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The Living Scholar ‘Aadil Mansoor

October 21, 2013


The following taken from:



Kunyah: Abul Abbaas
Name: Aadil ibn Mansoor
Nationality: Yemeni

Teachers: When he was in Yemen, Shaykh Abul Abbaas Aadil Mansur hafidhahullah studied with Allamah Muqbil al-Wadi’ee for a while. Currently he is based in Riyadh where he studies with Allamah Salih al-Fawzaan.

He has also studied with Allamah Abdullah al-Ghudayyan, Allamah Ahmed an-Najmee and Allamah Rabee’ al-Madkhali. Thus, he is quite well-known to the senior mashaykh of Saudi Arabia.

He is also quite well-known to the mashaykh of Kuwait where he travels for Da’wah frequently viz. Shaykh Taariq as-Subay’ee, Shaykh Falaah ibn Isma’eel, Shaykh Ahmed as-Subay’ee, Shaykh Muhammad al-Anjaree and others.

His posts on can be accessed by clicking here.

sources:Sahab and SalafiTalk





Some of his audio lessons (Arabic):



English audio lessons:

Merits of the Qur’an and Tafsir of Surah al-Qadr (97)




The Living Scholar Khalid bin AbdurRahman al-Misree

October 21, 2013



Shaikh Rabee was asked about Shaikh Khalid bin AbdurRahman al Misree and he said about him: His Aqeedah is sound (saleem):




He has many lessons and lectures announced and posted on the well-known Salafee sites such as:




(click on the sites to go to specific links)


and such as:




(click on the sites to go to specific links)


mtws.posthaven Shaikh Khaalid speaks about Shaikh Taariq as-Subayee Shaikh Khaalid on the terrorist attack in Britain (Woolwich) Holding tightly to the Sunnah in times of trials (fitan)



Shaikh Khaalid bin AbdurRahman al-Misree’s website:








Shaikh Abdul Lateef al-Kurdee – from the Shuyookh of Iraaq

October 2, 2013




The following is a summary translation from:



He is (Abu Abdul Haqq) Abdul-Lateef bin Ahmad bin Mustafaa al-Kurdee

He was born in the year 1969. After completing high school, he was accepted into a university in Baghdad “al Mustansariyyah”. After a while, he left Iraaq and traveled to a number of Islamic countries. During his visits he studied with a number of the noble Salafee scholars


From those who taught him:

Shaikh Muqbil (from whom he has a tazkiyyah which can be seen at the above link) and Shaikh Abdur-Rahman al-Adanee

He also attended some of the lessons and lectures of the Imaams of Ahlus Sunnah: Shaikh Bin Baz, Shaikh Uthaymeen, Shaikh Saalih al-Fawzaan, Shaikh Saalih al-Luhaydaan, Shaikh al-Abbaad, and Shaikh Rabee.



(end of what was taken from that link)



He also has a tazkiyyah from Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree ( ) who mentions that the province (in Iraaq) of SalaahudDeen is very good and in it are three Salafee brothers (he mentions each one as “Our brother, the Shaikh…”). Among them is Shaikh Abdul Lateef al Kurdee whom Shaikh Ubaid mentioned is the one who established and who oversees Markazus Sunnah in the city of al-‘Alam.


His website:



The Shaikh has an excellent lecture here (Arabic/English):

(from: )

The above link also mentions more about the Shaikh including what Shaikh Rabee said about him



Recitation of the Shaikh:


1.From surah (9) Tawbah



2.From the beginning of Aal-Imraan (3) in salaah



The Living Scholar Abdur-Rahmaan bin Naasir al-Barraak

September 23, 2013



This is a partial translation of the brief biography of Shaikh Abdur-Rahmaan bin Naasir al-Barraak from his website:



His name is: Abdur-Rahman bin Naasir bin Barraak bin Ibraheem al-Barraak



His Kunyah is Abu Abdillah



The Shaikh was born in the city of al-Bukairiyyah in the district of al-Qaseem in the year 1352H. He didn’t know his father because he died when he was young. His mother was responsible for his upbringing and she raised him in the best manner. Allaah decreed that the Shaikh be afflicted with an illness that took away his eyesight when he was nine.



