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Dr. M. Sa’id Ramadan Al-Bouti – Biography


Dr. M. Sa’id Ramadan Al-Bouti

  • Born in 1929 in the village of Jilka, which belongs to the island of “Butan”, i.e. Ibn ‘Umar, situating inside the Turkish boundaries, north of Iraq. He immigrated to Damascus with his late father, Mulla Ramadan when he was four years old.
  • Completed his legal secondary study in the Institute of Islamic Guidance in Damascus, and joined the faculty of religion at Al-Azhar University. He acquired ‘The International’ Certificate there in 1955. Next year, he joined the faculty of Arabic at Al-Azhar, too and acquired education Diploma at the end of the same year.
  • Appointed as dean in the faculty of religion at Damascus University in 1960, and deputed to Al-Azhar University to attain doctorate in the roots of the Islamic law. He could acquire the relevant certificate in 1965.
  • Appointed as instructor in the college of law of Damascus University in 1965, as a deputy of the college later on and as its dean then as a the chief of the Department of tenets and religions at Damascus University.
  • Participated, and is still participating, in many global conferences and symposia, and is, in addition, a member in the royal society of the Islamic Civilization Researches in Amman, and member in the higher board of Oxford academy.
  • Speaks Turkish and Kurdish well, and fair in English.
  • Wrote no less than forty books on the sciences of religion, literature, philosophy and sociology, the problems of civilization and others.


  • Dr. M. Sa’id Ramadan Al-Buti is the Head of the Beliefs and Religions Department in The Faculty of the Islamic Law, Damascus University
  • He almost lectures every day in the mosques of Damascus and other Syrian cities. Thousands of men and women attend his lectures.
  • He participated, and is still participating, in such a lot of international conferences and symposiums handling miscellaneous branches of the Islamic culture in several Arab, Islamic, European and American countries.
  • At present, he occupies membership in the Royal Society of the Islamic Civilization Researches in Amman, Jordan.
  • He is also member in the High Council of Oxford Academy in England.
  • He writes in several newspapers and journals on Islamic topics and update cases, including replies to a large number of questions he receives, concerning verdicts or consultations serious to people, and help solving their problems.


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