Ali S. Ali, Ph. D
I was born in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, where I spent much of my childhood with various shuyukh. I left for Saudi Arabia where I enrolled in Medina’s Islamic University. I graduated with a B.A. in both Arabic and Islamic Studies from Islamic University
Upon graduation, I got admitted to King Abdul-Aziz University, Makka branch (known now as Ummul-Qura University) for graduate studies, where I spent two years. Then I traveled to America where I pursued both an M.A. and a PhD in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). The title of my dissertation was “Tafsir bil Ma’thur’, specifically dealing with the question of Hujja (the question of authority or binding proof), a question which had been virtually ignored otherwise.