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Khutbahs and Lectures by Shaikh Abdul Azeez Aalush Shaikh

October 9, 2013

Audios by the current Grand Mufti Shaikh Abdul Azeez Aalush Shaikh

 

Khutab (khutbahs):

https://mufti.af.org.sa/ar/khotab

 

Lectures:

https://mufti.af.org.sa/ar/mohadrat

 

 

 

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The Prohibition of Curing Magic by using Magic – Shaikh Sulaymaan bin Abdillah bin Muhammad bin Abdil Wahhaab

September 8, 2013

The following translated from:

http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=25441


قال الشيخ سليمان بن عبد الله في تيسير العزيز الحميد” (419) : “وكذلك ما روي عن الإمام أحمد من إجازة النشرة ، فإنه محمول على ذلك أي النشرة بالرقية الشرعيةوغلط من ظن أنه أجاز النشرة السحرية ، وليس في كلامه ما يدل على ذلك ، بل لما سئل عن الرجل يحل السحر قال : قد رخص فيه بعض الناس . قيل : إنه يجعل في الطنجير ماء ويغيب فيه ، فنفض يده وقال : لا أدري ما هذا ! قيل له : أفترى أن يؤتى مثل هذا؟ قال : لا أدري ما هذا. وهذا صريح في النهي عن النشرة على الوجه المكروه، وكيف وهو الذي روى الحديث (أنها من عمل الشيطان) ، لكن لما كان لفظ النشرة مشتركا بين الجائزة والتي من عمل الشيطان ورأوه قد أجاز النشرة ظنوا أنه قد أجاز التي من عمل الشيطان ، وحاشاه من ذلكانتهى .

Shaikh Sulaymaan bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhaab said in Tayseer al Azeez al Hameed (his explanation of Kitaabut Tawheed) (419):

And likewise what is narrated from Imaam Ahmad regarding the permissibility of an Nushrah, for it is understood to mean that. Meaning: an-nushrah with the legislated Ruqyah1. And the one who thinks that he permitted an-nushrah with magic has made a mistake.

There is nothing in his speech which points to that….And how (could he have permitted it) when he is the one who narrated the hadeeth that it (an-nushrah) “is from the work of shaytaan”2? So saying about an-nushrah – combining between saying it is permissible and between it being from the work of shaytaan – then they think that he (Imaam Ahmad) declared to be permissible an-nushrah (with magic) and thus they think that he declared to be permissible something which is from the work of shaytaan – And far be it from him to do that.

 

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

Footnotes

Do Refutations Harden the Heart?

November 13, 2012

The following translation taken from:

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=11&Topic=5836

Question to Sheikh Fawzan


Q: What is your view on the one who says the books of refutations harden the heart?


A: No, leaving off refutations is what hardens the heart, because the people will live upon error and misguidance so their hearts will become harden; but if the truth is clarified and falsehood is refuted then this is what softens the heart without doubt.

(Arabic text below)

السؤال – ما رأيكم في من يقول إن كتب الردود يقسي القلوب

لا! ترك الردود يقسي القلوب

لإن الناس يعيشون على الخطاء وعلى الضلال وتقسو القلوب

أما إذا بين الحق ورد الباطل فهذا مما يلين القلوب بلا شك

Listen to the audio
http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/73d751bwoo/shaikh_fawzaan_-_refuting_falsehood_softens_the_hearts.mp3

Question to Sheikh Rabee


http://www.rabee.net/show_fatwa.aspx?id=73


Q: What do you say oh Sheikh to the one who says too much talk about minhaj hardens the heart?


A: Meaning that a lot of talk about the minhaj and correcting it and studying it hardens the heart, but calling to myths, and innovations, and misguidance and to the ideas of the khawarij softens the heart—Masha ALLAH!!! The dawa to the minhaj; calling to the book of ALLAH and to the sunna of the Messenger peace and blessings are upon him, and what is contained in the book of ALLAH and the sunna of the Messenger peace and blessing are upon him, from the belief system (aqeedah), and the acts of worship, and the actions, and correcting the minhaj is a great affair that must be done and there is a lot of misguidance concerning this minhaj. And no matter how much the person was to speak about it, his efforts would be minuscule in relation to what is required in this affair. Now when we speak about the minhaj does it reach every Muslim?!!

But speech upon the methodology of Tabligh (Jamaat) or upon the methodology of the Muslim brotherhood, or the methodology of the people who are astray or the methodology of the people of bida, or myths, or deviated creeds and politics and socialism and ideological beliefs, this Masha ALLAH softens the heart!!!! Is this a correct statement? This foolish statement is not able to stand up to the true Islamic minhaj, may ALLAH bless you.

The following summary translation by a student taken from:

http://www.salafitalk.com/archive/index.php/t-191.html?s=a10528ebe2a8450b9b2002aef1573414


Question to the Mufti Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ali Shaykh:


Question: What do you say concerning the one who says: Verily refutations against the people of innovations and misguidance, was not from the practice of the Salaf, and the books of refutations are not befitting to be distributed except between the students of knowledge and they should not be distributed to other than them?


Answer: Refutations upon the people of innovations is from jihad in the cause of Allah, and protection for the legislation of Islam from having something attached to it that is not from it. Thus authoring the books, printing them, and distributing them is correct, and it is calling to the truth, and jihad in the cause of Allah.


