The Living Scholar Ubayd al Jaabiree

The Scholars’ praise for Shaikh Ubayd al Jaabiree (Arabic only):

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Biography taken from:

{I added links to biographies of some of the scholars mentioned}

Translated by Abdulilah LahmamiHe is ’Ubayd ibn ’Abdillāh ibn Sulaimān al-Hamdāni al-Jābirī. The tribe of Jābir is from the Harb tribe of the Hijāz. He was born in the village of Faqīr near the Far’ valley in the city of Madīnah in the year 1357AH. In the year 1365AH, he moved with his father to Ma’ad ad-Dahb. There he began his learning and studying. In the year 1374AH, he moved to Madīnah and due to family reasons he stopped studying for a period of time. In 1381AH, he studied at Dār al-Hadīth in Madīnah, then he continued at the Ma’hadul-’Ilmee (Center). He entered the Sharī’ah college at the University. He graduated from there in the year 1392AH with excellent grades. He came first in his group. of Madīnah of Knowledge

His Teachers

As for his teachers then all of them have grace after Allāh in educating, cultivating and having the correct understanding of the religion of Allāh. From amongst his teachers at Dārul-Hadīth (in Madīnah, Saudi Arabia) are:Shaikh Sayfur-Rahmān ibn Ahmad
Shaikh ’Ammār ibn ’Abdillāh

His teachers at the Center of Knowledge in Madeenah, Saudi Arabia

Shaikh ’Abdullāh ibn ’Abdul-’Azeez al-Khudairī
Shaikh ’Awdah ibn Talq al-Ahmadī
Shaikh Dakheelullāh ibn Khalīfah al-Kulaitī
Shaikh ’Abdur-Rahmān ibn ’Abdillāh ibn ’Ajlān [2]
Shaikh Muhammad ibn ’Abdillāh al-’Ajlān

His teachers at the University of Madeenah

The ’Allāmah Muhaddith Hammād ibn Muhammad al-Ansāree
The ’Allāmah Muhaddith ’Abdul-Muhsin al-’Abbād
Shaikh Abū Bakr al-Jazā‘irī

His work

He used to be the Imām in Masjid Sabq in Madīnah from 1387AH till 1392AH.
He was a teacher at an intermediate school in Jeddah called ’Umar ibn ’Abdul-’Azīz from 1392H till 1396H.
He was a caller at the Da’wah Center in Madīnah and would take charge when the head was away from 1396AH till 1404AH.
He was a teacher at the University from 1404AH to 1st Rajab 1417AH. Then he retired according to the retirement age in the law. During his stay there, he studied for and obtained a Masters degree in Tafsīr.

His Character and love of Ahlus Sunnah
The Shaikh is very kind to his students, accepts people from all over the world to his house to ask questions and to benefit. He spends most of his time teaching either at his local mosque, his house, over the phone to the students in the Prophets Mosque, and over the internet. Last year, the Shaikh mentioned that he has about fifteen lessons a week. His care and concern for spreading knowledge and teaching the books of the scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah is very apparent. The Shaikh travels inside and outside the kingdom for da’wah even though he cannot see. I have never heard him complain once about his loss of sight. Rather, he has excelled in what Allāh has given him in terms of his knowledge, memory and understanding of this religion.
The Shaikh also has a good sense of humour. He takes a lot of interest and care with his family, always providing for them and taking time and effort to please them. The Shaikh has a lot of love for children and plays with them and also teaches them, maashaa‘Allāh.
He loves Ahlus-Sunnah and particularly always asking about his brothers from the scholars around the Kingdom and elsewhere. Last year (1425AH), he met Shaikh Muhammad ’Abdul-Wahhāb al-Banna in the Haram in Makkah and they both hugged each other. Shaikh Muhammad al-Banna cried when he saw Shaikh ’Ubayd for the love he had for him and invited the Shaikh to his house for dinner.
The scholars continue to praise Shaikh ’Ubayd al-Jaabiree and recognize his knowledge and understanding mashaa‘Allāh. Shaikh Sālih ibn Fawzān  was asked about Shaikh ’Ubayd al-Jābirī and he said take benefit from him as he is known to be from the scholars. Other elder scholars such as Shaikh Dr. Sālih as-Suhaimī, teacher in the Islamic University of Madīnah and likewise teacher in the Prophetic Mosque has much love for the Shaikh and praises his knowledge and understanding. Likewise, Shaikh Rabī’ ibn Hādī advises the students to benefit from his knowledge and his understanding. He said recently, “benefit as much as you can, my son, for I am now 72 years old and I do not know when my time will come…”
As to those who have spoken ill of him from the hate mongers, he said, “You do not expect innovators to put out flowers in front of you, dont worry about what they say, tread this path, the path of knowledge for the Prophet was not free from being insulted.”
And he said, “knowledge without wisdom is destruction. It is upon the callers to have knowledge and wisdom and this comes from sitting with the scholars.”
Recently he sent a letter to Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan thanking him for his efforts after reading an article of the shaikh on being upright.

