Hassan al-Saffar

Sheikh Hassan al-Saffar (Arabic: الشيخ حسن الصفار, born 1958) is a Shi'a scholar from Qatif, Saudi Arabia. He is considered one of the most important Shi'a leaders in Saudi Arabia. He established the Shi'a Islamic Reform Movement[1] in the early 1990s, which sought to improve the relations between the Shi'a and the ruling family.[2] On 23 October 2009, The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre mentioned him as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world."[3]

Hassan al-Saffar
Main interest(s)Pan-Islamism
Muslim leader
WebsiteOfficial Website


  1. ^ Raihan Ismail (2012). "The Saudi Ulema and the Shi'a of Saudi Arabia". Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies. V (4). Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  2. ^ Middle East Research and Information Project
  3. ^ Rasid News Network 21 October 2009

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