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Indeed the Scholars are the Inheritors of the Prophets

December 26, 2010


The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said:


مَنْ سَلَكَ طَرِيْقاً يَبْتَغِيْ فِيهِ عِلْماً سَلَّكَ اللهُ بِهِ طَرِيْقاً إِلَى الجَنَّة


Whoever treads a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make him tread a path to Paradise”


و إِنَّ المَلَائِكَةَ لَتَضَعُ أَجْنِحَتِهَا رِضَاءَ لِطَالِبِ العِلْم


And indeed the angels certainly spread their wings for the seeker (or student) of knowledge, pleased (with what he is doing)


و إِنَّ العَالِمَ لَيَسْتَغْفِرُ لَهُ مَنْ في السَمَاوَاتِ و من في الأَرْض حَتّى الحِيْتَانُ في المَاء


And indeed whoever is in the samawaat (sky, space, beyond) and whoever is on the earth – until even the fish in the water – certainly seek forgiveness for the Scholar


و فَضْلُ العَالِمِ عَلَى العَابِدِ كَفَضْلِ القَمَرِ عَلَى سَائِرِ الكَوَاكِب


And the superiority of the Scholar over the worshiper is like the superiority of the moon over the rest of the stars


إِنَّ العُلَمَاءَ وَرَثَةُ الأَنْبِيَاء


Indeed the Scholars are the Inheritors of the Prophets


إِنَّ الأَنْبِياءَ لَمْ يُوَرِّثُوا دِيْنَاراً وَ لا دِرْهَماً


Indeed the Prophets do not leave behind money (deenars or dirhams) as an inheritance


وَ إِنَّمَا وَرَّثُوا العِلْم


The only thing they leave behind as an inheritance is knowledge


فَمَنْ أَخَذَ بِهِ فَقَدْ أَخَذَ بِحَظٍّ وَافِرٍ


So whoever takes from it (the knowledge) has indeed taken an abundant share


صححه الإمام الألباني في صحيح الترمذي


Declared Saheeh by Imam Albanee in Saheeh at Tirmidhee


There are other similar wordings which are hasan and saheeh (search for

من سلك طريقا here: [pay attention to the gradings of the ahadeeth])



The Jamaa’ah is what agrees with the truth…

December 21, 2010



 قال عبد الله بن مسعود رضي الله عنه


‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ood – Allah be pleased with him – said :


الجَمَاعَةُ مَا وَافَقَ الحَقّ، وَ إِنْ كُنْتَ وَحْدَك


The Jamaa’ah is what agrees with the truth, even if you are by yourself”


Click here for the reference

The Living Scholar Saalih Fawzaan

December 16, 2010

Translated from:

A brief biography of the Shaikh, the Allaamah, Saalih  bin Fawzaan al-Fawzaan

His lineage:

He is the Noble Shaikh, the Doctor: Saalih bin Fawzaan bin Abdullah, from the people of ash Shamaasiyyah and al Wadaa’een, from the tribe of ad Dawaasir

His upbringing and studies:

He was born in the year 1354 Hijree (calendar) and his father died when he was young, so he was raised by his family.  He learned the Noble Qur’an, reading, and writing from the Imam of the Masjid in his area who was a skillful reciter and the Noble Shaikh: Hamood bin Sulaymaan at Tilaal – who was later appointed judge in the town Dariyah in the area of Qaseem.

Then he joined the government school when it opened in Shamaasiyyah in the year 1369 H. He completed his beginning studies at Faisaliyyah School in Buraidah in 1371H and he was appointed as an elementary school teacher.  Then he joined the educational institute in Buraidah when it opened in 1373H and graduated from it in 1377H.  Then he joined the School of Sharee’aah (Kuliyyah – school which is part of a larger university, ex: School of Medicine, School of Law, School of Business (etc) which are all part of a larger university) in Riyadh and graduated from it in 1381.  He later obtained a Master’s and then a Doctorate degree specializing in fiqh from this School.