His books
1. Taysīrul-Ilāh bisharh adilatish-shuroot lā ilāha illallāh (Printed).
2. Tanbīh Dawil ’Uqool as-Salīma ilā Fawā∙id Mustanbata mina Sitatil-Usool al-Athīma (Printed by Dār al-Bukhārī).
3. Imdād al-Qāree bi Sharh Kitāb at-Tafsīr min Sahīh al-Bukhārī (Printed in four volumes).
4. Sharh Muntaqa ibn Jārood (not completed).
5. Fath al-’Aliyil-A’laa bi sharh al-Qawā∙id al-Muthlaa (Printed).
6. Itihāful-’Uqool bisharh Thalāthatil-Usool.
7. Qawā∙id al-Fiqhiyah of Abdur-Rahmān as-Sa‘dee.
Books under publication

1. Haiyatul-Mubtadi bi sharh Mandoomat al-Qawā‘id al-Fiqhiyah.
2. Rasā‘il al-Jābirī fid-Da’wah ilal-Jama’āt as-Salafiyyah fi Tahdeer ath-Thowra Fikriyyah.
3. At-Tuhfatul Jaabiriyyah fi Mulakhas al-’Aqeedatis-Salafiyyah.
4. Radd ’Ala ’Alī Jiffrey (the Sūfī who is currently spreading shirk amongst Muslims). Printed.

His recent lessons in Masjid Nafa’ ibn ’āmir in Madīnah, Saudi Arabia

Sha’bān 1425
Sahīh Sunan Abī Dawood – Kitābus-Sunnah.
Meemiyyah of al-Hāfidh al-Hakamee.
Ramadān 1425
Bulūgh al-Marām – Book of Fasting.
Majālis Ramadān from Shaykh Ibn ’Uthaimeen.
Shawwaal 1425
Bahjat Quloob al-Abrār by Shaykh ’Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee
Bulūgh al-Marām – Book of Hajj
Muharam 1426
Bulūgh al-Marām – Book of Tahārah (completed in Rabī’ al-Awwal 1426AH).
Sahīh Sunan Ibn Mājah – Introduction (completed in Rabī’ al-Awwal 1426).
Qawā‘idul-Fiqhiyyah of ’Abdur-Rahmān Sa’dī (completed in Rabī’ al-Awwal 1426AH).
Safar 1426
The Four Principles Qawā‘id al-Arba’a (completed).
Rabī‘ al-Awwal 1426
The Three Fundamentals – Usool ath-Thalātha.
He has also completed thereafter:
Kitaabu Tawheed by Imam Muhammad ibn Abdulwahab twice in four years.
Muqadimatul Qirwaaniyyah of ibn Abi Zaid al-Qirwaaniy
Usool as-Sunnah of Imam Ahmed
Sharh Lumat al-Itiqaad of Ibn Qudaama by Shaikh ibn Uthaimeen
Lu-Lu wal Marjaan kitaab al-Eeman, Tahara, Salaat
Al-Adab al Mufrad 22 sittings.
Riyaadh us-Saliheen – first fifteen chapters.
Menhajus Salikeen of Shaikh Abdulrahman as-Sadi– All of the chapters on worship.
Shuroot al-Salat of Imam Muhammad Abdulwahaab. (The conditions of the prayer).
As-Sunnah of Imam al-Marwazi
Currently, the Shaikh is teaching Al-Aqeedatul Wasitiyyah and Menhaj as-Salikeen kitaab al-Buyuu (Book of Buying and Selling)
Radd ’Ala ’Alī Jiffrey At-Tuhfatul Jaabiriyyah fi Mulakhas al-’Aqeedatis-SalafiyyahRasā‘il al-Jābirī fid-Da’wah ilal-Jama’āt as-Salafiyyah fi Tahdeer ath-Thowra FikriyyahHaiyatul-Mubtadi bi sharh Mandoomat al-Qawā‘id al-Fiqhiyah Qawā∙id al-Fiqhiyah of Abdur-Rahmān as-Sa‘dee.Itihāful-’Uqool bisharh Thalāthatil-Usool.Fath al-’Aliyil-A’laa bi sharh al-Qawā∙id al-Muthlaa Sharh Muntaqa ibn JāroodImdād al-Qāree bi Sharh Kitāb at-Tafsīr min Sahīh al-BukhārīTanbīh Dawil ’Uqool as-Salīma ilā Fawā∙id Mustanbata mina Sitatil-Usool al-Athīma Taysīrul-Ilāh bisharh adilatish-shuroot lā ilāha illallāhQawā∙id al-Fiqhiyah of Abdur-Rahmān as-Sa‘dee.Itihāful-’Uqool bisharh Thalāthatil-Usool.Fath al-’Aliyil-A’laa bi sharh al-Qawā∙id al-Muthlaa Sharh Muntaqa ibn JāroodImdād al-Qāree bi Sharh Kitāb at-Tafsīr min Sahīh al-BukhārīTanbīh Dawil ’Uqool as-Salīma ilā Fawā∙id Mustanbata mina Sitatil-Usool al-Athīma Taysīrul-Ilāh bisharh adilatish-shuroot lā ilāha illallāh of Madīnah School
1. This biography originally appeared on the website but had mistakes. I read it to Shaikh ’Ubayd and this is the corrected version with the approval of the Shaikh himself, may Allāh protect him.

2. He is presently teaching in the Haram in Makkah.


[end of biography]Shaikh Ubayd al Jaabiree answers a question about the book: The Ideal Muslimah:

Brief audios:

Recitation of al Faatihah and part of suratul Kahf (18):



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