Mahmood Shaltoot

Al-Akbar Mahmood Shaltoot (1893-1963) was an Egyptian Islamic scholar. He then spent many years at Al-Azhar Islamic Institute in Cairo Egypt and rose to become rector and Grand Imam from 1958 to 1963. He was a prolific writer on the sharia and on tafsir (exegesis), and is known for introducing the teaching of the fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) of Zaydi and Twelver Shi'a Islam to the university alongside the fiqh of the four Sunni madhhabs (schools of thought in Islamic jurisprudence).