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The Living Scholar Abdur Rahman al Ajlaan

October 13, 2012

This is a summary translation of Shaikh Abdur Rahman al Ajlaan’s biography taken from:

http://www.albaidha.net/vb/showthread.php?t=32050

He was born in Uyoon al-Jawaa’, one of the sub-districts of the district of Qaseem in the year 1357 after the Hijrah

He studied in the beginner schools (kuttaab) in Uyoon al Jawaa’.  In the year 1368 he enrolled in Faisal school in Buraidah, the first school (madrasah) to open in Qaseem.  He graduated from there in 1371.  In 1374 he enrolled in the Institute of Knowledge in Buraidah. In 1379 he enrolled in the College of Sharee’ah in Riyadh.  In 1386 he enrolled in the Higher Judicial Institute when it first opened.

From his work:

In the year 1372H (when he was 15), he was appointed teacher in Tharmadaa Elementary School which the Crown Prince Sa’ood ibn Abdul Azeez  had commanded to be opened. 

He was appointed to teach in the Prophet’s masjid

He was appointed to teach in the College (or Faculty) of Sharee’ah in Riyaad in 1386

In 1387 he was appointed Supervisor of the Institutes of Knowledge

In 1389 he was entrusted before the Chief Justice Shaikh Muhammad ibn Ibraheem Aalush Shaikh with opening the first Saudi courthouse in the Emirates, in the Emirate of al-Fujairah

In 1393 he was entrusted by command of the noble King Faisal – rahimahullah – with opening the courthouse of ‘Ajmaan (in UAE) and was appointed by him as a judge in it until the year 1405 when he requested to be moved to Makkah. So he was appointed a judge in the Higher Court of Makkah. He continued in that along with being entrusted with teaching in the Sacred Masjid until the year 1410 when the order came from the Servant of the two noble Sacred Precincts, King Fahd ibn Abdul Azeez – rahimahullah – appointing him head of the courts in the Qaseem district.  He continued in that until the year 1420 when he sought early retirement (at age 63) so that he could continue teaching in the Sacred Masjid and he is still teaching there.  He also taught in the University Ummul Quraa in the College of Sharee’ah.  He also taught in the higher department at Darul Hadeeth al Khairiyyah in Makkah and he is still doing that.

From his teachers:

Shaikh Abdul Azeez ibn Baz

Shaikh Abdullah ibn Humaid

Shaikh Muhammad Ameen Shanqeetee

Shaikh Abdur Razzaq Afeefee

Shaikh Abdullah Ghudyaan

From his lessons in the Sacred Precinct in Makkah:

Tafsir Ibn Kathir

Tayseerul Allaam Sharh Umdatul Ahkaam

Subulus Salaam Sharh Bulooghul Maraam

Fat-hul Majeed Sharh Kitaabut Tawheed

al Aqeedatul Waasitiyyah by Shaikhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

(and many more)

(end of what was taken from that post)

Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree is one of his students 

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

 

Introduction to the tafseer (explanation) of surah Nuh (Noah) 71 (Arabic and English audio):

https://mtws.posthaven.com/introduction-tafsir-sura-noah-sheikh-ajlaan

 

Explanation of the verse “And be kind  to your parents” (Arabic and English Audio)

https://mtws.posthaven.com/kindness-to-parents-by-sheikh-ajlaan

 

 

Is smoking haram?  Shaikh Ajlaan answers (Arabic and English audio):

https://mtws.posthaven.com/is-smoking-haraam-sheikh-ajlaan-answers

 

 

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King Faisal ibn Abdul Azeez

October 13, 2012

Taken from the Saudi government website:

http://www.info.gov.sa/portals/kingdom/kingdomkings.html

 

King Faisal was the third King of Saudi Arabia, reigning from 1964 to 1975.

In 1925, Faisal, in command of his father’s arms, won a decisive victory in the Hijaz. Faisal became viceroy of the Hijaz, thus extending King Abdul Aziz’s remit to the west of the peninsula.

