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Nuh Ha Mim Keller (born 1954) is an American Muslim translator of Islamic books and a specialist in Islamic law, as well as being authorised by Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri as a sheikh in sufism in the Shadhili Order. He is one of the foremost Muslim theologians and experts on Sufism in the West. Keller was born in 1954 in the Northwestern United States. He studied philosophy and Arabic at the University of Chicago, located in Chicago, Illinois, and the University of California, Los Angeles, located in Los Angeles, California. Keller converted to Islam from Christianity in 1977.

His English translation of Umdat al-Salik (Reliance of the Traveller) was the first Islamic legal work in a European language to receive the certification of Al-Azhar University. This translation has led to this work becoming influential among Western Muslims. In addition to his authorization to be a spiritual guide, Nuh Ha Mim Keller possesses ijazas, or "certificates of authorisation", in Islamic jurisprudence from scholars in Syria and Jordan.
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