Abdullah Ali Jabir - Biography
Abdullah Ali Jabir, born Ali Ibn Abdullah Ibn Ali Jaber, was an eminent reciter from Saudi Arabia. He was born in Jeddah in 1373 Hijri. While he was five, Ali moved with his parents to Madinah where he had memorized the Holy Qur’an at the age of 15.
In 1396 HIjri, Abdullah Ali Jabir joined the Sharia’s Faculty of the Islamic University and graduated in 1365. Fresh out, he enrolled in the High Institute of Magistracy and prepared a thesis he supported in 1400. His research was carried out in the “Abullah Ibn Omar’s Fiqh and its impact on the Madinah’s School”. Graduated with honours, Abdullah Ali Jabir was proposed to be judge in Mays sane but he preferred the position of Administrative Inspector and shortly became professor of Arab Language and Islamic studies in the Education Faculty of Madinah Monawara relevant to King Fahd Abdul Aziz University.
Later on, Ali Jaber, who was imam and reciter in many Saudi mosques, was nominated Imam of the private mosque of the late King Khalid Ibn Abdul Aziz. While the Custodian of the two holy mosques moved to Jeddah, Ali Jaber was nominated Imam of the Holy mosque of Makah. In 1403, Abdullah Ali Jabir asked to be exempted from his functions of imam and took them back to lead evening-prayers in Ramadan’s and then as an official imam of the Holy Mosque in the same year he got his doctorate certificate in 1407 Hijri.
Ali Jaber died in 1426 Hijri in Jeddah.