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Abdullah al-Harari

Muslim scholar
Abdullah al-Harariyy
عبد الله الهرري الحبشي
Title al-Harariyy
Born 1910
Died September 2, 2008
Ethnicity Harari
Era 20th-21st century
Region Horn of Africa/Levant
Main interest(s) Islamic philosophy, polemics

Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Harariyy (Arabic: عبد الله الهرري الحبشي‎) (b. 1910 – d. September 2, 2008) was a Harari scholar of Islamic jurisprudence. Living and teaching in Beirut, Lebanon, he is noted as the founder of Al-Ahbash.


  • History 1
  • References 2
  • External links 3
  • See also 4


Al-Harariyy was born in 1910 in Harar, Ethiopia.[1]

In 1983, he founded

See also

  • Shaykh Abdullah Al-Harariyy Official Biographical Site in English

External links

  1. ^ al-Filasṭīnīyah, Muʼassasat al-Dirāsāt (1999). Journal of Palestine studies (Institute for Palestine Studies and Kuwait University) 29 (113-116): 73. 
  2. ^ a b "Founder of Lebanon fundamentalist Sunni group dies". 2008-09-02. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  3. ^ Al-Harari's official reply to Amman Message
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Hamzeh, A. Nizar; Dekmejian, R. Hrair (1996). "A Sufi Response to Political Islamism: Al-Ahbash of Lebanon". International Journal of Middle East Studies (Beirut, Lebanon: American University of Beirut) 28: 217–229.  
  6. ^ World, Almanac. "Al Ahbash". World Almanac of Islamism. Retrieved 2009-04-10. 


Al-Harariyy died of natural causes on September 2, 2008, aged 98.[2]

In terms of tariqa, Al-Harariyy was affiliated with Qadiriyya orders in Jerusalem, Damascus and Beirut.[4] He was also licensed as a Shaykh by Al-Azhar University's branch in Lebanon.[5][6]

Al-Harariyy was one of the Ulama signatories of the Amman Message. Issued in 2004, the statement gives a broad foundation for defining Muslim orthodoxy.[3]


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