Yemeni Scholar Sheikh Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani Passes Away at 82 Featured

News of Passing

Sheikh Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani, a well-known Yemeni scholar, passed away at the age of 82 in Istanbul. His son, Muhammad bin Abdul Majeed Al-Zindani, shared the news of his father's passing and offered condolences on the X platform.


International Mourning

The International Union of Muslim Scholars and Palestinian Scholars Association mourned the loss of Al-Zindani. The Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq also praised him as the chief scholar of Yemen and the most prominent scholar of the Islamic nation. Sheikh Ali Al-Sallabi, another prominent Islamic scholar, also expressed his condolences.


Symbol of Islamic Movement

Born in 1942, Al-Zindani is considered a symbol of the Islamic movement in Yemen. He founded Al-Iman University, the International Commission for Scientific Miracles in the Qur’an and Sunnah in Mecca, and served as the head of the Shura Council of the Yemeni Congregation for Reform Party.


Accusations of Terrorism Support

Al-Zindani faced accusations from the US of supporting terrorism due to his involvement in the Afghan jihad period against the Soviets. However, he rejected the Houthi coup in 2014 and advocated for national reconciliation between all Yemeni parties.

Final Years

Residence in Turkey

Despite living in Saudi Arabia before, Al-Zindani moved to Turkey in 2020. It is worth noting that Saudi Arabia had lifted the travel ban on him from 2017 to 2020.