His jobs

After his graduation from the School of Sharee’ah, he was appointed teacher in the educational institute in Riyadh.  Then he was  transferred to teach in the School of Sharee’ah. Then he was transferred to teach in Graduate Studies in the School of Fundamentals of the Religion.  Then (he was transferred) to the Higher Institute of the Judiciary.  Then he was appointed Principal of the Higher Institute of the Judiciary.  Then he went back to teaching in it after his time as principal ended.  Then he was transferred to being a member of the Permanent Committee for Fataawaa and Scholarly Research and he hasn’t stopped having that job.

His other work

He is a noble scholar from the Major Ulama, a member of the Fiqh Council in Noble Makkah (part of ar-Raabitah), a member of the Supervisory Committee over the Du’aat (callers) during Hajj, along with his work in the Permanent Committee for Fataawaa and Scholarly Research. And he is Imaam, Khateeb (lecturer), and Teacher at the Masjid of the Prince Mut’ib bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Aal Sa’ood in Malaz. He shares in answering questions on the radio program “Noor ‘alaa al Darb”. He also regularly contributes to knowledge-based publications at the Council for Scholarly Research, Studies, Treatises, and Fataawaa – some of which are collected and published. He also supervises many of the knowledge-based treatises (written by students) in the Masters (degree) and Doctorate programs. Numerous students of knowledge study directly from him, continually attending his sittings and Islamic lessons.

His Mashaayikh (Scholars who taught him)

The Noble Scholar studied at the hands of numerous lofty Scholars, the most well-known of them being: the Honorable Scholar ‘Abdul ‘Azeez Bin Baaz, the Honorable Scholar Abdullah bin Humaid – he would attend his lessons in the Masjid of Buraidah, the Honorable Scholar Muhammad al Ameen ash-Shinqeetee, the Honorable Scholar ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee, the Honorable Scholar Saalih bin ‘Abdur-Rahman as-Sukaytee, the Honorable Scholar Saalih bin Ibraheem al- Bulayhee, the Honorable Scholar Muhammad bin Subayyal, the Honorable Scholar ‘Abdullah bin Saalih al-Khulayfee, the Honorable Scholar Ibraheem bin ‘Ubayd al-‘Abd al-Muhsin, and the Honorable Scholar Saalih al-‘Alee an-Naasir. And he studied from other than them…

His Authored Works

The Noble Scholar has authored many works. From the most prominent of them:

An Explanation of (Ibn Taymiyyah’s) Aqeedatul Wasitiyyah in one small volume

A collection of lectures regarding Aqeedah (beliefs) and Dawah (calling to the correct path) in two volumes

A collection of fataawaa in Aqeedah and Fiqh (jurisprudence) taken from Noor ‘alaa ad-Darb (radio program) 4 volumes completed

Criticism of the book The Halal and Haram in Islam

An Explanation of Kitaabut Tawheed by Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab – a simple explanation which can be used in schools (He also wrote his own very beneficial book called Kitaabut Tawheed)

Summary of Fiqh Principles in two volumes

Clarification of what the person making Hajj and/or ‘Umrah should do

(for a more complete list of his works, see the Arabic in the link given)

Additionally there are a number of books, research works and knowledge-based treatises – some of which have been published and some of which are in the process of being published.


(End of what I translated from his biography)

 A biography of him from salafitalk:

Shaikh Fawzaan audios:

Shaikh Fawzaan on the meaning of “Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah”

Shaikh Fawzaan on so-called “Islamic” songs

The fact that the majority does something is not a proof that it is correct:

Explanation of “Don’t boycott more than three days”

Shaikh Fawzaan on saying “Madkhalis”

Recitation of Shaikh Fawzaan:

Brief video clips (Arabic audio and written English):


9 Questions about the Jinn:


Difference between Hadith Qudsi and the Quran


The devil didn’t make you do it


Putting Parents in a Rest Home



Hadeeth of what happens in the grave…

December 16, 2010

Download as a file (looks better): Hadeeth of what happens in the grave (authenticate by Shaikh Albaanee)

يُثْبِتُ اللهُ الّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا بِالقَوْلِ الثَابتِ في الحَيَاةِ الدُنْيَا و في الأخِرَة

