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Title  Grand Mufti of Jordan
Name  Abdul Khasawneh
Denomination  Sunni Islam

Religion  Islam
Nationality  Jordan
Alma mater  Damascus University
Abdul Karim Khasawneh HE Sheikh Abdul Karim Khasawneh Grand Mufti of Jordan KAICIID
Born  1944Irbid Governorate, Transjordan

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Sheikh Abdul Karim Saleem Khasawneh (born 1944) is a Jordanian Muslim scholar who was Grand Mufti of Jordan between 23 February 2010 and 22 January 2017. Since then he has been the chief Islamic justice.


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Khasawneh was born in 1944 in Irbid Governorate. In 1973 he earned a degree at Damascus University and worked there as well. He returned to Jordan and eventually became Mufti of the Jordanian Armed Forces, and served as a Major General. In this capacity he was present at the International Islamic Conference, 2005. In February 2010 he succeeded Noah Qudah as Grand Mufti of Jordan.

In November 2011 he was present at the Second Muslim Catholic Forum, an interreligious initiative started after the 2007 open letter A Common Word Between Us and You.

On 22 January 2017 Khasawneh was named chief Islamic justice of Jordan, succeeding Ahmad Hilayel. He was succeeded as Grand Mufti by Mohammad Khalaileh.

Khasawneh is a member of the Jordanian Ifta Council and member of the board of the World Islamic Sciences and Education University.


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