al-Hanooti, Muhammad

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Muhammad Al-Hanooti

Profession: Mufti


Born: March 12, 1937, in Haifa, Palestine.

Education: Learned Shari’a from his father, Sheikh Ali Hanouti, and at Al-Azhar in Cairo, Egypt, he studied Hadith under the guidance of Sheikh Muhammad Said Azzawi from 1953-1958.

Previous Positions: Was an imam, teacher and khatib in Baghdad from 1962-1965 and in Kuwait from 1965-1978. He has served as the head of various Islamic centers in the United States since 1978, including Jersey City, NJ, and Dar Al-Hijra in Virginia, and is a member of the North American Fiqh Council.