“Allah will keep firm those who believe, with the word that stands firm in this world and in the Hereafter (akhira)” (14:27)

Imam Ibn Kathir said in his tafseer of this ayah: “Imam Ahmad recorded that al-Bara bin Azib [radiallahu anhu] said, ‘We went with the Messenger of Allah [sallallahu alayhe wa sallam] to attend a funeral procession of an Ansari man. We reached the grave site when it had not yet been completed. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) sat and we sat all around him, as if their were birds hovering above our heads. The Prophet (صلّى اللهُ عليه و سلّم ) was holding a piece of wood in his hand, poking the ground with it. He next raised his head and said twice or thrice,

اِسْتَعِيْذُوا باللهِ من عَذابِ القبر

“’Seek refuge with Allah from the punishment of the grave.’ He said next,1

إنَّ العَبْدَ المُؤْمِنَ إذا كَانَ في اِنْقِطَاع من الدُنْيَا و إقْبَالٍ من الاخِرَة نَزَلَ إليه مَلَائِكَةٌ من

السَّمَاء بِيْضُ الوُجُوْهِ، كَأنّ وُجُوْهَهُم الشَّمْس، مَعَهُم كَفَنٌ من أكْفَانِ الجَنّة، و حَنُوْطٌ من

حنوط الجنّة، حَتّى يَجْلِسُوا منهُ مَدّ البَصَر ثُمّ يَجِيْءُ مَلَكُ المَوْتِ حتّى يَجْلِسَ عِنْدَ رَأسِهِ

“Indeed, the Believing Servant, when it is leaving the dunya and beginning the life after death, angels with white faces (radiant) like the sun descend to him. They have with them a shroud from the shrouds of Paradise, and fragrance from the fragrance of Paradise. (They continue descending) until they sit from him as far as the eye can see (in distance). Then the angel of death comes and sits at his head.

فَيَقُوْلُ: أيّتُها النَفْسُ الطّيِّبَةُ اُخْرُجِي إلى مَغْفِرَةٍ من اللهِ و رِضْوَانٍ قال: فَتَخْرُجُ تَسِيْلُ، كَمَا

تسيل القَطْرَةُ من في السِقَاءِ، فَيَأْخُذُها، فإذا أخَذَها لَمْ يَدَعُوها في يَدِهِ طَرْفَة عَيْن حَتّى

يَأخُذُوها فَيَجْعَلُوها في ذلك الكَفَنِ و في ذلك الحَنُوط، و يخرج منها كَأطْيَبِ نَفْحَة مِسْكٍ

وُجِدَتْ على وَجْهِ الأرْض

“So he (the Angel of Death) says: ‘O Good Soul, come out to Allah’s Forgiveness and Pleasure.’ So the soul will come out flowing like the drop (of liquid) flows out from the jug. So he takes the soul and when he takes it, they don’t leave it in his hand for more than the blink of an eye before they take it and place it in that shroud and fragrance. And the soul gives off the best scent of musk (or oil) that is found on the face of the earth.

فَيَصْعَدُوْنَ بها فلا يَمُرُّوْنَ بِها، يَعْنِيْ عَلَى مَلَإ من المَلَئِكَة إلّا قَالُوا : ما هَذِهِ الرُوحُ الطَيِّبَةُ؟

فَيَقُوْلُوْنَ: فُلَان بن فلان بِأحْسَنِ أسْمَائِهِ الَّتِيْ كَانوا يُسَمُّوْنَهُ بِها في الدنيا حَتَّى يَنْتَهُوا بِهِ

إلى السماء الدنيا فَيَسْتَفْتِحُوْنَ له، فَيُفْتَحُ له فَيُشَيِّعُهُ من كُلِّ سَمَاءٍ مُقَرَّبُوها إلى السماء

السَّابِعَة، فَيَقُوْلُ اللهُ: اُكْتُبُوا كِتَابَ عَبْدِي في عِلِيِّيْن و أَعِيْدُوهُ إلى الأرْضِ، فإنِّي منها

