Ali Jaber (scholar)

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Ali Jaber الشيخ علي جابر
Born 1953
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Died 2005
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Nationality Saudi Arabia
Ethnicity Arab
Education Doctorate degree in Fiqh
Occupation Imam at the Masjid al-Haram

Ali Jaber (Arabic:علي جابر), born Ali ibn Abdullah ibn Ali Jabber (Arabic: علي بن عبدالله بن علي جابر), was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1951 or 1952.[citation needed] He was Imam at the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.[citation needed] He had a Ph.D.[citation needed]


In 1956, when Jaber was 5, he moved to Medina, where he memorized the Qur'an,[citation needed] finishing in 1971, at the age of 14 or 15. In 1976, Jaber joined the Sharia Faculty of the Islamic University of Madinah and graduated in 1986.[citation needed]

He enrolled in the High Institute of Magistracy and prepared a thesis he supported in 1980.[citation needed] His research was carried out on the topic "Abullah Ibn Omar's fiqh and its impact on the Medina School". He graduated with honors, and was proposed to be judge in Mayssane, but he preferred the position of Administrative Inspector.[citation needed] He soon became an Arabic language teacher and professor of Islamic studies in the Education Faculty of Medina, affiliated with King Abdulaziz University.[citation needed]

Jaber, who was Imam and reciter in many Saudi mosques, was nominated Imam of the private mosque of King Khalid of Saudi Arabia.[citation needed] When King Khalid moved to Jeddah; Ali Jaber was appointed as the official lead Imam (by Royal Order) of Masjid al-Haram, the large mosque in Mecca.[citation needed] In 1982, Jaber asked to be exempted from his functions of Imam and went back to leading evening prayers in Ramadan.[citation needed]

Jaber died on December 17, 2005 at the age of 53 or 54.[1]


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