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Habib Ali al-Jifri


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Habib Ali al-Jifri

Habib Ali was born in Jeddah and is direct descendent of Imam Hussein son of Ali, peace be upon them. He began taking knowledge from his early childhood from his first teacher, his mother’s great-aunt, the scholar and knower of God, Safiah daughter of Alawi son of Hassan al-Jifri, she had an immense influence on him and the direction he took in the pursuit of knowledge and spirituality.

As a continuation of the authentic methodology of receiving Sacred Knowledge, and wayfaring on the spiritual path, through an unbroken chain of masters, all the way back to the Messenger of God may God Bless him & his family and give them peace, a methodology the preservation and maintenance of which, the valley of Hadramaut and the city of Tarim are renowned, this work was continued in the intellectual Milieu of the Hejaz which became a meeting point for the Scholars of the School of Hadramaut when they were exiled from the South of Yemen during Communist Rule; he received his education in the Sacred Sciences and the Science of Spiritual Wayfaring at the hands of Scholars and many Spiritual Educators among them: Habib Abdul-Qadir Bin Ahmad al-Saqqaf, Habib Ahmad Mashhur Bin Taha Al-Haddad, Shaykh Muhammad Bin Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani, Habib Attas al-Habshi and many others.

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