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Abdur Rahman al Mu’allimee

October 3, 2012

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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.



Imaam Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee

August 28, 2012

The Guiding Scholar Muhammad al Ameen ash-Shanqeetee died 40 years ago (1393H) – rahimahullah.  He is not to be confused with the man whom Shaikh Rabee  and Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmee  warned against (who was still alive 10 years ago) – Muhammad (Mukhtar) ash-Shanqeetee.

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His Name:He was the great scholar, the Shaykh, Mohammad Al Ameen ibn Mohammad Al Mukhtaar bin ‘Abdil Qaadir Al Jaknee Ash-Shanqeetee. His compound name was Mohammad Al Ameen, just like the name of his father (i.e. Mohammad Al Mukhtaar), which was the common practice of naming in their lands.

His Birth and Lineage: He was born in 1325H in the region known as Shanqeet, which is the eastern part of the state of Mauritania, which lies on the (eastern) coast of the Atlantic Ocean, south of Morocco and Algeria and north of Senegal.
His lineage traces back to Ya’qoob bin Jaakin, the forefather of the large tribe, known as the Jaknees. The lineage of this tribe traces back to Himyar.

His Educational Upbringing: He was born in a household of knowledge consisting of men and women that were learned. His mother was the daughter of his father’s paternal uncle (i.e. his father’s female cousin). So he studied under his maternal uncles, his maternal cousins and their women, the basic aspects of knowledge and the sciences of the Qur’aan.
He completed his studies in various subjects of the Religion under the senior scholars of his land, such as the subjects of Tafseer, Hadeeth, Fiqh, Usool, Nahw, Sarf, Balaagha and more.
He adhered to the Maalikee Madh-hab without blindly following it and being fanatical about it. In fact, he followed the evidences with regard to the religious rulings.

His Work and Entrance into the Hijaaz Region: After finishing his studies of the various subjects of the Religion, he worked as a teacher and as a judge in family jurisdiction. So people in dispute would go to him and he would make his judgment between them. His rulings and verdicts were carried out and enforced by everyone, even the government of his country at that time.
In the year 1367H, he went to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj and began to teach there in the Prophet’s Masjid. The people in charge of this Masjid became acquainted with him and sought for him to remain in the Haramayn (vicinity of Makkah and Madeenah) so that he could teach and provide general benefit. The students that often frequented his classes on Tafseer of the Qur’aan in the Prophet’s Masjid were many, the most famous of whom were: Imaam Ibn Baaz, Bakr Abu Zayd and ‘Atiyyah Muhammad Saalim, the one who completed Imaam Ash-Shanqeetee’s great work Adwaa-ul-Bayaan, after his death.
In 1371H, he was called to teach in the educational institutes and colleges of Riyadh. Then he moved to Madeenah to teach in the Islamic University there. Among the students he taught while in the Islaamic University of Madeenah was Shaykh Rabee’ bin Haadee Al Madkhalee, may Allaah preserve him.

His Written Works: He has authored some books, which include:
1. Adwaa-ul-Bayaan fee Tafseer-il-Qur’aan bil-Qur’aan – printed [This is his tremendous voluminous work on Tafseer of the Qur’aan] 2. Al-Mudhakkirah fee Usool-il-Fiqh – printed [A small treatise on the Principles of Fiqh] 3. Adab Al-Bah-th wal-Munaadhara – printed [Etiquettes for Researching] 4. Alfiyyah fil-Mantiq Daf’u Eehaam Al-Idtiraab ‘an Ayaat-il-Kitaab – Printed 5. Man’u Jawaaz Al-Majaaz – Printed 6. Mandhoomah fil-Faraa’id [A Book on the Laws of Inheritance] 7. Furoo’ Maalik – a poetic text 8. Sharh ‘alaa Maraaqee As-Sa’ood – a dictation he made to his students 9. Sharh ‘alaa As-Sullam – a dictation he made to his students 10. Ansaab-ul-‘Arab – a poetic text 11. Manaahij wa Diraasaat li-Ayaat-il-Asmaa was-Sifaat – A transcribed lecture he gave in the Islamic University on the 13th of Ramadaan, 1382H.

His Death: The Shaykh died on the forenoon of Thursday, the 17th of Dhul-Hijjah, 1393H. His death occurred in Makkah on his return from Hajj. He was buried in the Mi’alaa graveyard and his funeral prayer was held at Masjid Al Haraam after the Dhuhr prayer of that same day. Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin ‘Abdillaah bin Baaz prayed over him, along with all the other Muslims that attended, may Allaah have mercy on him.

For his Biography, refer to Al-A’alaam of Az-Zirkilee (6/45), Al-Manhal (the Dhul-Hijjah Issue of 1393H: pg. 982), and Mashaaheer ‘Ulamaa Najd (pg. 517-520 & 540-543)

Source: Sayyid bin ‘Abbaas Al-Julaymee / His Checking of the book ‘Manaahij wa Diraasaat li Ayaat-il-Asmaa was-Sifaat’ (pg. 4-6)
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Imaam ash-Shanqeetee on Ruling by Secular Laws:

Articles by Imaam Shanqeetee from

The Late Scholar Muhammad Khaleel Harraas

August 20, 2012

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The Permanent Committee (of scholars) recommend  Shaikh Muhammad Khalil Harras’s explanation of Aqeedatul Wasitiyyah





The Scholar Abdur Rahman as-Sa’dee d.1376H

May 15, 2010


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The Late Scholar Haafidh al Hakamee

May 13, 2010

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Please see footnote no. 5 on page no. 2 of this pdf for a brief introduction of the Allaamah. His great status can be seen by the fact that some of his most prominent Students are
Shaykh Ahmed an-Najmee,
Sheikh Rabi’ bin Hadi,
Shaikh Zaid al-Madkhalee and
Shaykh Ali Nasir al-Faqihi.

For a collection of his fataawa in English please click here.

[Footnote no.2 at the above mentioned link:  says:

“He is the Shaikh, al-‘Allaamah Haafidh Ibn Ahmad al-Hakamee. He was a Salafee Scholar from the province of Tihaamah. He was born in the year 1342H in the city of as-Salaam near Jeezaan. He was a sign in terms of brilliance and he was quick in memorization and understanding. He studied under the noble Shaykh, ‘Abdullah al-Qar’aawee. He died in the year 1377H and his age was only 35 years. For his biography, refer to his son’s introduction to his book Ma’aarijul Qubool.”]