Posts Tagged ‘Yemen’

Some Statements from Shaikh adh-Dhafeeri’s Refutation of Muhammad al Imaam, introduced by Shaikh Fawzaan

September 7, 2015

Firstly, a reminder about what Shaikh Rabee said a year agp when he was asked about Shaikh Ubaid al Jaabiree’s declaring Muhammad al Imaam to be an innovator, to which he responded:

( http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=146223 )

“Firstly, it is obligatory upon Muhammad al Imaam to repent to Allaah from this pact”

Then he said,

“I am amazed at the one who seeks to reject the tabdee’ (declaration of one being an innovator) of Shaikh ‘Ubaid for Muhammad al Imaam, but this one doesn’t seek to reject the takfeer (declaring one to be a disbeliever) of some of the Haddaadees (extremists) and Hizbees of myself and Shaikh ‘Ubaid based upon Muhammad al Imaam’s pact”

More statements of the scholars on Muhammad al Imaam’s pact:

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/category/teach-children-and-ourselves-islam/aqeedah-and-manhaj/individuals-and-groups-whom-the-scholars-have-criticized/muhammad-al-imaam/

The following are a few sentences translated from the treatise by Shaikh Abdullah bin Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeri[1] which can be downloaded from here:

http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=154275

Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan said about this treatise by Shaikh Abdullah bin Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeri:

“I have examined the treatise entitled: ‘Alerting those who possess pure intellects’ by Shaikh Abdullah bin Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeri – (we ask that) Allaah grants him success – and I found it to be satisfactory with regards to its subject.  So (we ask that) Allaah rewards him with good and brings about benefit by his knowledge”

(p.2 in the pdf viewer)

The following are just a few of the statements of Shaikh Abdullah bin Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeri from the treatise:

“Firstly, Muhammad al Imaam’s continuing to defend the pact and work by its ratified terms until the present – along with the Yemeni and Saudi governments as well as the governments of the Gulf nations being at war with the Houthis – those (Houthis) who have broken agreements, killed Ahlus Sunnah, betrayed them numerous times and who are supported by Iran which supplies them with weapons and equipment.

“Secondly, the followers of Muhammad al Imaam misguiding the people with fabrications about the noble Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan al Fawzaan in saying that he approves of this pact.” (p.4 in the pdf viewer)

Shaikh Abdullah bin Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeri said:

“The unrestrictiveness of their statement (in the pact): ‘And the absence of war, mutual clashing, fighting, or fitnah no matter what the circumstances or the reasons’

“The unrestrictiveness of this shows foolishness, weakness, and cowardice.  Because it requires and necessitates a lack of fighting the Houthis no matter what they do.  Even if they fight and kill Ahlus Sunnah in all areas of Yemen, or if the (scholars and rulers) of the Muslims of Ahlus Sunnah announce a general call to arms against the Houthis, then Muhammad al Imaam will stick to the pact and won’t fight with his Muslim brothers from Ahlus Sunnah even if jihaad and fighting are considered fard ayn (an individual obligation).

“Likewise it requires that Muhammad al Imaam and whoever is under his leadership stick to this pact and this unrestricted agreement even if there occurs from the Houthis treachery and betrayal.” (p.9 in the pdf viewer)

Shaikh Abdullah bin Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeri said:

“This is what Muhammad al Imaam has made obligatory with the Houthis which is built upon this agreement which he endorsed – even up until the present.  For indeed on the first jumuah after “Decisive Storm”[2] (started) he rejected this fighting.  This fighting which was a result of the Houthis breaking and betraying their treaties and their international agreement – and he called (this fighting against the Shia Houthis) the fighting of fitnah.  And he continues to be upon this.  He emphasized this in the khutbah he gave on the 15th of Shawwal 1436H in which he portrayed the fighting which is occurring right now against the (Shia) Houthis as the fighting of fitnah.  And (he mentioned) that whoever left it was the one who had intellect and understanding – and he meant by that himself and his followers.   He mentioned texts and narrations to try to argue that, which shows that he is only someone who memorizes and transmits (the texts) without understanding them.  And that he doesn’t distinguish between the fighting of jihaad against the evil-doers and the fighting of fitnah.” (p.9 in the pdf viewer)

Shaikh Abdullah bin Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeri said:

“Seventhly, what it contains from far-reaching danger, and that is what some of Muhammad al Imaam’s followers are doing from misguiding the people through their telling lies about Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan that he supports this pact.  And from this is what has come on the website (which will not be named here) from what Uthmaan as-Saalimee and Jameel al-Haamilee have transmitted – that they showed Shaikh Fawzaan some of the terms of the pact and that he supported Muhammad al Imaam and said:

بما أنها قد وقعت انتهى الأمر

“Because it has already occurred, the affair has ended”

And that he said,

إن الشيخ محمد الإمام هو أعرف بحاله أي حال البلاد

“Indeed Shaikh Muhammad al Imaam is more knowledgeable about his situation”

And that he said,

وبما أن الشيخ محمد قد وقع على هذه الوثيقة فهو أمر مطلوب حفاظا على الدعوة والدماء والأعراض

“Because Shaikh Muhammad has signed this pact, then this is something which is desired to preserve the da’wah, the blood (of the people), and their honor”

