Dr. Abdulmalik
Mansour Al-Masabi

Academic, Author, Politician, & Diplomat

Dr. Abdulmalik
Mansour Al-Masabi

Academic, Author, Politician, & Diplomat


September, 1952

Abd al-Malik al-Mus’abi was born in Rima, Yemen, in 1952, amid high mountain peaks, and a world still burning with the remains of the Second World War.
His father, Sheikh Mansour al-Humairi was a scholar of jurisprudence, and a sheikh with a good reputation in Bani Musab.
His grandfather Sheikh Hassan had the art of politics and the spirit of revolution, and he took from his father the request for knowledge and academic excellence.

June, 1965

His early education was a unique course, combining modern study in the schools founded by the revolution, and the lessons of scholars in mosques.In the morning and during the school day he jumped between educational levels in agreement with the principal of the primary and middle school, who agreed to conduct early tests, He gave him a primary degree before completing the official school years, and in the evening he was taught by the sheikhs and scholars, and he increased his forensic science and language.

May, 1968
Early education

On Ali Abdul Mughni Street, off Tahrir Square in Sana’a, was located in Al-Thawra Secondary School, from which Professor Abdul Malik graduated.In this field and its branching streets, the child grew up who would later become an ambassador, academic and author.

December, 1971
Character development

In addition to his excellence in early education, Abdul-Malik al-Musabi was witnessing political and discussion seminars held by the Yemeni parliament, and participated in the discussion and questions.While his childhood was passing without playing and playing like children, he was developing an awareness and understanding that none of his peers have.

September, 1973
Primary Education

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March, 1977
Higher Education

After that, he would start in his academic career, which began with his bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Sana’a in 1977, and after ten years he would become a professor at that university. His journey with the University of Sanaa, and leaves Yemen on a new career path that will lead him to North Africa, specifically Tunisia, where he became the ambassador of his country in the Tunisian Republic.

July, 1980
Political Career

Abd al-Malik al-Musabi did not know a work from a young age, other than political and intellectual works, dialogue between different currents and ideas, so politics was his legacy from his grandfather, teaching his legacy from his father, cultural work and dialogue among civilizations his legacy from his career.

In politics, his craft that he chose and preferred over other trades in his early youth, Abdul-Malik joined the membership of the Supreme Committee for Local Council Elections in Yemen, from 1980 until 1999 AD, then he had a prominent role in the General People’s Congress, and this was accompanied by his government work and teaching, Then later diplomatic work and intellectual production.

July, 1982
Academic Career

In teaching, he started his career in 1988 and 2002, at the same university that he graduated from, which is the University of Sana’a, and among the most prominent subjects he was teaching: the history of human and Islamic legislation, comparative religions, comparative jurisprudence, theories of interpretation of history, philosophy, and studies in economics.

July, 1988
Career Highlights

The works he assumed influenced his personality, and he influenced him, and throughout the history of his career, Dr. Abdul-Malik Mansour Al-Musabi assumed some of the positions through which he contributed to enriching the cultural and academic scene in Yemen and abroad:

  • Founder (2001) and President of Al-Mansour Cultural Foundation for Dialogue among Civilizations, 2001-present.
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Yemeni Encyclopedia, Al-Afif Cultural Foundation, Yemen, 2000-present.
  • Member of the faculty of the National Charter Institute, Yemen, 1982-present.
  • Member of the Supreme Council of Sana’a University, Yemen, 1987-1990.
  • Member of the Academic Staff for Legalization of Islamic Sharia, Yemen.
March, 1990

One day, specifically since 1990, Professor Abdul-Malik Al-Musabi was one of those who drew Yemen’s policies through his multiple positions in leading the General People’s Congress, where he started as an active member in the conference, then head of the organizational department, then head of the Department of Politics and Foreign Relations, then assistant secretary-general For thought, culture and information affairs, and these roles were accompanied to his position as an advisor to the Yemeni President.

