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Prominent Algerian scholar dies in Saudi Arabia

Al-Jazairi spent more than 50 years teaching at the Mosque of the Prophet in Madina

15.08.2018
Prominent Algerian scholar dies in Saudi Arabia

By Hussein Elkabany

CAIRO

Prominent Muslim scholar Abu Bakr al-Jazairi died Wednesday in Saudi Arabia after prolonged illness at age of 97, according to Saudi local media.

Born in Lioua village in southern Algeria in 1921, al-Jazairi memorized the Holy Quran at an early age and studied Islamic jurisprudence.

In 1953, he moved to Saudi Arabia, where he began his teaching career at several institutions and schools there, before joining the Islamic University in Madina from 1960 till his retirement in 1986.

Al-Jazairi spent more than 50 years teaching at the Mosque of the Prophet in Madina where he was teaching the interpretation of Quran and Hadith (Prophet’s sayings).

He has authored several books during his lifetime, including Minhajul Muslims ((Muslim’s Path), one of the most popular books in the Arab world.

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