“I (Shaikh Abdullah bin Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeri) say: (Even) If they were truthful in their transmission, then they didn’t present to Shaikh Saalih Fawzaan the entire pact.  If they had shown Shaikh Fawzaan the entire pact along with what has become clear lately from the positions of Muhammad al Imaam regarding the “Decisive Storm” (military strikes), the Shaikh (Fawzaan) would have rejected this pact.  And how could Shaikh Fawzaan agree to its terms while it contains what it contains of calamities and misrepresentation of the (correct) beliefs?” (p.13 in the pdf viewer)

(end of what was translated from that treatise)

Shaikh Rabee on Saudi’s war against the Houthis:

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/shaikh-rabee-on-saudis-war-against-the-houthi-raafidhah/

Footnotes

[1] Part of Shaikh Rabee’s praise for Shaikh Abdullah bin Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeri and one of his books can be found here: http://www.rabee.net/ar/articles.php?cat=7&id=214

[2] The name of Saudi Arabia’s military operation: عَاصِفَة الحزم

Shaikh Rabee on Saudi’s war against the Houthi Raafidhah

September 3, 2015

The following was translated from:

http://www.sahab.net/home/?p=1611

The Noble Scholar Rabee bin Umair al Madkhalee said:

All the praise is for Allaah alone and may the salaah and the salaam be upon the Messenger of Allaah, his family, his Companions, and whoever follows his guidance.  As for what follows:

Indeed I, and every Muslim who is truthful in his religion, we direct abundant thanks to the Custodian of the two Noble Holy Masjids (in Makkah and Medinah): the King Salmaan bin Abdul ‘Azeez Aal as-Sa’ood – (we ask that) Allaah preserves him and guides his steps – due to what he has begun from directing precise military strikes against the Raafidah (Shia) who hate Islaam and the Muslims.  They (the Raafidah) are those who surpass the Jews and the Christians in warring against Islaam and the Muslims.  This is a war which they have inherited from their predecessors – the enemies of the noble Companions and (the enemies of) all who follow them (the Companions) in beliefs, statements, and actions.

And in doing this, O Custodian of the two Noble Sanctuaries, this is helping Islaam.  The Muslims will never forget this (action), nor will history.  I ask that Allaah helps you against your enemies, that He suppresses them, and that He cuts off their roots.  Indeed my Lord is The One Who hears and answers the supplication.

Likewise I ask that He, The Most High, grants success to the rulers of the Muslims who share in this honorable war that is for the purpose of safeguarding the beliefs, legislation, and rulings of Islaam – and as an obligation to their people to raise and educate them upon these tremendous fundamental principles.

 

Translated by Ummu Khadijah

 

 

Some of the Statements of the Scholars on Muhammad al Imam and the Pact he signed with the Shi’a

April 21, 2015

File can be downloaded from here:

Some of the statements of the Scholars on Muhammad al Imaam and the pact he signed with the Shia

Nov 2014 Advice to the people of Yemen – Shaikh Rabee

November 11, 2014

The following was translated from

http://www.sahab.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=148368

(the audio and written text may be found there)

Question: Our Shaikh – (we ask that) Allaah preserve you – what do you advise the people of ‘Adan and other than this city (in Yemen) to do when faced with the Houthis (Shia)? (we ask that) Allaah preserve you.

Answer: (after praising Allaah and sending salaah and salaam upon the Messenger): To proceed: Indeed I advise all of the people of Yemen from all parts Yemen to make two or three battlefronts in two or three regions to fight against these Baatinee Raafidee (Shia) Houthis who are the worst enemies to Islam, the worst enemies to the noble Companions, and the worst enemies to Ahlus Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah.

This repulsive group (the Shia Houthis) has not waged war against them except due to severe enmity towards Islaam and its people – the previous generations and the later ones. So I see it as being obligatory upon all of the people of Yemen – in Ibb, Ta’iz, ‘Adan, al-Baydhaa, and everywhere else – until even in San’aa, that they make some strong battlefronts to defeat this group and to annihilate them and exterminate their tribulations. And do not be easy with them, because this is from the greatest of jihads.

By Allaah, if the people of Yemen were to surrender to the Houthis, Islaam would be completely lost. And Yemen would certainly become like Iran or worse, showing enmity to the Companions, waging war against the Quran, waging war against the (Mothers of the Believers) wives of the noble Messenger – alayhe as-Salaatu was salaam.

So it is obligatory upon them to rise up with all seriousness and determination. And it is obligatory for them to utilize everything at their disposal (that is halaal) to destroy this tribulation (fitnah) and to raise the banner of the true Islam.

