Sheikh Abdullah Abdur Rahman al Shethri
a short biography
Source: Sent by the Sheikh’s secretary
Translated by Abu Abdur Rahman
His name and lineage: Doctor Abdullah bin Abdur Rahman Al Shethri, he is from a very well known family (aali Shethri). This family is well known to have scholars from amongst them. From them was the esteemed Sheikh Abdullah bin Abdur Rahman bin Mohamed bin Abdul Azeez Al Shethri (rahimahullaah) he passed away in the year 1428 (26/11) who studied under many famous scholars of the past like Sheikh Mohammed bin Ibraheem and Sheikh Mohammed ameen al Shinqeeti.
Note: It is not uncommon for Arabs to take similar names of righteous people especially if they were from their own family.
His teachers include: All the well known scholars, the likes of Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Baaz, Sheikh Mohammed bin Uthaimeen, Sheikh Saalih al fowzaan and many of the scholars from the Najd.
His students: being a teacher and head of many different departments in the University of Mohammed Bin Sauod many students of knowledge and scholars have graduated through his efforts and teaching.
His books include: tahqeeq kitaab al kifiyah al Kubra fi qiraat al ashara by Abi Izza al Qalasee, Jami aqwaal abi mansoor al azhari fi tafser min awalil quran ila surah al maaidah. Ajma ayatul limakaarim al akhlaaq fi quran al kareem, Al nahyi un itibaa al ahawaa wa ahliha fil quran il kareem. He has many other published books and books to be published shortly in sha allah
His education: he received his undergraduate in the faculty of Shariah and Arabic language, his Masters in Usool Deen from the University of Imam Mohammed Ibn Saoud. He attained his first class PhD from the same faculty of Usool deen from the same university.
His Quran memorization: He has memorized the 10 modes of recitation of the Quran with a chain going back to the Prophet Mohammed (sallallaahu alayhi w sallam).
His positions: His present position is Vice Chancellor of the university of Imam Mohammed ibn saoud. He has had a huge number of other leadership positions in the field of education and dawah just to mention a few; he was appointed head of the Qur’an and its Sciences faculty at the University of Imam Mohammed Ibn Saoud. He is part of the committee of scholars for dawah via the media. Head of the academic affairs committee, head of the committee which authenticates books and leaflets for dawah.
His specialty; Qur’an and its sciences, and he has extensive experience in Islamic education management.