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Dr. Abdullah Bin Abdulmohsin Al-Turki

Bio-Data

Name:  Abdullah Bin Abdulmohsin Al-Turki, PhD.

Date of birth:  1359 Hijra -1940 AD

Education

  • BA Shari’a – Faculty of Shari’a , Riyadh   1383 H – (1964 AD)
  • MA (honors)Higher Judicial Institute, Riyadh   1389 H -  (1970 AD)
  • Ph.D. (1st class honors) Faculty of Shari’a and Law- Al-Azhar University Cairo, Thesis, The Origins of Ibn Hanbal’s School of Thought   1393 H - (1973 AD)
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree, Zaqaziq University, Arab Republic of Egypt  - 1408 H – (1988 AD)
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree, Altai State University, Almata-Kazakhstan   - 1424 H -  (2004 AD) 

Posts held in the public sector

Career in education sector:

Dean of  the Faculty of Arabic language, Riyadh,                                1388 H -  (1969 AD)

Deputy Rector of Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University      1394 H – (1974 AD)

Director of Imam Mohammad Bin Saud Islamic University                 1396 H -  (1976 AD)

Minister of Islamic Affairs, Endowment, Propagation and Guidance  1420 H –  (1999 AD)

Secretary General of the Muslim World League                                   1421 H -   (2000 AD)

Memberships and Affiliations (Local, National and International)

Dr. Al-Turki holds the membership, chairmanship or vice-chairmanship of the following:

  • Member, Commission of the Senior Scholars of Saudi Arabia.
  • Member of  the Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs.
  • Member, King Faisal Charity Foundation, Riyadh.
  • Member, the Board of King Abdul-Aziz Public Library, Riyadh.
  • Member, Benevolent Society for Disabled Children, Riyadh.
  • President, League of Islamic Universities.
  • President, Board of King Faisal University, Chad.
  • President, Board of Trustees of Edinburgh Islamic Center, Scotland.
  • Deputy President of the International Islamic Council for Dawah and Relief, Cairo.
  • Founding Member, International Islamic Charity Institution, Kuwait.
  • Member, Board of Trustees of the Islamic Dawah Organization.
  • Honorary Member, International League of Islamic Literature.

Published works

  • Osool Mazhab Al-Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal (Origins of Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal School of Thought).
  • Causes leading to Scholars difference.
  • Islam’s Approach to Family building.
  • King Abdu-Aziz Approach.
  • Overall Doctrine of Earlier Imams.
  • Methodology used in Dealing with the Prophet Sirah (Biography).
  • Imam Mohammad Bin Saud (State of Dawah and Preachers).
  • The Moderate Ummah and The Prophet’s Methodology in Calling People to Allah.
  • Duty  of the Islamic State in Inviting to Allah
  • Saudi Arabia and its Services to Islam and Muslim in the West.
  • Islam and Human Rights.
  • Reflections over the Dawah of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Abdulwahhab. 

Printed and Published Verifications

  • Manaqib Al-Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal; by Ibn Al-Jawzi
  • Hilyatul Fuqahaa, by Ahmad Bin Faris Al-Razi
  • Al-Mughnee wa Ash-Sharhul Kabir wal Insaf.
  • Al-Wadhih fi Osool Al-Fiqh, by Ibn Aqeel.
  • Al-Madkhal Ela Mazhab Al-Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal, by Ibn Badran.
  • Al-Mughnee by Ibn Qudama, (co-authored).
  • Sharh Mukhtassar Ar-Rawdhah, by At-Toufi.
  • Sharh Al-Aqeedah At-Tahawiya, by Abul-Izz; (co-authored).
  • Mehnat Al-Imam Ahmad, by Abdul-Ghani Al-Maqdisi.
  • Al-Jawhar Al-Muhassal fi Manaqib Al-Imam Ahmad, by Mohammad Bin Abu-Bakr As-Saadi.
  • Ar-Rehla Al-Malakiya, by Yusuf Yassin.
  • Al-Ershad Ela Sabeel Ar-Rashad, by Ibn Mussa Al-Hashimi.
  • Al-Kafi, by Ibn Qudama.
  • Al-Iqnaa li Talibil Intifaa, by Al-Hajjawi.
  • Muntaha Al-Iradat, by Al-Fotouhi.
  • Al-Bidaya Wan- Nihaya, Ibn Kathir.
  • Ja’mi-ul-Bayan fi Tafseer al-Qur’an, by At-Tabari.

International Awards

Dr. Al-Turki has received the following award

  • Dubai International Award for the Promotion of Qur’an. He was also voted “Islamic Personality” of the year 1423 H (2003 AD).
  • King Abdullah “Scholars and Preachers International Award” Jordan, Ramadan 1424 H (2004 AD). 
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