I ask Allaah to grant them success, and that He unites their word upon the truth, and that He unifies their ranks, and that He helps them and makes their word (laa ilaaha illaallaah – none deserves to be worshiped except for Allaah – who is God, The Supreme Creator) the uppermost. Indeed our Lord is the One Who answers the supplications. And the salaah and salaam be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his Companions

Muharram 14, 1436

Summary of Some of the Major Errors of Yahya al Hajooree

May 29, 2013

This is a brief document taken from:

http://www.salafitalk.com/threads/1617-A-United-Word-From-Ahlus-Sunnah-in-Britain-Regarding-Yahyaa-al-Hajooree?p=2743#post2743

containing a summary of some of the major mistakes of Yahya al Hajooree, some of the names of some of the scholars who have spoken against him, and the names of the Salafi centers and masjids in England which endorse this document (as well as www.troid.ca as is mentioned at the link)

 

File: Yahyaa Bayaan English Final 8

 

 

Also see:

https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/from-march-13-2013-shaikh-rabee-on-yahyaa-al-hajooree/

 

Abdur Rahman al Mu’allimee

October 3, 2012

Taken from:

http://www.spubs.com/sps/sp.cfm?subsecID=SRH08&articleID=SRH080001&articlePages=1

His Life

He is the Imaam, the ‘Allaamah, ‘Abdur-Rahmaan bin Yahyaa bin ‘Alee bin Muhammad al-Mu’allimee al-‘Utmee al-Yaamaanee.He has been given the ascription of Banee Mu’allim from the city of ‘Utmah in Yemen.He was born in 1313H (1895CE) in ‘Utmah and was raised there and he frequented the city of al-Hujuriyyah – which is behind Ta’z – and he acquired knowledge there.He (then) travelled to Jeezaan in the year 1329H during the imaarah (leadership) of Muhammad bin Alee al-Idreesee at ‘Aseer.

His Positions

He took over the leadership of the Qaadees (Judges) and he was given the title of ‘Shaikh ul-Islaam’.After the death of al-Idreesee in the year 1341H, he travelled to India and worked in Daa’irat ul-Ma’aarif al-‘Uthmaaniyyah in Hyderaabaad ad-Dikn, correcting the books of hadeeth and history and authenticating them. This was at roughly at the beginning of the year 1345H. He remained here for about 25 years, working.He then came to al-Makkah al-Mukarramah in 1371H and was designated – after only one year – with the position of trustee of the Library of the Haram at Makkah.

His Compilations and Works

He has a variety of many books and (short) treatises which he authored for the verification of some issues related to knowledge – whether regarding hadeeth, sulook or aqeedah. – which remain in manuscript form. He also has a compilation of poetry which is also in manuscript form.As for what has been printed from them, then there are many, amongst them;

  • ‘Anwaar ul-Kaashifah’ which is a refutation of the book ‘Adwaa’ alas-Sunnah’ by Mahmood Abu Rayyah and which is not to be lamented over!
  • ‘Talee’atut-Tankeel’
  • ‘At-Tankeel bimaa fee Ta’neeb al-Kawtharee min al-Abaateel’ and this is a very good book, (is of) benefit and is unique. It has been printed with the checking of our Shaikh al-Albaanee – may Allaah protect him.
  • ‘Ilm ur-Rijaal wa Ahimmiyyatihi’ which is this treatise.
  • ‘Maqaamu Ibraaheem’ and this is a very precious book.

He has also checked many of the most important books on ‘Ilm ur-Rijaal’ (the science of the knowledge of the narrators of hadeeth) and history (and) which were printed by Daa’irah al-Ma’aarif al-‘Uthmaaniyyah during his time; such as the book ‘al-Ikmaal’ by Ibn Maakoolaa (4 volumes from it), the book ‘al-Ansaab’ of as-Sam’aanee (4 volumes from it), the book ‘Tadhkiratul-Huffaadh’ of adh-Dhahabee and ‘al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel’ of Ibn Abee Haatim and ‘at-Taareekh al-Kabeer’ of al-Bukhaaree, and others besides them which are numerous.

His Death

He continued to look after the Library of the Haram at Makkah, persisting in (his) study, and being actively engaged in research, verification and knowledge-related investigation, until he was was seen there wholeheartedly devoted to some books and he had departed from (this) life. This was in the year 1386H (1966CE).May have Allaah shower (His) vast mercy upon him.

Sources for His Biography

  • ‘Al-I’laam’ (3/342) of az-Ziriklee.
  • ‘Al-Mustadrak ‘alaa Mu’jam il-Mu’allifeen’ (p.366) of ‘Umar Ridaa Kahhaalah.
  • ‘Majallatul-Mujma’ al-‘Ilmee al-‘Arabee’ (42/574-580), the article of Shaikh
  • Muhammad Bahjah al-Baytaar – may Allaah have mercy upon him.
  • ‘Majallatul-Hajj’ (10/617-618), the article of Abdullaah ibn Abdur-Rahmaan al-Mu’allimee.
  • The introduction to ‘at-Tankeel’ (1/9-14) by Shaikh Muhammad Naseef – may Allaah have mercy upon him.

 

The Late Scholar Muhammad al Wasaabee

May 13, 2010

Taken from:

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=19&Topic=9802

Name: Abu Ibraheem Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab ibn ‘Ali ibn Muhammad al-Wassabi al-Abdali al-Yemeni

Birthday: 12-Safar-1376 H

Studies:

He learnt basic reading, writing and Qur’an from his father.
Studied at the Dar Al-Hadith in Madeenah from 1392 to 1396. Then he studied at Ma’had in Haram al-Makki from 1397 to 1398. And then he went back to Yemen to call to Tawheed and Sunnah and warn against Shirk and Bid’ah.

After that in 1408H he went to seek knowledge from Shaykh Muqbil in Dammaj and remained with him till 1412H except during winter months when he used to go back to his Masjid in the city of Hadeedah.

