abib Ali Zain al-Abideen al-Jifri was born into a family of noble lineage extending in an unbroken chain to Imam Hussain, may Allah be pleased with him, grandson of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him.

Habib Ali is from the majestic city of Tarim in Southern Yemen. Nestled in the ancient valley of Hadramawt, Tarim has been a centre of learning and spirituality for centuries. Habib Ali received a classical Islamic education from the illustrious scholars of Hadramawt, embodying a methodology which crystallizes the middle way of Islam, Islamic jurisprudence, a respect for the differences between jurists, and a spiritual education drawn from the Qur’an and the Sunnah.

Habib Ali is Founder of the ‘Tabah Foundations for Islamic Studies and Research’ based in the United Arab Emirates. He is also a lecturer at Dar al Mustafa, Tarim, an educational institute established for the study of traditional Islamic sciences. Habib Ali is continually invited to lecture in many countries across the globe and appears regularly on a variety of network television and radio programs. (Biography taken from the book Wayfarers to God, published by Guidance Media)

Courses Taught:
Spring 2010 Courses
Journey to Allah – Part 1
Journey to Allah – Part 2

Fall 2009 Courses
Journey to Allah – Part 1
Spring 2009 Courses
Journey to Allah – Part 2
Other Courses Previously Taught
Journey to Allah – Part 1
What His Students Say:
“I especially enjoyed the blessing of the Sheikh’s recorded lesson in Arabic with the teacher then presenting and teaching us it in English, masha Allah. Even though I don’t understand Arabic the emotion in the Sheikh’s voice was very touching, Alhamdulillah.”
Anisah Christensen
Mother, London, Canada

“Habib Ali is a magnificent speaker and teacher, Masha’Allah. I am so happy to be able to learn from him.”
Fatimah Alhuseini
Student, Sydney, Australia

“No one can listen to al-Habib Ali and not be touched by him and moved by him. It really gets you thinking about yourself and Allah ta’ala and moves you to aspire to better your relationship.”
Daniel Birnstiel
Student, Cambridge, UK

“Listening to Habib Ali also moved my heart deeply and his wisdom, great knowledge and insight gave a wonderful encapsulation of what it means to be on a journey to Allah!”
Sharifah Lubna Binte Syed Ahmad Alhadad
Student, Johor Bahru, Malaysia