Abdullah Bin Bayyah

His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah (b. 1935, Mauritania) is Vice President of the International Union of Muslim Scholars in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is a member of several legal bodies, such as the European Council of Legal Opinion and the Supreme Fiqh Council based in Saudi Arabia. He teaches Islamic legal methodology, Quran and Arabic at the King Abdal Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is also one of leading experts in Fiqh al-Aqaliyaat, (juristic rulings related to minority Muslims).  Before emigrating to Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abdallah bin Bayyah was Minister of Education followed by Minister of Justice and finally Vice President to the first President of Mauritania.