Ex Head of School of Sunnah
His Name and LineageHe is the Noble Shaykh, the Scholar of Hadeeth Rabee’ Ibn Haadee ‘Umayr al-Madkhalee. He comes from the well-known tribe of al-Madaakhalah from the province of Jaazaan to the south of Saudi Arabia. It is one of the tribes of Banee Shabeel, and Shabeel was the son of Yashjub Ibn Qahtaan.
His Birth and Early Youth
He was born in the village of al-Jaraadiyah, which is a small village to the west of the town of Saamitah at a distance of three kilometers. He was born in 1352 A.H./1931 C.E., and his father died approximately a year and a half after his birth. So his mother (rahima-hallaah) brought him up. She supervised him and gave him the best of upbringings, teaching him praiseworthy manners of truth and trustworthiness.
His Early Studies
When he reached the age of eight years, he joined the circles of knowledge in his village and learnt to read and write. And from those under whom he studied were Shaykh Shaybaan al-‘Areeshee and also al-Qaadhee Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Jaabir al-Madkhalee, and also Muhammad Ibn Hussayn Makkee from the town of Sibyaa. He studied the Qur.aan with Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Jaabir al-Madkhalee, as he also studied with him tawheed and tajweed. He later studied at the Madrasah in Saamitah. And from those under whom he studied were: Shaykh Naasir Khaloofah Tayaash Mubaarakee (rahima-hullaah), the well-renowned scholar from the major students of Shaykh al-Qar’aawee. Under him, he studied Buloogh al-Maraam wa Nuzhatu an-Nadthar of al-Haafith Ibn Hajar (rahima-hullaah) then he joined the educational institute in Saamitah and there studied under esteemed scholars, the most renowned of them was Shaykh Haafith Ibn Ahmad al-Hakamee (rahima-hullaah) and also his brother, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Hakamee. He also studied under the Noble Shaykh and Scholar of hadeeth Ahmad Ibn Yahyaa an-Najmee (hafidha-hullaah), and also studied ‘aqeedah under the Noble Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Amaan Ibn ‘Alee al-Jaamee (rahima-hullaah). He also studied fiqh (Zaad al-Mustaqni’) under Shaykh Muhammad Sagheer Khamees and many others under whom he studied Arabic language and poetry. In 1380 A.H./1960 C.E. he graduated from the educational institute in Saamitah and in 1381 A.H./1961 C.E. he joined the Faculty
of Sharee’ah in Riyaadh and continued there for a period of a month or two, then the Islaamic University of Madeenah opened and he transferred to Madeenah and joined the Faculty of Sharee’ah and studied there for four years and graduated in the year 1384 A.H./1964 C.E. with excellence.
From those under whom he studied whilst at the Islaamic University of Madeenah were:
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah), he studied al-‘Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah under him;
Shaykh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah), he studied hadeeth and the science of the chains of narrations;
Shaykh ‘Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbaad (hafitha-hullaah), he studied fiqh (Bidaayatul-Mujtahid) for three years under him;
Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee (rahima-hullaah), he studied tafseer and Usool al-Fiqh under him for four years;
Shaykh Saalih al-‘Iraaqee (rahima-hullaah), he studied ‘aqeedah under him;
Shaykh ‘Abdul-Ghaffaar Hasan al-Hindee (hafitha-hullaah), he studied the science of hadeeth with him.
His Role in Da’wah and Positions
After he graduated, he worked as a teacher in the Islaamic University for a while, then he joined the Department for Higher Studies at Umm al-Quraa University in Makkah where he continued his studies attaining a masters degree
in hadeeth in 1397 A.H./1977 C.E.. In the year 1400 A.H./1980 C.E. he attained a doctorate from Umm al-Quraa University, also with excellence.
He then returned to the Islaamic University as a teacher at the Faculty if Hadeeth. He taught hadeeth in all it’s forms and sciences and became the head of the Department of the Sunnah at the Department for Higher Studies a number of times at the rank of chairman.
The Shaykh (hafitha-hullaah) excels in much humility with his brothers, students, and visitors. He is humble in his housing, dress and transportation; he does not seek nor like luxury in any of these.
He is also always cheerful and open, with boredom not striking any of his sittings. His sittings are filled with readings of hadeeth and the Sunnah and warnings against innovations and their perpetrators, such that one who sees him and does not know him feels nothing more concerns him than this. The Shaykh loves the students of knowledge and honours them and gives to them in charity and seeks to have their needs met to the best of his ability both physically and financially.
