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A Complied list of some of the Scholars and Students of knowledge.

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 ýAridah 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 Qarýawee. 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 Mustakneý, 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 Saýdee (rahimahullah). He studied with Sheikh Abdul Rahman As Saýdee 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 scholarýs 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.) ýthe author of ýAdwa Al Bayaný, as well as Sheikh Abdul Razzaq Al ýAfeefee (died 1415h.), and other than them.

(Biography location http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm? Forum=11&Topic=6716 ) Sheikh Dr. Muhammad bin Umar bin Saalim Bazmool: His lineage: al-Kindee, from a Yemeni tribe, Kindah, with a rich history His position in Umm al-Quraa: Among the highest ranking and most respected professors in the university, he teaches in higher studies, oversees MA and PhD research and takes part in their discussion/defense. Some of his shuyookh: I know that he had significant contact with Shaykh alAlbaanee (may Allaah have Mercy on him) by phone. Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee Shaykh Yahyaa al-Mudarris Shaykh 'Abdul-Wakeel al-Haashimee (may Allaah have Mercy on all of them) Regarding his aqeedah: The shaykh holds to the 'aqeedah of the salaf, affirming Allaah's Attributes as they came in the texts, refuting and clarifying the errors of the various groups of innovation, like the Jahmiyyah, the Qadariyyah, the Khawaarij, the Murji'ah, and the modern ones like the Ikhwaan and Tableegh. Regarding his knowledge: The shaykh is known for his in depth knowledge of Qur'aanic Sciences. His writings and teachings are clear proof of strong understanding in many fields, like Hadeeth sciences, tafseer, fiqh, usool al-fiqh, and many others. His PhD was about the different modes of recitation of the Qur'aan and how this relates to the meanings, a valuable book that has been hard to find. (Biography location http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm? Forum=19&Topic=9323 ) Ash-Shaykh Ahmad bin 'Umar bin Saalim Baazmool: His Name and Lineage: He is the noble Shaykh and the compassionate father, the teacher, Ahmad bin 'Umar bin Saalim bin Ahmad bin 'Ubood, Aboo 'Umar Baazmool as-Salafee alMakkee. He is from the tribe Aal Zamool, which has its lineage going back to alKindah.

His Birth and Upbringing: He was born in Makkah. This is where he grew up and began his first studies under the hands of the scholars of Makkah. His Teachers: Ash-Shaykh, the 'Allaamah, Doctor Rabeeý bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee under whom he studied Sharh Kitaab as-Tawheed of Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab, Sharh Kitaab as-Sharee'ah of Aajurry, Sharh 'Aqeedah Ashaabul Hadeeth of as-Saboonee, and read to him parts of Saheeh Muslim and other then that. His own brother, Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin 'Umar Baazmool, under whom he benefited a lot and graduated with, and studied many books, which includes Kitaab as-Tawheed of Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab, Bulooghul Maraam of al-Haafidh Ibn Hajar, and Waraqaat of al-Joonee and many treatises of Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahhab on Tawheed, and other books, and studied the Muqaddimah on Usoolu-Tafseer of Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, and also studied Mabaahith fee 'Uloomul Qur'aan and other books and Treatises. He got Ijaazahs from most of the Riwayahs. Ash-Shaykh, Doctor Waseeullaah Abbaas, under whom he studied NuzhatuhNadhar and attended many of his lessons on Umdatul Ahkaam and during masters he studied takhreej and studies of asaneed and other sciences. He studied with other then them from the Mashayikh. His Ijaazahs on Hadeeth: He got Ijazaahs to narrate from a group of scholars. The number of scholars who gave ijazahs exceeds more then hundred, and from different parts of the Islamic world. And from them include; Ash-Shaykh Muhammad Abdullaah as-Soomalee, Ash-Shaykh Ahmad bin Yahya an-Najmee (‫ ,)رحمهم ال تعالى‬Ash-Shaykh Abdullaah Ada ash-Shanqeetee , Ash-Shaykh Rabeeý bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee , AshShaykh Muhammad bin Abdullaah as-Sabeel, Ash-Shaykh Yahyaa bin Uthmaan al-Mudarris, Ash-Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Azeez al-Aqeel, Ash-Shaykh Waseeullaah Abbaas, and Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin 'Umar Baazmool (‫حفظهم ال‬ ‫.)تعالى‬ They (his teachers) grant him ijaaza, an absolute ijaazah of all their narrations and this is a blessing of Allaah Ta'la on our Shaykh. The Praise of the Kibaarul 'Ulamaa on the Shaykh:

Many from the Ahlul 'Ilm praise him and recommended his works, among them are: Ash-Shaykh, the 'Allaamah Abdullaah bin Abdu-Rahmaan Bassaam, the Head of Muhkamatul Kubraa, the student of al-Imaam Naasir as-Sa'dee said: "Praise be to Allaah, and prayers and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad, and I proceed: The brother Ash-Shaykh Ahmad bin 'Umar bin Saalim Baazmool asSaoodiyyah is from the students of knowledge who graduated from the Ummul Quraa University in the field of Kitaab and Sunnah. He is a person of deen and who is steadfast with efficiency in salaat, as an Imaam and in his sermons and lectures..." (15/ 5/ 1416 ‫.)هـ‬ Ash-Shaykh Ahmad bin Yahya an-Najmee said in his preface to the book 'Duraru-Sunniyyah': "Praise be to Allaah, prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah and to his family and companions. And I proceed: I prelude Ash-Shaykh, Al-'Allaamah Ahmad bin 'Umar bin Saalim Baazmool's (‫ )وفقه ال‬book with the name Duraru-Sunniyyah fee Thanaa 'Ulamaa 'alaa Mamlakatul 'Arabiyyatu Saoodiyyah" (29/ 12/ 1424 ‫.)هـ‬ And Ash-Shaykh Ahmad bin Yahya an-Najmee also said in his preface to 'asSunnah feema yata'allaq boolil Ummah': "Praise be to Allaah, prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah and to his family and companions. And I proceed: I was sent the book 'as-Sunnah feema yata'allaq boolil Ummah' of Al-'Allaamah as-Salafeee Ahmad bin 'Umar bin Saalim Baazmool, I have read most of it, my works has come between me completing it,..I found the chapters to be excellent." (1/11/ 1424 ‫.)هـ‬ Ash-Shaykh, Doctor 'Uwaid bin 'Iyaad al-Matarfee, former Head of Deparment of judiciary, said: The brother, al-Ustaadh Ahmad bin 'Umar bin Saalim Baazmool...has an excellent understanding of knowledge and in knowledge based issues. And in reading and understanding, improving the intellect with the knowledge based researches, which qualifies him to be from the people who one takes benefits from his ilm. I ask for him good and may Allaah benefit Islaam and muslims from him." ( 19/ 4/ 1415 ‫)هـ‬ Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdullaah as-Sabeel, Imaam and Khateeb of Masjidul Haraam, saidon 20/10/1423 ‫" : هـ‬The brother Ash-Shaykh Ahmad bin 'Umar bin Saalim Baazmool, is from the good students of 'ilm, he got his Masters from Ummul Quraa University, and he makes great effort in calling to Allaah, making the people aware on the matters of their deen, I know him to be upon the correct aqeedah, traversing the manhaj of Ahlu-Sunnah wal Jama'ah, and warning against Ahlul Bid'ah wal Ahwa." His Emminence, Ash-Shaykh, Doctor Saalih Al-Fawzaan, a member of the Permanent Committee of Educational Research and Religious Verdicts, said about his book 'Madaarij' on 7/3/1425 ‫" : هـ‬Praise be to Allaah, and I proceed: I

have read this book which is authored by our brother for the sake of Allaah, Ahmad bin 'Umar bin Saalim Baazmool, on the topic 'Clearing the doubts of alKhawarij'. Praise be to Allaah, I find it good how he refutes the doubts of this dangerous and corrupted sect...May Allaah reward the author of this book with good, for he has clarified the condition of this dangerous sect with an excellent clarification, falsifying their doubts, and may Allaah this book beneficial in refuting the opposers." Ash-Shaykh, the 'Allaamah, al-Ustaadh, Doctor Rabeeý bin Haadee AlMadkhalee said:"Praise be to Allaah, prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allaah and to his family and companions. And I proceed: The brother Ahmad bin 'Umar bin Saalim Baazmool, I know him to be of good character in his ahlaaq, in his deen, and in his manhaj and aqeedah, in his teachings and dawah. He asked asked for this tazkiyah from me so I give it as I believe him to be of on deserving of it." (27/ 11 / 1417 ‫)هـ‬ (Biography location http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm? Forum=19&Topic=7856 )

Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullaah Aal ash-Shaykh: *Please appropriately reference this biography to: www.fatwa-online.com, thankyou!* He is the noble Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn Muhammad Ibn 'AbdulLateef Aal ash-Shaykh. He was born in Riyadh in 1362 A.H./1941 C.E., and since his birth he suffered from weak eyesight, until he lost his sight altogether in 1381 A.H./1960 C.E. He began seeking knowledge by studying the Noble Qur.aan at Masjid Ahmad Ibn Sanaan, and memorised the Qur.aan when he was 12 years old. He then sought knowledge from some of the scholars in their gatherings. In 1375 A.H./1954 C.E. he transferred to the Imaam ad-Da'wah Institute where he graduated from the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 1383 A.H./1962 C.E., and he used to attend some of the gatherings of the scholars in their masaajid. He began his active religous life after graduating from the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 1383 A.H./1962 C.E., whereafter he worked as a teacher at the Imaam adDa'wah al-'Ilmee Institute until 1392 A.H./1971 C.E. He then transferred to teaching at the Faculty of Sharee'ah (at the University of Imaam Muhammad) in Riyadh and continued there until 1412 A.H./1991 C.E. He was then made a member of the Council of Senior Scholars in 1407 A.H./1986 C.E., whereafter he was made a member of the Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, where he was appointed deputy to the grand muftee of the Kingdom (Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz) in 1416 A.H./1995 C.E. (Biography location http://www.fatwaonline.com/scholarsbiographies/15thcentury/abdulazeez.htm )

Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn 'Abdur-Rahmaan Aal Ghudayyaan: He was born in 1345 A.H./1934 C.E. in the city of az-Zulfee. He studied the basics of reading and writing, when young, with 'Abdullaah Ibn 'Abdul-'Azeez as-Suhaymee, and 'Abdullaah Ibn 'Abdur-Rahmaan al-Ghayth, and Faalih ar-Roomee. He also studied the basics of fiqh, tawheed, Arabic grammar and faraa.id with Hamdaan Ibn Ahmad al-Baatil. He then travelled to Riyadh in 1363 A.H./1952 C.E., and in 1366 A.H./1955 C.E. he enrolled into al-Madrasah as-Sa'oodiyyah al-Ibtidaa.iyyah (previously known as Madrasatul-Aytaam) and graduated from there in 1368 A.H./1957 C.E. He was then appointed a teacher in al-Madrasah al-'Azeeziyyah, and in 1371 A.H./1960 C.E. he enrolled into the Educational Institute. During this period he studied with Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraaheem Aal ash-Shaykh. He also studied fiqh with Shaykh Sa'ood Ibn Rashood who was the (grand) judge of Riyadh, and tawheed with Shaykh Ibraaheem Ibn Sulaymaan, and Arabic grammar and faraa.id with Shaykh 'Abdul-Lateef Ibn Ibraaheem. He then continued his studies until he graduated from the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 1372 A.H./1961 C.E. He was then appointed head of one of the courts, and then later transferred to teaching at the Educational Institute in 1378 A.H./1967 C.E. In 1380 A.H./1969 C.E. he was then appointed a teacher at the Faculty of Sharee'ah, and in 1386 A.H./1975 C.E. he was transferred to passing fatwa at the Daar al-Iftaa. In 1391 A.H./1980 C.E. he was appointed a member of The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa in addition to member of the Council of Senior Scholars. He studied with a number of scholars in differing fields, and from amongst the well-known (in addition to those who have preceded) are: Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah) with whom he studied fiqh; Shaykh 'Abdullaah al-Khulayfee with whom he also studied fiqh; Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Rasheed with whom he studied fiqh, tawheed and faraa.id; Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee with whom he studied usool alfiqh, sciences of the Qur.aan, and tafseer; Shaykh 'Abdur-Rahmaan al-Afreeqee with whom he studied mustalah and hadeeth; Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzaaq 'Afeefee; 'Abdul-Fattaah Qaaree al-Bukhaaree with whom he studied the Qur.aan in the recitation of Hafs 'an 'Aasim, to which the chain of transmission reaches the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam). In addition to what has preceded of his work, from 1389 A.H./1978 C.E. to date he has been a teacher of fiqh, usool al-fiqh, al-qawaa.id al-fiqhiyyah, mustalah and hadeeth, tafseer and it's sciences and 'aqeedah. He has also been teaching fiqh in organised gatherings/lessons most days of the week, according to his schedule of many duties, after maghrib and after 'Ishaa. Sometimes he will teach after fajr and also after 'asr. From 1395 A.H./1984 C.E., in addition to his work with The Permanent Committee, he gave lessons to students of knowledge in higher studies at the

University of Imaam Muhammad and the Faculty of Sharee'ah in fiqh, usool alfiqh, al-qawaa.id al-fiqhiyyah. He was also involved in supervising a number of theses at the Masters degree and Doctorate level, whilst also taking part in the (university) committee discussing theses. During this period, many students studied with him. When Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Humayd died in 1402 A.H./1991 C.E., he was undertook to giving fatwa on the radio programme "Noorun 'alad-Darb". (Biography location http://www.fatwaonline.com/scholarsbiographies/15thcentury/ibnghudayyaan.htm ) Shaykh Dr. Rabee' Ibn Haadee 'Umar al-Madkhalee: He is the Noble Shaykh, the Scholar of Hadeeth Rabee' Ibn Haadee 'Umayr alMadkhalee. He comes from the well-known tribe of al-Madaakhalah from the province of Jaazaan to the south of Saudi Arabia. It is one of the tribes of Banee Shabeel, and Shabeel was the son of Yashjub Ibn Qahtaan. He was born in the village of al-Jaraadiyah, which is a small village to the west of the town of Saamitah at a distance of three kilometers. He was born in 1352 A.H./1931 C.E., and his father died approximately a year and a half after his birth. So his mother (rahima-hallaah) brought him up. She supervised him and gave him the best of upbringings, teaching him praiseworthy manners of truth and trustworthiness. When he reached the age of eight years, he joined the circles of knowledge in his village and learnt to read and write. And from those under whom he studied were Shaykh Shaybaan al-'Areeshee and also al-Qaadhee Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Jaabir al-Madkhalee, and also Muhammad Ibn Hussayn Makkee from the town of Sibyaa. He studied the Qur.aan with Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Jaabir al-Madkhalee, as he also studied with him tawheed and tajweed. He later studied at the Madrasah in Saamitah. And from those under whom he studied were: Shaykh Naasir Khaloofah Tayaash Mubaarakee (rahimahullaah), the well-renowned scholar from the major students of Shaykh alQar'aawee. Under him, he studied Buloogh al-Maraam wa Nuzhatu an-Nadthar of al-Haafith Ibn Hajar (rahima-hullaah) then he joined the educational institute in Saamitah and there studied under esteemed scholars, the most renowned of them was Shaykh Haafith Ibn Ahmad al-Hakamee (rahima-hullaah) and also his brother, Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ahmad al-Hakamee. He also studied under the Noble Shaykh and Scholar of hadeeth Ahmad Ibn Yahyaa an-Najmee (hafidhahullaah), and also studied 'aqeedah under the Noble Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Amaan Ibn 'Alee al-Jaamee (rahima-hullaah). He also studied fiqh (Zaad alMustaqni') under Shaykh Muhammad Sagheer Khamees and many others under whom he studied Arabic language and poetry. In 1380 A.H./1960 C.E. he graduated from the educational institute in Saamitah and in 1381 A.H./1961 C.E. he joined the Faculty of Sharee'ah in Riyaadh and continued there for a period of a month or two, then the Islaamic University of Madeenah opened and he transferred to Madeenah and joined the Faculty of Sharee'ah and studied there for four years and graduated in the year 1384 A.H./1964 C.E. with excellence.

