Habib Ali Zine al-Abdin al-Jifri

Born in 1971 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to parents descended from the Imam Hussein, son of Ali, al-Jifri was raised and educated among the Hadramawt diaspora which had left due to Communist rule in South Yemen.  He pursued Islamic studies in Sana'a and Baeda in Yemen and has received recognition internationally for founding the Tabah Foundation, contributing to the management of the Common Word document, and founding the Noor Center for document preservation in Tarim, Yemen.