His house is always open to the students of knowledge such that no day passes whereby he tucks into his breakfast, lunch or evening meal by himself, and his students call upon him.
He is from the most enthusiastic of callers to the Qur.aan, the Sunnah and the understanding of the Pious Predecessors. He is full of a sense of honour and intensity over the Sunnah and the understanding of the Pious Predecessors. There are very few comparable to him in this issue in our time and he is from the defenders in our time of the path of the Pious Predecessors day and night, inwardly and outwardly.
The Shaykh has written many books, and all praise is for Allaah, as he has frequently broached many subjects which required attention, particularly the issue of refuting the perpetrators of innovations and desires in our time. Amongst his numerous books is that entitled: “The Methodology of the Prophets in calling to Allaah – that is the way of wisdom and intelligence” which is available in the English language.
Amongst the many scholars who have praised the Shaykh are:
Shaykh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah) who mentioned on the tape “Liqaa. Abee al-Hasan al-Ma.rabee ma’a al-Albaanee” about him and Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee: “Without a doubt we praise Allaah the Almighty Who has, for this pure and upright da’wah to the Qur.aan and the Sunnah upon the methodology of the Pious Predecessors, made use of numerous callers from different Islaamic lands who uphold the collective obligation which very few do so in the Islaamic world today, notably the two Shaykhs (Rabee and Muqbil), the callers to the Qur.aan and the Sunnah and that which the Pious Predecessors were upon and wagiing war against those who oppose this correct methodologyâ€¦”
The Shaykh further adds: “So I wish to say, that which I have seen of the writings of the Shaykh Dr. Rabee, then it is beneficial and I do not recall having seen anything wrong or outside of the methodology which we have come together upon with him, and him having come together upon with usâ€¦”
He also mentions on the tape “al-Mawaazanaat Bid’atul-‘Asr”: “And in short, I say that the one who carries the banner of al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel in this present day and age in truth is our brother (Shaykh) Dr. Rabee, and those who refute him do not refute him upon (sound) knowledge – neverâ€¦”
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah) who mentioned on the tape “Tawdeeh lil-Bayaan” about him: “So the explanation which has been issued by us, it’s intention was the call of all, all the callers and the scholars to the constructive criticismâ€¦and the intention was not our brothers the people of Madeenah from the students of knowledge and the teachers and the callers, and nor was the intention other than them in Makkah or Riyaadh or in Jeddah. Rather our general intention was our brothers the well-known Shaykhs in Madeenah of whom there is no doubt, they are the people of sound ‘aqeedah and from the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah, such as: Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Ibn ‘Alee, Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee, Shaykh Saalih Ibn Sa’d as-Suhaymee, Shaykh Faalih Ibn Naafi’, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee – all of them are known to us in uprightness and knowledge and sound ‘aqeedahâ€¦”
He also mentions on the tape: “al-As.ilah as-Suwaydiyah”: “Indeed Shaykh Rabee’ is from amongst the scholars of the Sunnah”.
Shaykh Ibn Baaz also permitted Shaykh Rabee’ to teach in his masjid (Masjid Ibn Baaz) in Makkah. His lessons still continue to this day, and this is evidence enough that the Shaykh died and he was pleased with Shaykh Rabee’ and that which he was upon in creed and methodology.