خَلَقْتُهُم و فيها أُعِيْدُهُمْ و منها أُخْرِجُهُمْ تَارَةً أُخْرَى

“So they ascend with the soul and they don’t pass by any group of angels except that they say: ‘Who is this good soul?’ So they will reply: ‘So and so, the son of so and so’ using the best names he used to be called in the dunya. They keep ascending until they reach the samaaof the dunya. So they will seek for that samaa to be opened and it will be opened. So (they will continue asking permission at each subsequent samaa for it to be opened and it will be opened) the best angels in every samaa will accompany the soul (and they will keep ascending) until they reach the seventh samaa. Then Allah will say (translated) : ‘Write the record of My servant in Illiyeen and return him to the earth. For indeed, I created them from it, and I will return them to it (when they die), then I will take them out of it again (i.e. the Resurrection)’

قال: فَتُعَادُ رُوْحُهُ في جَسَدِهِ فَيَأتِيْهِ مَلَكَانِ فَيُجْلِسَانِهِ فَيَقُوْلَانِ له: مَن رَبُّكَ؟ فَيَقُوْلُ: رَبِّي

الله، فيقولان له: ما دِيْنُك؟ فيقول دينِي الإسْلَام، فيقولان له: ما هذا الرجل الَّذِي بُعِثَ

فِيْكُم؟ فيقول: هُوَ رَسُولُ اللهِ فيقولان له: و ما عِلْمُك؟ فيقول: قَرَأْتُ كِتَابَ اللهِ فَآمَنْتُ بِهِ و

صَدَّقْتُ، فَيُنَادِي مُنَادٍ من السَمَاء: أن صَدَقَ عَبْدِي فَأفْرِشُوهُ من الجَنَّةِ، و أَلْبِسُوهُ من

الجنّة، و افْتَحوا له بَاباً إلى الجنّة

“So his soul is returned to his body. Then two angels come to him and sit him up and ask: ‘Who is your Lord?’ So he will reply: ‘My Lord is Allah’. They will ask: ‘What is your religion?’ So he will reply: ‘My religion is Islam’ They will ask: ‘Who is this man who was sent to you (i.e. Muhammad – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam). He will reply: ‘He is the Messenger of Allah.’ Then they will say: ‘And how did you know that?’ He will say: ‘I read the Book of Allah (i.e. the Qur’an) and I believed in it. So a caller will call from the samaa (Allah has said): ‘That My servant has spoken the truth. So provide him with furnishings from the Paradise, and clothe him from the Paradise and open for him a door to the Paradise.’

فَيَأْتِيْهِ من رَوْحِها و طِيْبِها و يُفْسَحُ له في قَبْرِهِ مَدَّ بَصَرِهِ و يَأْتِيْهِ رَجُلٌ حَسَنُ الوَجْه،

حَسَنُ الثِيَاب، طَيِّبُ الرِيح، فيَقُوْلُ: أَبْشِرْ بِالَّذِي يَسُرُّك، هذا يَوْمك الّذِي كُنْتَ تُوْعَدُ، فَيَقُوْلُ

له: من أنت، فوَجْهُك الوجه الّذِي يَأْتِي بالخَيْر؟ فيقول: أنا عَمَلُك الصَالِح، فيقول: رَبِّ أَقِمْ

السَاعَة ربِّ أَقم السَاعة حتّى أَرْجِعَ إلى أهلي و مالي

“So the refreshment and scent from Paradise will come to him and his grave will be made spacious (expanded) as far as the eye can see. Then a good looking man with good looking clothes and excellent scent will come to him and say: ‘Receive glad tidings of what will make you happy. This is the day which you were promised.’ So he will say to that man, ‘Who are you? Your appearance is that of one who brings good.’ (The man) will say, ‘I am your good deeds.’ So he will say, ‘My Lord, establish the Hour! My Lord, establish the Hour so that I may return to my family and my wealth!’”

