Absattar Baghysbaiuly Derbisali (Kazakh: Әбсаттар Бағысбайұлы Дербісәлі, Ábsattar Baǵysbaıuly Derbisáli; September 15, 1947 – July 15, 2021) was a Kazakh supreme mufti. He served as mufti from June 24, 2000 to February 18, 2013.
Absattar Baghysbaiuly Derbisali
September 15, 1947
|Died||July 15, 2021(aged 73)|
|Known for||Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan (2000–2013)|
In February 2013, Derbissali resigned to continue his activity in science and education.
On February 26, 2013 Derbissali was appointed Director of Suleimenov Oriental Studies Institute.
Derbissali was a member of the Academy of Science of Kazakhstan. He was a Doctor of Philology, a professor, an orientalist and a diplomat. He held a diplomatic rank of the first class adviser.
Derbissali was the author of 400 theoretical articles and practical developments in the Arab language and literature, ancient periods of Kazakh literature and culture, Kazakhstan's spiritual connections with the Muslim countries of Middle East, as well as the history of Islam, Quran and the sayings of the Prophet Mohammad.
- Умер бывший верховный муфтий Казахстана Абсаттар Дербисали (in Russian)
- Spiritual leader congratulates Kazakh Muslims on traditional holiday Archived 2007-11-10 at the Wayback Machine Kazinform
- "New Supreme Mufti of Kazakhstan elected". Tengrinews.kz English. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- "Former Kazakhstan's Supreme Mufti appointed Director of Oriental Studies Institute". Tengrinews.kz English. Retrieved 26 February 2013.