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen on the tape “al-As.ilah as-Suwaydiyah” said: “â€¦as for Shaykh Rabee, then regarding him, I do not know anything but good, and the man is an upholder of the Sunnah and an upholder of Hadeeth”
He was asked on the tape “Kasf al-Lathaam ‘an Mukhaalif Ahmad Salaam”: “What is your advice for the one who forbids (listening to) the tapes of Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee with the claim that they stir up fitnah and within them is praise for the rulers in the Kingdom and that his praise, i.e. Shaykh Rabee’s praise for the rule, is hypocrisy?” The Shaykh responded: “Our opinion is that this is incorrect and is a major error, and Shaykh Rabee’ is from amongst the scholars of the Sunnah and the people of good and his ‘aqeedah is sound and his manhaj is correctâ€¦”
Shaykh Dr. Saalih Ibn Fowzaan Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Fowzaan on the tape “al-As.ilah as-Suwaydiyah”, after mentioning Shaykh Rabee’ along with a number of other scholars he said: “â€¦and they are from amongst the distinguished scholars who have much experience in da’wah and refutation against those who desire to take the path of the da’wah outside it’s correct path, so it is obligatory to circulate their tapes because indeed in them there is great benefit for the Muslims”
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Subayyal (General President of the Affairs of al-Masjid al-Haraam (Makkah) and al-Masjid an-Nabawee (Madeenah), and the Imaam and Khateeb of al-Masjid al-Haraam) was asked about his opinion regarding whoever forbids (listening to) the tapes of the well-known scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah such as Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaamee (rahima-hullaah) and Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafitha-hullaah), whereby he says that tapes of the Shaykh stir up fitnah. So the Shaykh responded: “Look! These two scholars (their tapes) are amongst the best tapes, they call to the Sunnah and holding firm to the Sunnah, however, none speaks about them (in this manner) except one who follows his desires, and those who speak most about them are the people of partisanship who associate themselves with a group from amongst the groups, they are the ones who forbid these things. As for these two scholars well-known for their holding form to the Sunnah and their sound ‘aqeedah upon the methodology of the Pious Predecessors, then they are amongst the best of people”
Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘AbdurRahmaan Aal Ghudayyaan
Member of Council of Senior Scholars
Member of Lajnah ad-Daa`imah lil Iftaa
Muslim World League
He was born in 1345 A.H./1934 C.E. in the city of az-Zulfee.
He studied the basics of reading and writing, when young, with ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez as-Suhaymee, and ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Ghayth, and Faalih ar-Roomee. He also studied the basics of fiqh, tawheed, Arabic grammar and faraa.id with Hamdaan Ibn Ahmad al-Baatil. He then travelled to Riyadh in 1363 A.H./1952 C.E., and in 1366 A.H./1955 C.E. he enrolled into al-Madrasah as-Sa’oodiyyah al-Ibtidaa.iyyah (previously known as Madrasatul-Aytaam) and graduated from there in 1368 A.H./1957 C.E.
He was then appointed a teacher in al-Madrasah al-‘Azeeziyyah, and in 1371 A.H./1960 C.E. he enrolled into the Educational Institute. During this period he studied with Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraaheem Aal ash-Shaykh. He also studied fiqh with Shaykh Sa’ood Ibn Rashood who was the (grand) judge of Riyadh, and tawheed with Shaykh Ibraaheem Ibn Sulaymaan, and Arabic grammar and faraa.id with Shaykh ‘Abdul-Lateef Ibn Ibraaheem. He then continued his studies until he graduated from the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 1372 A.H./1961 C.E.
His Appointed Positions
He was then appointed head of one of the courts, and then later transferred to teaching at the Educational Institute in 1378 A.H./1967 C.E. In 1380 A.H./1969 C.E. he was then appointed a teacher at the Faculty of Sharee’ah, and in 1386 A.H./1975 C.E. he was transferred to passing fatwa at the Daar al-Iftaa.
In 1391 A.H./1980 C.E. he was appointed a member of The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa in addition to member of the Council of Senior Scholars.
Some of His most distinguished teachers:
He studied with a number of scholars in differing fields, and from amongst the well-known (in addition to those who have preceded) are:
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah) with whom he studied fiqh;
Shaykh ‘Abdullaah al-Khulayfee with whom he also studied fiqh;
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Rasheed with whom he studied fiqh, tawheed and faraa’id;
Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee with whom he studied usool al-fiqh, sciences of the Qur.aan, and tafseer;
Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Afreeqee with whom he studied mustalah and hadeeth;
Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee;
‘Abdul-Fattaah Qaaree al-Bukhaaree with whom he studied the Qur.aan in the recitation of Hafs ‘an ‘Aasim, to which the chain of transmission reaches the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam);
Shaykh Muhammed Ibn Ibraheem Aali Shaykh.
Some of his most distinguished students:
Grand Mufti, Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Aali Shaykh
Shaykh Saalih Fawzaan Aali Fawzaan.
In addition to what has preceded of his work
from 1389 A.H./1978 C.E. to date he has been a teacher of fiqh, usool al-fiqh, al-qawaa.id al-fiqhiyyah, mustalah and hadeeth, tafseer and it’s sciences and ‘aqeedah.
He has also been teaching fiqh in organised gatherings/lessons most days of the week, according to his schedule of many duties, after maghrib and after ‘Ishaa. Sometimes he will teach after fajr and also after ‘asr.