Thus whoever presumes that printing the books and spreading the books that refute the innovators is an innovation, then he is in error; because Allah the Exalted said: Oh Prophet strive hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites and be severe against them. (Chapter 66 verse 9)
Therefore jihad is with the hand, the tongue, and wealth. From jihad with the tongue is to defend the legislation of Islam and to protect it from every fabrication from the doubts and falsehood; included in this is warning from innovation and calling to the truth.


For this reason Imam Ahmad and other than him produced books warning from the innovators. Imam Ahmad authored a treatise entitled “The refutation upon the hypocrites.” So he clarified their doubts and answered every doubt they came with. Al Bukari-may Allah have mercy upon him-authored his book “The actions of the servants are created”. And other than them from the Imams of Islam have authore
d refutations upon the innovators and rebutted their falsehood and established the arguments against them.


Also Shaykh of Islam (ibn Taymiyyah) authored refutations upon the rafidah in his well known book, “The methodology of the Prophetic Sunnah in demolishing the statements of the shia and the qadariya”, and he clarified the falsehood and misguided they are upon.

(The following is the Arabic text from here: http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=130420 )

السؤال :ما تقولون في قول القائل : إن الردود على أهل البدع والزيغ لم تكن ديدن السلف، وإن كتب الردود لا ينبغي أن تنشر إلا بين طلبة العلم، ولا تنشر بين غيرهم ؟


الجواب :الردود على أهل البدع من الجهاد في سبيل الله، ومن حماية الشريعة من أن يلصق بها ما ليس منها، فتأليف الكتب وطبعها ونشرها هنا حق ودعوة للحق وجهاد في سبيل الله، فمن زعم أن طبع الكتب ونشرها في الرد على المبتدعين أمر مبتدع فإنه على خطأ، لأن الله جلا وعلا قال { يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ جَاهِدِ الْكُفَّارَ وَالْمُنَافِقِينَ وَاغْلُظْ عَلَيْهِمْ }.
والجهاد يكون باليد، ويكون باللسان، ويكون بالمال ومن الجهاد باللسان الذب عن هذه الشريعة وحمايتها من كل ما لفق بها من شبه وأباطيل، ومن ذلك التحذير من البدع والدعوة إلى الحق ولهذا صنف الإمام أحمد وغيره كتبًا حذروا فيها من المبتدعين فالإمام أحمد ألف رسالة الرد على الزنادقة وبين شبههم وأجاب عن كل شبهة، والبخاري رحمه الله ألف كتابه خلق أفعال العبادوغيرهم من أئمة الإسلام ألفوا في الرد على المبتدعة ودمغ باطلهم وإقامة الحجج عليهم، وكذلك ألف شيخ الإسلام في الرد على الرافضة كتابه المعروف منهاج السنة النبوية في نقض كلام الشيعة والقدريةوبين ما هم عليه من باطل وضلال .

 جريدة الرياض السعودية : الجمعة 4 المحرم 1424 هـ العدد 12674 – السنة الأربعون بواسطة

الفتاوى المهمة في تبصير الأمة

  فضيلة الشيخ عبد العزيز آل الشيخ

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.

The Late Scholar Abdullah al-Aqeel

August 28, 2012

The following from:

 

http://knowledgeofislamblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/who-is-shaykh-abdullah-bin-abdul-aziz-al-aqeel/

 

In The Name of Allah The Most Beneficent, The Bestower of His mercy

Recently, it was asked to me concerning The Noble Scholar Abdullah bin Abdul Azeez Al Aqeel, who exactly is he?  Many people are unaware of this scholar, and some confuse him with Sheikh Muhammed Al Aqeel from Madina.  There is no problem in people asking about a scholar, especially when little has been mentioned about him.

In fact, the noble Salaf of our Ummah held such a question to be praiseworthy.  Muhammed bin Sireen said: Verily this knowledge is religion, therefore, let all of you look to whom he takes his knowledge from. (Sunan Ad Daramee), and other than this from the various statements of the Salaf encouraging the Muslims in taking knowledge from the Scholars of Ahlu Sunnah, especially the elders from amongst them.  Thus, in an effort to make my brothers aware of this noble scholar, I translate the following, and I ask Allah to accept it from me.

Name: Abdullah bin Abdul Azeez bin Aqeel bin Abdullah bin Abdul Kareem Ala Aqeel
Born:   He was born in the city of Unayzah , the year 1335h. (presently 93yrs old)

His studies and scholars:  He was raised in the care of his father Sheikh Abdul Azeez Al Aqeel.  His father is considered to be one of the well known scholars of  Unayzah, and also famous for his poetry and writings. Therefore, his father is considered to be his first teacher.

Allah prepared a house of learning for Sheikh Abdullah.  Along with his father, his older brother (Aqeel bin Abdul Azeez) was known for carrying knowledge, and was a judge in Al ‘Aridah city in the Jizaan region located in the south of Saudi Arabia .  Likewise, his uncle, Abdul Rahman bin Aqeel was a judge in the city of Jizaan .
Sheikh Abdullah completed his early studies in the school of the teacher Bin Saleh, then he moved on to study in the school of the well known teacher, Sheikh Abdullah Al Qar’awee. Sheikh Abdullah bin Aqeel memorized the Quran and many books that were being memorized by the students during that time.  The likes of: Umdatul Ahkam, Zad Al Mustakne’, Elfiyat Ibn Malek in Arabic grammer, and other then this.

