Posts Tagged ‘Amaan’

Those Who Claim They Follow Only the Quran

October 17, 2013




This is an excerpt of Shaikh Muhammad Amaan al Jaamee’s explanation of Shaikh Uthaymeen’s Book Al Qawaa’id al Muthlaa… (Exemplary Principles)…Taken from tape 4, starting at 13:521. Underlined speech is from the text of Shaikh Uthaymeen’s book2.


Arabic text of Shaikh Muhammad Amaan al Jaamee’s speech in this file:

Quraniyyoon Arabic quote



Shaikh Uthaymeen said (translated):


And where is the Imaan in the Messenger – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – who was entrusted with the Quran – for the one who doesn’t accept what is from his Sunnah




Shaikh Muhammad Amaan al Jaamee explained:


And he rejects that and says: We are sufficed with the Quran. What is in the Book of Allaah, we accept. And what is in the Sunnah, we reject. This one claims that he is a Qur’aanee – from those who believe in the Quran only.


These people disbelieve in the Quran without realizing it. Whoever disbelieves in the Sunnah has indeed disbelieved in the Quran. Because the Quran is that which commands to follow the Sunnah.3 And because the Quran mentions many of the rulings in a general way which are explained in detail in the Sunnah.


And some of the Attributes of Allaah, The Most High, have come in the Sunnah and they are not in the Quran. Separating the Book from the Sunnah and claiming Imaan in the Quran and rejecting the Sunnah is futility (useless). On top of that, it is disbelief in both of them.


The Shaikh (Uthaymeen) – (we ask that) Allaah bestow mercy upon us and upon him – said:


Allaah, The Most High, said:


وَنَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ الْكِتَابَ تِبْيَانًا لِّكُلِّ شَيْءٍ


And We have sent down to you the Book (i.e. the Qur’an) as an explanation (tibyaan) for everything…” (16:89)


And from what is known


(Shaikh al Jaamee): to the students of knowledge


is that many of the knowledge-based sharee’ah matters


(Shaikh al Jaamee): from that is the Names and Attributes – this is called: “knowledge-based”


and the action-based matters –


(Shaikh al Jaamee): the rulings


their explanations come in the Sunnah


(Shaikh al Jaamee): many of them are explained in the Sunnah


So their explanations in the Sunnah are from the explanation (mentioned in) the Quran (“tibyaan” as mentioned in the verse 16:89 above)


(Shaikh al Jaamee): Allaah, The Most High, said:


أقيموا الصلاة


Establish the salaah”4


How do you establish the salaah with the Book (the Quran) only, when you have disbelieved in the Sunnah? How do you purify yourself ? And these details from the actions of the salaah – from the takbeer (to begin the salaah) to the tasleem (to end the salaah) – from where do you know how to do these things?


When you have left off the Sunnah, that means that you leave off the salaah.


What verse from the Quran do you use to pray? With this general verse:


أقيموا الصلاة


Establish the salaah”?


And also:


ءاتوا الزكاة


Give the zakaah” (2:110)


From where (do you know how to do this)?? This tremendous command: The Hajj. The details and actions of Hajj – are they not from the Sunnah? Most of our actions are in the Sunnah. The Quran has placed a general outline, and the Sunnah has explained it. The place of return is to Allaah. Because the Sunnah5 is from Allaah…









2 The underlined text in this file from Shaikh Uthaymeen’s book can be found here:

3 For example: 4:69; 3:31-32; 59:7; 4:59; 3:132; 4:64-65

4 This command occurs in many places, e.g. 2:110

The meaning of ma’iyyah – Shaikh Muhammad Amaan al Jaamee

December 15, 2012

The following from:

(originally from: )


Indeed, Allaah is with those who have taqwaa and those who are people of ihsaan. Soorah an Nahl (16) aayah 128

Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al Jaami rahimahullaah mentions in his explanation of Thalaathat ul Usool:

This is called the ma’iyyah (Allaah’s being with someone) which is khaasah (specific) – i.e. that Allaah, the Most High, is with whose who have taqwaa of Him, meaning they make a wiqaayah (protective safeguard) between themselves and between His Anger and His Displeasure. And this wiqaayah is through obeying the things He commanded with and avoiding the things He prohibited…

And the ma’iyyah which is specific contains additional matters over and above the ma’iyyah which is general – by way of (Allaah’s) help and aiding and protecting and guarding.