From those under whom he studied whilst at the Islaamic University of Madeenah were: Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah), he studied al-'Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah under him; Shaykh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah), he studied hadeeth and the science of the chains of narrations; Shaykh 'Abdul-Muhsin al-'Abbaad (hafitha-hullaah), he studied fiqh (BidaayatulMujtahid) for three years under him; Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee (rahima-hullaah), he studied tafseer and Usool al-Fiqh under him for four years; Shaykh Saalih al-'Iraaqee (rahima-hullaah), he studied 'aqeedah under him; Shaykh 'Abdul-Ghaffaar Hasan al-Hindee (hafitha-hullaah), he studied the science of hadeeth with him. After he graduated, he worked as a teacher in the Islaamic University for a while, then he joined the Department for Higher Studies at Umm al-Quraa University in Makkah where he continued his studies attaining a masters degree in hadeeth in 1397 A.H./1977 C.E.. In the year 1400 A.H./1980 C.E. he attained a doctorate from Umm al-Quraa University, also with excellence. He then returned to the Islaamic University as a teacher at the Faculty if Hadeeth. He taught hadeeth in all it's forms and sciences and became the head of the Department of the Sunnah at the Department for Higher Studies a number of times at the rank of chairman. The Shaykh (hafitha-hullaah) excels in much humility with his brothers, students, and visitors. He is humble in his housing, dress and transportation; he does not seek nor like luxury in any of these. He is also always cheerful and open, with boredom not striking any of his sittings. His sittings are filled with readings of hadeeth and the Sunnah and warnings against innovations and their perpetrators, such that one who sees him and does not know him feels nothing more concerns him than this. The Shaykh loves the students of knowledge and honours them and gives to them in charity and seeks to have their needs met to the best of his ability both physically and financially. His house is always open to the students of knowledge such that no day passes whereby he tucks into his breakfast, lunch or evening meal by himself, and his students call upon him. He is from the most enthusiastic of callers to the Qur.aan, the Sunnah and the understanding of the Pious Predecessors. He is full of a sense of honour and intensity over the Sunnah and the understanding of the Pious Predecessors. There are very few comparable to him in this issue in our time and he is from the defenders in our time of the path of the Pious Predecessors day and night, inwardly and outwardly. The Shaykh has written many books, and all praise is for Allaah, as he has frequently broached many subjects which required attention, particularly the issue of refuting the perpetrators of innovations and desires in our time. Amongst his numerous books is that entitled: "The Methodology of the Prophets in calling to Allaah - that is the way of wisdom and intelligence" which is available in the English language.

Amongst the many scholars who have praised the Shaykh are: Shaykh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah) who mentioned on the tape "Liqaa. Abee al-Hasan al-Ma.rabee ma'a al-Albaanee" about him and Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi'ee: "Without a doubt we praise Allaah the Almighty Who has, for this pure and upright da'wah to the Qur.aan and the Sunnah upon the methodology of the Pious Predecessors, made use of numerous callers from different Islaamic lands who uphold the collective obligation which very few do so in the Islaamic world today, notably the two Shaykhs (Rabee and Muqbil), the callers to the Qur.aan and the Sunnah and that which the Pious Predecessors were upon and wagiing war against those who oppose this correct methodology…" The Shaykh further adds: "So I wish to say, that which I have seen of the writings of the Shaykh Dr. Rabee, then it is beneficial and I do not recall having seen anything wrong or outside of the methodology which we have come together upon with him, and him having come together upon with us…" He also mentions on the tape "al-Mawaazanaat Bid'atul-'Asr": "And in short, I say that the one who carries the banner of al-Jarh wat-Ta'deel in this present day and age in truth is our brother (Shaykh) Dr. Rabee, and those who refute him do not refute him upon (sound) knowledge - never…" Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah) who mentioned on the tape "Tawdeeh lil-Bayaan" about him: "So the explanation which has been issued by us, it's intention was the call of all, all the callers and the scholars to the constructive criticism…and the intention was not our brothers the people of Madeenah from the students of knowledge and the teachers and the callers, and nor was the intention other than them in Makkah or Riyaadh or in Jeddah. Rather our general intention was our brothers the well-known Shaykhs in Madeenah of whom there is no doubt, they are the people of sound 'aqeedah and from the Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah, such as: Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Ibn 'Alee, Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee, Shaykh Saalih Ibn Sa'd as-Suhaymee, Shaykh Faalih Ibn Naafi', Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee - all of them are known to us in uprightness and knowledge and sound 'aqeedah…" He also mentions on the tape: "al-As.ilah as-Suwaydiyah": "Indeed Shaykh Rabee' is from amongst the scholars of the Sunnah". Shaykh Ibn Baaz also permitted Shaykh Rabee' to teach in his masjid (Masjid Ibn Baaz) in Makkah. His lessons still continue to this day, and this is evidence enough that the Shaykh died and he was pleased with Shaykh Rabee' and that which he was upon in creed and methodology. Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-'Uthaymeen on the tape "al-As.ilah asSuwaydiyah" said: "…as for Shaykh Rabee, then regarding him, I do not know anything but good, and the man is an upholder of the Sunnah and an upholder of Hadeeth" He was asked on the tape "Kasf al-Lathaam 'an Mukhaalif Ahmad Salaam": "What is your advice for the one who forbids (listening to) the tapes of Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee with the claim that they stir up fitnah and within them is praise for the rulers in the Kingdom and that his praise, i.e. Shaykh Rabee's praise for the rule, is hypocrisy?" The Shaykh responded: "Our opinion is that this

is incorrect and is a major error, and Shaykh Rabee' is from amongst the scholars of the Sunnah and the people of good and his 'aqeedah is sound and his manhaj is correct…" Shaykh Dr. Saalih Ibn Fowzaan Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn Fowzaan on the tape "alAs.ilah as-Suwaydiyah", after mentioning Shaykh Rabee' along with a number of other scholars he said: "…and they are from amongst the distinguished scholars who have much experience in da'wah and refutation against those who desire to take the path of the da'wah outside it's correct path, so it is obligatory to circulate their tapes because indeed in them there is great benefit for the Muslims" Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Subayyal (General President of the Affairs of al-Masjid al-Haraam (Makkah) and al-Masjid an-Nabawee (Madeenah), and the Imaam and Khateeb of al-Masjid al-Haraam) was asked about his opinion regarding whoever forbids (listening to) the tapes of the well-known scholars of AhlusSunnah such as Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaamee (rahima-hullaah) and Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafitha-hullaah), whereby he says that tapes of the Shaykh stir up fitnah. So the Shaykh responded: "Look! These two scholars (their tapes) are amongst the best tapes, they call to the Sunnah and holding firm to the Sunnah, however, none speaks about them (in this manner) except one who follows his desires, and those who speak most about them are the people of partisanship who associate themselves with a group from amongst the groups, they are the ones who forbid these things. As for these two scholars well-known for their holding form to the Sunnah and their sound 'aqeedah upon the methodology of the Pious Predecessors, then they are amongst the best of people" (Biography location http://www.fatwaonline.com/scholarsbiographies/15thcentury/rabeealmadkhalee.htm ) *Please approprShaykh Dr. Saalih Ibn Fowzaan Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn Fowzaaniography to: www.fatwa-online. He is the noble Shaykh Dr. Saalih ibn Fowzaan ibn 'Abdullaah from the family of Fowzaan from the people/tribe of ash-Shamaasiyyah. He was born in 1354 A.H./1933 C.E. His father died when he was young so he was brought up by his family. He learnt the Noble Qur.aan, the basics of reading and writing with the imaam of the masjid of the town, who was a definitve reciter. He was the noble Shaykh Hamood Ibn Sulaymaan at-Talaal, who was later made a judge in the town of Dariyyah (not Dar'iyyah in RIyaadh) in the region of Qaseem. He later studied at the state school when it opened in ash-Shamaasiyyah in the year 1369 A.H./1948 C.E. He completed his studies at the Faysaliyyah school in Buraydah in the year 1371 A.H./1950 C.E. and was then appointed an infant school teacher. Then he joined the educational institute in Buraydah when it opened in the year 1373 A.H./1952 C.E., and graduated from there in the year 1377 A.H./1956 C.E. He then joined the Faculty of Sharee'ah (at the University of Imaam Muhammad) in Riyaadh and graduated from there 1381 A.H./1960 C.E. Thereafter he gained his Masters degree in fiqh, and later a Doctorate. from the same faculty, also specialising in fiqh.

