Talaat Afifi

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Talaat Afifi
Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqaf)
In office
2 August 2012 – 16 July 2013
Prime MinisterHisham Qandil
Preceded byMohamed Abdel Fadil
Personal details
Political partyIndependent
WebsiteOfficial website

Talaat Mohamed Afifi Salem (Arabic: طلعت محمد عفيفي سالم‎) is an Egyptian professor at Al Azhar University. He served as Egypt's minister of religious endowments (Awqaf) from August 2012 to July 2013 and was part of the Qandil Cabinet.[1][2]

Career and views[edit]

Afifi was the dean of the faculty of preaching at Al Azhar University.[3] He also served the deputy head of the Islamic Legal Body for Rights and Reform, comprising more than a hundred of Egypt's leading Islamic scholars and activists.[4]

He was appointed minister of religious endowments (Awqaf) on 2 August 2012, replacing Mohamed Abdel Fadil.[5][6] He was one of the independent members in the cabinet.[5] However, Omar Ashour from the Brookings Institution states that Afifi was one of the Muslim Brotherhood's allies in the cabinet.[4] Afifi's term ended on 16 July 2013.[7]


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  2. ^ Tom Perry; Tamim Elyan (2 August 2012). "Echoes of past in new Egypt government". Reuters. Cairo. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  3. ^ El Sayed, Mohamed (5–11 July 2007). "Girl's death leads to ban". Al Ahram Weekly. 852. Archived from the original on 25 March 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  4. ^ a b Ashour, Omar (7 August 2012). "Egypt's New Old Government". Brooklyn. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  5. ^ a b "Egypt's New Cabinet Under Qandil". Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  6. ^ "El Ganzouri's ministerial reshuffle fails to appease protesters' anger". Ahram Online. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2012.
  7. ^ Hauslohner, Abigail (16 July 2013). "Interim Egyptian cabinet sworn in". The Washington Post. Cairo. Retrieved 16 July 2013.