Mowafaq Tarif

Shaykh Mowafaq Tarīf (Arabic: موفق طريف, Hebrew: מוואפק טריף) is the qadi (spiritual leader) of the Druze in Israel.[1][2]

Mowafaq Tarif

Tarif was born in 1963 in the city of Julis. Since 1753, his family has been leading the Druze community in Mandatory Palestine and then Israel. In 1993, he inherited the position of spiritual leader upon the death of his grandfather, Sheikh Amin Tarif.[3][4]

In January 2004, Tarif signed a declaration calling on non-Jews living in Israel to observe the Noahide Laws. He was joined by the mayor of Shefa-'Amr.[5]


  1. ^ Arutz Sheva
  2. ^,7340,L-4668419,00.html Ynet News
  3. ^ Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine Forward Magazine
  4. ^ The Times of Israel
  5. ^ "Druze Religious Leader Commits to Noachide "Seven Laws"". 2004-01-18. Retrieved 2014-01-18.