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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Australia's Grand Mufti dies only 4 months after he was appointed - Muslims declared a day of mourning

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4 months after the appointed to be Australia's Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi has died.
He was announced as the new Grand Mufti in March, vowing to do his “best to benefit the Muslim community and the broader Australian community”.
Sheikh Abdel Aziem Al-Afifi was born in Egypt to a Muslim family, Al-Afifi held a masters degree in Quranic recitations and a degree in Islamic Studies and moved to Australia in 2000.

The Grand Mufti of Australia is a Sunni Muslim cleric in Australia. Unlike Grand Muftis in some Sunni Muslim majority countries, the Grand Mufti of Australia is not state appointed and has no official role in the Australian state. Instead, the Grand Mufti of Australia is elected by the Australian National Imams Council to serve and lead the Muslim community