Shaykh Mufti Abdur Rahman bin Muhammad bin Salek bin Fahfu. Is one of the greatest scholars living today.
His father is more known in the west as the noble Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj. Shaykh Abdur Rahman is from the tribe of Massumi who trace their lineage back to the Himyar tribe of Yemen.
The Shaykh himself comes from a long line of scholars and is known throughout Mauritania and the world for his knowledge and piety.
Shaykh Abdur Rahman is the senior son of Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj. The shaykh memorised the Quran at a young age and studied the sciences of reading the Quran. He then started studying Maliki fiqh and mastered all the major texts in the Maliki Fiqh such as al-Akhdari, Ibn Ashir, the Risalah of Ibn Abu Zayd, Ashal al-Masalik, Nazm Muqaddimah Ibn Rushd, Mukhtasar Khalil, and many more.
The shaykh is a master in Maliki Fiqh. Shaykh Abdur Rahman has mastered over 18 sciences, including usul al-fiqh, hadith, inheritance, muamalat, Quran recitation (he knows all seven recitations), i’rab al-Quran, tafsir, mu’jizat al-Quran, and many more.
The shaykh has served as an imam and mufti in Abu Dhabi, and currently lives with his family and children in the old quarters of Granada, Spain where he serves as the imam of Masjid al-Taqwa.