Dr. Muhammad Ratib Al-Nabulsi graduated in the year 1956 with a B.A. in Arabic Language and Literature, then completed his higher studies at the department of Arabic literature, and faculty of letters at Damascus University, from which he graduated in 1964. After that, he went to the faculty of education in Damascus University, from which he got a Diploma in Educational Accreditation, with a high rating, in the year 1966. He then joined the University of Leon (The Lebanon Branch), where he got an M.A. in Arabic literature, with his written thesis: “Tawfeeq Al-Hakeem as a Critic." The Ministry of Culture and National Guidance of the Syrian Arab Republic undertook to publish his M.A. thesis on its own account. In 1999, he got a Ph.D. in education from Dublin University, Britain, with his thesis titled "Education of Children in Islam." From 1969 to 1999, he worked in the field of secondary, then university education; and was appointed a lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Damascus University.
He has written and co-authored in writing several books related to his career, such as From the Literature of Life, a textbook for the secondary education certificate (literary and scientific), which was taught for about ten years, as well as a book of methodology of teaching Arabic for students of post-graduate studies (Diploma of Educational Accreditation) in the Faculty of Education at Damascus University, among other books.
He studied Islamic Religion and Legislation during his youth, and attended lectures given by a number of religious scholars in Damascus. He also studied Quranic interpretation, prophetic tradition, Islamic jurisprudence, the Seerah of the Prophet (S), and Islamic obligations, and got a license in Prophetic Hadith Narration from his professor at the Faculty of Literature, Dr. Sheikh Sobhi As-Saleh, professor of Quranic sciences, Al-Hadith sciences and linguistics at Damascus University.
In the year 1974, he was appointed orator in the mosque of his grandfather, the knowledgeable Sheikh Abdulghani An-Nabulsi, and a religion lecturer in the mosques of Damascus, and has been orating and teaching in An-Nabulsi mosque, and other mosques such as Al-Othman, At-Tawousiah, Al-Ahmadiah, where he has taught Islamic theology, Quranic interpretation, prophetic hadith, Islamic jurisprudence, Prophetic biography, Arabic literature, and basic principles of Islamic call. Be He was then appointed principal of Quranic Recitation Institute of An-Nabulsi mosque, a supervisor of "Nahj Al-Islam" Magazine, issued by the Ministry of Awqaf in Syria. He was also appointed member of several committees set up by the Ministry of Awqaf. He has also delivered religious lectures in North America, Australia, Turkey, and Lebanon. He delivers a number of lessons, orations, symposiums and chat programs broadcast on Syrian, Arab, and Islamic radios and televisions.
He has written a number of Islamic books, such as Encyclopedia of the Beautiful Names of Allah, Encyclopedia of Scientific Miracles of the Holy Quran and Prophetic Sunnah, Outlooks on Islam, Contemplations on Islam, and others. He has written articles for some Syrian, Arab, Islamic, and Western magazines and newspapers.
He is married and blessed with three daughters and two sons.