Civil Servant and Academic.

Noted for his translation of the Qur’an into English.
A British-Indian barrister and Shi’i scholar in the Dawoodi Bohra tradition who wrote a number of books about Islam including a translation of the Qur’an.

A supporter of the British war effort during World War I, Ali received the CBE in 1917 for his services to that cause. He died in London in 1953.