After successfully completing this level, he joined the circles of the Scholar of Unayzah and the great knowledgeable man of Qasim, Sheikh Abdul Rahman As Sa’dee (rahimahullah).  He studied with Sheikh Abdul Rahman As Sa’dee consistently and learned from him: The Quran, Tafseer, Tawheed, Hadeeth, Fiqh, Arabic grammer, and more. He also benefited from the other scholars of Unaynah that were present during that time, the likes of: The great senior scholar of hadeeth Ali bin Nasir Abu Wadee.  He read with him Sahih Al Bukhari and Muslim, The books of Sunan, The Musnad of Imam Ahmed, and Miskat al Masabeeh.  He received his Ijazah (recognition/authorization of his scholar) in these works with a high chain of narration going back to his scholar’s teacher, the great Muhadith of India Nathir Hussain (died 1229h.)

While Sheikh Abdullah Al Aqeel worked as a judge in Riyadh , he was very diligent in sitting with His Eminence Sheikh Muhammed bin Ibrahim Ala Sheikh.  He constantly studied with him and joined his learning circles that were being taught in different fields of knowledge.  He also benefited from His Eminence Sheikh Muhammed Ibrahim while working with him in the Committee of Religious Verdicts for over 15 years.  He learned tremendously from his character, understanding, and his manner in dealing with people.  He also benefited greatly from several other respected scholars that came to Riyadh to teach in The faculty of Shariah. The likes of Sheikh Muhammed Ameen Shanqitee (died 1393h.) –the author of “Adwa Al Bayan”, as well as Sheikh Abdul Razzaq Al ‘Afeefee (died 1415h.), and other than them.
Some of his duties:
In 1353h. heworked as an attendant and scribe for his Uncle, the judge in the Jizan (south) area. He also performed work as an Imam, Khateeb (Friday lecturer), prison work, religious lectures and teaching.

In 1357h. he returned to his province and continued to study with Sheikh Abdul Rahman As Sa’dee.  He attended his classes and lectures until 1358h.  In that year he was instructed by King Abdul Azeez to transfer to the courts in Abu Urash.  Alongside his new duties, he continued to teach, lecture, and enjoin the good and forbid the evil.  He remained a judge in Abu Urash for five straight years.

In 1365h. he was instructed by King Abdul Azeez at the request of His Eminence Sheikh Muhammed Ibrahim, to move and become a judge in Al Karj, where he remained for a year.  Thereafter, he was transferred to the main courts of Riyadh .  He remained a judge in the main courts of Riyadh until 1370h., and thereafter was transferred to the courts in Unayzah, his home, and the home of his scholar Abdul Rahman As Sa’dee.  His job as a judge in Unayzah did not prevent him from studying with his scholar and benefiting from him.  He also took part in the establishment of The Committee for Enjoining the Good and Forbidding Evil in the city of Unayzah .

He continued to work as a judge in Unayzah until 1375h.  During that time, The Committee of Religious Verdicts was established in Riyadh under the presidency of His Eminence Sheikh Muhammed Ibrabim Ala Sheikh, and Sheikh Abdullah Al Aqeel was instructed by King Abdul Azeez to be a member of this committee.  He began his new duties in 1375h.  This new position was considered a grand chance for him to study and learn from His Eminence Sheikh Muhammed bin Ibrahem Ala Sheikh.
The Sheikh is presently retired from working as a judge.  It is mentioned that he no longer works, in order to dedicate his time to knowledge, family, and his students.  He is always seen studying and teaching, alongside answering questions by way of phone or in person.
Much more can be said about the life of this noble scholar, but we chose to summarize this biography.
The following is a brief mention of the great bond of love and brotherhood between Sheikh Abdullah Al Aqeel and our beloved Sheikh Rabe’a bin Hadee Al Mudkhalee (may Allah preserve them both).
Sultan Al Juhanee (student of Sheikh Rabee’a) mentioned: 
On the 19th day of Muharram the year 1428h., I was with Sheikh Rabee’a, and after we prayed Magrib prayer we went to the Haram.  Accompanying us were the brothers Ahmed bin Muhammed Ad Diwanee, and Abdul Lateef Shareef.  We arrived at the Haram before Isha prayer, and upon entering we headed toward Al Madina door where Sheikh Abdullah bin Abdul Azeez Al Aqeel sits.  Once we arrived there, as soon as he (Sheikh Abdullah Al Aqeel) saw Sheikh Rabee’a, he stood up and greeted him, and Sheikh Rabee’a greeted him in return.  Sheikh Abdullah wanted to kiss the head of Sheikh Rabee’a, but Sheikh Rabee’a refused.  Upon this, Sheikh Abdullah stated: Be gentle to your brothers, but Sheikh Rabee’a continued to refuse until Sheikh Abdullah finally kissed his head and they hugged with great love and brotherhood.
This is merely a paragraph of what was written by our brother Sultan concerning the meeting between these two noble scholars.  More will be mentioned in the future if Allah permits.
A few points of interest taken from this small biography:
         The present age of the Sheikh is 93 years old.
         His scholars are the same teachers of Sheikh Abdul Azeez bin Baz, Sheikh Muhammed bin Uthaymeen, Sheikh Ahmed An Najmee, and others.
         The great bond of brotherhood and love between him and our beloved Sheikh Rabee’a bin Hadee, even though he is older then Sheikh Rabee’a by 20 years!
May Allah preserve our scholars of Ahlu Sunnah and give them good in this life and the next.
May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our last Messenger Muhammed, and upon his family members and companions.
Mustafa George
Ruwais , United Arab Emirates

[end of biography from that link]

 

 

Some benefits from his life transcribed here:

 

http://www.salafitalk.com/threads/456-Who-is-Shaykh-Abdullah-bin-Abdul-Aziz-Al-Aqeel-(Rahimahuallah)?p=1432&viewfull=1#post1432

 

Some Benefits from the Lessons of
Sheikh ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez al ‘Aqeel
(may Allah have mercy on him)

جمعها:

مصطفى بن جورج ديبيري

Compiled by Mustafa George DeBerry

November 2011 / Muharram 1433

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

و الصلاة و السلام على اشرف الانبياء و المرسلين و على آله و صحبه و سلم تسليما كثيرا
Recently our beloved Sheikh (‘Abdullah bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez al ‘Aqeel) returned to his Lord. When this tremendous trial occurred, I promised my beloved brothers in Islam that I would try to inform them of some of the benefits that I received while seeking knowledge from the Sheikh for the time that I had spent with him. But due to life’s many distractions and commitments, I was not able to deliver what I intended in adequate time. By the permission of Allah, at this time, I would like to mention some of those benefits so that my brothers and sisters in Islam can take a greater look at the life of this scholar of Islam, in order that we may reflect upon our own lives and shortcomings and try our best to correct them. I ask Allah to bless our beloved Sheikh, and I ask Him to grant him a high abode in Jennah.

A brief mention of the Sheikh’s style of teaching:

Sheikh ‘Abdullah had retired from his position as a High Judge in Saudi Arabia many years ago. This meant that he had ample time to study, research, teach and give da’wah. Sheikh ‘Abdullah’s lessons where unique in a since that each individual student was allowed to have his own face to face lesson with the Sheikh, reading from his chosen book. A specific detail of how the lessons were performed is as follows:

Fajr: Sheikh ‘Abdullah would perform fajr in congregation in the masjid across from his home. After prayer, he would sit in the masjid for a short spell of time performing his morning adhkar (supplications). Then he would return to his home and sit in his library. A few of his sons along with 3-6 students would accompany him into his library. After sitting, one of his sons would make sure the Sheikh was comfortable, and if it was winter, they would rub the Sheikh’s feet until he was content. A few minutes later, the Sheikh would look around and instruct the first student who arrived to sit in front of him on the floor. The student would then inform the Sheikh which book he is reading to him and what page has been reached. The Sheikh himself would have his own copy of the same book in which he would always keep a record of the student’s reading. The student would begin reading while the Sheikh followed. If any comments or corrections needed to be made, the Sheikh would do so. Once the student finished the chapter or unit, the Sheikh would then clarify the complete chapter. During his explanation, he would always ask the student questions to make sure he has understood what was read and explained. After completing the explanation, the student would leave, and the next student would sit and begin reading his book. The fajr lessons would continue for a period of 2-3 hours. After every student has completed their reading, the Sheikh would take a short nap until about 10am. He would then awake, pray shurook prayer, and then return to his library for his own research and study. After asr, magrib and isha prayers, the Sheikh would basically teach the same way he taught for fajr prayer.

A mention of a few incidents which occurred in the company of the Sheikh:

1. When I began reading to the Sheikh in the year 2007, there was present in the company of the Sheikh a close student of his. This student advised me and other western brothers that we should read only Fiqh books to the Sheikh because in his (the student’s) opinion, the Sheikh is well grounded in Fiqh, and other subjects such as ‘Aqeedah and Minhaj can be studied with other scholars! Many of the western brothers ignored this advice and continued to persue the reading of ‘Aqeedah books to the Sheikh. One of the books that I chose to read was a summarized explanation of al ‘Aqeedah al Wasitiyah by Sheikh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez al Nasir al Rasheed (may Allah have mercy on him). I chose to read this explanation because several years prior to moving to Riyadh, I had attended the reading of this explanation in the presence of Sheikh ‘Ubaid al Jabiree while studying in The Islamic University of Madina. At any rate, after beginning to read this explanation with Sheikh ‘Abdullah al ‘Aqeel it was noticed the Sheikh would become very energetic whenever this book was being read with him. It’s possible that the reason for this was due to the fact that most students who sat with the Sheikh were reading Fiqh books, while very few chose works in ‘Aqeedah. Sheikh ‘Abdullah himself even would comment during the course of reading the book:

Allah granted us tawfeeq (success) in choosing to read this book!

He also said: This is an excellent explanation of al ‘Aqeedah al Wasitiyah.

After several readings with the Sheikh from this work, I mentioned to his student who initially advised me to read a Fiqh book, I said: Do you still think that I should change my book?
He replied: No, masha Allah, the Sheikh loves reading ‘Aqeedah books!

2. On the morning of 1429-10-18 (October 18, 2008) after salatul Fajr, the students followed the Sheikh into his living-room for our regular morning lessons. Before beginning the lesson one of the Sheikh’s grandchildren entered the room, and it was apparent from his appearance that he wasn’t very strong in his adherence to the Sunnah. The Sheikh’s grandson informed him that he would be taking a trip to the United Arab Emirates for some sort of educational training. Upon hearing this, the Sheikh immediately said:

When you go there make sure you befriend good individuals. It’s important that you don’t befriend those who can possibly cause you harm in your religion. Be very cautious who your companions are during your travel. It is upon you to hold fast to your religion and be sure to preserve your prayers!