قال: و إنَّ العَبْدَ الكَافِرَ إذا كَانَ في اِنْقِطَاع من الدنيا و إقْبَال من الأخرة، نَزَلَ إلَيْهِ مَلَائكةٌ من

السَمَاء سُوْدُ الوُجُوْهِ مَعَهُم المُسُوْح فَجَلَسُوا منه مَدَّ البَصَرِ ، ثُمَّ يَجِيءُ مَلَكُ المَوْت

فَيَجْلِسُ عِنْدَ رَأْسِهِ، فيقول: أيَّتُها النَفْسُ الخَبِيْثَة، اُخْرُجِي إلى سَخَط من الله و غَضَب

قال: فَتَفَرَّقَ في جَسَدِهِ فَيَنْتَزِعُها كما يُنْتَزَعُ السُفُوْدُ من الصُوْف المَبْلُوْل، فَيَأْخُذُها لم

يَدَعُوها في يَدِهِ طَرْفَةَ عَيْن حتَّى يَجْعَلُوها في تلك المسوح فَيَخْرُجُ منها كَأَنْتَنِ رِيْح جِيْفَةِ

وُجِدَتْ عَلَى وَجْهِ الأَرْض

And indeed the disbelieving servant, when it is leaving the dunya and beginning the life after death, angels which are black in appearance (or with black faces) descend to him from the samaa bringing with them the musooh (rag for shroud). Then they sit from him as far as the eye can see (in distance). Then the angel of death comes and sits at his head and says, ‘O Filthy Soul! Come out to the displeasure and anger of Allah!’ So the soul will scatter throughout the body and the angel of death will take it out like a thorny branch is taken out of wet wool. When the angel of death has taken the soul, the (other) angels don’t leave it in his hand for more than the blink of an eye before they take it and wrap it in the musooh. There comes from the soul a stench like the stinkiest smell from a rotten corpse found on the face of the earth.

فَيَصْعَدُوْنَ بها فلا يَمُرُّوْنَ بها عَلَى مَلَإ من الملائكة إلّا قَالُوا: ما هذا الرُوْحُ الخَبِيْثَة؟

فيقولون: فلان بن فلان بِأَقْبَحِ أَسْمَائِهِ التي كان يُسَمَّى بها في الدنيا حَتَّى يُنْتَهَى بها

إلى السَمَاء الدنيا فَيُسْتَفْتَحُ له فلا يُفْتَحُ له ثُمَّ قَرَأَ رسول الله صَلَى اللهُ علَيْهِ و سَلَّمَ: “لا

تُفَتَّحُ لهم أَبْوَابُ السماء و لا يَدْخُلُوْنَ الجَنَّة حتَّى يَلِجَ الجَمَلُ في سَمِّ الخَيَاط” (7:90)

فيقول الله: اُكْتُبُوا كتابَهُ في الأرْضِ السُفْلِي، فَتُطْرَحُ رُوْحُهُ طَرْحاً ثُمَّ قرأ و من يُشْرِكْ بالله

فَكَأَنَّما خَرَّ من السماء فَتَخْطَفُهُ الطَيْرُ أو تَهْوِي به الرِيحُ في مَكَانٍ سَحِيْقأ


So the angels will ascend with the soul and they won’t pass any group of angels with it except that they will say: ‘Who is this filthy soul?’ So they will say, ‘So and so the son of so and so’, calling him by the ugliest names he used to be called in the dunya. Then they will reach the samaa of the dunya and it will be requested to be opened for him, but it won’t be opened for him. Then the Messenger of Allah – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – recited (translated) ‘For them the gates of the samaa will not be opened and they will not enter Paradise until the camel goes through the eye of the needle’ (7:40)

Then Allah will say (translated), ‘Write his record (or book) in the lowest earth.’ Then his soul will be thrown violently (back down). Then the Messenger of Allah – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – recited (translated): ‘And whoever worships others along with Allah it is as if he had fallen from the sky and birds had snatched him up, or the wind had thrown him to a far off place.’ (22:31)

فتُعَادُ رُوحُهُ في جَسَدِهِ، و يَأْتِيهِ مَلَكَان فيُجْلِسَانِهِ و يَقُوْلان له: من ربّك؟ فَيَقُوْلُ: هَاهْ هَاهْ لا

أدْرِي، فَيَقولان له: ما دينك؟ فيقول: هاه هاه لا أدري، فيقولان له: ما هذا الرجل الذي