The ma’iyyah which is general has the meaning of (Allaah’s) knowledge and seeing and organizing in a general sense; and with this meaning, Allaah, the Perfect and Most High, is with all of His creation. There is no place which is devoid of His knowledge and He is above His Throne, the One who ascended over His Throne, distinct and separate from His creation but there is no place devoid of His Knowledge. And this is the ma’iyyah which is general.

So if it said, “Allaah is with us” then it is not befitting that it should spring to your mind that Allaah is with us with His Dhaat (Self) here upon the Earth. For Allaah, the Perfect and Most High, is free and far removed from the ma’iyyah in terms of His Dhaat being with His creation – not being with the people of His Earth nor being with the inhabitants of His Heavens. Allaah is not upon the Earth in terms of His Self nor is He within the seven heavens in terms of His Self. Rather He is above all His creation in terms of His Self. There is nothing from His creation within His Self and there is nothing within His creation from His Self.

However, He is with every single created being in terms of His Knowledge i.e. there is no secret from their affair which is hidden from Him. And this is called the ma’iyyah which is general

Shaikh Fawzaan on Saying “Madkhalis”

January 1, 2011


س/ نطلب من شيخنا الفاضل التنبيه على أمر ما قد انتشر في الآونة الأخيرة بين بعض الطلاب ألا وهو: +نبز بعض العلماء الأفاضل إلى من يستمع إليهم بأن هؤلاء جاميون وهؤلاء مداخلة ، ويقصدون بذلك شيخنا العالم رحمه الله محمد أمان الجامي وشيخنا الفاضل حفظه الله وسدد خطاه ربيع بن هادي المدخلي وصلى اللهم وبارك على نبينا محمد.


Question: We would like to draw your attention, our noble Shaikh, to an affair that has spread lately between some of the students and that is: the insulting of some of the noble ulama to those who are listening by saying : ‘Those (people) are Jaamee’oon

and ‘Those (people) are Madaakhilah (Madkhalis)’, and what they mean by that is our Shaikh and Scholar – rahimahullah- Muhammad Amaan al Jaamee and our Noble Shaikh – hafidhahullah (Allah preserve him) and guide his steps – Rabee ibn Hadee al Madkhalee. O Allah exalt our Prophet Muhammad and bless him.



الجواب: هذا داخل في جواب الذي انتهيت منه قريباً، اتركوا هذه الأمور وهذا التنابز ولا تنابزوا بالألقاب الله جل وعلا قال لكم:[ وَلَا تَنَابَزُوا بِالْأَلْقَابِ] (سورة الحجرات الآية:11). كلكم إخوة، وكلكم أهل دين واحد، كلكم زملاء ولله الحمد ، فانبذوا هذه الأمور واحترموا العلماء احترموا العلماء، من لم يحترم العلماء فإنه يحرم من علمهم يحرم من الاستفادة منهم ، اتركوا هذا الأمر تنابز بينكم وتناول العلماء الذين لهم الفضل ولهم على الناس المنزلة التي أنزلهم الله فيها { [يَرْفَعِ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْعِلْمَ دَرَجَاتٍ]،(سورة المجادلة الآية:11).

Answer: This enters into the answer I finished with recently. Leave these affairs – this is insulting each other, so do not insult each other by nicknames. Allah, Lofty and Exalted is He, told you (translated):

‘And do not insult each other with nicknames’


All of you are brothers and all of you are the people of one religion. All of you (students of knowledge and Scholars) are colleagues and to Allah is due all the praise. So turn away from these affairs and honor and respect the ulama, honor and respect them. Whoever doesn’t honor and respect the ulama, then he prevents (the people) from their knowledge and he prevents (the people) from benefitting from them. Leave this affair of insulting each other. Take from the ulama – they are the ones who have virtue and who have a status over the people that Allah has given them:

‘Allah will raise in degrees those of you who believe and those who have been given knowledge’ (58:11)



العلماء لهم مكانتهم ولهم قدرهم واحترامهم وإذا لم يوثق بالعلماء فبمن يوثق ؟ إذا نزعت الثقة من العلماء إلى من يرجع الناس ؟ هذه مكيدة لا شك ودسيسة لا شك بين الناس فيجب التنبه لها ويجب نبذها والابتعاد عنها والنهي عنها.اهـ

The ulama – they have their status and they have their rank and their respect. When a person does not deem the ulama to be trustworthy , then in whom will they put their trust ? If people’s confidence in the ulama is removed, then who will the people turn to? Without a doubt this is a deceptive plot and conspiracy from some people that it is obligatory to be aware of. And it is obligatory to turn away from it (insulting by nicknames to turn people away from the ulama of Ahlus Sunnah), and distance onself from it, and prohibit it


المرجع: نقلاً من محاضرة بعنوان (واجب طالب العلم بعد التخرج) في الجامعة الإسلامية بالمدينة النبوية وكانت يوم الإربعاء الموافق 8/4/1431هــ .


