Sheikh Mohammad Ali Al Sabouni

Scholar of Tafsir

An internationally respected Islamic scholar of tafsir, or Qur’anic exegesis, Sheikh Mohammed Ali Al-Sabouni is widely acclaimed for his short commentaries of the Qur’an.

Popular Commentaries:
Al Sabouni is influential because of his easy-to-read, simplified commentaries of the Holy Qur’an. They are now thought of as some of the most popular short commentaries in history after those of Jalalayn, Baydawi, Ibn Kathir and Ibn Juzayy. One of Al-Sabouni’s most influential commentaries is the Tafsir Ayat Al Ahkam, an exploration of the Qur’anic verses that pertain to legal rulings.

Traditional Authority:

The Institute of Scientific Research and Revival of Islamic Heritage at the Umm Al Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia commissioned Al-Sabouni to investigate the ancient tafsir manuscript of Abu Jaafar Al-Nahas (d. 949 CE/338AH). Al-Sabouni’s landmark achievement of verifying the only surviving manuscript of the text has come to fruition as a six volume work published by the university.

Birth: 1 January 1930 (Age: 84)

Source of Influence:

Influence: Significant scholarly influence as the leading contemporary authority on Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir)

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Status: Featured in current year