The Shaikh began seeking knowledge at a young age. He memorized the Quran by the time he was almost 12 years old. He began his recitation to some of his relatives, then to the recitor of the city Abdur-Rahmaan bin Saalim al-Kareedees. He sought knowledge from Shaikh Muhammad bin Muqbil al-Muqbil, the judge of al-Bukairiyyah and Shaikh Abdul-‘Azeez bin ‘Abdullah as-Sabeel (Judge of al-Bukairiyyah, al-Khabraa’, and al-Badaa’i’ after his Shaikh bin Muqbil)



Then his was able to travel to Makkah. He stayed there for a number of years. While there he read to Shaikh Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Khaleefee – Imaam of al-Masjid al-Haraam. And he met a virtuous man from the students of al-Allaamah Muhammad bin Ibraheem whose name was Shaikh Saalih bin Husain al-‘Iraaqee. In the year 1369 he accompanied Shaikh al-Iraaqee in travelling to Shaikh Bin Baz when he was judge of the city of ad-Dulam. He stayed there with the Shaikh for close to two years which had a huge affect on his life in seeking knowledge.



Then he joined the Shaikh at the Institute of Knowledge when it opened in Riyadh in 1371H and graduated from it. He joined the College of Sharee’ah in 1378H. While at the Institute and College he studied under many of the Mashaayikh, from the most well-known of them are: al-Allaamah Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee – rahimahullah – who taught Tafseer at the Institute and the Foundations of Fiqh; and al-Allaamah Abdur-Razzaaq al-‘Afeefee – rahimahullah – who taught Tawheed, Grammar, and Foundations of Fiqh; along with many others – (we ask that) Allaah bestow mercy upon all of them. He also attended some of the lessons of al-Allaamah Muhammad bin Ibraheem Aalush-Shaikh.



The greatest of his Mashaayikh, the one having the biggest impact on his soul was al-Allaamah, al-Imaam ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Baz – rahimahullah. He benefited from him for over 50 years starting in the year 1369H when Imaam Bin Baz was in the city of ad-Dulam until his death in the year 1420H. After that, (he benefited most from) his Shaikh al-Iraaqee from whom he learned the love of proofs, the abandonment of blind-following, and precision in the sciences of the language: Grammar, Sarf, and Prosody1



The Shaikh memorized the Quran, Buloogh al-Maraam, Kitaabut-Tawheed, Kashfush-Shubuhaat, Thalaathatul-Usool, Shurootus-Salaah, al-Ajroomiyyah, Qatrun-Nidaa, the Alifiyyah of ibn Maalik, and other books.



And there are books (mutoon) the Shaikh gave strong explanations of like at-Tadmuriyyah and Sharh at-Tahaawiyyah. The Shaikh taught them innumerable times and they were read to him (by his students) at the university and the masjid. Likwise (the book) Zaad al-Mustaqna’ and other than it.



The Shaikh worked as a teacher in the Institute of Knowledge in the city of Riyadh for three years from 1379H to 1381H. After that he taught at the College of Sharee’ah in Riyadh. When the College of Usool ad-Deen opened, he transferred there to the Aqeedah division. He worked as a teacher there until he retired in the year 1420H. He oversaw during his time there dozens of masters (MA) and doctorate (PhD) theses (pl. of thesis)



The Shaikh taught at his masjid which he was given leadership over – Masjid al-Khaleefee in the district of al-Faarooq – and most of his lessons took place there. He also taught some of his specific students in his house. And he had lessons in other masjids. In addition to that, he participated in many of the intensive, knowledge-based dawrah’s which take place in the summer, and gave lectures in Riyadh and other areas in the Kingdom. He has more than 20 weekly lessons in various Sharee’ah sciences. The Shaikh is also distinguished by his teaching the sciences of the language, pronunciation, and eloquent speech (balaaghah)



Most of his students are from the teachers at the universities, the known callers, and other than them from those who have benefited from him in general and specifically. Many students of knowledge in foreign countries follow the Shaikh’s lessons over the internet.