From 1395 A.H./1984 C.E., in addition to his work with The Permanent Committee, he gave lessons to students of knowledge in higher studies at the University of Imaam Muhammad and the Faculty of Sharee’ah in fiqh, usool al-fiqh, al-qawaa.id al-fiqhiyyah. He was also involved in supervising a number of theses at the Masters degree and Doctorate level, whilst also taking part in the (university) committee discussing theses. During this period, many students studied with him.
When Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Humayd died in 1402 A.H./1991 C.E., he was undertook to giving fatwa on the radio programme “Noorun ‘alad-Darb”.
Shaaykh Mohammad Ibn Abdullah Ibn Ali Ibn Ahmad Al-Jarrullah Al-Malki
Imam / Khateeb /Teacher –
Masjid Al Baraa bin Malik,
King Abdul Azeez International Airport Residential Complex,
Member, Jeddah Dawah Centre,
Teacher /Owner – Paltalk Room – ilmforall Know Islam
The shuyookh he studied with are:
- Imaam Abdul `Azeez bin Baaz (rahimahu-Allaah)
- Imaam Muhammad ibn Saalih Al `Uthaymeen (rahimahu-Allaah)
- Al-Allamah Muhammad Amaan Al Jaamee (rahimah-Allaah)
- Al-Allamah Muhammad As-Somali (rahimah-Allaah)
- Al-Allamah Rabee`Al Madhkhalee (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Al-Allamah Muhammad Al Banna (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Al-Allamah `Ubayd Al Jabiree (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Al-Allamah Saalih ibn Fawzaan Al Fawzaan (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Al-Allamh Abdul Muhsin Al `Abaad (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Al-Allamah Saalih As-Suhaymee (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Al-Allamah Ahmad An-Najmee (rahimahu-Allaah)
- Al-Allamah Zayd Al Madkhalee (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Al-Allamah Muhammad ibn Hadee (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Muhammad At-Tayeb (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Abdur-Rahman As-Sudais (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Ibraheem Ar-Ruhaili (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Sulaiman Ar-Ruhaili (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Ash-Shaykh Abdul Aziz Alush-Shaykh (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Ali Hassan Al-Halabi (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Saleem Al-Hillali (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Ash-Shaykh Wasi`ullah Abaasi (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Ash-Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Rabee`Al Madkhalee (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Ash-Shaykh Ali At-Tuwaijiri (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Ash-Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Rashed Al-Hazaa (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Muhammad Al-Aqeel (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Abdullah Al-Jarboo (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Umar Al-Harkan (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Abdulaziz Al-Juhani (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Sayeed Sahalaan (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Nooradeen Al-Misri (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Abdul-Mohsen Al-Khayal (hafidhah-Allaah)
He studied closely and influenced with Imaam Abdul Azeez bin Baaz (rahimah-Allaah)
He also studied for more than 13 years and influenced with ash-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Aadam al-Eetheeoobee, one of the muhaddithoon (Scholar of Hadeeth) – and has completed the detailed and extremely beneficial explanation of the six books; al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Aboo Daawood, at-Tirmidhee. an-Nasaa’ee (which is published) and Ibnu Maajah. He teaches in Daarul Hadeeth in Makkah.
