Fehmi Naji

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Fehmi Naji El-Imam AM (Arabic: فهمي ناجي الإمام‎) (born 1928) was the Grand Mufti of Australia from June 2007 to September 2011. Born in Lebanon, he arrived in Australia in 1951. He was elected to succeed Taj El-Din Hilaly on 10 June 2007,[1][2] but by January 2011 Hilaly declared that Naji was no longer active, and that de facto he was functioning as mufti.[3] Naji was succeeded on 18 September 2011 by Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed.[4][1]

Naji has questioned Osama bin Laden's responsibility for the September 11 attacks.[5] He is currently the Head Imam of Preston Mosque in Melbourne and secretary of the Victorian Board of Imams.[5]

Activities[edit]

Naji served as a board member on the Muslim Community Reference Group, an advisory board established by the Howard Government from 2005 to 2006.[6]

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Islamic titles
Preceded by
Taj El-Din Hilaly
Grand Mufti of Australia
2007 to 2011
Succeeded by
Ibrahim Abu Mohamed