Fehmi Naji

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Fehmi Naji El-Imam AM (Arabic: فهمي ناجي الإمام‎‎) (1928- 24th September 2016) 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 He was elected to succeed Taj El-Din Hilaly on 10 June 2007,[1][2] but by January 2011 Hilaly declared that Naji was no longer active, and that de facto he was functioning as mufti.[3] Naji was succeeded on 18 September 2011 by Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed.[4][1]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 was the Head Imam of Preston Mosque in Melbourne and secretary of the Victorian Board of Imams.[5]

He died peacefully on 24th September 2016.[6]

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.[7]

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Titles in Islam
Preceded by
Taj El-Din Hilaly
Grand Mufti of Australia
2007 to 2011
Succeeded by
Ibrahim Abu Mohamed