Dr. Ahmed Al Haddad has served as the Grand Mufti of Dubai since 2011. He holds a PhD in Shari’a from Umm Al Qura University, Makkah, KSA. He serves as the head of Dubai’s fatwa department at IACAD and is mainly responsible for the regulation, edicts, and issuing all decisions concerning Islamic law and order in the emirate. In addition to this, he is a member to multiple Fatwa and Sharia Boards, a member of AAOIFI in Bahrain and wrote multiple books with regards to Fiqh matters. He is also an associate professor at College of Islamic Studies in Dubai and Mohamed Bin Zayed University in Ajman.
In January 2021, His Eminence issued a fatwa allowing UNHCR to distribute Zakat in cash or goods with specific conditions, in particular that the beneficiaries should be eligible to receive Zakat and that they become owners of the cash or goods distributed.