Nuh Ha Mim Keller

Nuh Ha Mim Keller ( born 1954 ) is an American Sufi Sheikh of the Tariqa Schadhiliyya. It dates from the northwestern United States and studied philosophy and Arabic language at the University of Chicago and UCLA. The original Catholic who eventually converted to Islam, later became a scholar of Islamic law (fiqh ). He studied at Al -Azhar University in Cairo (Egypt) and also in other Islamic institutions. He now lives (2005 ) in Amman ( Jordan).

He is the author of a number of books and translated several important Arabic works into English, including Umdat al - Salik in the 14th century by Naqib al - Misri ( " Reliance of the Traveller ", a classic manual of Islamic jurisprudence according to the law school of Shafi'i ).

He also published a critical edition of al - Khayrat Dala'il, for which he commissioned the famous Osman Taha Kalligraphisten.

He was one of the 138 signatories of the open letter A Common Word between Us and You (English A Common Word Between Us and You), the personalities of Islam to "leaders of Christian churches everywhere" (English " Leaders of Christian Churches, everywhere ... " ) submitted (13 October 2007).