The Shaikh has made large efforts which are known in calling to the good and forbidding the evil, advising those in charge and writing them, and warning people from innovtion, deviations, and oppositions (to the Book and the Sunnah)



The Shaikh – hafithahullah – gives great importance to the the affairs of the Muslims in all parts of the world. He feels great sadness and is pained by what is happening to them in many of the countries. He always follows (trustworthy) reports about them, especially in times of crises. He is always making qunoot2 and dua for them in salaah and making dua against their enemies. He has a number of fataawaa specifically concerning this which are widespread.



The Shaikh is distinguished by his expertise in knowledge of the Aqeedah…and he is from the most important of those nowadays who are referred back to in that field.



Many of the Scholars have praised him – among them Shaikh Ibn Baz and Shaikh Uthaymeen. When Shaikh Uthaymeen was asked towards the end of his life whom the people should ask their questions to after him, he praised Shaikh Fawzaan and Shaikh al-Barraak and directed the people to ask them.


The Shaikh has explained numerous books and texts, from them:



Al-Qawaa’id al-Arba’ah


Kitaab Kalimatul-Ikhlass of Ibn Rajab

al-Haa’iyah of Ibn Abee Dawood





(End of what was taken from that link)

Recitation of surah Yaa Seen (36) by the Shaikh:



Some translated statements of the Shaikh: (last post)










1Prosody: “the rhythm and pattern of sounds of poetry and language” ( )

2Qunoot: “a special supplication while standing in Prayer”

(definition taken from here: )

Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree’s Tazkiyyah for Shaikh Fu’aad al Amree

August 15, 2013




Shaikh Fu’aad al ‘Amree is a former graduate of the University of Madimah.  Some of his scholars whom he studied under are1:


Shaikh Bin Baz


Shaikh Uthaymeen


Shaikh Muhammad Amaan al Jaamee


Shaikh Abdul Muhsin al Abbaad


Shaikh Rabee bin Haadee al Madkhalee


Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree



To listen to the audio of Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree’s tazkiyyah2:




The text:


طالبنا ، ورفيقنا في هذه الرحلة . وهو صاحبنا وتلميذنا وأخونـا في مدة تزيد عن العقد .وهو أبوعبد الرحمان فؤاد بن سعود بن عمير العمري وهو أحد رجال هيئة الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر

Our student, our rafeeq (attending companion) on this trip, and he is our brother and has accompanied us and studied under us for more than a decade.  He is Abu Abdur Rahmaan Fu’aad bin Sa’ood bin ‘Umair al ‘Amree and he is part of the Committee for Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Evil3



Another tazkiyyah from Shaikh Ubaid for Shaikh Fu’aad al ‘Amree4 can be listened to5 here:









2Both the audio and text can be found here:


3Est 1940 CE, Shaikh Fawzaan defends this committee here:


4As well as Shaikh Muhammad bin Ghaalib al ‘Amree, Shaikh ‘Usamah bin Sa’ood al ‘Amree, and Shaikh ‘Arafaat bin Hasan al Muhammadee


5The Arabic text can be found at the bottom of this link:



The Living Scholar Abu Anas Hamad al Uthmaan

November 7, 2012



Shaykh Aboo Anas is one of the well-known students of Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (d.1421H). He remained in contact with the Shaykh until the latter’s death (rahimahullaah). He has written a few books expounding upon the manners of the student of knowledge, in addtion to his refutation of Ikhwaanee principles. He has visited Eurpoe on numerous occasions for the purpose of da’wah.

