Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Egypt#peaceispossible
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar since 2010, he is an Egyptian Islamic personality of great international prestige. Since 2014, he has been president of the Muslim Council of Elders based in Abu Dhabi.
With the Community of Sant'Egidio, he has participated in various meetings of dialogue "East and West". He has met Pope Francis several times and in April 2017 welcomed him during his visit to Egypt. In Germany he spoke in 2016 to delegates of the Bundestag and in 2017 to the University of Münster.