Sheikh Ali Gomaa the grand Mufti of Egypt he one of the foremost
traditional Islamic scholars of contemporary times, and without doubt, the most highly respected and loved scholar. of the World Islamic. He is considered to be one of the most respected. and qualified traditional Islamic scholars alive.
He was dearly loved and adored all over the Islamic world, because of his immense knowledge, wisdom, humble
manners and spiritual charisma. He known to be extremely generous with his knowledge, wealth and time
He specializes in the science of the foundations of Islamic Law.viz. usul-al-fiqh. He follows the shafii' school of Islamic jurisprudence.
Ali Gomaa was born in the Upper Egyptian province of Bani Suwayf on March 3rd 1953 CE (7 Jumadah al-Akhirah 1371 AH). He is married, and has three daughters, all of whom have married and had children themselves.
Gomaa graduated from high school in 1969, at which point he enrolled in Ayn Shams University in Egypt’s capitol,
Having already begun to memorize the Quran, he delved deeper into his studies of Islam studying hadith and Maliki jurisprudence in his free time while at University
obtaining his BA from Ain Shams University in 1973
1- 1973 Bs Commerce Ain Shams University (Egypt)
2- 1979 Ls Faculty of Arabic & Islamic Studies Azhar University (Egypt)
3- 1985 Master ((Magister Artium ) Sharia & law Azhar University (Egypt)
4- 1988 PhD Theology from Al Azhar University (Egypt)
5- obtained more Ijazahs from the greatest scholars of this age
Past Occupation& Current Occupation
1- 2003 Member of the Fatwa Committee in Al Azhar (Egypt)
2- 2003 Director of the Department of Theology in Al Azhar (Egypt)
3- 2000 Professor at the Fculty of Islamic & Arab Studies (Egypt)
4- Member of the Theology (al-fiqh) Committee in High Council for Islamic Affairs (Egypt)
5- 2003 Mufti of the Republic of Egypt (Egypt)
6- Member of the Conference of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) in India (Islamic Fiqh Academy).
7- Member of Islamic Research Academy
8- 1997-2003 Adviser to the Minister of Awqaf Egypt
9- 1992 - 2003 Academic Adviser 'Universal Institute of Islamic Thought and director of the Cairo headquarters
10- Member of Islamic control of the Islamic Bank International for Investment and Development
11- 1997:2003 President of Islamic control of United Bank of Egypt
12- The Islamic supervisor of the project for introduction the sunna on the computer includes the seven major collections of hadith
13- the Editor of the Encyclopaedia of Hadith, a sub-project of the greater Sunnah Project
14- President of the board of trustees (the organization Misr El-Kheir)
15- And many other
1- he's travelled widely, from Japan to the United States, in trying to reformulate one's message of Islam to reach different audiences.
2- also traveled to deal with african tribes.
3- he began teaching open classes at Al-Azhar Mosque six days a week.
4- he was the khatib (orator) at Sultan Hassan Mosque.
5- he also writes a weekly column for Al-Ahram, the nation’s largest daily
6- appears every Tuesday on El-Beit Beitak.
7- also began giving the Friday sermon (khutbah) in Cairo’s Sultan Hasan Mosque in 1998 after give a short lesson in Islamic jurisprudence for the general public followed by a question and answer session.
The Traditional system of Islamic education is based on Ijazah or the ‘permission to transmit
Knowledge.’ Not any person was allowed to teach; only those who had certified Ijazahs from
For every branch of knowledge and for every book of Hadith, Fiqh, Tafsir..etc, there were
sanads or ‘chains of narration’ that went back to the author of the book himself through his
students and their students. Most such sanads, such as those of the Qur’an, Hadith and
Tasawwuf go back to the blessed Prophet himself.
Ali Gomaa was honored to be one of the Shaykhs with the largest number of Ijazahs
. He also possessed ‘chain of narration’ to the
Prophet Muhammad ..
Thus, his own Ijazah that he would grant to his students was from the Dr\ Ali Gomaa
most prestigious and rarest in the world, linking his students to countless great scholars.
His sheikhs and teachers include in alphebetical order:
Original Writings‘Abd Allah bin al-Siddiq al-Ghumari
‘Abd al-Aziz al-Ghumari
‘Abd al-’Aziz al-Zayyat
‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah
‘Abd al-Hafidh al-Tijani
‘Abd al-Hakim ‘Abd al-Latif
‘Abd al-Hamid Mayhub
Ahmad Jabir al-Yamani
Abd al-Jalil al-Qaranshawi
Ahmad Hammadah al-Shafi’i
‘Ali Ahmad Mar’i
Hasan Ahmad Mar’i
al-Husayni Yusuf al-Shaykh
Ibrahim Abu al-Khashab
‘Iwad Allah al-Hijazi
Ismail Sadiq al-’Adwi
Ismail al-Zayn al-Yamani
Jad al-Haqq ‘Ali Jad al-Haqq
Jad al-Rabb Ramadan
Muhammad Abu Nur Zuhayr
Muhammad ‘Alawi al-Maliki
Muhammad Ismail al-Hamadani
Muhammad Mahmud Farghali
Muhammad Shams al-Din al-Mantiqi
Muhammad Zaki Ibrahin
Sha’ban Muhammad Ismail
Said ‘Abd Allah al-Lajhi
al-Sayiid Salih ‘Iwad
And many other
His published works include in alphabetical order:
‘Alaqah Usul al-Fiqh bil al-Falsafah
Athr Dhihab al-Mahal fi al-Hukm
al-Ijma’ ‘ind al-Usuliyyin
al-Imam al-Shafi’i wa Madrasatuhu
al-Kalim al-Tayyib vol. 1
al-Kalim al-Tayyib vol. 2
Mabahith al-Amr ‘ind al-Usuliyyin
al-Madkhal ila Darasah al-Madhahib al-Fiqhiyyah
al-Mar’ah fi al-Hadarah
al-Mustalah al-Usuli wa al-Tatbiq
‘ala Tarif al-Qiyas
al-Nadhariyyat al-Usuliyyah wa
Madkhal li Darasah ‘Ilm al-Usul
al-Naskh ‘ind al-Usuliyyin
Qadiyah Tajdid Usul al-Fiqh
al-Qiyas ‘ind al-Usuliyyin
al-Ru’yah wa Hujiyyatiha
al-Tariq ila al-Turath al-Islami
he told an interviewer, “I want people to continue in the tradition of knowledge, reading the classical texts the way they were written, not the way people want to understand them.”
Contact with professor\ Ali Gomaa
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