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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 

 

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

http://mtws.posterous.com/introduction-tafsir-sura-noah-sheikh-ajlaan

 

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

http://mtws.posterous.com/kindness-to-parents-by-sheikh-ajlaan

 

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

http://mtws.posterous.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:

 

http://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 )

 

Shaikh Humaid – a lesson on bringing up the Muslim children

October 7, 2012

Taken from:

http://salaficentre.com/2012/10/updated-a-lesson-on-bringing-up-muslim-children-and-the-devastating-ideas-of-a-christian-missionary/

{ The translator mentions the source at the end: Al-Fataawaa Wad-Duroos Fil Masjid Al-Haraam: by Al-Allaamah Abdullaah Bin Muhammad Bin Humayd (rahimahullaah): pages: 938-944]}

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful the Bestower of Mercy.  All praise belongs to Allaah Lord of the worlds, and may His peace and blessings be upon His truthful Prophet, his family, his companions and those who follow them upon righteousness till the establishment of the Day of Recompense.  To proceed:

 

Indeed, Allaah (Glorified and Exalted Be He) said:

”O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern (and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they receive from Allah, but do that which they are commanded. [Soorah Tahreem: Ayah: 6]

 

The meaning of this is that Allaah has stated: ”O you who believe’’; and some of the pious predecessors said that if you hear Allaah saying (in the Qur’aan) ‘’O you who believe’’, then give an attentive ear because it is either something good you are being commanded or something forbidden you are being prohibited from.

 

So with regards to the statement of Allaah: ‘’Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell);’’ it is that you guard yourself with a shield to protect you from the fire; ‘’and your families’’ (by) protecting your family with a shield that will protect them from the fire.  And (Warding off from yourselves the hell fire) cannot be acquired except by way of fulfilling the commandments of Allaah and keeping away from what He has forbidden.  This is what will protect you from the hell fire and this is what the statement ‘’Ward off from yourselves’’ means–by fulfilling the rights of (the testimony of faith) ‘’None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah’’, worshiping Allaah (alone) without any partner and acquainting yourself with the monotheism for which you were created, and so that the (testimony of faith) ‘’None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah’’ is cleanse and purified from all that either negates it or negates what it necessitates of obligations.

 

(And also to cleanse and purify the testimony of faith) ‘’None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah’’ from innovations in the religion which are a belittlement of it or the sins that diminishes its worth.  Likewise, (the statement ‘’Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah’’ has rights), and that is by fulfilling what the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) commanded and to keep away from everything he has forbidden, and that your worship of your Creator and The inventor of all things is carried out in accordance with what the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wsallam) legislated.  This is the meaning of ‘’Ward off from yourselves’’ –through shielding yourselves with a protection against the hell fire.

 

And concerning the statement of Allaah: ‘’ Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell)’’;

It is well known that children are the cream of the family; therefore you must take up a shield of protection against the fire to protect your children and those under your care.  And what is this protection? It is the advice and guidance you give them towards that which is of benefit to them.  It is to teach them beneficial and correct things, through which Imaan is nurtured in the hearts and by way of which they will come to know the rights of their Creator and the rights of their parents.  This is the meaning of ‘’Ward off yourselves and your families a Fire (hell).  And that is to take up a shield of protection for your family by advising, guiding, teaching and distancing them from everything that will hold them back (from goodness, uprightness etc.).

 

We said that children are the cream of the family, so they must be taught what benefits them and are distanced from evil companions in whom there is no goodness.  And teaching them necessitates that which the Book and the Sunnah guides to in their religious affairs, until they are nurtured upon a sound, beneficial and good nurturing.  And we do not prohibit the studying of the beneficial worldly sciences, because the religion of Islaam does not prohibit it–such as the knowledge of medicine, economics, business and its likes–; but these affairs come after a rectification of the creed and after (acquaintance with) the knowledge for which a person was created.  This is what is specified as an obligation.

