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Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Dr. Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned (Arabic: عبد العزيز بن جنيد‎) is a Muslim scholar and the current Grand Mufti of Brunei.[1][2][3] As a Grand Mufti, he is the most senior and most influential Sunni Muslim religious and legal authority in the nation. He was appointed by the Sultan.[citation needed] He is one of the non-ministerial office holders (as of 22 October 2015, it is considered a ministerial post) in the Cabinet of Brunei.


Abdul Aziz Juned
State Mufti of Brunei
Assumed office
1 September 1994
MonarchSultan Hassanal Bolkiah
DeputyDato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Japar bin Haji Mat Dain @ Maidin
Preceded byIsmail Omar Abdul Aziz
Personal details
Born (1941-12-22) 22 December 1941 (age 77)
Kampung Setia Pahlawan Lama, Brunei Town (now Bandar Seri Begawan), Brunei
NationalityBruneian
Spouse(s)Datin Hajah Maznah binti Haji Mohammad
Children2 sons and 1 daughter
ProfessionMuslim Scholar
Known forFatwas, establishment of Islamic criminal codes in Brunei

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Teachers Day Celebration and 100 Years of Formal Education". Radio Televisyen Brunei. Prime Minister's Office Brunei Darussalam. 9 October 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  2. ^ Faiq Airudin (4 January 2014). "Syariah law critics do not understand Islam: Mufti". The Brunei Times. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.
  3. ^ Izzan Kassim (20 August 2014). "Islamic law is respected even by non-Muslims: Mufti". The Brunei Times. Archived from the original on 31 October 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2014.

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