Following the formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Faisal was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1932. Faisal served as Prime Minister under King Saud.

In 1964, Faisal was named regent and, a few months later in the same year, became king. Although a great respecter of tradition, King Faisal proved to be a far-sighted innovator [not in the religious sense of the word]. In the course of his reign, Faisal initiated a number of major economic and social development plans. Under Faisal, the industrial development of the Kingdom began in earnest. In foreign policy, King Faisal showed a resolute commitment to the essential interests of the Arab and Islamic world.

King Fahd ibn Abdul Azeez

October 13, 2012

Bio taken from the Saudi government website:

http://www.info.gov.sa/portals/kingdom/kingdomkings.html

 

King Fahd, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, was the fifth King of Saudi Arabia.

 

King Fahd has brought to his high office a wide range of experience in a number of key posts.

He was appointed the first Saudi Arabian Minister of Education in 1953. He served at that Ministry for five years, laying the foundations for the Kingdom’s ambitious and successful educational program. He became Minister of the Interior in 1962, holding this key position for thirteen years – in the course of which he ensured the Ministry could discharge all its functions as efficiently as any such organization in the world. In 1975, when he became Crown Prince, he had, with consummate grasp of the complexities of the task, undertaken the supervision of both the planning and the implementation of the Kingdom’s second and subsequent five year plans.

It has been, however, in the field of international diplomacy, that Fahd bin Abdul Aziz as king has made his greatest contribution. Working tirelessly, he has brought to bear on the intractable problems of the region his own remarkable subtlety of mind combined with great tenacity of purpose to find, whenever possible, peaceful solutions, based on justice. In the pursuit of this goal, he was always ready to deploy the status and the resources of the Kingdom.

King Fahd died on 1st August, 2005. He was succeeded by Crown Prince Abdullah.

Miracles of the Prophet – Shaikh Ali al Haddaadi

October 13, 2012

Miracles of the Prophet by Shaikh Ali al Haddaadi:

 

https://mtws.posthaven.com/miracles-of-the-prophethttp://mtws.posterous.com/miracles-of-the-prophet

 

 

“We” in the Quran – explained by Shaikh Uthaymeen

October 11, 2012

 

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/we-in-the-quran-shaikh-uthaymeen/

How to say Stepfather/stepson

October 9, 2012

 

 

 

 

Stepmother رَابِّيَةٌ Stepfather1 رَابٌّ
Stepdaughter رَبِيْبَةٌ Stepson رَبِيْبٌ
Stepdaughters2 رَبَائِب

 

 

والرابُّ زوج الأُمِّ. والرابَّةُ امرأة الأب. وربيبُ الرجلِ: ابنُ امرأته من غيره، وهو بمعنى مَرْبوبٍ؛ والأنثى رَبيبَة.

 

 

 

And the Raabb (stepfather) is the husband of the mother.

 

And the Raabbah (stepmother) is the wife of the father.

 

And the Rabeeb (stepson) of a man is the son of his wife whom he is not the father of.  And Rabeeb means Marboob (on the object pattern – one who is nurtured, cultivated), its feminine is Rabeebah (stepdaughter).”3

 

 

 

 

 

And from Tafsir at Tabari of verse 4:234:

 

 

 

أما الربائب فإنه جمع ربيبة ، وهي ابنة امرأة الرجل. قيل لها ربيبة لتربيته إياها، وإنما هيمربوبة صرفت إلى ربيبة ، كما يقال: ” هي قتيلة من مقتولة “.  وقد يقال لزوج المرأة: ” هو ربيب ابن امرأته ، يعني به: ” هو رَابُّه ، كما يقال: ” هو خابر، وخبير و شاهد، وشهيد “.

 

 

 

As for “Rabaa’ib”, then it is the plural of “Rabeebah (stepdaughter)” and it is the daughter of a man’s wife.  She is called “Rabeebah” because of his nurturing5 her.

