Abdallah bin Mahfudh ibn Bayyah (born 1935 ) was born in [1 ] Mauritania. He teaches at King Abdul Aziz University in Saudi Arabia. He is a specialist in all four traditional Sunni schools, with an emphasis on the [3 ] Maliki Madh'hab. Currently he is the President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies. [4 ]
Bin Bayyah is involved in number of scholarly councils including
The Islamic Fiqh Council, a Saudi-based Institute, he was also the Vice-President of International Union of Muslim Scholars. from which he resigned mid 2013. [5 ] He is also a member of the Dublin-based [6 ] European Council for Fatwa and Research, a council of Muslim clerics that aims at explaining Islamic law in a way that is sensitive to the realities of European Muslims. Bin Bayyah is a [7 ] Sufi. [8 ]
Shaikh Bin Bayyah was quoted by President
Barack Obama during his speech before U.N security council 2014. [9 ]
He was ranked amongst the 500 most influential Muslims from 2009 - 2013.
Early Career [ edit ]
In his youth, he was appointed to study legal judgments in
Tunis. On returning to Mauritania, he became Minister of Education and later Minister of Justice. He was also appointed a Vice President of the first president of Mauritania. [3 ]
Amman Message [ edit ]
Bin Bayyah is one of the
Ulama signatories of the Amman Message, which gives a broad foundation for defining Muslim orthodoxy. [11 ]
Publications [ edit ]
Manufacturing of Fatwa and minority fiqh, 2005.
[12 ] A dialogue about human rights in Islam, 2003.
Ideological opinions (فتاوى فكرية)
Amaly Alddalalat (Usul alfiqh), 2003.
Terrorism: a Diagnosis and Solutions
The Discourse of Security in Islam and the Culture of Tolerance and Harmony
Fatwas and Reflections
A clarification on the various legal opinions pertaining to financial transactions
The Benefits of Endowments
Evidence for those suffering from illnesses on the immense Divine award that awaits them
Aims and their Proof
Responsibilities and positions [ edit ]
Director of the Global Center for Renewal & Guidance, UK
Member of the European Research & Fatwa Council, Ireland
Deputy President of the International Association of Muslim Scholars, Beirut
Member if the Association of Indian Jurists, Delhi
Member of The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Jordan
Member of the Counsel of Jurists attached to the Organisation of Islamic Conference, Jeddah
Member of the Specialist Panel presiding over the Prince Naif ben Abdul Aziz prize for Prophetic Traditions and Islamic Studies
Member of the Muslim League’s International High Council of Mosques, Mecca
Member of the International Aid Organisation of Kuwait
Member of the Lecturing Staff at the King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah in which he is a lecturer
Member of the High Council in the Centre for Studying the Aims of Sharia, UK
Medals and awards [ edit ]
Awarded the King Abdul Aziz Medal with the Rank of Distinction
Awarded the Jordanian Medal First Degree
Awarded the King Abdullah II of Jordan Prize for Scholars and Callers to God, Jordan
The Degree of the Organisation of Islamic Conference with Distinction, and others
Awarded the Chinguetti Prize for the Category of Islamic Studies for his book “A Dialogue from Afar”
See also [ edit ]
Prominent students [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b John Gallagher, Eric D. Patterson, Debating the War of Ideas, p 51. ISBN 0230101984
^ Gerhard Böwering, Patricia Crone, Mahan Mirza, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, p. 347. ISBN 0691134847
^ a b John Gallagher, Eric D, Debating the War of Ideas, p 51. ISBN 0230101984
^ "Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies".
^ Members list (Arabic)
^ List of Members of the European Council for Fatwa and Research
^ Islam Affairs: "Abdullah bin Bayyah: The Sufi Faqih" September 23, 2014
^ "Prominent Muslim Sheik Issues Fatwa Against ISIS Violence". September 25, 2014.
^ "500 Most Influential Muslims". December 8, 2013.
^ Bin Bayyah's official reply to Amman Message
^ Gerhard Böwering, Patricia Crone, Mahan Mirza, The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought, p 347. ISBN 0691134847
^ Bin Bayyah's Biography
External links [ edit ]