Sheikh Ali Jaber
علي صالح محمد علي جابر
Background information
Birth nameAli Saleh Mohammed Ali Jaber
Born3 February 1976
Medina, Saudi Arabia
OriginSaudi Arabia
Died14 January 2021 (aged 44)
Jakarta, Indonesia
GenresIslamic, Nasheed, Hamd, Na'at
Occupation(s)Qari, imam, Habib, Da'i
Years active2008–2021

Ali Saleh Mohammed Ali Jaber (Arabic: علي صالح محمد علي جابر, romanizedʿAlī Ṣāliḥ Muḥammad ʿAlī Ǧābir) or better known as Sheikh Ali Jaber (3 February 1976 – 14 January 2021) was a Saudi Arabian-born preacher and scholar with Indonesian nationality.[1] He has also been a judge on Hafiz Indonesia and has been a Da'i in various studies on various national television stations.

Personal life

Ali Jaber has been devoted to reading the Qur'an since childhood. It was his father who initially motivated Ali Jaber to study the Qur'an. In educating religion, especially the Qur'an and prayer, his father was very strict, and did not even hesitate to beat him when little Ali Jaber did not pray. His family is known as a religious family. In Medina he has a large mosque which is used for the syiar of Islam. As the eldest of twelve children, Ali Jaber was required to continue his father's struggle for Islamic symbols.

Although at first what he lived was the wish of his father, over time he realized it was his own need and by the age of eleven, he had memorized 30 juz of the Qur'an.

Sheikh Ali Jaber began memorizing the Quran at a young age and later pursued formal Islamic education in Saudi Arabia. He studied under some of the most prominent scholars of the time and obtained a degree in Shariah Law from the Islamic University of Madinah.[2]

After finishing his studies, Sheikh Ali Jaber became an Islamic scholar, preacher, and Quran reciter. He gave talks and lectures in different mosques and Islamic centers in many countries. People liked his speeches because they were easy to understand and related to problems faced by people today. He also wrote many books on Islamic subjects.[3]



On 13 September 2020, Syekh Ali Jaber was stabbed by an unknown person while lecturing at the Falahuddin Mosque, Sukajawa, Bandar Lampung. As a result, he suffered a stab wound to the right arm.[4] The suspect, who was born on 1 April 1996, Alfin Andrian, was successfully secured.[5]


Sheikh Ali Jaber died on Thursday, 14 January 2021, at age 44, twenty days short from his 45th birthday, at 08.30 WIB from post-COVID-19 complications at YARSI Hospital, Cempaka Putih, Jakarta.[6] Previously, Ali Jaber had tested positive for COVID-19 during the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia, but appeared to be recovering when he was declared dead.[7]





  1. ^ Lestari, Puput Puji (14 January 2021). "Profile Of Sheikh Ali Jaber, Becoming An Indonesian Citizen Thanks To President SBY And His Wish To Be Buried In Lombok". Voi. Retrieved 3 February 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Education and Career".
  3. ^ "Popular Quran reciter dies | The National News".
  4. ^ CARLOS K.Y. PAATH (14 September 2020). "Muslim Preacher Ali Jaber Describes His Attacker as "Well-Trained"". Jakartaglobe. Retrieved 14 September 2020.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Rizky Aditya Prnama (14 September 2020). "The Perpetrator Of The Stabbing, Sheikh Ali Jaber, Is Detained For The Next 20 Days". Voi. Retrieved 15 September 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ News Desk (15 January 2021). "Islamic preacher Syekh Ali Jaber dies at 44". TheJakartaPost. Retrieved 3 February 2021.((cite news)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Taher, Andrian Pratama. "Yusuf Mansur: Syekh Ali Jaber Dies" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 14 January 2021.((cite news)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)