After his graduation from the Faculty of Sharee'ah, he was appointed a teacher within the educational institute in Riyaadh, then transferred to teaching in the Faculty of Sharee'ah. Later, he transferred to teaching at the Department for Higher Studies within the Faculty of the Principles of the Religion (usool addeen). Then he transferred to teaching at the Supreme Court of Justice, where he was appointed the head. He then returned to teaching there after his period of headship came to an end. He was then made a member of the Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, where he continues to this day. The noble Shaykh is a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, and member of the Fiqh Committee in Makkah (part of ar-Raabitah), and member of the Committee for Supervision of the Callers (du'aat) in Hajj, whilst also presiding over (his main role) membership of the Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa. He is also the imaam, khateeb and teacher at the Prince Mut'ib Ibn 'Abdul-'Azeez masjid in al-Malzar. He also takes part in responding to questions on the radio program "Noorun 'alad-Darb", as he also takes part in contributing to a number of Islaamic research publications at the Council for (Islaamic) Research, Studies, Theses and Fataawa which are then collated and published. The noble Shaykh also takes part in supervising a number of theses at the Masters degree and Doctorate level. He has a number of students of knowledge who frequent his regular gatherings and lessons . He himself studied at the hands of a number prominent scholars and jurists, the most notable of whom were: The noble Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah); The noble Shaykh 'Abdullaah ibn Humayd (rahima-hullaah); The great Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee (rahima-hullaah); The noble Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzaaq 'Afeefee (rahima-hullaah); The noble Shaykh Saalih Ibn 'Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sukaytee; The noble Shaykh Saalih Ibn Ibraaheem al-Bulayhee; The noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Subayyal; The noble Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Saalih al-Khulayfee; The noble Shaykh Ibraaheem Ibn 'Ubayd al-'Abd al-Muhsin; The noble Shaykh Saalih al-'Alee an-Naasir; He also studied at the hands of a number of scholars from al-Azhar University (Egypt) who specialised in hadeeth, tafseer and Arabic language. He has played a major role in calling to Allaah and teaching, giving fatwa, khutbahs and knowledgeable refutations. His books number many, however the following are just a handful which include Sharh al-'Aqeedatul Waasitiyyah, al-irshaad ilas-Saheehil-I'tiqaad, al-Mulakhkhas al-Fiqhee, Foods and the Rulings regarding Slaughtering and Hunting, which is part of his Doctorate. They also include at-Tahqeeqaat al-Mardiyyah in inheritance which is part of his Masters degree. Further titles include Rulings relating to the Believing Women, and a refutation of Yoosuf Qaradaawi's book alHalaal wal-Haraam.

(Biography location http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm? Forum=19&Topic=9412 ) Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Hasan al-Qu'ood He was born on the 17th night of Ramadhaan in 1343 A.H./1922 C.E. in the town of al-'Areeq which is known as Waadee Hu'aam, which happens to be one of the Waadee's of Yamaamah. He was brought up by his noble parents in affluent surroundings. He studied the basics of reading and writing from the Mushaf with Muhammad Ibn Sa'd Aal Sulaymaan. He later memorised the Qur.aan and some treatises of Shaykh alIslaam Ibn Taymiyyah, Imaam Muhammad Ibn 'Abdul-Wahhaab with the judge of his town, at that time being Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Ibraaheem Aal 'AbdulLateef. After this, his desire to seek knowledge became stronger, so on the 27th of Safar 1367 A.H./1946 C.E. he left his affluent surroundings, he travelled to Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn Baaz who was in the region of Kharj. He remained with him for 4 years, not including breaks to return home to visit his parents whom used to assist him financially whilst he travelled seeking knowledge. He studied a number of works with Shaykh Ibn Baaz from the major books and other than them from the books of hadeeth and fiqh. During his time with him, he memorised a number of treatises including Buloogh al-Maraam, and he was very keen in seeking knowledge based upon authentic proofs. When the Educational Institute opened in Riyadh at the beginning of 1371 A.H./1950 C.E. he transferred there and later graduated from the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 1377 A.H./1956 C.E. From amongst his teachers there were: Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz; Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzaaq 'Afeefee; Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee; Shaykh 'Abdur-Rahmaan al-Afreeqee. On the 4th of Jumaada al-Oolaa in 1375 A.H./1954 C.E. he was appointed a teacher at the Educational Institute, and then on the 9th of Jumaada al-Oolaa he transferred to the Minsitry of Education and worked there as an inspector of religious studies for secondary schools. On the 8th of Dhul-Qa'dah 1380 A.H./1959 C.E. he transferred to the Court of Grievances and worked there as a member of the judiciary. On the 1st of Rabee' ath-Thaanee 1397 A.H./1976 C.E. he was made a member of the Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, arising from his appointment to the Council of Senior Scholars. On the 1st of Muharram 1406 A.H./1985 C.E. he retired. He still partakes in educational activities and passes fatwa, and assists the University of al-Malik Sa'ood by giving levtures to students in higher studies in the department of Islaamic Education. On the 20th of Sha'baan 1378 A.H./1957 C.E. he was appointed the imaam and khateeb of the Jaami' al-Masheeqeeq in Riyadh.

On the 1st of Muharram 1391 A.H./1970 C.E. he was appointed the imaam and khateeb of the Jaami' of al-Malik 'Abdul-'Azeez, a post which he still holds to date. (Biography location http://www.fatwaonline.com/scholarsbiographies/15thcentury/ibnquood.htm ) Shaykh Falaah bin Ismaa.eel bin Ahmad Mandakaar His Name and Kunya: Aboo Muhammad Falaah bin Ismaa.eel bin Ahmad Mandakaar His Birth: The noble Shaykh was born in the year 1950 His seeking of Knowledge: The Shaykh began seeking knowledge ý after studying in the English languageand his age was 16 years of age, so he travelled to the people of knowledge to take from them. And he started his university level studies in the Islaamic University of Madeenah al-Munawwarah and that was in the year 1976. And he accompanied the scholars during his university studies and he prepared his thesis for the Masters and the Doctorates and he studied with them the ýAqeedah and Hadeeth and Science of Hadeeth and Fiqh and its Usool and the Principles of Fiqh and Grammar and Morphology and Balaaghah and Tajweed. His Qualifications in Knowledge: The Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him - earned a number of Diplomas and they are: 1) Bachelors degree, and the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him - earned a level of Excellent. 2) Masters Degree, and the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý earned a level of Excellent and his thesis was an examination of three of the volumes of Shu.ab al-Eemaan of al-Haafidh al-Bayhaqee ý May Allaah have Mercy on him. 3) Doctorates Degree, and the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý earned a level of excellent along with an honorarium. His thesis was titled, (Al-.Allaaqah bayn at-Tassawwuf wat Tashayyu) (The relation between Soofism and Shee.ism) His Scholars: The Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý studied with a number of the major scholars and from them are: His Eminence, the Shaykh, the Allaamah, Abdul-Azeez bin Abdullaah bin Baaz ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he attended many of the sittings of knowledge and read to him al-Usool ath-Thalaatha and Kitaab at-Tawheed. The Noble Shaykh, the scholar of Hadeeth, Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen alAlbaanee in the house of Shaykh Falaah two times once in Madeenah and once in Kuwait. The Noble Shaykh, The Faqeeh, The Usoolee, The Muffassir, Muhammad bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he attended many of his sittings of knowledge and he studied with him some chapters from Fiqh. The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Saalih bin Fawzaan al-Fawzaan ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he attended many of his sittings of knowledge. - The Noble Shaykh, the scholar of Hadeeth, Abdul-Qaadir bin Habeebullaah asSindee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he was from the Major scholars

in Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah. And he read to him Nukhbatul Fikr of al-Haafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalaanee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him. - The Noble Shaykh, the scholar of Hadeeth in al-Hijaaz, Doctor Hammaad bin Muhammad al-Ansaaree ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he ý May Allaah Preserve him - took a lot from the Shaykh, and he accompanied him a lot and very much benefited from him, and read to him Saheeh al-Bukhaaree, and al-Ibaanah of Ibn Battah, and an-Nubuwwaat of Shaykh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah, and Kitaab at-Tawheed of ibn Khuzaymah, and Kitaab at-Tawheed of Shaykh al-Islaam Muhammad bin ýAbdul-Wahhaab, and Buloogh al-Maraam of al-Haafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalaanee, just as he read to him from the Tafseer of the Qurýaan. The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Muhammad Amaan bin Alee al-Jaamee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he took a lot of knowledge from the Shaykh, and benefited from him a great benefit, and read to him al-Qawaaýid al-Muthlaa of al-Allaamah al-Uthaymeen ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him. and Kitaab at-Tawheed of Shaykh al-Islaam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab and Aqeedatul Waasitiyyah of Shaykh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah and Sharh Aqeedatut Tahaawiyyah of ibn Abil Izz al-Hanafee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon them all. And he studied with him as well the nature of Tawheed in the Aqeedah of the Asharees then Shaykh Muhammad gave to Shaykh Falaah a copy of this book with his notes with his handwriting. And it was published in the year 1306 after the Hijrah. And Shaykh Falaah did not cease to be cautious with this copy and he holds it in high esteem. And he corresponded with the department of Aqeedah in the Islaamic University and Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaamee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý was the director for the thesis of the Shaykh in his Masters. The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Abdul-Kareem bin Muraad al-Atharee May Allaah Preserve him ý and he studied with him al-Fataawa al-Hamawiyyah and arRisaalah at-Tadmooriyyah and Sharh Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah of ibn Abil Izz alHanafee. And Shaykh Abdul-Kareem Muraad ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý was from one of the debaters for the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him - in his Masters thesis. - The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Abdul-Muhsin bin Hammad al-Abbaad May Allaah Preserve him ý and he was the director for the Islaamic University. And he read to him Kitaab ash-Sharee.ah of al-Aajurree and Shifaa al-Aleel of Ibnul Qayyim. And Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbaad ý May Allaah Preserve him ý was from one of the debaters for the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý in his Masters thesis. The Noble Shaykh, the scholar of Hadeeth, al-Ustaadh Doctor Rabee bin Haadee al-Madkhalee, and he earned a high seat in the University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Chair of the teachers). And he read to him Saheeh Muslim and Tadreeb ar-Raawee of al-Haafidh an-Nawawee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and al-Uboodiyyah of Shaykh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah.

The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Alee bin Naasir al-Faqeehee May Allaah Preserve him ý and he read to him Kitaab at-Tawheed and Kitaabul Eemaan all of them from al-Haafidh ibn Mundih ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý just as he studied with him valuable classes on al-Millal wan-Nihal. The Noble Shaykh al-Fardhee, Abdus Samad bin Muhammad al-Kitaab May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he read to him Kitaab at-Tawheed from Saheeh al-Bukhaaree just as he read to him Ilm al-Faraa.id Imlaa The Noble Shaykh Ubayd bin Abdillaah al-Jaabiree May Allaah Preserve him ý and he is from the Major scholars of Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah. He read to him Kitaab at-Tawheed of Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and Al-Qawaa.id al-Muthlaa and Al-Qawaaýid alFiqhiyyah. The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Abdullaah bin Muhammad al-Ghunaymaan May Allaah Preserve him ý and he read to him Fath-ul-Majeed and Kitaabul Eemaan of Shaykh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah, and Shaykh Abdullaah al-Ghunaymaan ý May Allaah Preserve him ý was the director of the Shaykhs thesis in his Doctorates. The Noble Shaykh, the Muffassir, Muhammad bin al-Mukhtaar ash-Shanqeetee May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he took from him the knowledge of Tafseer in the Islaamic University and in the Haram al-Madanee ash-Shareef, and he read to him Sunan an-Nasaaýee as well. The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Alee bin Abdur-Rahmaan al-Hudhayfe May Allaah Preserve him ý and he read to him Kitaab at-Tawheed from Saheeh alBukhaaree. The Noble Shaykh, the Muffassir, the Usoolee, the Grammarian, Ahmad bin Taaweet at-Tanjee May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he is from the scholars of al-Maghrib (Morrocco). And he used to be ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý was a Judge, a Judge of Tanjah during the time of the French Colonialization of Morrocco. And he took from the Shaykh the knowledge of Tafseer in the Islaamic University and he read to him in Usool al-Fiqh and Rawdatun Naadhir of Ibn Qudaamah in the Haram al-Madanee. And he read to him from the knowledge of the language, Sharh Alfiyyah ibn Maalik of ibn ýAqeel. The Noble Shaykh, ýAlee bin Sinaan May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he was from the scholars of Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah, and he read to him Qatarun Nadaa. The Noble Shaykh of the Language, Ahmad bin Maýloom ash-Shanqeetee May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he was from one of the scholars of the language in Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah and he has an explanation of Alfiyyah ibn Maalik, which he compose in three compositions. And he read to him alMuqaddimah al-Aajurroomiyyah and Sharh Alfiyyah ibn Maalik of Ibn Aqeel ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him. The Noble Shaykh, the Usoolee, Doctor Zaynul Aabideen May Allaah have Mercy upon him -. And he read to him Rawdatun Naadhir of Ibn Qudaamah. The Noble Shaykh, the Faqeeh Abdullaah bin Haamid al-Hammaad ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he read to him Subal as-Salaam.

