The Living Scholar and Current Grand Mufti Abdul Azeez Aalush Shaikh

Summary translation from:

http://www.mufti.af.org.sa/node/1456

His name is Abdul Azeez bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdul Lateef Aalush Shaikh. He was born in Riyadh in 1360 (H). Ever since his birth suffered from weak eyesight, until he lost his eyesight in 1381 (H).

Occupation: Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and President of the Department of Researching Knowledge-based issues and Fatawaa

His Quest for Knowledge: He began seeking knowledge by studying the Noble Qur’an in Masjid Ahmad bin Sinaan. He memorized the Qur’an when he was twelve. Then he began to seek knowledge with some of the ulamaa in their study circles. In 1375 (H) he joined the Institute Imam ad-Da’wah. He graduated from the College of Sharee’ah in the year 1383/1384 (with a BA in Sharee’ah studies) and he would attend some of the study circles of the Scholars in the Masjids.

Work: He began work after his graduation from the College of Sharee’ah in 1384 (H) – where he worked in the Istitute Imam ad Da’wah as a teacher until the year 1392. Then he was transferred to teach in the College of Sharee’ah in Riyadh. He continued doing that until the year 1412. Then he was made a member of the Permanent Committee for Fatawaa. In the year 1416 he was appointed Vice Mufti of the Kingdom. Previously in 1407 was appointed as a member of the Council of the Body of Major Scholars.

His efforts alongside his work: He was entrusted with the being the Imam of Jumuah at Masjid Shaikh Abdullah bin Abdul Lateef in 1390. Then he was transferred to being Imam of Masjid al Imaam Turkee bin Abdullah in 1412. He was entrusted with giving the khutbahs at Masjid Namrah on the Day of Arafah in the year 1402. And since his time working in the College of Sharee’ah he has supervised some of the undergraduate theses and has participated in debating (them). He also has participated in giving fatawaa on the program Noor alaa ad-Darb since 1414 (H). He has held some study circles in Masjid al Imaam Turkee in Riyadh. He also participates in some of the seminars and lectures along with his work in the da’wah in Riyadh and Taa’if.

 

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Brief videos – Arabic audio, written English:

http://live.dusunnah.com/video-library/shaykh-abdul-azeez-aal-shaykh/

 

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