His Books:

He has authored quite a few books. The most famous books is Al-Qawlul Mufeed fi Adilatu tawheed.

Shaykh Muqbil had introduced some of his books and praised him.

His Teachers:

Shaykh al-Wassabi hafidhahullah studied with some of the seniormost mashaykh of recent times like Ibn Baz, al-Albani, al-Uthaymeen, Muqbil, Hammad al-Ansari, Bakr bin Abdullah Abu Zayd and others.

His Students:

Shaykh Yahya ibn ‘Ali al-Hajooree, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih as-Somali, Shaykh Muhammad bin Ali Maqbool al-Muhammadi, Shaykh Ali bin Muhammad Kulaisi and many others.

Scholar’s praise for him:

Shaykh Muqbil referred to Shaykh Muhammad al-Wassabee as the Mufti of Yemen in some of his lessons.
Shaykh Ahmed an-Najmi called him Al-Aalim al-Jaleel(great Scholar) in the introduction of the book al-Qawlul Mufeed…
The brother Sameer al-Hudaydee mentioned that he went to Shaykh Rabee’ and said:
“The followers of Abul Hasan (al-Misree) say there are no ‘Ulamaah in Yemen!”, so ash-Shaykh Rabee responded by saying “Ash-Shaykh Muhammad (Ibn Abdulwahhab), what is he?! …”

Click here to read about a recent meeting of Sh. Wasabi & Sh. Rabee.

Shaykh al-Wassabi is also well-known to Shaykh Ubayd al-Jabiri as can be found here.

 

For full-biography refer Sahab.net

The Late Scholar of Yemen, Muqbil al Wadi’ee

May 10, 2010

What Shaikh Muqbil’s daughter, Shaikhah Umm Abdillah al Wadi’iyyah, said about him: https://sughayyirah.wordpress.com/2010/07/04/what-shaikh-muqbils-daughter-said-about-him/

Also see www.spubs.com Article ID SRH090003

 

The following taken from:

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=19&Topic=9259

I come from Waadiýah, which is a place to the east of the city of Saýadah from the valley of Dammaaj. My name is Muqbil bin Haadee bin Muqbil bin Qaaýidah al-Hamdaanee al-Waadiýee al-Khallaalee, from the tribe of Aali Raashid. [1]

All praise due to Allaah, most of the people of Waadiýah, who neighbor Saýadah defend me and the Daýwah. Some of them wish to defend the Religion while others defend their tribal devotion. If it were not for Allaah first, then them, the enemies of the (Salafi) Da’wah, particularly the Sheeýah of Saýadah, would not have left behind any signs or traces of us.

I will mention some examples of them for which I ask Allaah to reward them, one of which was when I faced severe opposition in the Haadee Mosque because I turned people away from the (Shiite) Daýwah there. So some men from Waadiýah and others stood by me to the point that Allaah saved me through their hands. The Shiites desired to rule against me. This was at the time of Ibraaheem Al-Hamdee. And evil people amongst the Communists and Shiites raised their heads and imprisoned me for a period of eleven days during Ramadaan. About fifty of the youth from Waadýiah would come to visit me in prison during some of the nights, while another hundred and fifty of their men would also go to the prison caretakers during these nights, so much so that the caretakers got fed up and released me from jail, all praise be to Allaah.

Another example is that the enemies of the Daýwah would sometimes come to Dammaaj with their weapons, so the people of Dammaaj would drive them away and they would be forced to leave in humiliation.

Another example is during our journeys. When I would say: ýWe wish to travelý, they would compete with one other, may Allaah preserve them, to see who would accompany and guard me. So sometimes we would go out on some of our travels in about 15 cars!

During these days, the Daýwah was progressing in a superb manner because, all praise be to Allaah, I had grown older. Perhaps at this point I have reached about 62 years of age. So it was the calamities and the advice from those who love the Daýwah that drove me to have kindness and to not keep up with the enemies, who donýt have anything but insults and abuses.

Also, due to my teaching, writing and giving Daýwah, I was not able to find time to keep up with those enemies. So let them say what they want for my sins are many, and perhaps because of their slander, my sins will be lightened for me and instead fall upon their shoulders.

My Studies and Teachers:
I studied at school until I completed the schoolýs curriculum. Then a long time passed without me seeking knowledge since there was no one who would encourage me or assist me in seeking knowledge. And I used to love seeking knowledge. So I sought knowledge from the Al-Haadee Mosque but I was not assisted in that.

After some time, I left my homeland (of Yemen) and went to the sacred lands (Makkah/Madeenah) and Najd. I would listen to the speakers and be fascinated by their sermons. So I sought the advice of some of the speakers on what beneficial books I should buy? They advised me to get Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree, Buloogh al-Maraam, Riyaadh as-Saaliheen, and Fath-ul-Majeed, the explanation of Kitaab at-Tawheed. And they gave me copies of the textbooks from the Tawheed courses.