The shuyookh he met general meetings or lectures are:
- Imaam Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen Al-Albanee (rahimah-Allaah)
- Imaam Muqbil ibn Hadee Al Wadi` (rahimah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Luhaidan (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Ghudaiyan (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Salih Al-Ubood (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Salih Alush-Shaykh (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Hussain Alush-Shaykh (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Abdur-Rahman Muhyideen (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Musaad Al-Hussaini (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Abdussalaam As-Sohaimi (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Sulaiman As-Suhaimi (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Abdus Salaam Ibn Barjis (rahimah-Allaah)
- Dr. Muhammad Musa Nasr (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Mashoor Salman (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Muhammad As-Sobayil (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Abdul-Malik Ar-Ramadani (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Ash-Shaykh Abdulaziz Al-Buraee (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Salih As-Sadlan (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Abur-Rahman Al-Ifreeqi (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Shaykh Abu-Baker Al-Jazairi (hafidhah-Allaah)
The Books he studied with the mashaykh only example :
- Al-Asool Ath-Thalaatha with Al-Allamah Muhammad Amaan Al Jamee (rahimah-Allaah) & Ash-Shaykh Ali At-Tuwaijiri (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Kittabul At-Tawheed with Imaam Bin Baaz (rahimah-Allaah) & Ash-Shaykh Ali At-Tuwaijiri (hafidhah-Allaah) & Al-Allamh `Ubayd Al Jabiree (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Al-Aqeedah Al-Wasitiyyah with Al-Allamah Muhammad Amaan Al Jamee (rahimah-Allaah)
- Asslu-Sunnah with Al-Allamh Ahmad An-Najmee (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Assulu At-Tafseer with Ash-Shaykh Ali At-Tuwaijiri (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Tafseer Al-Saadi with Ash-Shaykh Ali At-Tuwaijiri (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Tafseer Ibn Katheer (sections only) with Imaam Bin Baaz (rahimah-Allaah)
- Ajurromiayh with Shaykh Muhammad At-Tayeb (rahimah-Allaah) & Shaykh Umaar Al-Haekan hafidahullah
- Al-Fiyyat Ibn Malik with Ash-Shaykh Muhammad ibn Aadam al-Eetheeoobee
- Al-Fiyyatu Al-Hadeeth with Shaikh Muhammad ibn Aadam al-Eetheeoobee
- 3ilalu Al-Hadeeth with Shaikh Muhammad ibn Aadam al-Eetheeoobee
- Al-Fiyyat Al-3ilal with Shaykh Muhammad ibn Aadam al-Eetheeoobee
- Sahih Muslim(sections only) with Al-Allamh Muhammad As-Somali (rahimah-Allaah)
- Mukhtasar Sahih Muslim with Al-Allamah Muhammad Al Banna (hafidhah-Allaah)
- Sahih Al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan An-Nassa’ee, Sunan At-Tirmithi, Sunan Ibn Majah, QuraatulAin Talkhees Rejalu As-Sahihain, Al-Kawkabus-Sate3 with Shaykh Muhammad ibn Aadam al-Eetheeoobee
- Al-Bidayyah wan-Nihayyah (sections only) with Imaam Bin Baaz (rahimah-Allaah)
- Aysarul-Tafaseer with Al-Allamah Muhammad Al Banna (hafidhah-Allaah)
and many others
Shaykh Muhammad Bakheet Al-Hujayree
Professor of Islamic University, Madinah An-Nabawiyyah
Some of His Most Distinguished Teachers
Shaykh Muhammed Al-Ameen Ash-Shanqiti
Shaykh Muhammed Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaani
Shaykh ‘Abdul Muhsin Ibn Hamad Al-‘Abbad
Shaykh Haafidh Al-Hakami
Shaykh Dr. Saleh As-Saleh
Student of Shaykh Muhammed Saalih Al-Uthaymeen
A well known Author and Caller to Islaam
He is a well known daa’ee from the city of our beloved and honorable Shaykh Al- Alaamah al-Faqeeh Muhammad Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen, رحمه الله Rahmatan waasi’ah.
He was blessed by Allaah سبحانه و تعالى to excel in both sciences: the Science of the Deen and the Sciences of the dunyaa, و لله الحمد. He obtained his PhD. in Medical Biochemistry and learned the Sciences of the Deen from our Shaykh Al-‘Uthaymeen رحمه الله Rahmatan waasi’ah.
Shaykh Saalih Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan
Member of Council of Senior Scholars
Member of The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa
Shaykh Saalih As-Suhaymi
Professor of Islamic University
Teacher at Prophet’s Masjid
The Shaykh حفظه الله is a professor at the Islaamic University in Madeenah and a teacher at Masjid an-Nabawee (Prophetâ€™s Masjid). He is a well-known scholar from Madeenah and studied under the aimmah of our time.
From amongst his most distinguished teachers are:
- Shaykh Abdul Azeez ibn Baaz (rahimahullaah)
- Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)
- Shaykh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah)
Shaykh Wasi-Ullaah Al-‘Abbas
Professor of Ummul-Quraa University
Teacher in Grand Mosque, Makkah Al-Mukarramah
He is Shaykh Abu Usamah Wasiullaah al-Abbas حفظه ألله. From his teachers are:
- al Allaamah Muhammad Sireen Bastawee,
- Nazeer Ahmad Rahmaani,
- Ubaydullaah Rahmaani al Mubarakpuri,
- Shaykh Muhammad Ameen Ash-Shanqiti,
- â€˜Hammad Ibn Muhammad Al-Ansaari,
- Taaqi ud Deen al Hilali and many others.
