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Abdul Aziz Ibn Muhammad Ibn Abdul Rahman Ibn Abdul lateef Al Shaikh Born 10 February 1940 (1940-02-10) (age 71)
Nationality Saudi Arabian Occupation Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia
'Abd al-'Aziz ibn 'Abd Allah ibn Muhammad ibn 'Abd al-Lateef Aal ash-Shaikh (Arabic: عبد العزيز بن عبد الله بن محمد بن عبد اللطيف آل الشيخ, also known as Abd al-'Aziz al-Ashaikh) (born February 10, 1940) is a Muslim scholar and the current Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia.
Born in Riyadh in 1940, 'Abdul Aziz al ash-Shaikh began studying the Qur'an at the Ahmad Ibn Sanaan Mosque and memorized the entire text by the time he was twelve years old. In 1954 he transferred to the Imaam ad-Da'wah Institute where he graduated from the Faculty of Sharia in 1962.
He then began his active religious life, and worked as a teacher at the Imaam ad-Da'wah al-'Ilmee Institute until 1971. He then transferred to teaching at the Faculty of Sharia (at the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University) in Riyadh and continued there until 1991.
He was made a member of the Council of Senior Scholars in 1986, where after he was also made a member of the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa, and was appointed deputy to the then Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, (Shaikh ibn Baaz) in 1995.
He was the imam for Jumu'ah prayers at the mosque of Sheikh Abd Allah ibn 'Abd al-Lateef since 1969, later transferring to being imam at the Central Mosque of al-Imam Turki ibn 'Abd Allah in 1991. He also became the imam and Khatib at Masjid Namirah on the Day of Arafat in 1981.
Whilst at the Faculty of Sharia he supervised university theses, and took part in thesis discussions and debates.
Since 1993 he has taken part in responding to questions on the radio program "Noorun 'alad-Darb".
Since his birth he suffered from weak eyesight, until he lost his sight altogether in 1960.
- ^ Schmitt, Eric; Shanker, Thom (2008-03-18). "U.S. adapts cold-war idea to fight terrorists". New York Times. "Saudi Arabia 's top cleric, Grand Mufti Sheik Abdul Aziz al-Asheik, gave a speech last October warning Saudis not to join unauthorized jihadist activities, a statement directed mainly at those considering going to Iraq to fight the American-led forces."
- ^ "«Hässliche, unglückliche Äußerungen»: Erdogan fordert Entschuldigung des Papstes", Netzeitung, 17 September 2006 (German)
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Persondata Name Abdul-Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Aal Ash-Shaikh Alternative names Short description Date of birth 10 February 1940 Place of birth Riyadh Date of death Place of death Categories: 1941 births | Living people | Blind academics | Grand Muftis | Islamic studies scholars | Muslim scholars | Saudi Arabian imams | Saudi Arabian Sunni Muslims | 20th-century imams | 21st-century imams | Salafi | Salafis
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