Taken from a lecture titled: ‘What is obligatory on the student of knowledge after graduation’ at the Islamic University of Madinah corresponding with Wednesday, 8th of Rabee uth Thanee 1431 Hijree


Translated by Ummu Khadijah



Transcription source:- Audio source:


Also here:


And here:


The Late Scholar Muhammad Amaan al Jaamee

May 12, 2010

An audio lecture on the Shaikh by Abu Uwais:


The following written bio taken from:

His Name and Birth:
His name was Muhammad Amaan bin ‘Alee Jaamee ‘Alee; and he went by the nickname Abu Ahmad. He was born and raised in Ethiopia in the district of Harer, town of Taga Tab. According to his official documents, he was born in 1349H.

His Early Studies:
The Shaikh grew up in the town of Taga Tab (Ethiopia) where he learned the Noble Qurýaan. After completing the Qurýaan, he began studying the books of Fiqh according to the madh-hab of Imaam Ash-Shaafi’ee, may Allaah have mercy on him. He also studied Arabic in his hometown with Shaikh Muhammad Ameen Al-Hareree.

He then left his hometown as was the custom of the inhabitants of that area, and moved to another town where he met with a man who would become his colleague in seeking knowledge and migrating to Saudi Arabia, Shaikh ýAbdul-Kareem. So the ties of Islamic brotherhood were formed between the two of them. After meeting, they would go together to study under a teacher called Shaikh Moosaa under whom they studied Nadham-uz-Zubd of Ibn Raslaan. They then studied the text of al-Minhaaj under Shaikh Abaadir. While in this town, they learned several disciplines of Islamic knowledge.

The pair then had a desire to travel to the holy land of Makkah to seek knowledge and fulfill the obligation of Hajj. So they left from Ethiopia and headed for Somalia where they boarded a ship and headed for Aden (Yemen). There they experienced many hardships and perils on both land and sea but they continued on to Hudaidah by foot and fasted the month of Ramadaan there.

They then departed for Saudi Arabia and passed through Saamitah and Abi ‘Areesh until they got permission to enter Makkah, which they walked to on foot. While in Yemen, some teachers warned them against the Salafi Daýwah, which they called ýWahhaabee.ý

His Studies while in Saudi Arabia:
After the Shaikh performed Hajj in 1369H, he began to seek knowledge in the study circles held in the precincts of Al-Masjid-ul-Haraam. There, he learned from Shaikh ýAbdur-Razzaaq Hamzah, may Allaah have mercy on him, Shaikh ýAbdul-Haqq Al-Haashimee, may Allaah have mercy on him, Shaikh Muhammad bin ýAbdillaah As-Sumaalee, may Allaah have mercy on him, and others.

While in Makkah, he came to know Shaikh ýAbdul-ýAzeez bin Baaz and accompanied him in his journey to Riyadh when the Educational Institute was opened. This was in the early seventies (i.e. 1370H).

Some of the colleagues he studied with while undergoing secondary studies at the Educational Institute was Shaikh ýAbdul-Muhsin bin Hamad Al-ýAbbaad and Shaikh ýAlee bin Mahnaa, former judge in the Central Courthouse of Madeenah. At the same time, he would attend the many circles of knowledge in Riyadh.

He also benefited and was influenced by the (former) Muftee, the great scholar of Jurisprudence and Principles, Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraaheem Aali Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him.

He would stick closely to Shaikh ýAbdur-Rahmaan Al-Afreeqee, may Allaah have mercy on him, as well as Shaikh ýAbdul-ýAzeez bin Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him, whose vast knowledge and noble manners he was able to absorb.

In Riyadh, he studied under Shaikh Muhammad Al-Ameen Ash-Shanqeetee, may Allaah have mercy on him, and the Muhaddith, Shaikh Hammaad Al-Ansaaree, may Allaah have mercy on him.

He was also greatly influenced by Shaikh ýAbdur-Razzaaq Al-ýAfeefee, even in his manner of teaching. Likewise, he benefited from and was influenced by Shaikh ýAbdur-Rahmaan bin Naasir As-Saýadee, may Allaah have mercy on him, since they would write letters to each other. However, it should be known that he did not study under Shaikh As-Saýadee. He also learned under Shaikh Muhammad Khaleel Harraas, may Allaah have mercy on him, whom he was greatly influenced by, and Shaikh ýAbdullaah Al-Qarýaawee, may Allaah have mercy on him.

