Sheikh Ali Gomaa

Sheikh Ali Gomaa was appointed Grand Mufti of Egypt in 2003. Before his appointment as Grand Mufti of Egypt, Sheikh Ali was Professor of Juristic Methodologies at al-Azhar University. Since taking on the position he has revolutionized the process of issuing fatwas in Egypt. This has transformed Dar al-Ifta from an institution that was the extension of one individual (the Grand Mufti) to a modern institution with a fatwa council and a system of checks and balances. Sheikh Ali has been an advocate working to show the relevance of Islam for people living in the 21st century.