Which famous people have you outlived?
Egyptian Sufi and Sheikh
Died when: 68 years 158 days
Star Sign: Taurus
Sheikh Abdel-Halim Mahmoud (Arabic: الإمام الأكبر عبدالحليم محمود) (12 May 1910 – 17 October 1978; 2 Jumaada al-awal 1328 A.H. - 14 The al-Qi`dah 1398 A.H.) served as Grand Imam of al-Azhar from 1973 until his death in 1978. Called “avuncular and beloved” by some, he was known for his modernizing approach to teaching at Al-Azhar University, preaching moderation and embracing modern science as a religious duty.