بُعِثَ فيكم؟ فيقول: هاه هاه لا أدري، فيُنَادِي مُنادٍ من السماء: أن كذب عبدي فأَفْرِشُوْهُ

من النار، وافْتَحُوا له باباً إلى النار، فَيَأْتِيْهِ من حَرِّها و سمومها و يَضِيْقُ عليه قَبْرُهُ حَتَّى

تَخْتَلِفَ فيهِ أضْلاعُهُ

So his soul will be returned to his body. Then two angels will come to him, sit him up, and say: ‘Who is your Lord?’ So he will reply, ‘Haah, Haah, I don’t know!’ Then they will ask him, ‘What is your religion?’ and he will say, ‘Haah, Haah, I don’t know!’ Then they will ask, ‘Who is this man who was sent to you?’ So he will reply, ‘Haah, Haah, I don’t know!’ So a caller will call out from the samaa (Allah has said): ‘That my servant has lied. So furnish him with furnishings from the Fire, and open for him a door to the Fire.’ And there will come to him some of its heat and scorching wind, and his grave will keep constricting upon him until his ribs cross each other.

و يأتيه رجلٌ قَبِيْحُ الوَجْه، قبيح الثياب، مُنْتِنُ الرِيح، فيقول: أَبْشِرْ بالذي يَسُوْءُكَ، هذا يَوْمُك

الذي كُنْتَ تُوْعَدُ، فيقول: و من أنت؟ فوَجْهُك الوجه يَجِيْءُ بالشَّرّ؟ فيقول: أنا عَمَلُك

الخبِيث، فيقول: رَبِّ لا تُقِمْ الساعة

So a man with ugly appearance and ugly clothes and a horrible stink will come to him and say, ‘Receive tidings of that which will grieve you, this is your day which you were promised.’ So he will say, ‘And who are you? For your appearance is the appearance of one who brings evil’ He will say, ‘I am your evil deeds’ Then he will say, ‘O my Lord! Don’t establish the Hour!’2


1  The quote up to here (i.e. from “Imam Ahmad recorded…” until “He said next,”) is taken from the translation of Tafsir Ibn Kathir, translated by a group under the supervision of Shaikh Mubarakpuri, published by Darussalam. I translate the rest of the hadeeth (Umm Muhammad ZawjatuAbdulMalik).

2 Authenticated by Shaikh Albaanee, see hadeeth 1676 in Saheeh al Jaamee

The Living Scholar Muhammad bin Ramzaan al Haajiree

December 16, 2010

Taken from:

The following is a brief biography of Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Ramzan Al Haajiri. It was originally written and posted on by a Saudi brother Naif Al Mutairi and then translated by one of the brothers here, Abu Hamza Al Hindi, and checked over. I (Abu Afnaan) have added some information with regards to some of the current classes and which science the books the Sheikh teaches are related to. As you can see, the Arabic original is on the bottom for bothers to cross reference.

1. Shaykh Ahmad Al-Najmi, may Allah have mercy on him, when asked about Shaykh Muhammad:
Q: ýO our Shaykh, one wants to know what you know of the following Callers (meaning those who call to the Salafi dýawah); Shaykh Abdul Rahman Muhiyuddin. Do you know him O Shaykh?ý
A: ýWho?ý
Q: ýShaykh AbdulRahman Muhiyuddiný
A: ýNo.ý
Q: ýMuhammad Ibn AbdulWahhab Al-Aqeel?ý
A: ýMuhammad Ibn AbdulWahhab Al-Aqeel is well known, he is from Ahl alSunnah insha Allaahý
Q: ýShaykh Abdul Salam Al-Suhaimi?ý
A: ýah, ahý
Q: ýShaykh Abdul Salam Al-Suhaimi?ý
A: ýAbdul Salam Al-Suhaimi, he is well known, he is from Ahl alSunnah insha Allaah.ý
Q: ýShaykh Ali Ibn Ghazi Al-Tuwaijiri?ý
A: ýI donýt know him.ý
Q: ýShaykh Muhammad Ibn Ramzan Al-Hajri?ý
A: ýHe is from the heads of Ahl AlSunnah.ý
Q: ýJazakum Allaahu khairan.ý