The Noble Shaykh, the Faqeeh, Muhammad bin Hamood al-Waailee ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he read to him Bidaayatul Mujtahid of Ibn Rushd. The Noble Shaykh, Abdur-Raýoof al-Libdee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he was from the scholars of the language in Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah and he read to him Sharh Alfiyyah ibn Maalik of Ibn Aqeel. The Noble Shaykh, Mahmood as-Samaahee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he was from the scholars of Fiqh in Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah, and he read to him Bidaayah al-Mujtahid The Noble Shaykh Umar bin Muhammad Falaatah ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he read to him Sunan Abee Daawood. The Noble Shaykh, the Muffassir, Aboo Bakr al-Jazaairee May Allaah Preserve him ý and he took from him the knowledge of Tafseer and he used to attend his classes in the Haram al-Madanee. The Noble Shaykh Ahmad al-Azraq May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he read to him Subal as-Salaam the explanation of Buloogh al-Maraam. The Noble Shaykh Alee bin Musharraf al-Umree May Allaah Preserve him ý and Imaam al-Albaanee ý May Allaah Preserve him ý nicknamed him al-Albaanee asSagheer (the smaller al-Albaanee), and he read to him ýSunan at-Tirmidheeý. The Noble Shaykh, the Recitor, Muhammad bin Ramadhaan al-Muqree May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he took from him the knowledge of Tajweed. And from what we mentioned from the Scholars of the Noble shaykh Falaah, they are some of those whom the Shaykh had studied with and taken knowledge from. Description of his Manners The Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý is distinguished by good character, and manners in his actions, and desire to benefit and seek benefit, and humble with his students and brothers, and endeavours to judge justly in their affairs, and his concern for the Book and the Sunnah and the Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunnah walJamaaýah, and he is honoured with the people of knowledge and his students in a high position, and esteem, and respect. From the most distinguishing signs of the Shaykh in his Manners is a constant smile which never leaves his face when he speaks to others and answers their questions. And the Shaykh ý and All Praise is Due to Allaah ý it is witnessed with the one who is far and near in a high position and good character and a lot of manners, and for that he is similar to a father for all the Salafees in Kuwait. And the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý does not cease to teach the students of knowledge in Kuwait and outside of it, just as he does not cease to teach Aqeedah in the Islaamic University of Kuwait. And the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý takes part in the Methodology of Aqeedah in spreading Islaamic education in the Ministry of Education in the country of Kuwait. (Biography location http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm? Forum=6&Topic=6242 ) Shaykh 'Abdul-Muhsin Ibn Hamad al-'Abbaad

I am the one in need of Allaah, 'Abdul-Muhsin ibn Hamad ibn 'Abdul-Muhsin ibn 'Abdullaah ibn Hamad ibn 'Uthmaan Aal-Badar; and the family of Aal-Badar is from Aal-Jalaas from the tribe of 'Unzah which is one of the tribes of al-'Adnaaniyyah and my great-grandfather 'Abdullaah added the name 'Abbaad and some of his children later became known by this name. My mother was the daughter of my paternal uncle - Abu Sulaymaan ibn 'Abdullaah Aal Badar. I was born just after Salaat al-'Ishaa. on a Saturday night corresponding to the 3rd of Ramadhaan 1353 A.H. in the city of Az-Zulfah which is 300 kilometres north of Riyadh. I learnt to read and write from the noble teachers 'Abdullaah ibn Ahmad alMunay' and then Zayd ibn Muhammed al-Munayfee and then 'Abdullaah ibn 'Abdur-Rahmaan al-Ghayth under whom I completed the Qur.aan and then Faalih ar-Roomee. When the elementary school was established in az-Zulfah in 1368 A.H, I transferred there to the second year (level). When I completed my elementary studies in 1371 A.H, I then transferred to the Ma'had al-'Ilmee in Riyadh the following year. I then transferred to the faculty of Sharee'ah. During my final year at the faculty, I was appointed a teacher at the Ma'had al-'Ilmee in Buraydah on 13th Jumaada al-Oolaa 1379 A.H. Then at the and of the academic year, I returned to Riyadh to sit my final exams at the faculty. Allaah blessed me by my graduating (with the highest grades) and I came first from amongst all my fellow students who were 80 (in total) - and who were the fourth set of graduates from the faculty of Sharee'ah. As such, I also came first in (all) the three previous years. When I recieved my certification from the Ma'had al-'Ilmee in Riyadh in 1380 A.H, I turned to teaching at the Ma'had al-'Ilmee in Riyadh. When al-Jaami'ah al-Islaamiyyah (Islaamic University) in Madeenah was established, Allaah blessed me by being amongst those who were selected to teach there by the noble Shaykh, Muhammed ibn Ibraaheem Aal ash-Shaykh. The first faculty which was established was the faculty of Sharee'ah which began classes on Sunday 2nd Jumaada ath-Thaaniyah 1381 A.H. - and from the favours of Allaah upon me was that I was the first to teach a lesson on that day. From that day until now I have taught at the University and there is no-one at the University who has taught there longer since it was established other than me. On 30th Rajab 1393 A.H I was appointed a deputy to the president of al-Jaami'ah al-Islaamiyyah after being selected by King Faysal for this post. I was one of three who was proposed by the noble Shaykh 'Abdul-Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah ibn Baaz who was then the president of the University. I remained at this post until 26th Shawwaal 1399 A.H whereby I asked him to excuse me after I felt an urge within myself during the first two years of these six years when I was second-in-charge; and when the noble Shaykh 'Abdul-Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah ibn Baaz transferred to the presidency of the Department of Knowledge-based Research and Legal Rulings, I became first in command. And during those six years, I was only able to teach 2 lessons a week to the fourth year students at the faculty of Sharee'ah. During this time, I felt an enormous responsibility and a heavy burden (due to my position as president of the

University) that I exerted myself - such that I hope it counts much with Allaah and in those six years I was able to oversee the implementation of a new policy at the University whereby it changed from being a government entity to an institution and then the establishment of the Department of Higher Studies for both Masters and Doctorate programmes and the establishment of the faculty of the Noble Qur.aan and Islaamic Studies, the faculty of Hadeeth and Islaamic Studies and the faculty of Arabic Language. During this time, the size of the land granted for the University increased manyfold.The University completed architectual plans for the new faculties, granting them the highest priority, increasing the number of students at the University to 20,000. These plans incorporated all the needs of this large number in terms of the (different) faculties, the departments and centres, student accomodation and services and other than these. During this time, the University printing press was also established. My first trip outside the city of az-Zulfah was to Makkah to perform Hajj in 1370 A.H. and thereafter to Riyadh to seek knowledge at the Ma'had al-'Ilmee. I still possess my notebooks of the different years of my elementary studies starting from the second year and they are the most beloved and precious of all that I possess. The first book I ever had in my personal library was a copy of ((Buloogh alMaraam)) of al-Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-'Asqalaanee. I acquired it before I began my elementary studies, whereupon I have written in my own handwriting the date of 6th of Muharram 1368 A.H. And from the most beloved of all things to me is my immense love for the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and radhi-yallaahu 'anhum, and my hatred for those who hate them. Allaah has blessed me with sons and daughters, and I have named four of my sons the names of the rightly-guided Khulafaa. after having named one of them after the Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam). And I named some of my daughters the names of the Mothers of the Believers, after having named one of them Faatimah, the leader of the believing women. And this is some of what I recall about myself, which I have penned just as a reminder of the blessings of Allaah, and how short I fall and what little I have done (in this life) for the Hereafter. I ask Allaah to grant me success in being truthful in speech, and sincere in my actions and to attain beneficial knowledge and actions in accordance to it, indeed He is the All-Hearing and Responding. (Biography location http://www.fatwaonline.com/scholarsbiographies/15thcentury/abdulmuhsin.htm )

Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Sulaymaan Ibn Muhammad Ibn Munee

