Habib Ali al-Jufri
|Birth||16 April 1971, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|Residence||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
Habib Al-Habib Ali Zain al-Abidin al-Jifri (Arabic: الحبيب علي زين العابدين الجفري; born 16 April 1971) is a Sunni Sufi Islamic scholar and spiritual educator located in the United Arab Emirates. He is the founder of Tabah Foundation (مؤسسة طابـة), a research institute based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Ali Zain al-Abidin al-Jifri was born in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on 16 April 1971 (20th Safar 1391 AH). Al-Jifri is a direct descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through his grandson Imam Hussein. He has written a number of articles and books including "The Concept of Faith in Islam."
Awards and recognition
In 2009, Al-Jifri was listed 37th in the world's 500 most influential Muslims by Georgetown University's The Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talaal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre of Jordan. He has since moved up on the list throughout the years, currently holding the number 24 spot.
He was a recipient of the Eugen Biser award in 2008 for his contribution to the document A Common Word Between Us and You.