His Scholastic Accreditation:
He completed his secondary studies at the Educational Institute in Riyadh, then joined the College of Shareeýah and obtained his diploma in 1380H. He then received the equivalent of a Masters Degree in Shareeýah from the University of Punjab (Pakistan) in 1974 and thereafter a Doctorateýs Degree from Daar-ul-ýUloom in Cairo.

His Scholarly Status and the Scholarýs Praise for him:
The Shaikh held a high status amongst the people of knowledge and virtue as they would mention good things about him and rely on him. In fact, reliance upon his knowledge and Creed reached the point that when he was a student in Riyadh, and his teacher Shaikh ýAbdul-ýAzeez bin Baaz, saw his superiority and enthusiasm for knowledge, he referred him to Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraaheem, may Allaah have mercy on him, which resulted in him being appointed a teacher at the Educational Institute in Saamitah in the district of Jaazaan.

What also proves the trustworthiness of his knowledge and Creed and his high regard amongst the scholars was the fact that when the Islamic University in Madeenah was opened, he was appointed to teach in it after being selected by Shaikh ýAbdul-ýAzeez bin Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him.

It is well known that the Islamic University of Madeenah was founded in order to disperse the Creed of the Pious Predecessors. And this same University entrusted him to teach this Creed, first in the secondary institute and then in the College of Shareeýah, due to their trust in his Creed, knowledge and methodology and so that he could participate in achieving the Universityýs goals.

Below are some of the statements of the trustworthy scholars that they wrote about Shaikh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee, may Allaah have mercy on him:

In a letter written (no. 64) by the former Muftee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Shaikh ýAbdul-ýAzeez bin Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him, on 1/9/1418H, he said about Shaikh Muhammad Amaan: ýHe is known to me for possessing knowledge, virtue, a good Creed, and activeness in Calling to Allaah and warning against innovations and misconceptions. May Allaah forgive him, grant him an abode in Paradise and keep his progeny upright. And may He gather us, you and him in the abode of His honor. Verily, He is All-Hearing and All-Near.ý

In a letter dated 3/3/1418H, Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan said: ýShaikh Muhammad Amaan as I knew him: Indeed, the students and those who hold various type of higher degrees are many, but there are only a few from whose knowledge and personality you could truly benefit from. Shaikh Muhammad Amaan was one of these few rare scholars who employed their knowledge and efforts in order to benefit Muslims and guide them by calling them to Allaah upon knowledge. This was via the classes he would give while at the Islamic University and the Prophetýs Masjid as well as during the excursions he would undertake inside and outside of the Kingdom in order to give lessons and lectures on various topics. He would call to Tawheed and propagate the correct Creed, and he would direct the Muslim youth towards the methodology of the pious Predecessors (Salaf as-Saalih) while warning them about destructive principles and deviant calls.

Whoever did not know him personally should get to know him by way of his beneficial books and numerous tapes, which consist of a deluge of the great amount of knowledge and immense benefit he possessed.ý

Shaikh ýAbdul-Muhsin bin Hamad Al-ýAbbaad, a teacher at the Prophetýs Masjid, may Allaah preserve him, said: ýI came to know Shaikh Muhammad Amaan bin ýAlee Al-Jaamee when he was a student in the Educational Institute of Riyadh and then when he was a teacher in the Islamic University of Madeenah in the secondary level and then in the university level. I knew him to have a good Creed and following a safe course. He dedicated himself to clarifying the Creed upon the beliefs of the Predecessors and to warning against innovations by way of his classes, lectures and writings. May Allaah forgive him, have mercy on him and grant him an immense reward.ý

The Director of the Islamic University of Madeenah, Dr. Saalih bin ýAbdillaah Al-ýAbood, said in a letter written on 4/15/1417H: ýThe brother, Shaikh Mustafaa bin ýAbdil-Qaadir, asked me to write something about Shaikh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee, may Allaah have mercy on him, that I know personally about him and his good qualities. So I complied with his request by writing these brief words even though I was not one of his students or close companions throughout the times I met him and mixed with him. However, there were some meetings that took place between him and I, may Allaah have mercy on him, from which I benefited and which resulted in us getting to know each other better and love for the sake of Allaah to develop between us, not to mention a firm conformance with the methodology of the Salaf-us-Saalih in matters of Creed and refuting opposition.ý

