Tabah core values represent a guide to the foundation in its pursuit to achieve its vision, while committing to its mission. These values are:
Excellence (Ihsan ), Creativity, Integrity, and Accommodation.
Senior Scholar Council
The senior scholars council is an advisory board that functions as both a board of trustees as well as an advisory resource. The council first convened on 13 January, 2008, at the foundation where the reviewed the proceedings of the Academic Steering Committee. The members of the senior scholars’ council have been involved throughout the formative period of the foundation and have proven an indispensible resource for the Tabah Foundation mission.
In attendance were:
Dr. M. Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti
Dean, Department of Religion, University of Damascus, Syria
He was born in 1929 in Syria. The Shaykh received his primary and secondary schooling at Damascus. In 1953 he joined the Faculty of Shariah at al-Azhar University, and completed his doctorate in 1965 at the same University. In 1975, he was given the position of the vice dean to Faculty of Law at the University of Damascus, and later in 1977 as the dean. He authored more than sixty books on various Islamic issues, and was considered an important scholar of the approach based on the four schools of Sunni Islam. He died as a martyr in March 2013.
Founder and President, Global Center for Renewal and Guidance
He was born in 1935 in Mauritania in a household with an Islamic environment in which he studied all of the Islamic sciences. He became Minister of Education and later Minister of Justice, and was later appointed as Vice President of the first president of Mauritania.
Currently he is the President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies and is involved also in number of scholarly councils including The Islamic Fiqh Council and the Dublin-based European Council for Fatwa and Research.
Dr. Nuh Al-Qudat - Mercy on his Soul - till 2010
Former Grand Mufti of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
He was born in 1939 in Jordan. He obtained a degree from the College of Sacred Law at Damascus University in 1965. He continued his studies in Egypt, and in 1980 he obtained a master’s degree from Al-Azhar University and his doctorate from the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh in 1986.
Apart from his religious capacities he also served as the Jordanian ambassador to Iran between 1996 and 2001. In 2007 he was appointed as Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Jordan.
He died in December 2010 where thousands were present at his funeral.
Dr. Ali Muhammad Jumua
Former Grand Mufti of Egypt
He was born in Egypt in 1952. He received a bachelor’s degree from al-Azhar University, then masters degree followed by his Ph.D with highest honors in Juristic Methodology (usul al-fiqh) in 1988. He served as the eighteenth Grand Mufti of Egypt from 2003 to 2013.He authored many books along with articles published in major newspapers and presented scientific material in different television programs.
He was born in 1963 in Yemen. He was raised in a household that possessed a tradition and lineage of Islamic scholarship as a descendent of prophet Muhammad (saw). He memorized the Qu’ran at a very young age, and memorized core texts in Fiqh, Arabic language, Hadith, and many other religious sciences under major scholars.
He established Dar al-Mustafa, an Islamic educational seminary in Tarim, which accepts students from a variety of countries. Habib Omar bin Hafiz travels regularly between east and west to meet with students and leaders, deliver talks and media interviews. In 2009, he was listed at number 33 in The 500 Most Influential Muslims.