Absattar Derbisali

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Absattar Derbisali

Absattar Baghysbaiuly Derbisali (Kazakh: Әбсаттар Бағысбайұлы Дербісәлі, born in 1947) is the Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan.[1]

In February 2013, Derbissali resigned to continue his activity in science and education.[2]

On February 26, 2013 Derbissali was appointed Director of Suleimenov Oriental Studies Institute.[3]

Derbissali is a member of the Academy of Science of Kazakhstan. He is a Doctor of Philology, a professor, an orientalist and a diplomat. He holds a diplomatic rank of the first class adviser.

Derbissali is the author of 400 theoretical articles and practical developments in the Arab language and literature, ancient periods of Kazakh literature and culture, Kazakhstan's spiritual connections with the Muslim countries of Middle East, as well as the history of Islam, Quran and the sayings of the Prophet Mohammad.[3]

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Preceded by
Ratbek Nysanbayev
Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan
2000 – 2013
Succeeded by
Yerzhan Mayamerov