 

 

 

And she is “Marboobah” (the object form – one cultivated, nurtured) which is changed to “Rabeebah”6. Just like it is said, “She is Qateelah (killed)” (Qateelah is) from “Maqtoolah”

 

 

 

And it is said about the woman’s husband (the stepfather) that “he is Rabeeb of the woman’s son”, meaning “He is his Raabb (Nurturer)”7. Just like it is said, “He is Khaabir and Khabeer (both mean ‘aware’)” and “Shaahid and Shaheed (both mean ‘witness’)”

 

 

 

(end of translation of tafsir Imam at Tabari)

 

 

 

This may be a helpful file (some intensive pattern forms – it gives fa’eel and mentions that it is for the doer form (only), though fa’eel can be the form of the doer – like Shaheed (witness) which Imam at Tabari mentioned, or the form of the object, like Qateel (killed) which Imam at Tabari also mentioned):

 

 

 

https://sughayyirah.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/mubaalaghah.pdf

 

 

 

As for stepsister or stepbrother, then you can say this by saying:

 

 

 

أَخٌ غَيْرُ شَقِيْقٍ or أُخْتٌ غَيْرُ شَقِيْقَةٍ 

 

 

 

which means a sibling from one parent but not both, so it can mean stepbrother/stepsister or half brother/half sister

 

 

 

And Allah knows best.

 

(footnotes)

 

 

 

 

 

1 From www.almaany.com and http://baheth.info الصحاح في اللغة    under ربب

 

2    See also verse 4:23

 

3 From: http://baheth.info الصحاح في اللغة    under ربب

 

 

5 Tarbiyyah -nurturing, cultivating step by step, from the verb رَبَّى  يُرَبِّي

 

6 This form – fa’eel فَعِيْل is also an object form, like مَفْعُوْل it may be an intensive of the object form.

 

7 So we see that this pattern form – فَعِيْل not only is a pattern for the object, but also a pattern for the doer of the verb (the doer pattern which for 3 letter root bare (mujarrad) verbs, the form is فَاعِل )

 

The Living Scholar of the language Abdur Rahman al Kooni

October 3, 2012

Shaikh Abdur Rahman ibn Auf al Kooni, whom Shaikh Abdullah Bukhari  mentions that he was one of his Shaikhs and taught him some grammar:

http://www.albaidha.net/vb/showthread.php?p=153814

11ومنهم شيخنا الشيخ اللغوي البارع (ابن عوف كوني) المشهور بعبد الرحمن بن عوف
الكوني، نزيل في المدينة النبوية، فقد أخذتُ منه (ملحة الإعراب) للعلامة الحريري،
مع مجالس نحوية أخرى

And from them is our Shaikh, The Scholar and Master of the language – Ibn Auf Kooni – known as Abdur Rahman ibn Awf al Kooni, residing in the City of the Prophet.  I took from him “Mulhatul-I’raab” by al-Allaamah al-Hareeree, along with other grammar classes

 

He is also mentioned in the second to last post here:

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/printthread.cfm?Forum=15&Topic=3516

 

The sheikh is sheikh Abdulrahman al-Kooni from Maali residing in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, one of the best in the Arabic language in Madinah Mashaallaah, he teaches daily listening to many students at any level in any area of the language. Sheikh Muhammad Ammaan al-Jaami spoke highly of him. I recently recorded a biography of him june 2006, He has studied with the Aalim sheikh Shinqeeti al Kabeer rahimahullaah and then 10 years with sheikh Muhammad Mukhtar rahimahullah the father of the one teaching in the haram in Madinah now. He has explanations of many grammar books, such as Ajromiyyah, Mutamimma, etc.