Compiler’s comment: This action of the Sheikh is in accordance with the statement of Allah in the Quran, where He – The Most High said:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا قُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَأَهْلِيكُمْ نَارًا
{Oh you who believe, save yourselves and your family members from the Hell-fire} Surah al Tahreem:6

3. One evening while some students were reading their books to the Sheikh, a group of unfamiliar students entered upon the Sheikh. After the students who were to the Sheikh left the room, the unfamiliar students approached the Sheikh and requested that he grant them tezkiyaat or ijazaat (a form of recommendation). Upon hearing this, the Sheikh became very upset and replied:

Where have you come from? Who are you? I don’t know you nor have I seen you before. I don’t know your Minhaj (methodology), nor do I know anything about you!

The students stood up and left the room!

4. About 2 years before the Sheikh passed away, one of his sons died. On the night of the Janazah (burial), several family members and students visited the Sheikh to give their condolences. At the time of salatul Isha, the Sheikh normally reads from the Tafseer of Sheikh ‘Abdul Rahman al Sa’di. When I entered the masjid for prayer, I assumed that due to the death of the Sheikh’s son, that night the Sheikh would not do his normal reading from the Tafseer book. I was wrong! After the Sheikh prayed his two units of Tahiyatul Masjid (the prayer for entering the masjid), he sat and opened his Tafseer book and began to read. I was amazed that even the death of his beloved son did not deter him from seeking knowledge.

Some benefits recorded during sittings with the Sheikh:

The Sheikh mentioned during our reading of Al ‘Aqeedah al Wasitiyah:

Things which are attributed to Allah are divided into two categories:

Things which are independent (not associated with the attributes of Allah), such as: The House of Allah, The Camel of Allah, etc.

Attributing these things to Allah is done for the purpose of displaying tremendous reverence.

Things which are not independent, such as: The Knowledge of Allah, The Might of Allah, etc.

Attributing these to Allah is done so for the purpose of describing Allah with His own Attributes.

The Sheikh said, while reading from a book of Tafseer (Explanation of The Quran):

From the best books of Tafseer is Tafseer ‘Abdul Razzaq. This is because the author was Sunni, Salafi.

He said, while discussing rulings pertaining to the Athan and Iqamah (call to prayer):

If the Imam of the prayer is forced to leave the congregation during the prayer, the person who steps forward would continue from where the Imam left off, contrary to the Muathen (caller to prayer) who is forced to discontinue the Athan. The person who comes forward to continue should start the Athan from the beginning.

He said on 1429.4.7 (April 13, 2008):

The way of the Salaf is more knowledgeable, wiser, and safer.

He also mentioned during the same sitting:

This book (Al ‘Aqeedatul Wasitiyah along with the explanation) is a wonderful book with great benefit.

He said on 1429.6.27 (July 1, 2008):

The goodness and fairness of Islam is displayed in the statement of Allah:

إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ
{Indeed Allah orders with justice and good.} Surah al Nahl:90

On 1429.10.7 (October 7, 2008) he said:

Ablution is a condition for performing Tawwaf (encircling the Ka’ba), except if one is not able to perform ablution.

On 1429.12.7 (December 5,2008) he said:

None of the Salaf mentioned that the Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) heard the Quran directly from Allah.

On 1429.12.15 (December 13, 2008) he mentioned:

The conditions for the validity of prayer are nine, but many scholars suffice with the mentioning of only 6. They hold that Islam, sound intellect, and the age of maturity are three conditions which are well known, and they must be present for any act of worship to be accepted. Therefore, some scholars do not mention them as conditions.

On 1430.2.21 (February 16, 2009) I asked him the following question:

Is it correct to say that Waraqah bin Nowfal was actually the first man to believe in the Prophet Muhammad (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)?

The Sheikh responded: This is correct. He believed in him to the extent that he had vowed to support and defend the Prophet if he lived long enough.

On 1430.2.22 (February 17, 2009) the Sheikh mentioned:

If a person forgets to mention the Name of Allah before performing Tayammum (purification with the usage of dust, sand, etc), the purification is still considered valid.

On 1430.2.29 (February 24, 2009) a Fiqh book was being read to the Sheikh. The author of the book mentioned that it is not obligatory upon the wife to serve her husband. Sheikh ‘Abdullah ‘Aqeel responded saying:

This is the Mathhab (Hanbalee school of thought), but there is no proof to support this opinion. On the contrary, the proofs inform that it is an obligation upon the wife to serve her husband.

On 1430.3.4 (March 1, 2009) the Sheikh commented:

The word Nushooz (conflict or dispute between spouses) is used to describe dispute from the wife, but it is also used to describe dispute from the husband. Allah stated in the Quran:

وَإِنِ امْرَأَةٌ خَافَتْ مِنْ بَعْلِهَا نُشُوزًا
{If a female fears nushooz from her husband..} Surah al Nisaa:128

On 1430.4.2 (March 29, 2009) the Sheikh responded to the statement of the author of a fiqh book. The author mentioned that it is only compulsory upon the husband to have intercourse with his wife once every four months. Sheikh ‘Abdullah responded:

This is incorrect. It is preferred that the husband performs intercourse as much as possible. He should do so according to his ability, whether this is every night, every two nights, or once a week.

On 1432.8.8 (September 6, 2011) Sheikh ‘Abdullah returned to his Lord at the age of 95. May Allah accept his deeds from him and grant him a high place in Jennah.

May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our beloved Messenger Muhammad, and upon his family members and companions.

Mustafa George DeBerry
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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He died in the year (2011CE/1432H):

http://knowledgeofislamblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/sheikh-abdullah-al-aqeel-returns-to-his-lord/

 

Q & A with Shaikh Abdullah al Aqeel:

http://knowledgeofislamblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/questions-to-the-scholars-this-week-september-2006/

(some answered by Shaikh Ahmad an-Najmee and Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan)

King Malik Abdul Azeez ibn Sa’ud

August 20, 2012

Taken from:

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=6&Topic=525

 

 

I will be posting, insha Allaah, some articles on the life of the first King of of the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Saud, rahimahullaah, through the eyes of one who accompanied him for 12 years, from 1926 to 1938 (CE).