 

And protecting the family (necessitates) that you distance your children from evil companions- those who have no goodness in them-, such as some of the atheists, or the Bedouins who are much distanced from their religion.  Therefore, you must warn your children from mixing with them and you must strive to (make sure that) they do not mix with them; because there are evil practices within them.  If your child mixes with them their evil practices will be transmitted to him.  And even if your child is genuine, safe and sensible, however by him mixing with evil companions he will acquire some of their manners and deeds and it will have an effect on him.  When a healthy she camel intermingles with a camel afflicted with scabies, it will be afflicted with scabies; or when someone intermingles a lot with a camel afflicted with scabies, he will become afflicted with scabies and his scabies will be transferred to the group and they become afflicted, as the saying goes: ‘’When I saw her sister yesterday, she was devastated and the devastation for her was more of an enemy than the test.’’

 

(Therefore), you teach your children and continue (commanding them) to preserve the five daily prayers, for indeed the prayer is religion and it prevents one from committing obscene and evil deeds.   And in most cases if you see your child always frequenting the mosque every time, then this is a sign of his goodness and uprightness, as the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: ‘’If you see a person always frequenting the masjid, then bear witness to his Imaan.’’

(But) when you leave your child to his own devices and he accompanies evil companions, and he turns away and becomes indifferent towards his religion and family, then by Allaah his demise is better for you than his living as long as he is upon this state of affairs.

What benefit is there in the sciences of a people whose state of affairs have deteriorated, whose manners have been corrupted and the practice of evil is of a greater strength upon their souls.  You say: Indeed, my child graduated from such and such university and he has a master’s degree or what they call a PHD, and he studied in America or in London or in such university; and you think that with these (qualifications) he has become a mountain among the mountains of the earth.

(However) as long as he is unaware of the rights of his Lord, your rights and the affairs of his religion, then by Allaah he is a mirage and there is neither goodness in him nor in his knowledge (of the worldly sciences).  The ignorance of this person (in these worldly science) is better for him than these worldly sciences, which have been devices leading him to reject his religion, his country and society, and which made him give preference to the path of the west or that of his disbelieving teacher.

And we have (already) stated that there neither goodness in him nor in his knowledge of (the worldly sciences), and what benefit is there in the sciences of a people whose state of affairs have deteriorated.  The situation of (this person who abandoned his religion) is that of evil and his manners have been corrupted.  He has rejected his people, so his ignorance (in these worldly sciences) is better for you (parents) than his knowledge of (the worldly sciences); rather his demise would be better for you than his living.  Therefore, it is obligatory that you do not become lackadaisical concerning the affair of your children as long as they are young.  Teach them what is of benefit for them and nurture them upon a good upbringing.

It is obligatory upon the teachers to implant the true creed in the hearts of the young generation and that they fear Allaah with regards to their affair.  They should clarify for them the wisdom, beauty and underlying reasons behind the rulings of the Islamic law until their hearts grow in Imaan, and until their hearts are radiated with the light of Imaan.  So with this they will become upright and they will benefit their country, their governments, their Islamic Nation, its people and the Religion.  However, if their (affair) is the opposite of this, then the expectations will be missed and the affair will be the opposite, as we said, ‘’their demise would be better for you than their living.’’

Therefore, the teacher who teachers your child should be an upright example for his pupils.  They take him as an example in fulfilling the commands of Allaah and in his manners, just as Uthaybah Bin Abee Sufyaan said to his children’s teacher: ‘’Indeed, I have come to you to teach my children; firstly: rectify yourself and adhere to your religion, because their eyes are fixed to your eyes.  They will not see you beautifying or doing something, except that they will blindly follow you in (that).’’  Then he (Uthaybah) said to the teacher: ‘’teach them the best of the narrations’’; meaning: The best and most beneficial, and the most beneficial science.  Then he (uthaybah) said: ‘’Keep them away from flirting with women and composing love poems about them; rather teach them the hadeeth and the Qur’aan, and (those) poetry and etiquettes of the Arabs that develops bravery in the souls, heroism, nobility and adherence to good customs.’’  This is what Uthaybah said to the teacher of his children; He said: They (my children) will follow your actions just as they learn from your sciences, so therefore your actions must be good.

