Egypt's new top cleric elected

President Mohamed Mursi, a Muslim Brotherhood member, is expected to formalise his appointment soon.

Egypt's new top cleric elected

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egypt's leading religious scholars picked an apolitical Islamic law professor on Monday to be the country's top cleric.

The post of grand mufti of Egypt carries wide influence over legislation and social affairs.

"Dr Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam, professor of Islamic law in Tanta University, got the highest number of votes and the matter has been sent to the president to issue his decision," a statement from al-Azhar seat of learning said.

President Mohamed Mursi, a Muslim Brotherhood member, is expected to formalise his appointment soon.

Last Mod: 11 Şubat 2013, 16:43
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