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
Talaat Mohamed Afifi Salem
Political partyIndependent
WebsiteOfficial website

Talaat Afifi (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]

Career and views[edit]

Afifi was the dean of the faculty of preaching at Al Azhar University.[2] 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.[3]

He was appointed minister of religious endowments (Awqaf) on 2 August 2012, replacing Mohamed Abdel Fadil.[4][5] He was one of the independent members in the cabinet.[4] However, Omar Ashour from the Brookings Institution states that Afifi was one of the Muslim Brotherhood's allies in the cabinet.[3] Afifi's term ended on 16 July 2013.[6]


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

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