The author, Muhammad Almana* was in the court of king and knew many details pertaining to the life of Malik Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Saud (the father of the present king, Fahad Ibn ‘Abdul-Azeez Ibn Saud). This eye-witness account (from his book ‘Arabia United, A Portrait Of Ibn Saud’) should make the reader know the reality of Malik Abdul-Azeez Ibn Saud, the founder of the modern state of Saudi Arabia and the conditions that were prevelant at the time which caused matters to turn out as they did in the region.


The author writes concerning Malik Abdul-‘Azeez, rahimahullaah:
“From the earliest days of his life until its very end, he remained a stauch and devout Muslim, following scrupulously the dictates of the Qur’aan in its every detail. His education in exile in Kuwait was necessarily limited, but this did not prevent him from mastering the Qur’aan and other religious works to a degree that often astounded the ‘ulemah of his own country. One of the injunctions of the Qur’aan is that the faithful should read it as often as possible, and His Majesty (i.e. Malik Abdul-Azeez) always managed to set aside half an hour a day in his crowded schedule to read the Qur’aan and other religious works, particularly those which listed all the many names by which Allaah is known. His majesty seldom had a conversation without quoting a verse from the Qur’aan, upon which he drew a bottomless source of wisdom and inspiration. He was adept at interpreting and explaining the verses in a manner which kept his audience spellbound and enthralled with his insight.


Religion gave a purpose to the King’s life in that the more he expanded and consolidated his Kingdom, the greater was his service to Islaam, which was thus strengthened by his actions. His religious conviction gave him strength in many different ways, yet, however powerful he grew, there was never any danger of his becoming complacent or conceited. The “Wahhaabee”** muslims did not believe in glorifying individuals, and the king knew that as a man he was merely doing his best; everything he achieved was through the will of Allaah alone…”


* The author is writing for an English-speaking Western reader, so his terminologies reflect his target readership. If have adapted where necessary.


** The usage of the term ‘Wahhaabee’ is often used by the opponents of the Salafi da’wah to belittle and discredit those who follow the way of the Prophet, salallaahu alaihi wasallam, and his Companions. However, the author here uses the term for the consumption of a Western reader who has been made acquainted to usage of the term through orientalist literature. So it becomes clear, that he does not intend belittlement, though it would have been better not to use the term at all. The reason for the usage of term by the author is to indicate that these people were from those who benefited from the teachings of the great Scholar, Imaam, Mujadid, Muhawid, Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdil-Wahhaab, rahimahullaah

The Living Scholar and Current Grand Mufti Abdul Azeez Aalush Shaikh

March 22, 2011

Summary translation from:

http://www.mufti.af.org.sa/node/1456

His name is Abdul Azeez bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdul Lateef Aalush Shaikh. He was born in Riyadh in 1360 (H). Ever since his birth suffered from weak eyesight, until he lost his eyesight in 1381 (H).

Occupation: Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and President of the Department of Researching Knowledge-based issues and Fatawaa

His Quest for Knowledge: He began seeking knowledge by studying the Noble Qur’an in Masjid Ahmad bin Sinaan. He memorized the Qur’an when he was twelve. Then he began to seek knowledge with some of the ulamaa in their study circles. In 1375 (H) he joined the Institute Imam ad-Da’wah. He graduated from the College of Sharee’ah in the year 1383/1384 (with a BA in Sharee’ah studies) and he would attend some of the study circles of the Scholars in the Masjids.

Work: He began work after his graduation from the College of Sharee’ah in 1384 (H) – where he worked in the Istitute Imam ad Da’wah as a teacher until the year 1392. Then he was transferred to teach in the College of Sharee’ah in Riyadh. He continued doing that until the year 1412. Then he was made a member of the Permanent Committee for Fatawaa. In the year 1416 he was appointed Vice Mufti of the Kingdom. Previously in 1407 was appointed as a member of the Council of the Body of Major Scholars.

His efforts alongside his work: He was entrusted with the being the Imam of Jumuah at Masjid Shaikh Abdullah bin Abdul Lateef in 1390. Then he was transferred to being Imam of Masjid al Imaam Turkee bin Abdullah in 1412. He was entrusted with giving the khutbahs at Masjid Namrah on the Day of Arafah in the year 1402. And since his time working in the College of Sharee’ah he has supervised some of the undergraduate theses and has participated in debating (them). He also has participated in giving fatawaa on the program Noor alaa ad-Darb since 1414 (H). He has held some study circles in Masjid al Imaam Turkee in Riyadh. He also participates in some of the seminars and lectures along with his work in the da’wah in Riyadh and Taa’if.