Shaikh Fawzaan praises one of his books refuting opposing ideologies to Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah

(from 1431H)

The above link also contains the links to a lecture/meeting of Shaikh Hamad al Uthmaan and Shaikh Rabee














Some of the Shuyookh of Algeria

November 7, 2012

Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree mentions some of the shuyookh of Algeria as well as warning against Abu Abdul Baaree Abdul Hameed ibn Ahmad al Arabee.


The four shaikhs he gave tazkiyyah for in this phone call:


Shaikh Abdul Ghanee ‘Uwaisaat


Shaikh Dr. Abdul Majeed ibn Jumuah


Shaikh Dr. Muhammad ibn Ali Firkous


Shaikh ‘Izzud-Deen Ramadaanee


(Shaikh Ubaid later says “These four Mashaayikh” )


Audio: (Arabic text)


Also the Mashaayikh of Algeria warn from Abu Abdul Baaree Hameed ibn Ahmad al Arabee:

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:

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):


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


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


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:

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:


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.

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,


The Living Scholar Muhammad al Anjaree

September 8, 2012

Shaikh Rabee on Shaikh al Anjaree and Shaikh Ahmad as Subayee:

The answer I give to this question is: I do not know them, I do not know them except they are from the notable and distinguished Salafis. They do not not incline towards Faalih al-Harbee nor anyone else who opposes the Salafi manhaj. What I know is that they are steadfast and firmly established upon the Sunnah, inshaAllah.


Also see:



Shaikh Abu Anas Hamaad al Uthman and Shaikh Falaah Isma’il Mandakar on Shaikh al Anjaree:



Shaikh Ahmad as-Subayee on Shaikh al Anjaree:

So indeed the accusations have reached me, that have been directed towards a noble brother, and an outstanding shaykh, and I don not like that I continue to describe him, complimenting him and praising him due to knowledge-based, shar’ee reasons, known by the People of Deen, and the prohibition. And the disparagement is not followed by a shred of evidence that shows the correctness of this criticism, nor does it mention any statements or actions that malign the integrity of ash-Shaykh Muhammad [al-‘Anjaree] and his deen. So I saw to be a shar’ee obligation upon me in this affair (some) issues:

The first of them: the protection and defense of our da’wah in front of some accusations that are general and devoid of evidences.

And the second: Acting upon his statement – Õáì Çááå Úáíå æ Óáã- “Aid your brother whether he is an oppressor or oppressed.” (1)..

So I say: Indeed ash-Shaykh Muhammad al-‘Anjaree – may Allaah keep him firm – is known for the Sunnah, and known for his sincerity towards the da’wah of Ahlus-Sunnah and his jihaad upon it, and I do not purify him above Allaah ÚÒ æ Ìá. And from the characteristics of this man is: frankness and clarity, (both) absolute and which remain and is not suitable for many of the people of this time in which flattery has spread, and courtesy has become fashionable, and self-interests and personal desires have become excessive, even in the matters related to the Deen.

So this noble brother – and I do not purify him above Allaah ÚÒ æ Ìá – gives the people sincere advice (naseehah), and clarifies the madhhab of Ahlus-Sunnah and warning from the Islaamic political groups, so, by Allaah’s praise, love for him took hold in the hearts of Ahlus-Sunnah, and hatred for him took hold in the souls of the followers of the jamaa’aat and their followers – may Allaah ÚÒ æ Ìá guide them.

Shaykh al-‘Anjaree studied with Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ‘Abdus-Samad, famous student of Shaykh al-Albaanee – rahimahumaallaah, Shaykh Taariq as-Subay’ee and Shaykh Ahmad as-Subay’ee, and travelled often to Shaykh al-Albaanee, Shaykh Ibn Baaz and Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen to sit with them and ask them questions. He is well-known to Shaykh ‘Ubayd and Shaykh Rabee’, and Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee.


The following link has beneficial articles as well as schedule for classes of some of the Mashayikh of Kuwait: