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Abd al-Halim Mahmud

(d. 1978)


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(d. 1978)

Egyptian Islamic leader who reasserted al-Azhar's independence from outside political control. Obtained a doctoral degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne in 1940. Appointed shaykh of al-Azhar by Anwar Sadat in 1973. Promoted Sufism based on the Quran and Sunnah. Called for the implementation of Islamic law in Egypt.

Subjects: Islam.


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