At that time, I used to work as a security guard in a building in Makkah, and so I would cling tightly to those books, and the material would stick to my head because what the people in our country did was the opposite of what was in these books, especially Fath-ul-Majeed. After some time had passed, I returned to my country and began to rebuke everything I saw that contradicted what was in those books, such as offering sacrifices to other than Allaah, building shrines over the graves, and calling unto the deceased. So news of this reached the Shiites and they began to censure what I was upon. One of them would say (the hadeeth): ýWhoever changes his religion, then kill him.ý Another one sent a letter to my relatives saying: ýIf you donýt prevent him, we will imprison him!ý But after that, they agreed to let me enter the Haadee Mosque in order to study with them, so that they may (perhaps) remove the misconceptions that had clung to my heart.

So after that, I was admitted to study with them in the Haadee Mosque. The head of education there was the Judge Mutahhir Hanash. I studied the book Al-ýAqd-uth-Thameen and ath-Thalaatheen Masýalah, along with its explanation by Haabis. From the teachers that taught me there was Muhammad bin Hasan al-Mutamayyiz. One time we were discussing the subject of seeing Allaah in the Hereafter, so he began to mock and ridicule Ibn Khuzaimah and other Imaams of Ahlus-Sunnah, but I used to conceal my creed. Despite that, I was too weak to put my right hand over my left hand during prayer, and I would pray with my hands by my side. We studied the text of al-Azhaar up to the section on Marriage.

I also studied an explanation of the Laws of Inheritance from a large book that was above the standard level, but I did not benefit from it. So I saw that the assigned books were not beneficial, except for Grammar, since I studied the books al-Aajroomiyyah and Qatar an-Nadaa with them. Then I asked the Judge, Qaasim bin Yahyaa ash-Shuwayl, to teach me Buloogh al-Maraam. So we started it, but then we were disapproved of, so we left it.

So when I saw that the assigned study books were of a Shiite and Muýtazlite nature, I agreed to only take from the books of Grammar. So I studied Qatar an-Nadaa several times under Ismaýeel al-Hatbah, may Allaah have mercy on him, in the masjid that I would live in and he would pray in. And he would give us a lot of time and attention. One time, Muhammad bin Hooriyyah came to the masjid and I advised him to abandon astrology (tanjeem). So he advised the people there to kick me out of the study program, but they interceded on my behalf and he kept quiet.

Some of the Shiites would pass by me while I was studying Qatar an-Nadaa and say something with the meaning that education would not have any effect on me. But I would just remain silent and benefit from the books on Grammar. I did this until the revolution started in Yemen, when we left our country and settled in Najraan. There I studied with Abul-Husayn Majd-ud-Deen al-Muýeed and benefited from him particularly in the Arabic Language. I stayed in Najraan for the length of two years. Then when I became sure that the war between the Republic party and the Kingýs party (in Yemen) was all for the sake of worldly reasons, I resolved to travel to the sacred lands (Makkah/Madeenah) and to Najd. I lived in Najd for one and a half months in a school for Qurýaanic memorization, which was run by Shaikh Muhammad bin Sinaan Al-Hadaaýee. He was very hospitable to me because he saw that I benefited from the knowledge. And he advised me to stay for a while until he could send me to the Islamic University (of Madeenah). But the environment in Riyaadh changed for me and I decided to travel to Makkah.

I used to work whenever I found work, and I would seek knowledge at night, attending the lessons of Shaikh Yahyaa bin ýUthmaan al-Paakistaanee on Tafseer Ibn Katheer, Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree and Saheeh Muslim.

I would go over several books and there I met two noble Shaikhs from the scholars of Yemen:

First: The Judge, Yahyaa al-Ashwal. I would study Subul-us-Salaam of as-Sanýaanee with him and he would teach me any subject that I asked him about.

Second: Shaikh ýAbdur-Razzaaq ash-Shaahidhee al-Muhwaytee. He would also teach me whatever I asked him about.

Then the educational institute in Makkah opened and I took the entrance exam with a group of students, and I passed, all praise be to Allaah.

The most distinguished of our teachers there was Shaikh ýAbdul-ýAzeez as-Subayyal. I, along with a group of students from the institute, would also study with Shaikh ýAbdullaah bin Muhammad bin Humayd, may Allaah have mercy on him, the book at-Tuhfah as-Saniyyah after ýIshaa at the Haram. He, may Allaah have mercy on him, would bring many points of benefit from Ibn ýAqeel and other scholarsý explanation. The lessons were above the level of my colleagues, so they began to slip away until he eventually stopped the class.

I also studied along with a group of students with Shaikh Muhammad as-Subayyal, may Allaah preserve him, the subject of the Laws of Inheritance.

After staying in the institute for some time, I left to go to my family in Najraan. Then I brought them to live with me in Makkah. We resided there together for the length of my studies in the institute and the Haram itself, which lasted six years.

The blessing of studying in the masaajid is well known. Do not ask about the friendly environment and relaxation we felt while in the masaajid. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ýalayhi wa sallam) indeed spoke the truth when he said: ýA group of people do not gather together in one of the Houses of Allaah, reciting the Book of Allaah and studying it amongst themselves, except that tranquility descends upon them, angels surround them, mercy engulfs them, and Allaah mentions them to those by Him.ý

So I would spend the day studying in the institute, and all of the lessons would assist my Creed and Religion. Then from after ýAsr till after the ýIshaa prayer, I would go to the Haram and drink from the Zamzam water, about which the Prophet (sallAllaahu ýalayhi wa sallam) said: ýVerily, it is a drink that satiates and a cure for diseases.ý

And we would listen to the speakers that came to Makkah from different lands to perform Hajj or ýUmrah.

