'Abd-Allah Al-Tanukhi

Al-Amir al-Sayyid Jamal al-Din 'Abdalla al-Tanukhi (May 1417 – September 1479) was a Druze theologian and commentator. He has been described as "the most deeply revered individual in Druze history after the hudud who founded and propagated the faith". He is mostly famous for writing many books referred to as "al sharh" or الشرح in arabic which means "the explanation". As their title suggests, these books are a deep explanation of the Epistles of Wisdom.[1] His tomb in Aabey, Lebanon is a site of pilgrimage for the Druze.[2] He is cred with establishing a council of Initiates which brought together the Druze of the Chouf mountains.[3]


  1. ^ Nejla M. Abu Izzeddin (1993). The Druzes: A New Study of Their History, Faith, and Society. BRILL. pp. 172–8. ISBN 978-90-04-09705-6. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  2. ^ Nissim Dana (1980). The Druse, a religious community in transition. Turtledove Pub. p. 37. ISBN 978-965-200-028-6. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
  3. ^ Salibi, Kamal (2019, 1st ion 1988) A House of Many Mansions. The history of Lebanon reconsidered. I.B. Tauris. ISBN 978-1-8606-4912-7 p.144