Muhammad bin ýAlee bin Muhammad Thaanee, a former teacher in the Prophetýs Masjid, may Allaah have mercy on him, said in a letter dated 1/4/1417H: ýHe was a Salafee scholar of first class rate in sacrificing himself for the Islamic Call. He was also very active in giving lectures in mosques and educational seminars both in and out of the country (of Saudi Arabia). He authored many books on Creed and other subjects. May Allaah reward him on behalf of Islaam and the Muslims with the best of rewards.ý

Muhammad bin ýAbdil-Wahhaab Marzooq Al-Bannaa, may Allaah preserve him, said about him: ýHe, may Allaah have mercy on him, was upon good, which we love, such as good manners, sound Creed and pleasant companionship. I ask Allaah to shower him with His Mercy, grant him an abode in Paradise, and gather us together there as brothers upon thrones facing one another.ý

Shaikh ýUmar bin Muhammad Fulaata, a teacher in the Prophetýs Masjid and Director of the Daar-ul-Hadeeth branch, may Allaah have mercy on him, said in a letter dated 2/8/1417H: ýIn general, he, may Allaah have mercy on him, was honest in speech, immense in his ascription to the beliefs of Ahlus-Sunnah, and strong in his desire to call to Allaah through speech and action. He was reserved in speech, strong in clarifying, and quick to get angry when Allaahýs laws were violated. The gatherings he would hold in the Prophetýs Masjid, the books he would distribute, and the travels he would undergo speak on his behalf.

I accompanied him one time on a journey and what a great friend he was! He himself accompanied the great scholar Muhammad Al-Ameen Ash-Shanqeetee, may Allaah have mercy on him, author of Adwaa-ul-Bayaan and other books, on a journey and also served as a good companion for him. A journey is that in which the true nature of a man becomes revealed. He would not flatter others, nor would he be hypocritical. He would not argue or dispute with others. If the proof was with him, he would openly proclaim it. And if the opposite of what he adhered to became apparent to him, he would take on that view and recant from his prior position. This is the common practice of the believers as Allaah says: ýThe only saying of the faithful believers when they are called to Allaah and His Messenger to judge between them is that they say: ýWe hear and we obey!ý Such are the successful.ý [Surah An-Noor: 51]

I call upon Allaah as a witness to the fact that he, may Allaah have mercy on him, fulfilled many times over his duty of serving the Religion and spreading the Sunnah of the chief of messengers (i.e. Prophet Muhammad). As a result he encountered much harm and was subjected to plots and conspiracies, but he did not give in nor was he dissuaded from his goal until he met Allaah. The last words he uttered were the testimonies of Laa Ilaaha illaaAllaah and Muhammadur-Rasoolullaah.ý

Shaikh ýUmar Fulaata, may Allaah have mercy on him, also said: ýI came to know Shaikh Muhammad Amaan bin ýAlee Al-Jaamee, may Allaah have mercy on him, since a long time ago, after he came to this country (of Saudi Arabia) seeking knowledge, searching for good, and looking to learn the Creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaaýah.

I met him in 1372H in the home of our teacher, example, and fatherly figure, Shaikh ýAbdur-Rahmaan bin Yoosuf Al-Afreeqee, may Allaah have mercy on him and us, in Riyadh, since he would spend a lot of time with him and benefit from him. When I asked about him, I was informed that he had come from Saamitah where he would teach and participate in examinations in the educational institute and faculties under the Aali Shaikh family.

What caused me to notice him at that time was his vigor, zeal, superiority and great concern for speaking the pure Arabic language as well as his ability to explain clearly some of the problematic Fiqh issues, which showed that he was a well-versed student of knowledge.

Not much time passed since then until it was conveyed to me that our teacher, Shaikh ýAbdur-Rahmaan Al-Afreeqee, presented him with the opportunity of becoming part of his family by way of him marrying his wifeýs sister. So based on this, the ties between them became strengthened and the connection and love between them increased.ý

The professor, Dr. Muhammad Hamood Al-Waaýilee, teacher in the Prophetýs Masjid and Islamic University of Madeenah as well as its headmaster for Advanced Studies and Educational Research, said in a letter dated 5/29/1417H: ýI began my acquaintance of the Shaikh in 1381H when this noble country of Saudi Arabia first opened the Islamic University in Madeenah. He was one of the first to teach there and I was one of his students. He was from a number of teachers that would give their students special attention, which was not restricted to just that of a student-teacher relationship in class.