The link to Shaykh Ahmad Al-Najmi fatwa is accessible at:

And I bring you a brief biography of the sheikh given by one of the Sheikhýs students Naif Al-Mutairi (who said):

Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Ramzan Al-Hajri is my sheikh and the sheikh of Salafiyeen in Al-Jubail which is in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Sheikh Muhammad is well known among the Salafi Scholars. I narrate to you a conversation of one our brothers who telephoned Sheikh Ubaid Al-Jaabiree -may Allaah protect him- seeking a fatwa about an issue. And the Sheikh (Al-Jabiree) was busy, so he asked our brother, ýWhere are you from?” He said, “From Al-Jubail.” So the Shaykh (Al-Jabiree) said, “With you is Muhammad Ibn Ramzan, so call him and ask him.”

And similarly when Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Hadi Al-Madkhalee -may Allaah protect him- visited us in Al-Jubail, I was with the Sheikh in the same car traveling to Dammam in which he praised our Sheikh (Muhammad Ibn Ramzan) and his efforts of daýwah in the Province.

The Sheikh (Muhammad Ibn Ramzan) is well connected to the people of knowledge, and most of them are his guests (when they come to the Eastern Province) like Sheikh Ubaid Al-Jaabiree, Sheikh Saleh Al-Suhaimi, Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Hadi Al-Madkhalee, Sheikh Waseeullaah Abbas, and the Sheikh of Salafiyeen in Kuwait Falah Ibn Ismail Al-Mandakaar, and others from the Salafi Scholars, Shuyukh and students.

And for many years our Sheikh (Muhammad Ibn Ramzan) has been giving continuous classes, of which the following books were/are taught:

ý          Umdatul Ahkam (Hadith/Fiqh)
ý          Forty Hadeeth of Nawawi (Hadith)
ý          Al Qawaid AlArbaýa (Aqeedah)
ý          Al Usool AlThalatha (Aqeedah)
ý          Book of Tawheed (Aqeedah)
ý          Kashfu Al-Shubahaat (Adeedah)
ý          The Six Principles (Usool As Sitta) (Aqeedah)
ý          (Aqeedah) Al-Waasitiyah
ý          (Aqeedah) Al-Tahaawiyah
ý          Lamýatul Iýtiqaad (Aqeedah)
ý          Sharh Al Sunnah of Imam Al-Barbaharee (Aqeedah)
ý          Ibanah Al Sughra (Aqeedah)
ý          Masail Al Jaahiliyah (Aqeedah)
ý          Fadhlul Islam (Aqeedah)
ý          Mukhtasar Zaad AlMaýad of Imam Muhammad Ibn AbdilWahab (Fiqh)
ý          Al Rahabiyah (Fara’id-inheritance)
ý          Al Waraqaat (Usool al fiqh)
ý          Al Bayquniyah (Mustalah al hadith)
ý          Kitab Ibadaat min Manhaj AlSalikeen (Fiqh)
ý          Al Mulakhas Al Fiqhi of Shaykh Saleh AlFawzan
ý          General Lessons for Common people of the Ummah of Shaykh Ibn Baaz
ý          AlUsool fi ýIlmul Usool of Shaykh Ibn Uthaimeen (Usool al fiqh)
ý          Parts of the Book Rawdhatun Nathir (Usool al Fiqh)

And presently our Shaykh has the following teaching sessions in Al-Jubail:
1.      Every Sunday after Maghrib at JamýI Umar Ibn AbdilAzeez ý Sharh AlRasaail of Imam Muhammad Ibn AbdilWahab (now teaching Kitab Al Tawheed)

2.      Every Thursday after Fajr at Masjid Suraqah Ibn Malik, the following books:
a.       Tafsir Ibn Katheer
b.      Bulugh Al Maram (Fiqh and Hadith)
c.       Al-Shareeýah of Imam Al-Aajooree (Aqeedah)
d.      Umdatul Fiqh (of Imam Al-Maqdasee) (Fiqh)
e.       Zaad Al Maýad (Fiqh and Seerah)

And our Shaykh also has weekly sessions in cities of Dammam, Khafji and Naiýriyah. Our Shaykh also participates in annual lectures and programs inside the Kingdom and abroad.

