Mohd Asri Bin Zainul Abidin was born on January 1st, 1971 in Penang, Malaysia. He graduated from the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan in 1995 with a Bachelor Degree (HONS) in Arabic and Syariah. He later furthered his study in Science University Malaysia, of which he graduated with a Master in Islamic Studies in 1999. His quest for knowledge continued soon after when he pursued Doctorate Degree in Al-Quran and Sunnah Studies at the International Islamic University of Malaysia, of which he graduated in 2003. Mohd Asri was first appointed as the Mufti of Perlis in 2006 until 2008. He was then appointed again in 2015 until now. He is also an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in Science University Malaysia, Penang. Mohd Asri was also a fellow of Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies in 2011 to 2012.
Mohd Asri was awarded with the Medal of Seri Sirajuddin Petra and the Medal of Dato’ Arif Perkasa in 2012, both by Raja Perlis. He was also awarded with Perlis’ Hijrah award 1428H and Science University Malaysia’s Hijrah Award in 1430H for his service.