He is a lecturer at Grand Masjid in Makkah and professor at Ummul Quraa University. He is a Member of Council of Higher Studies in Ummul Quraa University. Previously he has been the consultant to the Chairman of the Council of Affairs at Masjid al Haram and the Prophetâ€™s Masjid. He has authored many books and has ijaaza from many scholars including Shaykh al Allaamah Ubaydullaah Rahmaani al Mubarakpuri .
Shaykh Ali Muhammed Naasir Al-Faqihi
Professor of Islamic University of Madinah
Teacher in Prophet’s Masjid, Madinah Al-Munawwara
Consultant at King Fahad Complex for the Printing of the Noble Quraan
He is the noble Shaykh Dr. Saalih ibn Fawzaan ibn ‘Abdullaah from the family of Fawzaan from the people/tribe of ash-Shamaasiyyah.
He was born in 1354 A.H./1933 C.E. His father died when he was young so he was brought up by his family. He learnt the Noble Qur.aan, the basics of reading and writing with the imaam of the masjid of the town, who was a definitve reciter. He was the noble Shaykh Hamood Ibn Sulaymaan at-Talaal, who was later made a judge in the town of Dariyyah (not Dar’iyyah in RIyaadh) in the region of Qaseem.
He later studied at the state school when it opened in ash-Shamaasiyyah in the year 1369 A.H./1948 C.E. He completed his studies at the Faysaliyyah school in Buraydah in the year 1371 A.H./1950 C.E. and was then appointed an infant school teacher. Then he joined the educational institute in Buraydah when it opened in the year 1373 A.H./1952 C.E., and graduated from there in the year 1377 A.H./1956 C.E. He then joined the Faculty of Sharee’ah (at the University of Imaam Muhammad) in Riyaadh and graduated from there 1381 A.H./1960 C.E. Thereafter he gained his Masters degree in fiqh, and later a Doctorate. from the same faculty, also specialising in fiqh.
After his graduation from the Faculty of Sharee’ah, he was appointed a teacher within the educational institute in Riyaadh, then transferred to teaching in the Faculty of Sharee’ah. Later, he transferred to teaching at the Department for Higher Studies within the Faculty of the Principles of the Religion (usool ad-deen). Then he transferred to teaching at the Supreme Court of Justice, where he was appointed the head. He then returned to teaching there after his period of headship came to an end. He was then made a member of the Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, where he continues to this day.
The noble Shaykh is a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, and member of the Fiqh Committee in Makkah (part of ar-Raabitah), and member of the Committee for Supervision of the Callers (du’aat) in Hajj, whilst also presiding over (his main role) membership of the Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa. He is also the imaam, khateeb and teacher at the Prince Mut’ib Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez masjid in al-Malzar.
He also takes part in responding to questions on the radio program “Noorun ‘alad-Darb”, as he also takes part in contributing to a number of Islaamic research publications at the Council for (Islaamic) Research, Studies, Theses and Fataawa which are then collated and published. The noble Shaykh also takes part in supervising a number of theses at the Masters degree and Doctorate level.
He has a number of students of knowledge who frequent his regular gatherings and lessons .
He himself studied at the hands of a number prominent scholars and jurists, the most notable of whom were:
The noble Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah);
The noble Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ibn Humayd (rahima-hullaah);
The great Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee (rahima-hullaah);
The noble Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee (rahima-hullaah);
The noble Shaykh Saalih Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sukaytee;
The noble Shaykh Saalih Ibn Ibraaheem al-Bulayhee;
The noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Subayyal;
The noble Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Saalih al-Khulayfee;
The noble Shaykh Ibraaheem Ibn ‘Ubayd al-‘Abd al-Muhsin;
The noble Shaykh Saalih al-‘Alee an-Naasir;
He also studied at the hands of a number of scholars from al-Azhar University (Egypt) who specialised in hadeeth, tafseer and Arabic language.
He has played a major role in calling to Allaah and teaching, giving fatwa, khutbahs and knowledgeable refutations.
His books number many, however the following are just a handful which include Sharh al-‘Aqeedatul Waasitiyyah, al-irshaad ilas-Saheehil-I’tiqaad, al-Mulakhkhas al-Fiqhee, Foods and the Rulings regarding Slaughtering and Hunting, which is part of his Doctorate. They also include at-Tahqeeqaat al-Mardiyyah in inheritance which is part of his Masters degree. Further titles include Rulings relating to the Believing Women, and a refutation of Yoosuf Qaradaawi’s book al-Halaal wal-Haraam.