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The Grand Imam of al-Azhar (Arabic: الإمام الأكبر), also known as Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar (Arabic: شيخ الأزهر الشريف), currently Ahmed el-Tayeb, is a prestigious Sunni Islam title and a prominent official title in Egypt.[1] He is considered by some Muslims to be the highest authority in Sunni Islamic thought and Islamic jurisprudence[2] and holds a great influence on followers of the theological Ash'ari
Ash'ari
and Maturidi
Maturidi
traditions worldwide. The Grand Imam Heads the al-Azhar Mosque, and by extension al-Azhar University, and is responsible for official religious matters along with the Grand Mufti of Egypt. History of the title[edit] The title of the Grand Imam of al-Azhar was officially established in 1961. In the 14th century the head of al-Azhar was granted the title of Mushrif of al-Azhar, then later Nazir of Al-Azhar[3] and, during the Ottoman Empire, the Grand Sheikh of al-Azhar. Today the holder of the title also carries the title of the Grand Sheikh. Holders of the title[edit] Main article: List of Grand Imams of al-Azhar

Grand Imam Began End Madhhab

Muhammad al-Kharashi 1679 1690 Maliki

Ibrahim al-barmawi 1690 1694 Shafii

Muhammad al-Nasharti 1694 1708 Maliki

Abd al-Baqi al-Qalini 1708 ? Maliki

Muhammad Shanan ? 1721 Maliki

Ibrahim al-Fayyumi 1721 1725 Maliki

Abdullah al-Shubrawi 1725 1758 Shafii

Muhammad al-Hiffnawi 1758 1767 Shafii

Abd al-Rauf al-Sajini 1767 1768 Shafii

Ahmed al-Damanhuri 1768 1778 Shafii

Ahmed al-Arusi 1778 1793 Shafii

Abdullah al-Sharqawi 1793 1812 Shafii

Muhammed al-Shanawani 1812 1818 Shafii

Muhammed al-Arusi 1818 1829 Shafii

Ahmed al-Damhuji 1829 1830 Shafii

Hasan al-Attar 1830 1834 Shafii

Hasan al-Quwaysini 1834 1838 Shafii

Ahmed al-Sa'im al-Safti 1838 1847 Shafii

Ibrahim al-Bajuri 1847 1860 Shafii

Mustafa al-Arusi 1864 1870 Shafii

Muhammad al-Mahdi 1870 1882 Hanafi

Shams al-Din Muhammad al-Imbabi 1882 1895 Shafii

Hassunah al-Nawawi 1895 1900 Hanafi

Abd al-Rahman al-Qutb al-Nawawi 1900 1900 Hanafi

Salim al-Bishri 1900 1904 Maliki

Ali al-Biblawi 1904 1905 Maliki

Abd al-Rahman al-Shirbini 1905 1909 Shafii

Hassanuh al-Nawawi 1909 1909 Hanafi

Salim al-Bishri 1909 1917 Maliki

Muhammad al-Jizawi 1917 1927 Maliki

Muhammad al-Maraghi 1927 1929 Hanafi

Muhammad al-Zawahiri 1929 1935 Shafii

Mustafa al-Maraghi 1935 1945 Hanafi

Mustafa Abd al-Rizq 1945 1947 Hanafi

Muhammad Ma'mun al-Shinnawi 1948 1950 Hanafi

Abd al-Majid Salim 1950 1951 Hanafi

Ibrahim Hamrush 1951 1952 Hanafi

Abd al-Majid Salim 1952 1952 Hanafi

Muhammad al-Khadi Husayn 1952 1954 Maliki

Abd al-Rahman Taj 1954 1958 Hanafi

Mahmud Shaltut 1958 1963 Hanafi

Hassan Mamoun 1963 1969

Muhammad al-Fahham 1969 1973

Abdel Halim Mahmoud 1973 1978

Muhammad Abd al-Rahman Bisar 1979 1982

Gad al-Haq 1982 1996

Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy 1996 2010 Shafii

Ahmed El-Tayeb 2010

Maliki

References[edit]

^ Beattie 2000, p. 225 ^ Bennett 2005, p. 220 ^ Dodge 1961, p. 83

Dodge, Bayard (1961), Al-Azhar: A Millennium of Muslim learning, Middle East Institute  Beattie, Kirk J. (2000), Egypt
Egypt
during the Sadat years, Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 978-0-312-23246-7  Bennett, Clinton (2005), Muslims and modernity: an introduction to the issues and debates, Continuum International Publishing Group, ISBN 978-0-8264-5481-2 

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Muhammad al-Kharashi (?–1690) Ibrahim al-Barmawi (1690–1694) Muhammad al-Nasharti (1694–1708) Abd al-Baqi al-Qalini (1708–?) Muhammad Shanan (?–1721) Ibrahim al-Fayyumi (1721–1725) Abdullah al-Shubrawi (1725–1758) Muhammad al-Hiffnawi (1758–1767) Abd al-Rauf al-Sajini (1767–) Ahmed al-Damanhuri (1768–1778) Ahmed al-Arusi (1778–1793) Abdullah al-Sharqawi (1793–1812) Muhammed al-Shanawani (1812–1818) Muhammed al-Arusi (1818–1829) Ahmed al-Damhuji (1829–1830) Hasan al-Attar (1830–1834) Hasan al-Quwaysini (1834–1838) Ahmed al-Sa'im al-Safti (1838–1847) Ibrahim al-Bajuri (1847–1860) Mustafa al-Arusi (1864–1870) Muhammad al-Mahdi (1870–1882) Shams al-Din Muhammad al-Imbabi (1882–1896) Hassunah al-Nawawi (1896–1900) Abd al-Rahman al-Qutb al-Nawawi (1900–1900) Salim al-Bishri (1900–1904) Ali al-Biblawi (1904–1905) Abd al-Rahman al-Shirbini (1905–1909) Hassanuh al-Nawawi (1909–1909) Salim al-Bishri (1909–1917) Muhammad al-Jizawi (1917–1927) Muhammad al-Maraghi (1927–1929) Muhammad al-Zawahiri (1929–1935) Muhammad al-Maraghi (1935–1945) Mustafa Abd al-Rizq (1945–1947) Muhammad Ma'mun al-Shinnawi (1948–1950) Abd al-Majid Salim (1950–1951) Ibrahim Hamrush (1951–1952) Abd al-Majid Salim (1952–1952) Muhammad al-Khadi Husayn (1952–1954) Abd al-Rahman Taj (1954–1958) Mahmud Shaltut
Mahmud Shaltut
(1958–1963) Hassan Mamoun
Hassan Mamoun
(1963–1969) Muhammad al-Fahham (1969–1973) Abdel Halim Mahmoud (1973–1978) Muhammad Abd al-Rahman Bisar (1978–1982) Gad al-Haq (1982–1996) Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy
Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy
(1996–2010) Ahmed el-Tayeb (since 2010)

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