Shawqi Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam

Grand Mufti of Al-Azhar

Allam, 55, was born in the Nile Delta governorate of Beheira. He received his PhD in 1996 from the Al-Azhar University Faculty of Sharia and Law. His most famous book concerns the predetermination of the sex of a fetus and its legality and legitimacy according to Islamic law. (via Al Ahram)