 

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Translated by Ummu Khadijah

 

 

The Late Scholar Abdul Azeez Bin Baz

May 8, 2010

The Legacy of Shaikh Bin Baz: http://www.troid.ca/index.php/seerah/those-who-followed/213-the-legacy-of-imaam-ibn-baaz

 

 

The following written biography taken from http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=11&Topic=7068

 

Biography of Imam Ibn Baz rahimahullah

Arabic Source: BinBaz.Org.Sa [Abridged and with Additions]
Translation Source: Al-Ibaanah.com

His Name and Lineage:
He was the noble and exemplary scholar, ýAbdul-ýAzeez bin ýAbdillaah bin ýAbdir-Rahmaan bin Muhammad bin ýAbdillaah Aali Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him. Baaz was a family that had deep roots in knowledge. business, and agriculture. They were known for their virtues and character. Shaikh Sulaymaan bin Hamdaan, may Allaah have mercy on him, said in his book on the biographies of the Hanbalee scholars: ýTheir origin was in Madeenah, then one of their ancestors moved to Durýeeyah.ý

His Birth and Early Youth:
He was born in Riyadh, the capital city of Najd on the 12th of Dhul-Hijjah, 1330H. This is where he spent his childhood, adolescence and early adult years.

Imaam Ibn Baaz was raised in an environment engrossed in knowledge, since Riyadh at that time was filled with scholars and people of guidance. It was also a place of security and peace since King ýAbdul-ýAzeez had re-conquered it and established justice there based on the laws of Islaam. This was after Riyadh had been a place of endless turmoil and instability.

Imaam Ibn Baaz first started by learning the Qurýaan as was the custom of the Salaf, who would memorize and master the Qurýaan before moving on to other subjects. So he memorized the entire Qurýaan by heart before reaching the age of puberty. He then went on to study at the hands of the scholars in his area.

It is also important to note that his mother, may Allaah have mercy on her, played a large role in his path towards knowledge, since she would be the one who would constantly encourage and incite him towards acquiring knowledge, as he stated towards the end of one of his lectures, ýMy journey with the writersý, in which he discussed some examples of his life.

Imaam Ibn Baaz had sight for the first part of his life. Then due to Allaahýs infinite wisdom, He willed that the Imaamýs sight weaken due to an eye disease in 1346H, which eventually lead to him completely losing his eyesight in 1350H when he was close to twenty years of age. However, this did not prevent him from his perseverance and diligence in seeking knowledge, which he continued to do and excel in.

Remarkably, losing his eyesight was a means of benefit for Imaam Ibn Baaz, since he was able to achieve several advantages of which we will mention four, as an example and not to limit:

1. Reward from Allaah: Imaam Al-Bukhaaree reported in his Saheeh a hadeeth qudsee, in which Allaah said: ýIf my servant is tested with losing his two beloved (eyes), I will substitute them with Paradise.ý [Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree: no. 5653]

2. Strong Memorization: Imaam Ibn Baaz was the Haafidh (Memorizer) of this era when it came to Knowledge of Hadeeth. If you were to ask him on a hadeeth found in the Six Collections of Hadeeth or other collections such as the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad, you would find him well versed in the hadeethýs chain of narration, textual wording, the scholars who spoke on it, its narrators and its explanation.

3. Lack of Interest in Worldly Splendors: Imaam Ibn Baaz refrained from chasing after the pleasures of the worldly life, living an abstentious and humble lifestyle.

4. High Determination: Losing sight, only made Imaam Ibn Baaz more determined and perseverant in his quest for seeking and acquiring knowledge, to the point that he became one of the senior scholars, known throughout the world. Allaah indeed replaced the light in his eyes with light in his heart, love for knowledge, and following of the Prophetýs Sunnah.

His Teachers:
After memorizing the Qurýaan, Imaam Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him, went on to study the other Islaamic sciences under many of the scholars of Riyadh, the most prominent of whom were:

1. Shaikh Muhammad bin ýAbdil-Lateef Aali Shaikh, the great-great grandson of Imaam Muhammad bin ýAbdil-Wahhaab,
2. Shaikh Saalih bin ýAbdil-ýAzeez Aali Shaikh, the great-great grandson of Imaam Muhammad bin ýAbdil-Wahhaab and the Chief Judge of Riyadh,
3. Shaikh Saýad bin Hamad Al-ýAteeq, Judge of Riyadh,
4. Shaikh Hamad bin Faaris, Vice-Chancellor of the Treasury of Riyadh,
5. Shaikh Saýad Waqqaas Al-Bukhaaree, from the scholars of Makkah whom he learned the science of Tajweed from in 1355H,
6. Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraaheem Aali Shaikh, former Chief Muftee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He attended his study circles for about ten years, learning all of the Islamic sciences from him, from 1347H to 1357H, when his teacher nominated him to be a judge. May Allah have mercy on all of them.

His Educational Life:
When Imaam Ibn Baaz was selected for being the Judge of the Kharj district, he accepted it unwillingly since he had no desire or love for position. But it was due to the encouragement of his teacher, Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraaheem Aali Shaikh, and the order of King ýAbdul-ýAzeez that he took up the position. So he went to ad-Dalam, the capital city of the Kharj district at that time, and the people greeted him warmly. As soon as he got out of the car that transported him there, he ascended the Central Mosque and prayed two rakýat, in accordance with the Sunnah. Then he rested for a while in the presence of the Ameer of ad-Dalam at that time, Naasir bin Sulaymaan al-Huqbaanee, may Allaah have mercy on him. Thereafter the people gathered around him and so he gave them a profound admonition. From the things he told them was that he had no desire to be the Judge of their district but that he was ordered and so he must obey the leader.

As soon as he commenced working at his position, Allaah brought much good through his hands and he judged the people with justice and kindness. He served in this position for a little over fourteen years. During this time, the Kharj district became a place of good and uprightness. Imaam Ibn Baaz would attribute this success to the good hearts of the people and their high esteem for virtue and justice. Because the courts were in ad-Dalam, he lived there in the Judgeýs Residence given to him by Imaam ýAbdullaah bin Faysal bin Turkee.

