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Kamil Mohammed Taher al-Husayni
Born Kamel ibn Mohammad Taher ibn Mostafa Taher ibn al-Husayni
(1867-02-23)February 23, 1867
Died 31 March 1921(1921-03-31) (aged 39)
Occupation Islam
Successor Haj Amin al-Husseini
Religion Sunni Islam
Children Ahmed al-Husayni
Military career
Allegiance Ottoman Empire

Kamil al-Husayni (Arabic language: كامل الحسيني‎, also Kamel al-Hussaini) (23 February 1867 - 31 March 1921) was a Sunni Muslim religious leader and the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem from 1908 until his death.

Al-Husayni was the son of Mohammed Tahir al-Husayni, the first Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. When his father died in 1908, Kamil succeeded him. Politically, his approach was very different from his father's. During the British Mandate for Palestine, he sought compromise with the Jews and British authorities. The British appointed him chairman of the Appeal Courts and later director of the Higher Waqf Committee.

He was succeeded by his brother Mohammad Amin al-Husayni.


  • Zvi Elpeleg (1992, David Harvey, trans.). The Grand Mufti : Haj Amin al-Hussaini, Founder of the Palestinian National Movement (London: Frank Cass) ISBN 0-7146-3432-8

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