 

 

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=28&Topic=7135

After Isha Mashaallaah the ocean in Arabic language mashaallaah sheikh
Abdulrahman al-Kooni explaining Mulhatul ‘Iraab, the first dars was amazing mashaallaah, beautiful benefits in the Arabic nahuw clearly showing at what level this sheikh is at mashaallaah. he mentioned the background of Hareeri the author and then straight into the book,

 

Abdur Rahman al Mu’allimee

October 3, 2012

Taken from:

http://www.spubs.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=SRH08&articleID=SRH080001&articlePages=1

His Life

He is the Imaam, the ‘Allaamah, ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Yahyaa bin ‘Alee bin Muhammad al-Mu’allimee al-‘Utmee al-Yaamaanee.He has been given the ascription of Banee Mu’allim from the city of ‘Utmah in Yemen.He was born in 1313H (1895CE) in ‘Utmah and was raised there and he frequented the city of al-Hujuriyyah – which is behind Ta’z – and he acquired knowledge there.He (then) travelled to Jeezaan in the year 1329H during the imaarah (leadership) of Muhammad bin Alee al-Idreesee at ‘Aseer.

His Positions

He took over the leadership of the Qaadees (Judges) and he was given the title of ‘Shaikh ul-Islaam’.After the death of al-Idreesee in the year 1341H, he travelled to India and worked in Daa’irat ul-Ma’aarif al-‘Uthmaaniyyah in Hyderaabaad ad-Dikn, correcting the books of hadeeth and history and authenticating them. This was at roughly at the beginning of the year 1345H. He remained here for about 25 years, working.He then came to al-Makkah al-Mukarramah in 1371H and was designated – after only one year – with the position of trustee of the Library of the Haram at Makkah.

His Compilations and Works

He has a variety of many books and (short) treatises which he authored for the verification of some issues related to knowledge – whether regarding hadeeth, sulook or aqeedah. – which remain in manuscript form. He also has a compilation of poetry which is also in manuscript form.As for what has been printed from them, then there are many, amongst them;

  • ‘Anwaar ul-Kaashifah’ which is a refutation of the book ‘Adwaa’ alas-Sunnah’ by Mahmood Abu Rayyah and which is not to be lamented over!
  • ‘Talee’atut-Tankeel’
  • ‘At-Tankeel bimaa fee Ta’neeb al-Kawtharee min al-Abaateel’ and this is a very good book, (is of) benefit and is unique. It has been printed with the checking of our Shaikh al-Albaanee – may Allaah protect him.
  • ‘Ilm ur-Rijaal wa Ahimmiyyatihi’ which is this treatise.
  • ‘Maqaamu Ibraaheem’ and this is a very precious book.

He has also checked many of the most important books on ‘Ilm ur-Rijaal’ (the science of the knowledge of the narrators of hadeeth) and history (and) which were printed by Daa’irah al-Ma’aarif al-‘Uthmaaniyyah during his time; such as the book ‘al-Ikmaal’ by Ibn Maakoolaa (4 volumes from it), the book ‘al-Ansaab’ of as-Sam’aanee (4 volumes from it), the book ‘Tadhkiratul-Huffaadh’ of adh-Dhahabee and ‘al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel’ of Ibn Abee Haatim and ‘at-Taareekh al-Kabeer’ of al-Bukhaaree, and others besides them which are numerous.

His Death

He continued to look after the Library of the Haram at Makkah, persisting in (his) study, and being actively engaged in research, verification and knowledge-related investigation, until he was was seen there wholeheartedly devoted to some books and he had departed from (this) life. This was in the year 1386H (1966CE).May have Allaah shower (His) vast mercy upon him.

Sources for His Biography

  • ‘Al-I’laam’ (3/342) of az-Ziriklee.
  • ‘Al-Mustadrak ‘alaa Mu’jam il-Mu’allifeen’ (p.366) of ‘Umar Ridaa Kahhaalah.
  • ‘Majallatul-Mujma’ al-‘Ilmee al-‘Arabee’ (42/574-580), the article of Shaikh
  • Muhammad Bahjah al-Baytaar – may Allaah have mercy upon him.
  • ‘Majallatul-Hajj’ (10/617-618), the article of Abdullaah ibn Abdur-Rahmaan al-Mu’allimee.
  • The introduction to ‘at-Tankeel’ (1/9-14) by Shaikh Muhammad Naseef – may Allaah have mercy upon him.