He would devote a great amount of attention in most of his classes to the Creed of the Pious Predecessors, may Allaah be pleased with them, and would not let any opportunity pass in which he would not explain its status and high position. This was the same whether his lessons were on Creed or on other subjects.

When he would discuss the Creed of the pious Predecessors and attempt to implant it into the souls of his students ý a majority of who came from all places abroad ý he would speak with profound experience and knowledge of this Creed, as he had tasted its sweetness and treaded its path, to the point that those listening and watching him would feel as though their hearts would become soft with love and affection for it.

He would undergo journeys in order to spread the Call and teach outside of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He would not let any occasion or opportunity pass without clearly explaining the loftiness, purity and nobility of this Creed. Anyone who reads the books and treatises that he wrote will come to realize the truth of his Call.

I attended the deliberation of his doctorateýs dissertation in Dar-ul-ýUloom, which falls under the University of Cairo in Egypt. In most of his research, he strove to clarify the purity of the Creed and the soundness of the methodology of the pious Predecessors. His academic persona became apparent throughout the discourse in his ability to expose the falseness of every methodology that deviated from the methodology of the pious Predecessorsý

In summary, he may Allaah have mercy on him, had great love for the Creed of the pious Predecessors and he was sincere in calling to it and dedicated to defending it. Nothing prevented him from speaking the truth about it ý not even people turning away from him and boycotting him. May Allaah have mercy on him and forgive him.ý

Dr. Muhammad bin ýAbdir-Rahmaan Al-Khumayyis, teacher at the Imaam Muhammad bin Suýood Islamic University in Riyadh wrote: ýThe noble Shaikh, Muhammad Amaan bin ýAlee Al-Jaamee, may Allaah have mercy on him, from what I knew about him, was from the strongest at defending and calling to the Creed of the pious Predecessors. He would defend it in books, lectures and seminars. And he was strict in refuting those who opposed the Creed of the pious Predecessors.

It is as if he sacrificed his entire life for this Creed in terms of learning it, teaching it, instructing it and calling to it. He realized the importance that this Creed has on the life and uprightness of a human being. And he acknowledged the danger that innovations which opposed this Creed have on the livelihood of society and individuals. So may Allaah have mercy on him and forgive him and all of the Muslims.ý

The afore-mentioned statements of people of knowledge and virtue about Shaikh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee show his academic status and his efforts and struggle in calling to Allaah for close to his last forty years. His strong love and interest for clarifying and teaching the Creed of the Salaf brought him to high levels of distinction to the point that he became known amongst the scholars for his devotion to it. But apart from Creed, he was also very well-versed in the subjects of Tafseer, Jurisprudence, and the Arabic language.

His Books and Writings:
The Shaikh authored several books and delivered many lectures and classes, which were transcribed before and after his death and published. Below is a list of some of his most famous and highly regarded works:

1. As-Sifaat-ul-Ilaahiyyah fil-Kitaab was-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah fee Dawý-il-Ithbaat wat-Tanzeeh [The Divine Attributes in the Qurýaan and Prophetic Sunnah in light of Affirming and Absolving] This is one of the larger books of the Shaikh, which is highly beneficial in its subject.

2. Adwaa ýalaa Tareeq ad-Daýwah ilaal-Islaam [Illuminations upon the Path of Calling to Islaam] This book consists of a number of lectures he gave, which affirm the Creed of the Salaf, present the status of the Call to Islaam in Africa, discuss the problems faced by the Call and the Callers in current times and their solutions, and provide a refutation of the Sufees.

3. Al-Muhaadarah ad-Difaaýiyyah ýan-is-Sunnah al-Muhammadiyyah [A Lecture in Defense of the Sunnah of Muhammad] The source of this book was a lecture he delivered in 1383H in Sudan in which he refutes the atheist Mahmood TaHa.

4. Haqeeqat-ud-Dimuqratiyyah wa annahaa laisat minal-Islaam [The Reality of Democracy and a Clarification that it is not from Islaam] The source of this treatise was a lecture he gave in 1412H.

5. Haqeeqat-ush-Shooraa fil-Islaam [The Reality of Shooraa in Islaam] This is a small treatise.

6. Al-ýAqeedat-ul-Islaamiyyah wa Taareekhuhaa [The Islamic Creed and its History] An excellent treatise on the progression and evolution of the recording of Creed and the formation of deviant groups throughout the history of Islaam.

