Abdullah Yusuf Ali(1872-1953), Barrister and lecturer
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Abdullah Jusuf Ali was a British Indian Islamic scholar. Born in Bombay, he received Islamic schooling, becoming a 'Quran Hifiz', able to recite the entire Quran from memory. He also read English literature at the University of Cambridge. Fluent in Arabic and English, his translation of the Quran is one of the most well known and widely referred to in the English-speaking world.