 

The Late Scholar Ibraheem ibn Muhammad ibn Ibraheem Aalush Shaikh

October 3, 2012

Taken from:

http://alifta.com/Fatawa/MoftyDetails.aspx?ID=4

His Eminence Shaykh Ibrahim ibn Muhammad Al Al-Shaykh

His Eminence Shaykh Ibrahim ibn Muhammad ibn Ibrahim ibn `Abdul-Latif ibn `Abdul-Rahman ibn Hasan ibn Imam Muhammad ibn `Abdul-Wahhab

His Birth:

Shaykh Ibrahim ibn Muhammad Al Al-Shaykh was born in 1344 A.H.

His Education:

Shaykh Ibrahim memorized the Ever-Glorious Qur’an during his childhood at the schools of `Abdullah ibn Mufayrij (may Allah be merciful to him) and `Aly ibn `Abdullah Al-Yamany. He studied the science of Tajwid (reciting the Qur’an following the rules of recitation) under the tutelage of Shaykh Sa`d Waqqas (may Allah be merciful to him) in Makkah. He accompanied his father (may Allah be merciful to him) to the learning circles where he studied jurisprudence, Tawhid (belief in the Oneness of Allah/monotheism), and grammar. He then joined the Educational Institute and graduated from the college of Shari`ah in Riyadh in 1376 A.H. Then he was appointed as director of the Department of Ifta’, and later as deputy to the Mufty. After the death of his father (may Allah be merciful to him), Shaykh Ibrahim was chosen as the Chairman of the General Presidency for Ifta’ and the Supervision of Religious Affairs, which was later organized and renamed as the Presidency of the Departments of Scholarly Research, Ifta’, Da`wah, and Guidance. He remained Chairman for six years, during which the Council of Senior Scholars was established and he was chosen to be a member of it and as the Chairman of the Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’. He also presided over the awareness campaigns during Hajj for several years.

His Shaykhs:

He acquired knowledge from his father and many Shaykhs, including His Eminence Shaykh `Abdul-Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz, His Eminence Shaykh Muhammad Al-Amin Al-Shanqyty (may Allah be merciful to him), and many others. He supervised the work of both the preachers abroad and the guides inside the Kingdom. He was nominated as Minister of Justice. After the death of His Eminence Shaykh `Abdullah ibn Hamid, Chief Justice of the Supreme Council of Justice, (may Allah be merciful to him), Shaykh Ibrahim was appointed as Acting Chief Justice. He followed up and supervised the work of the judges and notaries public, with the result that justice was served well during his time and many Shar`y courts were opened across the Kingdom.

He participated in many Islamic conferences and exerted much effort in urging people to adhere to, apply, and substitute the Islamic Shari`ah for the positive laws in Islamic countries. He participated in many of the various committees in the country. Having performed many services for the country for a long period of time, he asked the ruler – may Allah protect him – to retire him due to his health conditions in late 1409 A.H.

He was characterized as having good morals and a commitment to doing good for the people. He died (may Allah be merciful to him) on Thursday, 22 Rabi` Al-Awwal, 1428 A.H.

The Late Scholar ‘Abdullaah bin Muhammad bin Humaid

October 3, 2012

Taken from:

http://web.archive.org/web/20080513142136/www.al-ibaanah.com/bios.php?BioID=40

PRODUCED BY: Al-Ibaanah.com
Source: Fataawaa al-Khulwah wal-Ikhtilaat (pg. 11-12) w/ additions

