mufti Shawky Allam said.

Egypt’s Mufti condemns Afghan mosque attacks

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 09:27 GMT

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawky Allam on Friday condemned the attack on a mosque in Kabul that killed at least 30 people during Friday prayers.

Egypt’s Mufti: Misleading fatwas threaten global security

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 - 10:01 GMT

Egypt’s Mufti Shawky Allam said that challenges Egypt and the world are facing is due to “misleading fatwas” that threatens security and peace.

Egypt's Mufti greets Sisi on 2nd anniversary of new Suez Canal opening

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 - 12:03 GMT

Egypt’s Mufti Shawki Allam greeted President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and Egyptians on the second anniversary of the New Suez canal inauguration.