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Abdallah bin Bayyah President, Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies


Statement by a prominent Mauritanian Muslim jurist explaining to youth why extremism, suicide bombing, and ISIS are illegitimate according to Islamic beliefs and practices. Abdallah bin Mahfudh ibn Bayyah is a Mauritanian professor of Islamic studies at the King Abdul Aziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is a specialist in all four traditional Sunni schoolsof Islamic law. Currently he is the President of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies.

Type of Resource

Primary Source Document

Topic Category
  • Islam
  • Islam and Muslims
  • current events
  • Contemporary Muslim Regions
Grade Level

Middle School
High School

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