Descending from the tribe of Banee Zayd, he was born in Shaqraa., which is the capital of the region of al-Washm on 15th of Sha'baan 1349 A.H./1928 C.E. He graduated from his preliminary studies from Madrasah Shaqraa. In 1365 A.H./1944 C.E. He then graduated from the University of Imaam Muhammad Ibn Sa'ood in 1377 A.H./1956 C.E. He attained his Masters at the Higher Institute for the Judiciary, which is part of the University if Imaam Muhammad Ibn Sa'ood in 1389 A.H./1977 C.E. He worked as a teacher at Madrasah Shaqraa. for 3 years beginning in 1369 A.H./1948 C.E., then a teacher at the Educational Institute in Shaqraa. in 1375 A.H./1954 C.E. He then worked as the curator for Daar al-Kutub as-Sa'oodiyyah in 1377 A.H./1956 C.E. And in the years 1390-1394 A.H. (excluding 1393 A.H.)/1969-1973 C.E. he was appointed for judicial work in the Council of Knowledge and the Higher Council of the Judiciary. Then, in 1396-1397 A.H./1975-1976 C.E. he worked as general deputy to the general head of Islaamic Research, Fataawa, Da'wah and Guidance. And at the end of 1397 A.H./1976 C.E. he was appointed a judge in the western region of Makkah, and he still remains in that post to date. He is also a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, the Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, the Higher Committee for Endowments and also the Higher Committee for Daar al-Hadeeth al-Khayriyyah in Makkah. He has a number of books to his name, in addition to taking part in public religious services such as providing fataawa on television and the radio programme "Noorun 'alad-Darb". He also supervises some students in the preparation of their theses at the Masters degree and Doctorate levels, whilst also taking part in the (university) committee discussing theses. (Biography location http://www.fatwaonline.com/scholarsbiographies/15thcentury/ibnmunee.htm ). Shaikh Ubayd al-Jabiri He is Ubayd ibn Abdillah ibn Sulaiman al-Hamdani al-Jabirii. The tribe of Jabir is from the Harb tribe of the Hijjz. He was born in the village of Faqýr near the Farý valley in the city of Medina in the year 1357AH. In the year 1365AH, he moved with his father to Maýad ad-Dahb. There he began his learning and studying. In the year 1374AH, he moved to Medina and due to family reasons he stopped studying for a period of time. In 1381AH, he studied at Dar al-Hadith in Medina, then he continued at the Maýhadul-ýIlmee (Center). He entered the Shariah college at the University. He graduated from there in the year 1392AH with excellent grades. He came first in his group. of Medina of Knowledge His Teachers

As for his teachers then all of them have grace after Allah in educating, cultivating and having the correct understanding of the religion of Allah. From amongst his teachers at Darul-Hadith (in Medina, Saudi Arabia) are: Shaikh Sayfur-Rahman ibn Ahmad Shaikh Ammar ibn Abdillah His teachers at the Center of Knowledge in Medina, Saudi Arabia Shaikh Abdullah ibn Abdul-Azeez al-Khudair Shaikh Awdah ibn Talq al-Ahmad Shaikh Dakheelullýh ibn Khalfah al-Kulait Shaikh Abdur-Rahman ibn Abdillah ibn Ajlýn [2] Shaikh Muhammad ibn Abdillah al-Ajlýn His teachers at the University of Medina The Allamah Muhaddith Hammad ibn Muhammad al-Ansaree The Allamah Muhaddith Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbad Shaikh Abu Bakr al-Jazairi His work He used to be the Imam in Masjid Sabq in Medina from 1387AH till 1392AH. He was a teacher at an intermediate school in Jeddah called Umar ibn AbdulAzeez from 1392H till 1396H. He was a caller at the Dawah Center in Medina and would take charge when the head was away from 1396AH till 1404AH. He was a teacher at the University from 1404AH to 1st Rajab 1417AH. Then he retired according to the retirement age in the law. During his stay there, he studied for and obtained a Masters degree in Tafsir. His Character and love of Ahlus Sunnah The Shaikh is very kind to his students, accepts people from all over the world to his house to ask questions and to benefit. He spends most of his time teaching either at his local mosque, his house, over the phone to the students in the Prophet's Mosque, and over the internet. Last year, the Shaikh mentioned that he has about fifteen lessons a week. His care and concern for spreading knowledge and teaching the books of the scholars of Ahlus-Sunnah is very apparent. The Shaikh travels inside and outside the kingdom for daýwah even though he cannot see. I have never heard him complain once about his loss of sight. Rather, he has excelled in what Allaah has given him in terms of his knowledge, memory and understanding of this religion.

The Shaikh also has a good sense of humour. He takes a lot of interest and care with his family, always providing for them and taking time and effort to please them. The Shaikh has a lot of love for children and plays with them and also teaches them, mashaAllaah. He loves Ahlus-Sunnah and particularly always asking about his brothers from the scholars around the Kingdom and elsewhere. Last year (1425AH), he met Shaikh Muhammad Abdul-Wahhab al-Banna in the Haram in Makkah and they both hugged each other. Shaikh Muhammad al-Banna cried when he saw Shaikh Ubayd for the love he had for him and invited the Shaikh to his house for dinner. The scholars continue to praise Shaikh Ubayd al-Jaabiree and recognize his knowledge and understanding mashaaAllah. Shaikh Salih ibn Fawzan was asked about Shaikh Ubayd al-Jabiri and he said take benefit from him as he is known to be from the scholars. Other elder scholars such as Shaikh Dr. Salih as-Suhaimi, teacher in the Islamic University of Madýnah and likewise teacher in the Prophetic Mosque has much love for the Shaikh and praises his knowledge and understanding. Likewise, Shaikh Rabi ibn Hadi advises the students to benefit from his knowledge and his understanding. He said recently, "benefit as much as you can, my son, for I am now 72 years old and I do not know when my time will come" As to those who have spoken ill of him from the hate mongers, he said, "You do not expect innovators to put out flowers in front of you, don't worry about what they say, tread this path, the path of knowledge for the Prophet was not free from being insulted." And he said, "knowledge without wisdom is destruction. It is upon the callers to have knowledge and wisdom and this comes from sitting with the scholars." Recently he sent a letter to Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan thanking him for his efforts after reading an article of the shaikh on being upright. (Biography location http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm? Forum=19&Topic=2388 ) Shaykh Taariq as-Subay'ee Amongst his teachers are ash-Shaykh al-Imaam 'Abdul-'Azeez ibn 'Abdullaah ibn Baaz and ash-Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaamee rahimahumullah. The Shaykh lived and studied in Makkah, close to ash-Shaykh Rabee' ibn Haadee alMadkhalee, for twenty years before returning to Kuwait at the request of his mother. The shaykh is not known to do tele-link lectures and classes, but his classes are extremely beneficial for those who are present in Kuwait. One of the noble students of Shaykh Taariq is ash-Shaykh Aboo 'Uthmaan Muhammad al-Anjaree, who also resides in Kuwait. Shaykh Muhammad al-

Anjaree is also the brother-in-law of ash-Shaykh Taariq as-Subay'ee. In addition, Shaykh Taariq's younger brother, ash-Shaykh Ahmed as-Subay'ee, is also one of the noble scholars of Kuwait. According to ash-Shaykh al-Anjaree, Shaykh Taariq as-Subay'ee is the most knowledgeable of the scholars of Kuwait. ash-Shaykh al-Anjaree has also praised ash-Shaykh Taariq as-Subay'ee by saying that Kuwait has not seen the likes of Shaykh Taariq. From that which shows the status and position of ashShaykh Taariq as-Subay'ee is that Shaykh al-Anjaree will not give a dars if Shaykh Taariq is giving a dars, in order to give preference to ash-Shaykh Taariq. And ash-Shaykh Ahmed ibn 'Umar Baazmool, who is a teacher at Daar-ulHadeeth al-Khayriyyah in Makkah, and has studied with some of the scholars of Makkah such as Shaykh Muhammad 'Alee ibn Aadam at-Ityoobee and Shaykh Muhammad as-Subayyal, has praised ash-Shaykh Taariq as-Subay'ee by calling him the Salafee 'Aalim in Kuwait and he also advised the students of knowledge to gain knowledge from ash-Shaykh Taariq. May Allaah preserve the shaykh and the other scholars of Kuwait, and make them a benefit for this Ummah and a guidance for it. sources: Ahlus Sunnah Publications website and the introduction of Br. Aboo Khadeejah in the tape "We are upon clarity" by Shaykh Al-Anjaree. (Biography location http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm? Forum=19&Topic=8453 ) Shaykh Zayd bin Muhammad bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee His Name and Lineage: He is the noble shaikh and the esteemed scholar, Zayd bin Muhammad bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee. His Birth and Upbringing: He was born in a town called Rukoobah in Saudi Arabia in 1357H. This is where he grew up and began his first studies. Afterward, he joined the Salafee School in Saamitah. In 1368H, he came in contact with Shaikh Haafidh Al-Hakamee in Beesh and studied under him along with the other students, who were studying away from home. When the educational institute (maýahad) was opened in Saamitah, he enrolled in it and graduated from it in 1379H/1380H. After this, he enrolled in the College of Shareeýah in Riyadh, where he graduated from in 1383/1384H. Before graduating, he was appointed as a teacher in the educational institute of Saamitah, where he continued to teach until he retired in 1/7/1417H. He founded the first charitable Salafee Library of Saamitah in 1416H, which contains more than four thousand books. He made it as a service for the students of knowledge who seek shelter in it, coming from every region.