 

So if the teacher strives together with the households and the fathers, then the child will be given a good and upright upbringing.  He will benefit his country and government, and Allaah will benefit Islaam and the Muslims through him.  However, if his teacher is from the teachers of the west–from the disbelievers and the corrupters, the enemies of Allaah, His Messenger, the religion of Islaam and the Muslim lands—then without doubt he (the student) will be nourished with their milk and will drink from their water.  He (the student) will follow their footsteps and traces, because a student treads upon the fundamental principles of his teacher.

Alas, how can we be pleased with sending our young children to a faculty in America or to such and such country, and he (the parent) says: ‘’My child has gone to study’’; (whilst he has gone) to study disbelief, hearsay, deviation and how to turn away from his family, his country and religion!!; because they (disbelievers) will teach him this, just as Zimmer (The Catholic philosopher and theologian) advocated.

This Zimmer was a head of the Christian Missionaries and he was one who sent Christian missionaries to the various regions of the Arab-Islamic Countries.  He gathered them before dispersing them, and he said to them: ‘’Inform me of what you will be doing in the Muslim countries?’’  One of them said: ‘’I will convert five to Christianity.’’  Another said: ‘’I will convert two to Christianity, and I will give them the blessings of Christianity and make them thankful.’’  He (Zimmer) said: ‘’you have not understood our desired objective; it is not possible to convert the Muslims to Christianity; it is not possible for the Muslims to reject their religion, except if you yourselves teach them the western sciences.  The most important thing is that you teach the Muslim children and inculcate doubts in their souls about their religion and inculcate rejection in their souls against their countries.  And eventually when one of them sets up a centre in his country, he will give no importance to anything else except his desires.  And when he gathers wealth, he will do so according to his desires.  So he ends up having no religion and no connection with his Creator.  Therefore, cultivate the lands of Muhammad (i.e. the Muslim lands) upon this.’’

 

And he (Zimmer) said in another speech of his: Indeed, Islaam is like a tree, so therefore it must be cut off from its branches.  Its branches are the children of the Muslims; therefore teach them so that they can aid you to cut off the tree of Islaam in their countries.  You will not be able to cut it off yourselves, rather teach their children to aid you in uprooting it in their countries.’’

This is their statement (O reader); and if this is their statement, then how can a person excuse himself for sending his young child to Germany, France, America, Italy and London, whilst he has not yet been filled with the correct creed.  This is an error.

He (your Muslim child) will come to you whilst turning away from his religion; turning away from his parents and looking down upon them.  He will consider them to be (people) who neither possesses understanding nor do they know, whilst in reality he is the one without understanding and does not know.  Therefore, it is incumbent upon a person to give serious concern to the children under his care because they are a trust.  And when you neglect them, then indeed you have betrayed the trust.  Allaah (The Most High) said: ‘’ O you who believe! Betray not Allah and His Messenger, nor betray knowingly your Amanat (things entrusted to you and all the duties which Allah has ordained for you). [Soorah Anfaal: Ayah: 27]

Therefore, your children are a trust and when you neglect them, then indeed you have betrayed them.  It is obligatory upon every one of us to fear Allaah with regards to the (affair) of his children and those under his care.   The days go past and the end of a (person’s) life is close, and a person does not know when his life span will suddenly come to (an end).  He (the person) must strive to teach his children beneficial knowledge and that he gives them training upon goodness, and nurtures them upon obedience to (Allaah and His Messenger).

“All of you are shepherds and each of you is responsible for his flock.  A man is the shepherd of his household and he is responsible for them.  A woman is a shepherdess in her husband’s house and she is responsible for her flock.”

 

And Allaah knows best, and may the peace and blessings of Allaah be upon Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam), His family and companions.

 

 

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,

 

Audio Biographies of some Companions

October 3, 2012

Audio bios of some of the Companions, some in the first three generations, and some of the later scholars, by Abu Talhah Dawood ibn Ronald Burbank:

http://ittibaa.com/biographies.html

http://ittibaa.com/bio-2.html

 

 

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.