From the teachers that we learned from at the Haram between Maghrib and ýIshaa was Shaikh ýAbdul-ýAzeez bin Raashid an-Najdee, author of the book ýTayseer-ul-Wahyain fil-Iqtisaar ýalal-Qurýaani was-Saheehainý, in which he has errors that we donýt agree with him on. He, may Allaah have mercy on him, used to say: ýThe authentic ahaadeeth that are not found in the two Saheeh Collections can be counted on oneýs fingers.ý This statement of his stuck to my mind since I had objections to it. This was all the way until I decided to write ýAs-Saheeh-ul-Musnad mimmaa laysa fis-Saheehainý after which I became more certain about the falsehood of his statement, Allaah have mercy on him.

However, he was a man of Tawheed, who had strong knowledge of the Science of Hadeeth and was able to distinguish the authentic from the weak and the defective from the pure with regard to hadeeth. What amazed me about him was that he would call people away from taqleed (blind-following), to the point that he wrote a treatise called ýAt-Tawaagheet-ul-Muqannaýý [Masked Deities of Falsehood]. So the government, and likewise some of the senior scholars, thought that he intended them by it. So the committee of senior scholars gathered together to debate with him. They said: ýDid you intend us and the government with this book?ý So he replied: ýIf you feel that you possess the characteristics that I mentioned in the book, then it includes you. And if you feel that you do not possess those characteristics that I mentioned in the book, then it doesnýt include you.ý Thereafter, the book was banned from entering into the Kingdom. I was informed about this.

One night, he was asked to give a class, but it was as if to only test him. So he began his class with Allaahýs statement: ýFollow that which has been revealed to you from your Lord and do not follow false gods besides Him. Little do you remember.ý [Surah Al-Aýraaf: 3] He followed that with numerous ayaat that prove the prohibition of taqleed (blind-following). After this, he was restricted from teaching at the Haram, and we ask Allaahýs aid.

And from my teachers at the Grand Mosque (Haram) of Makkah who I benefited from was Shaikh Muhammad bin ýAbdillaah as-Sumaalee, for I attended his lessons for about seven or more months. And he was an ayah (manifest sign) in terms of knowledge of the narrators used by the two Shaikhs (Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim). I benefited immensely from him in the Science of Hadeeth. All praise to my Lord, since I started seeking knowledge, I didnýt love anything except knowledge of the Book and the Sunnah.

After I completed the intermediate and secondary levels of the educational institute in Makkah, and after completing all of my religious lessons, I moved to Madeenah to go to the Islamic University there. Most of us transferred to the Faculty of Daýwah and Usool-ud-Deen. The most distinguished of those who taught us there were: Shaikh as-Sayyid Muhammad al-Hakeem and Shaikh Mahmood ýAbdul-Wahhaab Faaýid, both from Egypt. When vacation time came, I feared that time would go by wasted so I joined the Faculty of Shareeýah, due to two reasons, the first of which was to acquire knowledge:

This was since some of the classes there were successive while others were combined. So it was a like a repetition of what we had studied in the Faculty of Daýwah. I completed both Faculty courses, all praise be to Allaah, and I was given two degrees. However, all praise be to Allaah, I give no regard to certificates; what merits recognition in my opinion is knowledge.

In the same year that I finished the two College courses, an advanced studies program opened in the Islamic University, which they called the Masters program. So I went for the interview exam and passed, all praise be to Allaah. The advanced studies course was on the Science of Hadeeth. All praise be to Allaah, I studied the subject that I loved the most. The most prominent of those who taught us there was Shaikh Muhammad al-Ameen al-Misree, may Allaah have mercy on him, Shaikh As-Sayyid Muhammad al-Hakeem al-Misree, and during the last part of my studies, Shaikh Hammaad bin Muhammad al-Ansaaree. On some nights, I would attend the classes of Shaikh ýAbdul-ýAzeez bin Baaz in the Prophetýs Mosque (in Madeenah) on the subject of Saheeh Muslim. I would also attend the gatherings of Shaikh Al-Albaanee, which were specified to only the students of knowledge, in order to learn from him.

While I was in Makkah, I would teach some of the students of knowledge from the books Qatar-un-Nadaa and at-Tuhfah as-Saniyyah. And while I was in Madeenah, I would teach some of my brothers the book at-Tuhfah as-Saniyyah in the Prophetýs Mosque. Then I promised my Muslim brothers that I would hold classes on the Jaamiý (Sunan) of at-Tirmidhee, Qatar-un-Nadaa and Al-Baaýith-ul-Hatheeth for them in my house after ýAsr.

So a great wave of Daýwah spread from Madeenah, which filled the world in the time-span of six years. It was some righteous people who were ones who took on the task of financing it, while Muqbil bin Haadee and his Muslim brothers were the ones who took on the task of teaching their fellow brothers. As for traveling for the purpose of Calling to Allaah throughout all regions of the Kingdom, then this was shared between all of the brothers ý the student of knowledge so that he can acquire knowledge and benefit others, and the common person so that he could learn. This was such that many of the common folk benefited and grew to love the (Salafi) Daýwah.