7. Nidhaam-ul-Usrah fil-Islaam [The Structure of the Muslim Family] A short treatise which was originally a lecture he gave in Africa. The book was translated and published in English.

Many of the lessons and classes the Shaikh would give explaining classical works on Creed and Jurisprudence were also transcribed and published on the Internet and in book format. Amongst these works are his explanations of:

1. Tajreed-ut-Tawheed of Al-Maqreezee
2. Thalaathat-ul-Usool of Muhammad bin ýAbdil-Wahhaab
3. Shuroot-us-Salaat of Muhammad bin ýAbdil-Wahhaab
4. Al-Usool-us-Sittah of Muhammad bin ýAbdil-Wahhaab
5. Al-ýAqeedat-ut-Tadmuriyyah of Ibn Taimiyyah
6. Al-Qawaaýid-ul-Muthlaa of Ibn Al-ýUthaimeen and more.

His Students:
It is hard to imagine that a man of such a high regard amongst the scholars and who expended such great efforts in his call to Allaah and his love for the Creed of the Salaf would be void of any students. Many students studied under him to the point that it is difficult to confine their amount due to their large number. However, from the most outstanding of them are:

1. Dr. Rabeeý bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee;
2. Shaikh Zayd bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee;
3. Dr. ýAlee bin Naasir Al-Faqeehee, teacher in the Prophetýs Masjid;
4. Dr. Muhammad Hamood Al-Waaýilee, teacher in the Prophetýs Masjid and headmaster of the Islamic Universityýs Advanced Studies department;
5. The Muhaddith, Shaikh ýAbdul-Qaadir bin Habeebillaah As-Sindee, may Allaah have mercy on him;
6. Dr. Saalih bin Saýad As-Suhaymee, teacher in the Prophetýs Masjid and Islamic University;
7. Dr. Ibraaheem bin ýAamir Ar-Ruhaylee, teacher in the Islamic University;
8. Dr. Bakr bin ýAbdillaah Abu Zaid, member of the Committee of Senior Scholars;
9. Dr. Falaah Ismaýeel, teacher in the University of Kuwait.

Some of his Noble Characteristics:
1. His Sincerity: He, may Allaah have mercy on him, was sincere to Allaah, His Book, His Messenger, the Muslim Imaams and their common-folk. This becomes apparent with just the slightest bit of reflection, since if one looks at his life, he will see that the Shaikh sacrificed his entire life in affirming what our Lord is deserving of in terms of His Lordship, Worship, and Names and Attributes according to the understanding of the pious Predecessors. This can be seen in his lessons, writings, lectures, and refutations against those who opposed the Qurýaan and Sunnah. Furthermore, he was just and balanced when refuting his opponents steering clear from partisanship and vain desires.

2. His Mixing Little with People: He, may Allaah have mercy on him, was known to mix little with people unless it was for good. So as a result most of his time and his days would be reserved. His manner of doing this was well known since he would go out from his home to work in the Islamic University, then return home, then go to the Prophetýs Masjid to give classes there after ýAsr, after Maghrib, after ýIshaa and after Fajr. He would continue to follow this schedule up until he was bedridden when his illness worsened.

3. His Reserved Tongue: He, may Allaah have mercy on him, was also reserved in speech, He would not speak ill, throw blame or backbite others. In fact, he would not allow anyone to backbite others while in his presence nor would he permit anyone to convey gossip and peopleýs defects to him.

If any students of knowledge fell into error, he would request the tape or the book (containing the error) and would listen or read it. If it became apparent to him that it was in fact an error, he would fulfill his requirement of advising that person.

4. His Forgiving Nature and Forbearance: He would react to those who treated him badly by displaying forbearance and forgivingness.

Many times people would come up to him on the street or while in the Prophetýs Masjid and ask his forgiveness for speaking bad about him and attacking his honor, and he would say to them: ýI hope Allaah will not cause anyone to enter the Hellfire because of me.ý

He would also pardon those who sought to destroy his reputation, saying: ýThere is no need for anyone to come to me to seek my pardon, for I have already pardoned everyone.ý And he would request those in his gatherings to convey this from him.

5. His Concern and Care for His Students: He, may Allaah have mercy on him, was from those who gave special to his students, which would not stop with the end of his classes. He would attend their special functions, ask about their situations, take care of some of their needs, and help them out with some of their family problems or some of the hardships of life that they encountered. In general, he would make use of his money, reputation, and time in order to assist those students of his that were needy.

