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Grand Muftiship of Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad

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Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad was sworn in as the Grand Mufti of India on 24 February 2019 at the Ramlila Maidan. He became the first Grand Mufti from south India who was elected for the top position of the Muslim community.[1]

Grand Muftiship of Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad
24 Feb 2019 – no fixed term
Election2019
AppointerElectoral college
NominatorProminent Muslim organizations in India
SeatKerala, South India
Akhtar Raza Khannot elected yet
Official website

He elected as the Grand Mufti of India by Prominent Muslim scholars organisations in the country, including All India Tanzeem Ulamae Islam, in a programme conducted at Ramlila Maidan[1][2][3] after the death of Grand Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan following an illness on 20 July 2018.[4][5][6]

After his election conducted several receptions in various countries including UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Malaysia and Indonesia especially at his birthplace in India, Kozhikode. Speaker of the Kerala Legislative Assembly Sri P. Sreeramakrishnan, Kerala Minister TP Ramakrishnan, Karnataka Ministers UT Khader and Rahim Khan, and A Pradeepkumar member of 14th Kerala Legislative Assembly, Kerala Haj Committee Chairman C Mohammed Faizi, Tamil Nadu Haj Committee Chairman Haji Abdul Jabbar, Mayor of Kozhikode Thottathil Raveendran, Zamorin K.C. Unniyanujan Raja and Dr MGS Narayanan, politicians, religious and cultural leaders including from other Indian states participated in the civil reception.[7][8] In the function, Minister T. P. Ramakrishnan expressed appreciations to the Grand Mufti for the Government of Kerala.

TimelineEdit

The following is a Timeline of the muftiship of Sheikh Abubakr Ahmad from his inauguration as Grand Mufti of India on 24 February 2019 till now. The following are the highlights of the major events that took place under his muftiship.

February 2019Edit

March 2019Edit

April 2019Edit

May 2019Edit

  • May 1 – Received a Mega reception in Oman.[26]
  • May 12 – Received a Mega reception in Kuwait.
  • May 13 – Received a Mega reception in Manama, Bahrain.
  • May 24 – Grand Mufti met with Ruler of Ras Al-Khaima.
  • May 26 – Arrived to Malaysia for his second visit.
  • May 27 – Grand Mufti met with Malaysian Prime minister Mahathir Mohamad.[27]
  • May 26 – Received a reception in Bangalore.

July 2019Edit

August 2019Edit

September 2019Edit

ReferencesEdit

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  9. ^ "ഗ്രാൻഡ് മുഫ്‌തിക്ക് മുസ്‌ലിംകളുടെ സമഗ്ര മുന്നേറ്റം സാധ്യമാക്കാനാവും: ദേവഗൗഡ" [Grand Mufti enables People to make social unity: Deve Gowda]. ManoramaOnline (in Malayalam). Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  10. ^ "അജ്മീര്‍ ഉറൂസില്‍ ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ഗ്രാന്‍ഡ് മുഫ്തി മുഖ്യാതിഥി" [Indian Grand Mufti attending as Chief Guest at Ajmer Urs]. Siraj Daily. 2019-03-12. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  11. ^ "ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ഗ്രാന്‍ഡ് മുഫ്തിയെ രാഹുല്‍ ഗാന്ധി അഭിനന്ദിച്ചു" [Rahul Gandhi honoured Indian Grand Mufti]. Siraj Daily.
  12. ^ "مفتي الهند يستنكر هجوم نيوزيلندا الإرهابي" [Mufti of India condemns New Zealand terrorist attack]. العين الإخبارية (in Arabic). بوابة العين الإخبارية. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  13. ^ "مفتي الديار الهندية لـ "الرياض": نستنكر الأعمال الإرهابية ضد المسلمين" [Mufti of India to «Al Riyadh»: We condemn terrorist acts against Muslims]. Al Riyadh (newspaper) (in Arabic). Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  14. ^ "مفتي الهند يعزي رئيسة وزراء نيوزيلندا في شهداء الهجوم الإرهابي" [Mufti of India condoles Prime Minister of New Zealand in the martyrs of the terrorist attack]. العين الإخبارية (in Arabic). Retrieved 2019-09-19.
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  25. ^ MuslimMirror (2019-04-30). "The perpetrators of the deadly attack in Sri Lanka are the enemies of Islam: Sheikh Abubakr , the grand mufti of India". Muslim Mirror. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  26. ^ "സമാധാനം നിലനിർത്താനുള്ള ഒമാന്റെ ഇടപെടലുകൾ ശ്ലാഘനീയം - ഇന്ത്യൻ ഗ്രാൻഡ് മുഫ്തി". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
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