September, 1994
Books and Studies

The following is a list of the most important studies and literature (all studies and literature can be found on his works page):

  1. 1- The Political Insurrection: A Study of Armed Political Conflict.
  2. 2- The other’s rights: an Islamic perspective.
  3. 3- Jurisprudence of Assets and Ijtihad: Al-Shawkani as a model.
  4. 4- Yemeni ُmigration phenomenon.
  5. 5- Diligence of the Messenger, may God bless him and grant him peace.
  6. 6- Endowments and guidance in the procession of the revolution.
July, 1996

At the beginning of his tenure to the Ministry of Culture, Abd al-Malik al-Musabi concluded several cooperation agreements in the fields of music, theater and publishing, with several Arab countries, most notably Egypt.

Abdul-Malik Al-Musabi was one of the most prominent heads of the Central Agency for Control and Accounting.

November, 1998

The most prominent milestones throughout his governmental and political career:

  • Member of the Yemeni Shura Council (Yemeni Senate), Chairman of the Committee for Human Rights and Public Liberties and Civil Society Organizations 2001-2002.
  • Minister of Culture and Tourism of Yemen, 1997-2000.
  • Assistant Secretary General for Thought, Culture and Information Affairs 1995 – 1997.
  • Adviser to the Yemeni President 1990-1994.
  • Deputy Minister of Awqaf and Guidance in Yemen 1982-1989.
March, 1999
Intellectual Legacy

Dialogue is the only outlet for coexistence.”

It is difficult to be a fanatic diplomat, or an intellectually-minded student, and for this reason Abdul Malik Al-Musabi’s journey was marked by intellectual flexibility, openness to all opinions, and belief in everyone’s right to express themselves without violence or hatred.

Thought and knowledge was not urgent to Abd al-Malik al-Musabi, as with his genesis and religious studies and then his diplomatic roles, he had much to say, which was represented in many books and studies that he published throughout his long journey, lectures and seminars in which he lectured.

The acquisition of knowledge or the pursuit of knowledge at Abdul Malik Al-Musabi began from his childhood, and did not stop until now, and at every practical stage in his life, political and diplomatic practices were to serve his knowledge and human aspirations in the rule of peace and bloodshed.

September, 2000
Almansour Cultural Foundation

In addition to his educational achievements, He was always keen to expand the network of his friendships and acquaintances, to be receptive to all currents and ideologies, and to establish bridges of constructive dialogue with all parties to reach a mutual understanding, this concern occupied his mind throughout his years of study and teaching, and led him launch the “Al-Mansour Cultural Foundation for the Dialogue among Civilizations“.

May, 2001
Lectures and Seminars

He also gave lectures and participated in seminars and conferences in many countries such as: Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Iran, Bahrain, Britain (United Kingdom), Tunisia, Algeria, Syria, Sudan, France, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Egypt, the Netherlands, the United States of America, and Japan. Among these lectures and seminars are the following:

1- The First Seminar: Dialogue of Civilizations between Japan and the Islamic World, Bahrain, 2002.

2- The second seminar: Dialogue of Civilizations between Japan and the Islamic World, Tokyo, Japan, October 2003.

3- The fourth seminar: Dialogue of Civilizations between Japan and the Islamic World, Tunis, January 2006.

4- World Summit on the Information Society, November 2006.

5- Democracy and secularism in a multi-religious and multi-cultural society, University of Siana, Italy, September 2004.

6- Towards a Contemporary Islamic Discourse, Mansoura University, Egypt, 2004.

7- East and West towards better understanding, Kuwait, December 2003.

8- Islam and the Dialogue of Civilizations, Mansoura University, Egypt, February 2002.

9- Arab-Russian Dialogue, Tunis, June 2003.

10- East and West Dialogue or Conflict, Ben Ali Chair for Dialogue between Civilizations and Religions, Tunis, February 2003.

May, 2002
Ambassador of Yemen to Tunisia

Before that, he was Yemen’s ambassador to the Tunisian Republic from 2002 until 2005.

September, 2007
Second PhD

Dr. Mansour spent his diplomatic mission to Tunisia that started in 2002 to achieve another academic achievement on the sidelines of his stay in Tunisia, where he obtained a a second PHD in 2007 from the University of Tunis Al-Manar in sociology.

May, 2008
Ambassador of Yemen to the League of Arab States

One of the most prominent milestones through his diplomatic career when he worked as an ambassador and permanent representative of the Republic of Yemen to the League of Arab States from 2007 until 2011.