These actions of his left a profound effect on his students and as a result, he would earn true love from them. His students felt the great gap in this aspect after he died. The truth is that the Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him, possessed many good characteristics, all of which cannot be mentioned here.

Some of his Wise Sayings:
The Shaikh said: ýIt is upon our youth to take advantage of their free time by spending it on studying books that cure the diseases of the heart. This will cause a person to try to adhere to the ways and practices of the pious Predecessors in being steadfast and upright, and not just practicing it outwardly. Practicing Islaam on the outside is of no use by itself. Wearing a short garment (thawb) and growing a long beard are two things that Allaah has prescribed and encouraged. However, if there cannot be found any Islamic concept and understanding behind that, these outward features are of no use or benefit.ý [The tape: ýSharh Asbaab Inshiraah-us-Sadrý]

His Salafee Creed:
What proves that the Shaikh was upon a sound Salafee Creed was that fact that he would teach from the classical books of Creed from the pious Predecessors, such as: al-Waasitiyyah, al-Fataawaa al-Hamawiyyah al-Kubraa, at-Tadmuriyyah, Sharh al-ýAqeedatut-Tahaawiyyah of Ibn Abil-ýIzz, al-Eemaan, Thalaathat-ul-Usool, Fatýh-ul-Majeed, Qurratu ýUyoon-ul-Muwahhideen, al-Usool-us-Sittah, al-Waajibaat-ul-Mutahattimaat, al-Qawaaýid-ul-Muthlaa and Tajreed-ut-Tawheed of Al-Maqreezee. These lessons were recorded and are widely available in cassette form. He would explain some books several times such as Thalaathat-ul-Usool.

He would also refute the people of innovation, such as the Sufees, the Sheeýah, and the Rawaafid as can be witnessed in his books, the articles he would write for scholastic magazines, and the lectures and classes he would give. As an example, refer to his book: Adwaa ýalaa Tareeq ad-Daýwah ilaal-Islaam [Illuminations upon the Path of Calling to Islaam].

His Sickness and Death:
During the last part of his life, he was stricken with a terminal illness to the point that he was bedridden for almost a year. But he endured it with patience and forbearance.

Shaikh ýUmar Fulaata, may Allaah have mercy on him, said: ýIn the last part of his life, he was stricken with chronic illnesses, but endured them. One of his children related to me that before he died, he gathered his family together, advised them and emphasized in counseling them to be conscious and fearful of Allaah (Taqwaa), to maintain family ties, and to strive upon the Salafee Creed up until the time that they meet Allaah. The last thing he said before he died was the testimony that: ýThere is no deity that is worshipped in truth except Allaah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah.ýý

Shaikh ýAbdul-Maalik Ramadaanee said in his book Sittu Durar (pg. 43): ýAlso from the things that I can’t forget is the final advice of our Shaikh, Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee, may Allaah have mercy on him for it has been related to us from our teachers and others who were with him during his last days that he would continually say at the time prior to his death: ýThe Creed, the Creed. I advise you with that.ý And what a great advice this was for the Shaikh lived for Tawheed. It is not possible to think about some speech he made except that it was either about Tawheed or in defense of it. And Allaah allowed him to die with that such that he made it his final advice to those after him, just as Prophet Ibraaheem and his children did as mentioned by Allaah: ýAnd this was enjoined by Ibraaheem on his sons and Yaýqoob, (saying): ýO my sons, Allaah has chosen for you the (true) religion, so do not die except in the Faith of Islaam.ý Or were you witnesses when death approached Yaýqoob, when he said to his sons: ýWhat will you worship after me?ý They said: ýWe will worship your God ý the God of your fathers, Ibraaheem, Ismaýeel and Ishaaq ý one God. And to him we submit in Islaam.ý [Surah Al-Baqarah: 132-133]

On a Wednesday morning, on the 26th of Shaýbaan 1416H, his soul returned back to its Creator. His funeral prayer was held on that day after Dhuhr and he was then buried in the Baqeeý-ul-Gharqad Cemetery in Madeenah. A large group of people were present at his funeral including amongst them many scholars, judges, and students of knowledge. His death put the ummah at a loss, since they were now lacking a great and hard-working scholar, may Allaah grant him a spacious abode in Paradise.

Sources for his Biography:
Refer to the biographical account of the Shaikh written by his student, Mustafaa bin ýAbdil-Qaadir Al-Fulaanee in 3/5/1419H as found in the book: ýThe Islamic Creed and its Historyý (pg. 5-22) with alterations and additions.


source: Modified from