Abdullah al-Harari

Sheikh Abdullah al-Harari (b. 1910 in Ethiopia d. 2008 Beirut, Lebanon) was the founder of the Sunni Muslim group Habashi. He received religious training from a number of clerics there as well as in Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries. He came to Lebanon in early 1950s and wrote several books on Islam. The Habashi group, which he founded in the 1970s, stayed out of Lebanon's 1975-90 civil war that killed more than 150,000 people.  He died at the age of 98 in Beirut.