This is what is possible for me to put down urgently, and Allah is the One to give Tawfeeq.

*Abu Afnaan Muhammad Siddiq (one of the American brothers in Jubail who translates for Shaikh Muhammad) adds..

The Sheikh holds a Masterýs Degree in Islamic Jurisprudence from Imam Ibn Saud University and studied under the likes of Sheikh Ibn Baz (12 years), Sheikh Ibn Al ýUthaymeen, Sheikh Muhammad Aman Al Jaami, Sheikh Rabeýe Al Madkhali, Sheikh Saalih Al Atram, Hamaad Al Ansari and many others. I once asked about his Shuyukh and he responded that they were more than two hundred.

In addition to the previous mentioned classes, the Sheikh has a class on Mondays, after ‘Isha (translated into English). He’s completed 40 An Nawawiya, Kitab Al Tawheed, Sharh As Sunna, and Fadl Islam. We will start Muqaddimah Ibn Abi Zaid (Aqeedah) after the winter break. Also, on Sat. the Sheikh has class in Dammam after ‘Isha. He teaches from M’aarij Al Qubool (Hafidh al Hakamy) and Tafseer (Ibn Katheer of which heýs almost finished). He also has monthly duroos in Qaysooma and Al Ahsaa. Also, within the past year the Sheikh has traveled to Maghrib, Turkey, Europe, India, Bangladesh, and other places giving da’wa. On some of these trips, heýs traveled with the likes of Sheikh Saleh As Suhaymi and Sheikh Wasee Allah Al ‘Abbas. I (Abu Afnaan) have personally seen a letter sent by Sheikh Wasee Allah Al ‘Abaas in which he gives Sheikh Muhammad ‘Ijaaza in Sahih Al Bukhari which Sheikh (Muhammad) read sections from it to Sheikh (Wasee Allah), part of which was on a plane, exemplifying the Sheik’s dedication to seeking and spreading ‘ilm. Currently (12/07/2010), the Sheik is in Morocco with Sheikh Salih as-Suhaimi participating in the Imam Malik Dawra.

In addition to the Shuyukh mentioned above, many other shuyukh have visited Shiekh Muhammad, like Sheikh Al Albani, Sheikh Muhammad Aman Al Jaami, and a host of others. Due to the Sheikhýs humility it is difficult to get him to talk about himself as heýs always advising his students to ýtake knowledge from the kibaarý.

Jazak Allah khairan.

[end of biography]

His website:


All of the children of Adam are sinners…

December 14, 2010

The Prophet Muhammad – صلى الله عليه و سلم – said


كُلُّ بَنِي آدَمَ خَطَّاءٌ، وَخَيْرُ الخَطَّائِيْنَ التَّوَّابُوْنَ

“All of the children of Adam are sinners, and the best of sinners are those who repent”


حسّنه الألباني في صحيح الجامع

Declared Hasan by Imam Albanee is Saheehul Jaamee


Find a hadeeth and its grading:

The good is in the one who…

December 7, 2010

وقال ابراهيم الحربي سمعت آحمد يقول


 Ibraheem al Harbee said: I heard (Imam) Ahmad saying:



إِنْ أَحْبَبْتَ أَنْ يَدُوْمَ اللهُ لَكَ عَلَى مَا تُحِبُّ فَدُمْ لَهُ عَلَى مَا يُحِبُّ


If you would like for Allah to keep you upon what you love then continue to be upon what He loves



وَالخَيْرُ فِيْمَنْ لا يَرَى لِنَفْسِهِ خَيْراً


 And the good is in the one who sees no good in himself


 كتاب الآداب الشرعية والمنح المرعية


 From the Book of Legislated Manners and Observed Benefits


 المؤلف : محمد بن مفلح بن محمد المقدسي


By (the Scholar) Muhammad bin Muflih bin Muhammad al Maqdisee