Tarif was born in 1963 in the city of Julis. Since 1753, his family has been leading the Druze community in Palestine and then Israel. In 1993, he inherited the position of spiritual leader from his grandfather, Shaykh Amin Tarif.
In January 2004, Sheikh Mowafak Tarif, the spiritual leader of Israeli Druze, signed a declaration, which called on non-Jews living in Israel to observe the Noahide Laws. He was joined by the mayor of Shefa-'Amr.
- http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/132339 Arutz Sheva
- http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4668419,00.html Ynet News
- http://forward.com/the-assimilator/tag/shaykh-mowafak-tarif/ Forward Magazine
- http://www.timesofisrael.com/israels-druze-said-set-to-join-the-fray-in-syria/ The Times of Israel
- "Druze Religious Leader Commits to Noachide "Seven Laws"". 2004-01-18. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
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