Abdul Aziz al-Harbi

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Abdul Aziz al-Harbi
Saudi Arabia
NationalitySaudi Arabian
Main interest(s)Tafsir, Arabic language
Alma materIslamic University of Madinah, Umm al-Qura University

Abdul Aziz bin Ali al-Harbi is a Saudi Arabian Islamic scholar and associate professor at Umm al-Qura University in Mecca. He is one of the founders and the current president of the Arabic Language Academy at Mecca.[1]


A native of Mecca, Harbi memorized the entirety of the Qur'an, the Muslim holy book, at the age of eleven.[2]

Harbi earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Exegesis of the Qur'an, known to Muslims as Tafsir, from Islamic University of Madinah in 1989. Nine years later, he completed a Master of Arts degree in the Muslim prophetic tradition, known as the Sunnah, at Umm al-Qura University, where he would eventually complete his Doctorate of Philosophy in Qur'anic exegesis in 2001.[2] He was promoted to the rank of associate professor at Umm al-Qura in 2006, and currently teaches exegesis. He is also a member of the university's academic board.[1]

Harbi also has an Ijazah authorization in all ten Qira'at, or variant methods of reciting the Qur'an, with a complete chain of narration going back to the original reciters of the Qur'an.[2] The majority of his published works, however, have been within the field of the Arabic language, especially in regard to Arabic rhetoric.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b أ.د / عبد العزيز بن علي الحربي . Official website of the Academy, 9 February 2015. Accessed 8 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Dr. Abdul Aziz al-Harbi, Tawjih mushkil al-qira`at al-'ashariya al-farashiya lughatan wa tasfiran wa i'raban, back cover. 1st. ed. Riyadh: Dar Ibn Hazm, 2003.