Egypt Independent

Egypt’s Grand Imam heads to Germany for backbone treatment



Egypt’s Grand Imam of Azhar Ahmed al-Tayyeb headed to Germany on Tuesday for medical examinations on his back and to complete his treatment.

Tayyeb previously traveled to Germany in 2018 to resume his examinations and complete treatment upon the advice of the physicians.

Tayyeb was born in January 6, 1946 and is the current Grand Imam of al-Azhar and was also the former president of al-Azhar University. He was appointed by the former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, following the death of Mohamed Sayed Tantawy in 2010.

Hailing from Luxor Governorate in Upper Egypt, Tayyeb belongs to a Sufi family.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm