Muhammad Abduh Yamani

Dr. Muhammad Abduh Yamani, a prominent figure in Saudi Arabia’s Islamic and cultural landscape, was born in Mecca in 1940. His journey began with early education in Mecca’s Grand Mosque, followed by schooling at Al-Falah schools, culminating in higher education at King Saud University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and Chemistry.

Driven by a thirst for knowledge, he pursued further studies at Cornell University in the United States, obtaining a Master’s degree in Economic Geology and a Ph.D. in Geology with a focus on the mineral economics of Saudi Arabia. He also earned a diploma in University Administration from the University of Michigan.

Upon his return to Saudi Arabia, Dr. Yamani embarked on a prolific academic career. He held various positions at King Saud University, rising to Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science. He served as Deputy Minister of Education for Technical Affairs and later as Director of King Abdulaziz University. From 1975 to 1983, he was Minister of Culture and Information, shaping Saudi Arabia’s media landscape significantly.

Muhammad Abduh Yamani was deeply invested in Islamic studies, particularly in making the Prophet Muhammad’s biography more accessible. He was also active in issues concerning Muslim minorities globally.

Throughout his career, he held significant positions in various institutions, including the Mecca Region Quran Memorization Society and the Executive Council of the Islamic World Conference. Internationally recognized, he received honors from Islamic countries and accolades for his contributions to various fields.

Sadly, Dr. Yamani passed away in 2010 following a heart attack during a meeting in Mecca. His funeral prayers were held at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, and he was laid to rest in Al-Mu’alla Cemetery. His legacy lives on through his extensive scholarly work and contributions to Saudi society.

Books Written by Muhammad Abduh Yamani