Ahmad Kuftaro

Sheikh Ahmad Muhammad Amin Kuftaro, (b. 1915, Damascus, Syria, d. 2004) was the Grand Mufti of Syria, the Head of the Supreme Council of Fatwa. In 1946, at the age of 31, he was a founding member of the League of Muslim Scholars, and in 1951 was appointed Mufti of Damascus. In 1958, he was appointed First Mufti of Damascus and a member of the Supreme Council of Fatwa. In 1964, he was elected Grand Mufti of Syria and Head of the Supreme Council of Fatwa as well as of the Supreme Council of Waqf (religious endowments). In 1968, he was awarded his first honorary Ph.D. in the Science of Islamic Dawa (preaching) by the Indonesian University of Jakarta.