Author: Ashraf bin ‘Abdil-Maqsood
His Name and Lineage: He was ‘Abdullaah bin Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-‘Azeez bin ‘Abdir-Rahmaan bin Husayn bin Humaid from the tribe of Banu Khaalid.
His Early Youth: He, may Allaah have mercy on him, was born in the city of Riyadh in the month of Dhul-Hijjah 1329H. He received a righteous upbringing and thus memorized the Qur’aan while in his youth. He lost his eyesight while still in his adolescence, but this did not deter him from seeking knowledge. On the contrary, he bore it and dealt with it patiently.
His Studies: He acquired knowledge at the hands of dignified teachers from the scholars of Riyadh, the likes of:
1. Shaikh Hamad bin Faaris, with whom he studied the Arabic language and Hadeeth;
2. Shaikh Saalih bin ‘Abdil-‘Azeez Aali Shaikh, the Judge of Riyadh in his time, with whom he studied the principles of Religion, Hadeeth and Tafseer, as well as spent a great deal of time with;
3. Shaikh Muhammad bin ‘Abdil-Lateef Aali Shaikh, whom he studied closely under;
4. Shaikh Sa’ad bin Hamad bin ‘Ateeq, under whom he studied the principles of the Religion; and others.
5. Afterward, he devoted himself to studying under Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraaheem Aali Shaikh and benefited greatly from him. Shaikh ‘Abdullaah bin Humaid spent much time with him and would seek advice from him for judicial matters. Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraaheem appointed him as his assistant to cover for him during his absence.
His Positions: Shaikh ‘Abdullaah bin Humaid was appointed to numerous positions, through which he was able to serve the Muslim ummah. Among these roles were:
1. In 1357, King ‘Abdul-‘Azeez, may Allaah have mercy on him, appointed him as judge for the region of Sudair;
2. In 1363, he was then appointed as judge for the region of Buraidah. He later asked to be excused from his position as judge in order to focus on worship and teaching the people;
3. He was then appointed as head of religious affairs at Al-Masjid-ul-Haraam in Makkah by King Faisal, may Allaah have mercy on him. He also held lessons there and passed religious verdicts, benefiting the masses of Muslims tremendously;
4. In 1395, King Khaalid, may Allaah have mercy on him, appointed him as head of the Senior Judicial Council as well as a member of the Committee of Senior Scholars;
5. In addition to this, he held the positions of head of the General Lead Council for supervising the Two Sacred Precincts, head of the Fiqh Assembly in the World Muslim League and a member of the Global Conference for Directing the Call and Preparing Callers.
His Writings and Role in Da’wah: In spite of his numerous preoccupations, he was able to make time to enrich the Islamic library with a number of works like:
1. Ar-Radd ‘alaa Yassir al-Islaam ‘alaa Yusrihi
2. Tibyaan-ul-Adillah fee Ithbaat-il-Ahillah [Clarifying the Evidences in Confirming the Crescents]
3. Hidaayat-un-Naasik ilaa Ahamm-il-Manaasik [Guiding the Worshipper to the Most Important Rites of Hajj]
4. Ar-Rasaa’il-ul-Hisaan fee Nasaa’ih-il-Ikhwaan [Excellent Essays for Advising the Brothers], and much more.
This is on top of the beneficial religious verdicts he would issue as replies to questions, especially on the famous radio program “Noor ‘alaad-Darb.”
His Students: Because of the long time, the Shaikh spent teaching in the Haram and holding lessons, numerous students benefited and learned from him. Among his most famous students are:
1. Shaikh Hamood bin ‘Abdillaah At-Tuwaijiree, may Allaah have mercy on him;
2. Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan, current member of the Committee of Senior Scholars;
3. Shaikh Muhammad bin ‘Abdillaah As-Subayyal;
4. Shaikh Saalih bin ‘Abdillaah Al-Humaid.
His Death: The Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him, passed away on a Wednesday on the 20th day of Dhul-Qa’adah, 1402H (1981). His funeral prayer was held in Al-Masjid-ul-Haraam right after the ‘Asr Prayer and he was buried in Al-‘Adl Cemetery in Makkah. May Allaah have mercy on him and allow him to enter Paradise.
Sources for his Biography: 1. “‘Ulamaa’unaa” (pg. 24-27) of Fahd Al-Barraak and Fahd Al-Badraanee
2. “Qaadat-ul-Fikar-il-Islaamee ‘abaral-Quroon” (pg. 513-522) of ‘Abdullaah bin Sa’ad Ruwaishid
Published on: November 25, 2006