Muhammad al-Hanooti

Mohammed Al-Hanooti (b. 1937) is a prominent Mufti of Palestinian origin who is an affiliate of several prominent Islamic organizations across the U.S. and in the Middle East. He acts as a Mufti and legal advisor in the Washington metropolitan area, and has also held the following positions: 2001 to 2002 Imam of Islamic Center of Capital District, Albany, NY; 1999 to 2001 Mufti and Fiqh Scholar, research and counseling - Islam on Line; 1995 to 1999 Imam of Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center of Northern Virginia; 1990 to 1995 Imam of Islamic Center of Passaic, 1978 to 1990 Director of Islamic Center of Jersey City, NJ; 1978 to Present A member of Fiqh Committee of Islamic Society of North America; 1965 to 1978 Imam of Friday Prayer in Kuwait; 1962 to 1965 A member of Shariaa Scholars of Baghdad. He learned Sharia from his father, Sheikh Ali Hanouti, and in Al-Azhar he studied Hadith at the hands of Sheikh Muhammad Said Azzawi from 1953 to 1958. He holds a Masters Degree in Islamic Law from Punjab University.