One of our Muslim brothers from amongst the students of knowledge was an Imam of a masjid in Riyadh. One time some people of knowledge rebuked him for using a sutrah. So he said: ýWe are unable to in front of you, but by Allaah, no one but a common person will get up to teach you the ahaadeeth of the Sutrah.ý So he called a brother from the general folk who loved the Daýwah and had memorized the ahaadeeth of the Sutrah from ýAl-Luýlu wal-Marjaan feemataffaqa ýalayhi ash-Shaikhaan.ý So he got up and narrated these ahaadeeth, after which the opposers felt ashamed and stayed quiet.

After this, the blind followers and the scholars of evil began to set in motion, and the reason for this stirring of the blind-followers, who were considered scholars in the eyes of the people, was because whenever they would find a young student of knowledge amongst our students and they would use a hadeeth as proof, the student would say to them: ýWho reported the hadeeth?ý And this was something they were not accustomed to. Then he would say to them: ýWhat is the status (i.e. grading) of the hadeeth?ý This was something that they also werenýt accustomed to. So they would embarrass them in front of the people. And sometimes the student would say to them: ýThis is a weak hadeeth. There is so and so in its chain of narration and so and so declared him weak.ý So upon hearing this, it is as if the earth would become constricted beneath these blind-followers. And they would then go about spreading lies that these students were Khawaarij, when in fact the brothers were not from the Khawaarij who make it lawful to shed a Muslimýs blood and who deem a Muslim a disbeliever on the count of sins.

However, there would occur some errors on the part of some of the new brothers, and this was because the beginner is almost always overwhelmed with excessive zeal. At that time, I was preparing my Masterýs dissertation, when all of a sudden one night, before I knew what was happening, they arrested me and arrested almost one hundred and fifty others. Some people were able to escape, but the earth trembled between those who opposed and those who agreed with out arrest. We remained in prison for a month or a month and a half. After that we were set free, all praise be to Allaah.

Shortly after this, the treatises from Juhaymaan were released and a group of us were again arrested. [2] During the interrogation, they asked me: ýWhere you the one who wrote this?ý What, Juhaymaan canýt write? So I denied this, and Allaah knows that I didnýt write it nor did I assist in any part of it. But after staying in jail for three months, an order was made for foreigners to be deported.

When I arrived at Yemen, I went back to my village and stayed there for a while teaching the children Qurýaan. Before I knew it, it seemed like the whole world was in an all-out battle against me. It was as if I had come out to destroy the country, the Religion and the rulership. At that time, I didnýt know any leader or tribal chief. So I would say: ýAllaah is sufficient for me and the best of Guardians.ý When things would get tight, I would go to Sanýaa or to Haashid or to Dhimmaar, and also to Taýiz, Ibb and Hudaydah to give Daýwah and to visit the Muslims brothers.

After some days, some good-doers sent me my library from Madeenah. They sent the books to Saýadah where the head of shipments there was malicious of the Sunnah. Some of our companions went to request the books from him, so he said: ýCome back after Dhuhr, Allaah willing.ý But he didnýt return after Dhuhr. Instead, some Shiites mobilized and requested the caretakers to confiscate the books because they were Wahaabbi books!

Do not ask about the monetary fees, hardships and injustice that occurred to me as a result of trying to get my books! Many of the brothers from the inhabitants of my country made great efforts to follow that up, including Shaikh ýAbdullaah bin Husayn al-Ahmar, Shaikh Hazaaý Dabýaan, the caretakers of the Guidance and Counseling Center, such as the Judge Yahyaa al-Fasayyal, may Allaah have mercy on him, and brother ýAaýid bin ýAlee Mismaar. After a long difficulty, the people of Saýadah sent a telegraph to the President ýAlee bin ýAbdillaah bin Saalih, so he assigned the case to the judge, ýAlee as-Samaan. The judge sent me a letter and promised that he would turn over the library to me. And he said: ýThe people of Saýadah are very strict. They call the scholars of Sanýaa disbelievers.ý So I went to Sanýaa to get my books. Allaah decreed that my books arrive there while the judge ýAlee Samaan was out of the country on a mission. So when some of the brothers went to ask for it, the head of the Ministry of Endowments told them: ýThese books need to be inspected.ý So some of our Muslim brothers at the Center for Guidance and Counseling mobilized and went to request the books. So they said: ýThese books are under our jurisdiction. We must examine them, so whatever is upright, we will hand over to al-Waadiýee and whatever violates the Religion, we will keep it with us.ý So by doing this, they discovered that the books were in fact purely religious and turned the them over to me without inspecting them, so may Allaah reward them.

I brought the books into my country, all praise be to Allaah. And my close ones, may Allaah reward them, built a small library and a small masjid. And they said: ýWe will pray Jumuýah here to avoid hardships and problems. Sometimes we would pray there with only six people present.