Imaam Ibn Baaz was well known throughout the Muslim world for his religious verdicts (fataawaa) and his beneficial books. He would preside over committees for educational seminars in Saudi Arabia, and give various lectures over the telephone to Muslims outside of the Kingdom. He would also answer the questions of the people over the radio and during the blessed times of Hajj and Ramadaan. And his words would appear in Muslim newspapers, magazines, and articles throughout the world.

His Books and Treatises:
Even though the Imaam was pressed for time as a result of his duties and role in giving daýwah and educating, he still made time to write books and treatises that addressed important issues, which the Muslims were in need of knowledge of. Amongst his most famous works were:

1. The Obligation of Following the Sunnah
2. The Ideological Attack
3. The Life and Call of Imaam Muhammad bin ýAbdil-Wahhaab
4. Three Treatises on the Prayer
5. The Correct Belief and what Opposes It
6. Important Lessons for the Muslim Ummah
7. A Criticism of Arab Nationalism
8. The Dangers of Tabarruj
9. Two Essays on Fasting and Zakaat
10. The Ruling on Pictures
11. The Ruling on Celebrating the Prophetýs Birthday
12. A Warning against Innovations

And there are many more books, which can be read and printed at the Imaamýs official web site www.binbaz.org.sa. This was in addition to his many fataawaa (religious verdicts) that were collected, compiled and published, which range in numerous volumes.

His Educational and Religious Positions:
1. He served as a Judge in the Kharj District of Saudi Arabia for fourteen years from 1357H to 1371H.

2. He taught at the Educational Institute of Riyadh in 1372H and in the College of Shareeýah after its inception in 1373H, covering the subjects of Fiqh, Tawheed and Hadeeth. He remained in this teaching position for nine years until 1380H.

3. In 1381H, he was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Islamic University of Madeenah, where he served until 1390H.

4. He was then appointed as the Chancellor of the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1390H, after its former Chancellor, Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibraaheem Aali Shaikh died in Ramadaan of 1389H. He remained in this position until 1395H.

5. In 10/14/1395H, the King ordered that Imaam Ibn Baaz be appointed as Head of the Council for Islamic Research, Verdicts, Daýwah and Guidance. He held this position until 1414H.

6. In 1/20/1414H, the King appointed Imaam Ibn Baaz as the Chief Muftee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He held this position along with being the Head of the Council of Senior Scholars and the Head of the Committee for Islamic Research and Verdicts.

He also held the following positions:

1. Head of the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Verdicts,

2. President and Member of the Founding Committee for the Muslim World League,

3. President of the higher World League Council,

4. President of the World Supreme Council for Mosques,

5. President of the Islamic Fiqh Assembly in Makkah, which is under the Muslim World League,

6. Member of the Higher Council of the Islamic University of Madeenah,

7. Member of the Supreme Committee for Islamic Propagation.

His Students:
Imaam Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him, had numerous students that would attend his classes and study circles. The most famous and distinguished among them were:

1. Muhammad bin Saalih Al-ýUthaimeen, former member of the Council of Senior Scholars, may Allaah have mercy on him,
2. ýAbdullaah bin Hasan Al-Quýood, current member of the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawaa and of the Council of Senior Scholars,
3. ýAbdullaah bin ýAbdir-Rahmaan Al-Ghudayyaan, current member of the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawaa and of the Council of Senior Scholars,
4. ýAbdul-Muhsin Al-ýAbbaad, former Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor of the Islamic University of Madeenah,
5. Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan, current member of the Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawaa and of the Council of Senior Scholars,
6. Rabeeý bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee,
7. ýAbdul-ýAzeez bin ýAbdillaah Ar-Raajihee

His Physical Attributes and Appearance:
The Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him, was of medium build, and neither tall nor short. He had a round face and was of a golden-brown color. He had a curved nose and a beard that was short on the cheeks but thick below the chin. His beard used to be black, but when too many white hairs started showing, he dyed it with henna. Indeed, his description resembled that of many of the scholars before him.

He had a beautiful appearance. He would always try to wear white garments, and would love wide clothes, and thawbs that would reach the middle of his shin.

His Humility and Piety:
The Imaam knew his own worth and so he would be very humble before Allaah. So he would treat the people in a kind manner, with gentleness and mercy. He would not transgress over anyone or show arrogance to anyone. He would not give a false impression of grandness nor would he get up to the leave when in the company of the poor and needy, or refrain from walking and intermingling with them. He would also never turn away from listening to the advice of those who were below him.

What also showed his humbleness was that he would answer the invitation of his students and close friends to come to their wedding gatherings. He would always arrive early and ask one of the brothers to recite some ayaat from the Qurýaan, which he would then go on to explain to everyone present.

His Death:
Imaam Ibn Baaz passed away on Thursday, the 27th of Muharram, 1420H (5/13/1999), due to heart failure. He was 89 years old at the time. Millions of people throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia gathered to witness his funeral prayer and he was buried in the ýAdl Cemetery in Makkah. Muslims throughout the world mourned his loss and it was only a few months later that the Muslim world would lose another great scholar, Imaam Al-Albaanee, may Allaah have mercy on them both.

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Some brief articles by the Shaikh:

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/explanation-of-the-hadeeth-whoever-recites-ayatul-kursee-after-every-salaah/

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/it-is-the-foundation-of-happiness/

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2012/04/01/there-will-always-be-scholars/

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2011/04/17/when-a-judge-or-scholar-judges-striving-hard-to-reach-the-correct-conclusion/