Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi (born May 7, 1963) is a Syrian Islamic scholar and religious leader. He descends from a scholarly family that traces its roots back to Morocco, and lineage to the Prophet Muhammad. From an early age, his father, Shaykh Sayyid Ibrahim al-Yaqoubi supervised Shaykh Muhammad’s upbringing and tutelage, ensuring that every aspect of his sons life was developed with the most detailed care under the guidance of the Sharia. For over 20 years, Shaykh Muhammad studied over 500 books with his father, in the sciences of the Quran, hadith, fiqh, logic and many other fields. His father gave him full authority to narrate Hadith, to teach and issue fatwas. Shaykh Al-Yaqoubi has also received ijazat from prominent scholars of Syria including: the Maliki Mufti of Syria, Shaykh Makki al-Kittani; the Hanafi Mufti of Syria, Shaykh Muhammad Abul Yusr Abidin; Shaykh Ali al-Boudaylimi of Tlemcen, Shaykh Abdul Aziz Uyun al-Sud, Shaykh Salih al-Khatib, Shaykh Zayn al-'Abideen at-Tounisi, Shaykh Muhammad Wafa al-Qassaaband and Shaykh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri of Damascus.
Shaykh Al-Yaqoubi is fluent in several languages including Arabic, English, and Swedish, and has trained many scholars, imams and preachers both in Syria and the West. He is the author of a number of books in Arabic, as well as several poems in both Arabic and English. He has travelled the world extensively and participated in conferences, lectures and taught several intensive programmes from Finland to South Africa, and Indonesia to the West coast of the USA. The Shaykh currently resides in Morocco with his wife and 3 children, and continues to teach the sacred sciences to scholars and students.