One time the governor Haadee al-Hasheeshi asked for me, so I went to Shaikh Qaaýid Majlee, may Allaah have mercy on him, who then called him and said: ýWhat do you want from al-Waadiýee?ý He said: ýNothing, except to get to know him.ý So he said: ýWe will look for him in his institute.ý

In another instance, some other leader asked for me and so Husayn bin Qaaýid Majlee went with me to see him. He (Majlee) began to talk against the Sheeýah and explain to him that we call to the Qurýaan and the Sunnah and that the Sheeýah hate us because of that because they fear that the truth will come out about them, so this leader said: ýIndeed, the Shiites have tainted the history of Yemen, so as long as your Daýwah (call) is as you say it is, then call to it and we are with you.ý

After this I spent some time with my library. Only a few days had passed when some Egyptian brothers came and we started classes on some of the books of Hadeeth and the Arabic Language. After this, students continued to come from Egypt, Kuwait, the Sacred Lands (Makkah and Madeenah), Najd, ýAden, Hadramaut, Algeria, Libya, Somalia, Belgium, and other Muslim and non-Muslim countries.

The number of students has now reached between six to seven hundred students, amongst which are a hundred and seventy families.[3] And Allaah is the One who provides them with sustenance. And all of this is not because of our might or power, nor due to the amount of knowledge we have or because of our courage or eloquence in speech. Rather, this is something that Allaah willed to be. So He was the One, all praise to Allaah, that granted us this blessing.

[End of Translation of Shaikh Muqbilýs Autobiography]

His Death:
Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadee Al-Waadiýee passed away on the 2nd of Jumaadal-Oolaa, 1422H (7/21/2001) due to a liver disease that he was suffering from for a long time, and due to which he traveled to America, Germany and Saudi Arabia during the last part of his life to seek treatment for. He was around seventy years of age when he died in Jeddah. His funeral prayer was held in Makkah and he was buried in the Al-ýAdl Cemetery near the graves of Shaikhs Ibn Baaz and Ibn Al-ýUthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on all of them.

The Scholarsý Praise for him:
Shaikh Muhammad bin Saalih Al-ýUthaimeen said: ýTell him that I consider him to be a mujaddid.ý

Shaikh Al-Albaanee said: ýSo degrading and belittling these two Shaikhs (Rabee’ and Muqbil), who call to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah and what the Salaf As-Saalih were upon and who wage war against those who oppose this correct methodology. As is quite clear to everyone, it either comes from one of two types of people. Either it comes from someone who is ignorant or someone who follows his desires… If he is ignorant, then he can be taught. But if he is one who follows his desires, then we seek Allaah’s refuge from the evil of this person. And we ask Allaah, Mighty and Sublime, to either guide him or break his back.” [The Audio series Silsilah al-Hudaa wan-Noor: 1/851]

Shaikh Yahyaa al-Hajooree reported that Shaikh Rabeeý Al-Madkhalee said about him: ýHe is the mujaddid in the lands of Yemený and that he said: ýthere canýt be found from the time of ýAbdur-Razaaq as-Sanýaanee to this present day someone who established the Daýwah and revived it as the likes of Al-Waadiýee.ý [4]

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Footnotes:

[1] Translatorýs Note: In her biographical account of her father, Umm ýAbdillaah Al-Waadiýiyyah said: ýHis father died while he was young and he didnýt know him. So he grew up as an orphan and under the care of his mother for a period of time. She would ask him to work to make money and order him to look at the state of his community so that he could be like them. But he would turn away from this and say: ýI will go out to study.ý So she would say: ýMay Allaah guide you.ý She would supplicate for him to be guided, as several women who were around at that time informed me. Perhaps her supplication coincided with the time when supplications are accepted since he became one of the guided, guiding others.ý [Nubdhah Mukhtasarah: pg. 18]

[2] Translatorýs Note: This refers to Juhaymaan bin Muhammad al-ýUtaybee, a deviant from Saudi Arabia who took over the Grand Mosque of Makkah with hundreds of followers in 1979, and held it for several days, after which the senior scholars allowed force to be used in the sacred site of the Kaýbah in order to regain it. The Saudi National Guard subdued them about two weeks later after much blood was shed and casualties were lost on the part of the rebels and the Saudi army. The remaining dissidents that were captured were later beheaded. Shaikh Al-Albaanee (rahimahullaah) mentioned this Juhaymaan in his book as-Saheehah (5/872), saying: ýýAnd like the followers of the Saudi Juhaymaan, who caused the fitnah in the Grand Mosque in Makkah at the beginning of the 1400ýs (Hijree). He claimed that the awaited Mahdee was with him and sought from those present in the Mosque to give him bayýah (allegiance). Some of the simple-minded, heedless and evil people followed him. Then Allaah put an end to their fitnah after they had shed much of the Muslimsý blood.ý

[3] Translatorýs Note: It must be re-emphasized here that this statement comes from the second edition of his autobiography, which was printed in 1999. Since then these numbers have continued to increase, such that in present times, the Shaikh’s school, which is now taught and supervised by Shaikh Yahyaa Al-Hajooree has around 1000 students and 500 families, all praise be to Allaah.

[4] Translatorýs Note: These quotes are from the book Nubdhah Mukhtasarah of Shaikh Muqbilýs daughter Umm ýAbdillaah (pg. 46}

Source: Tarjamah Abee ýAbdir-Rahmaan (pg. 16-29, with minor abridgement) [2nd Edition; 1999]
Translation: al-ibaanah.com