Shabir Ally is a Canadian Imam. As of 2020 he was the President of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre International in Toronto.[2][3][4][5] He is best known for his contextual interpretation of the Qur'anic verses, and justification in similar expressions within the Christian Bible.[6] A study concluded that Ally has contributed to the da’wah field by adopting preaching methods targeted at both the Muslim population and the non-Muslim population.[7]

Shabir Ally
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Shabir Ally in 2013
EducationLaurentian University (BA)
University of Toronto (MA, PhD)
Main interests
YouTube information
Years activeJune 23, 2008–present
Subscribers213 thousand[1]
Total views23.1 million[1]
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Updated: 4 December 2021


Shabir Ally was born in Guyana, and moved to Canada with his family in 1978. He received his B.A. in Religious Studies from Laurentian University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.[8] His PhD thesis was on the exegesis of the Qur'an (Tafsir).[9]


Ally is an author,[10] and has published the following:

  • Reply to Robert Morey's source of Islam theories, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia : Dar Al-Hadyan, 1997.
  • Is Jesus God? The Bible Says No!, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia : Dar Al-Hadyan, 1998.
  • 101 questions to ask visiting Jehovah's Witnesses, Toronto, Canada : Islamic Information & Daʼwah Centre International, 1997. A second volume is entitled Another five questions to keep you going.
  • Yahweh, Jehovah or Allah : which is God's real name?, Toronto, Canada : Al-Attique, 1999.
  • 101 clear contradictions in the Bible, Toronto, Canada : Al-Attique, 2001.
  • What God said about eating pork : & issue for Muslims / Christian dialogue, Toronto, Canada : Al-Attique, 2003.
  • Science in the Qur'an, Toronto, Canada : Al-Attique, 2003.
  • Common questions people ask about Islam, Toronto, Canada : Islamic Information & Da`wah Centre International, 2008.
  • Christianity Vs. Islam : A Muslim and a Christian Debate 8 Crucial Questions, Minnesota, United States : Bethany House Publishers, 2014. Co-authored with James R. White.


  1. ^ a b "About Let The Quran Speak". YouTube.
  2. ^ "shabir ally - IslamiCity". Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  3. ^ Silverstein, Barbara (2019-03-25). "Rings of peace held outside Canadian mosques". The Canadian Jewish News. Retrieved 2021-06-19.
  4. ^ "Prominent Islamic scholar says according to Imam Abu Hanifa prayers can be offered in native language". Chitral News. 2020-06-30. Retrieved 2021-06-19.
  5. ^ Folkins, Tali (2019-01-21). "Evolution of interfaith friendships led to powerful experience of 'trialogue'". Anglican Journal. Retrieved 2021-06-19.
  6. ^ F.Y., Mustaffa (2020-03-31). "Needs and Preferences of Qur"anic Arabic Vocabulary Learners Regarding Learning through Qur"anic Arabic Mobile Applications". International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. 24 (5): 152–162. doi:10.37200/ijpr/v24i5/pr201678. ISSN 1475-7192.
  7. ^ Abu Zarin, Zarinna (2019). "Dr Shabir Ally and His Contribution to Da'wah". Cluster of Education and Social Sciences.
  8. ^ Neurock, Gabriella (2018-04-03). "The New Testament: Fact or Fiction - Royal Purple News". Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  9. ^ Shabir Ally. "The Culmination of Tradition-based Tafsīr : The Qurʼān Exegesis al-Durr al-manthūr of al-Suyūṭī (d. 911/1505)" (PDF). Retrieved 24 February 2019.
  10. ^ IslamiCity. "shabir ally - IslamiCity". Retrieved 2020-10-27.

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