His Role in Da'wah His gatherings are not devoid of students seeking knowledge from him or people seeking religious verdicts from him. He has an active role in the Daýwah (Call) to Allaah in the district of Jaazaan, as well as during the days of Hajj. His classes are still ongoing ý all praise be to Allaah ý such that both abridged books as well as large works are studied under him. He is considered the second man in the district of Jaazaan with regard to knowledge, fatwaa, and calling to Allaah (Daýwah) after Shaikh Ahmad bin Yahyaa An-Najmee.[2] May Allaah lengthen both of them in lifespan. Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmee was asked: ýO Shaikh! What do you say about one who says: ýI donýt recognize Shaikh Zayd Al-Madkhalee or Shaikh Rabeeý AlMadkhalee. I donýt recognize them to be from the scholars and I wonýt take any knowledge from them. I donýt acknowledge anyone except Shaikh ýAbdulýAzeez bin Baaz.ý So how would you respond to this?ý The Shaikh answered: ýWe ask Allaah to guide this person and to grant him direction, for indeed, Shaikh Rabeeý Al-Madkhalee and Shaikh Zayd AlMadkhalee ý both of them are from the sincere Salafee scholars. He must acknowledge and be aware of this. And he must not disparage them, because disparaging them means disparaging the Sunnah of Allaahýs Messenger, which they are carrying. We are not saying that they are free from error. However, their methodology is Salafee. So the students of knowledge must read their books and get to know the truth that is in themýý [3] Footnotes: [1] Translatorýs Note: This book is an explanation of Imaam Muhamamd bin 'Abdil-Wahhaab's classical treatise, "The Three Fundamental Principles." The source for this book was classes the Shaikh delivered which were later transcribed and put into a book format. [2] Translatorýs Note: Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmee is considered one of Shaikh Zayd Al-Madkhaleeýs teachers. His other well-known teachers are Shaikh Haafidh Al-Hakamee and Shaikh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee, may Allaah mercy on them both. [3] Translatorýs Note: This quote was added to the biography due to itýs benefit. Refer to al-Fataawaa al-Jaleelah of Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmee (pg. 19) for the quote. [4] Translator's Note: This beneficial treatise is included in Al-Ibaanah Book Publishing's 3rd upcoming publication "Three Essays on the Obligation of Veiling." This individual treatise will also be posted as a downloadable e-book soon, by Allaah's Will.

PRODUCED BY: Al-Ibaanah.com (also Biography location http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=19&Topic=9129 ) Abu Ibraheem Muhammad ibn 'Abdul Wahhab ibn 'Ali ibn Muhammad alWassabi 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?! And Shaykh Yahya what is he?! And other then them from their fellow brothers!" (Biography location http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm? Forum=19&Topic=9802 ) Shaikh Abdul-Azeez bin Abdillaah bin Abdir-Rahmaan Ar-Raajihee He was born in the city of Al-Bukairiyah, which is located in the district of Qaseem (Saudi Arabia), in the year 1360H. The Shaikh grew up in the city of AlBukairiyah and studied under its scholars. There, he memorized the Quraan and studied the introductory levels. The Shaikh was raised amidst a pious family. Later on, he traveled to the city of Riyadh and enrolled in the Imaam Muhammad bin Suood Islamic University, joining the College of Shareeah in it. He graduated from there and then joined the College of Usool-ud-Deen under the Creed and Modern-Day Beliefs branch for the purpose of teaching there. The Shaikh continues to serve as an associate professor of this branch. The Shaikh served as a student under a number of teachers in Bukairiyah and a number of senior scholars in Riyadh. Amongst his teachers are: 1. Shaikh Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz ý He accompanied him (as a devoted student) from the time he came to Riyadh from Madeenah up until his death, may Allaah have mercy on him. He benefited immensely from him in his manner and way of dealing with the texts, and his explanation of the books of the scholars. 2. Shaikh Abdullaah bin Humaid, the head of the Higher Judicial Council, may Allaah have mercy on him. The Shaikh has an active participation in the field of knowledge and education. This is by way of his authoring books and his supervision of the academic treatises that are submitted in order to gain the Masters and Doctors degree in the Creed and Modern-Day Beliefs branch. Amongst these, was his supervision over the verification of the book of Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah known as Bayaan Talbees al-Jahmiyyah. This book will be released soon, Allaah willing. This also includes his supervision of the verification of the didactic poem of Ibn Al-Qayyim called Al-Kaafiyah As-Shaafiyah.. The Shaikh, may Allaah preserve him, holds various lessons in seven different times throughout the week, which are as follows: 1. Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after the Fajr Prayer in the Al-Ameer Sultaan Mosque in Rabwah.

2. Sundays and Mondays after the Maghrib Prayer in the new Raajihee Masjid. This is in addition to his lesson broadcasted over the radio, which is recorded from his office in Rabwah every Friday. He also participates in educational seminars in the city of Riyadh, as well as outside from it during the summer. This is also in addition to the lessons he holds in Al-Masjid Al-Haraam. Several knowledge-based books and texts of treatises have been read and continue to be read in his presence (i.e. for the purpose of memorization, precision in wording and studying). Amongst these books are: On Hadeeth: Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree, Saheeh Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawood, Sunan AtTirmidhee,Sunan An-Nasaaýee, Sunan Ibn Maajah, the Muwattaý of Imaam Maalik, Saheeh Ibn Khuzaimah, Buloogh-ul-Maraam, and Riyadh-us-Saaliheen On Creed: Kitaab at-Tawheed and the rest of the treatises of Muhammad bin ýAbdilWahhaab; The treatises of the Imaams of the Daýwah, may Allaah have mercy on them; Kitaab at-Tawheed of Ad-Daarimee and the one from Imaam Ahmad; The treatises al-Hamawiyyah, at-Tadmuriyyah, al-ýAqeedah al-Waasitiyyah and the Fataawaa of Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taimiyyah; Al-ýAqeedah as-Safareeniyah; Al-ýAqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah, and Lumýat-ul-ýItiqaad On Tafseer: Tafseer Ibn Katheer On Fiqh: Umdat-ul-Fiqh; Al-Waraqaat On Language: The text of Ar-Rahbiyyah; Al-Ajroomiyyah On Hadeeth: Nukhbat-ul-Fikr This is in addition to the other knowledge-based books he goes over, may Allaah preserve the Shaikh. Additional Notes: One only need refer to Shaikh Rabee bin Haadee Al-Madkhalees introduction to his monumental book: The Methodology of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaaýah on Criticizing Individuals, Books and groups [Published by Al-Ibaanah Book Publishing, 2005] to see the high position and status the Shaikh held with the

scholars, such that when Shaikh Rabeeýpresented his book for Imaam AbdulAzeez bin Baazs review, the latter passed it on to his student, Shaikh AbdulAzeez Ar-Raajihee to review and study it on his behalf and give him his opinion on it. After the Shaikhs review of the book, Imaam Ibn Baaz replied to Shaikh Rabees request, stating: ýI am attaching here for you the letter I received in response from Shaikh Abdul-Azeez bin Abdillaah Ar-Raajihee concerning your book The Methodology of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaah on Criticizing Individuals, Books and Groups since I had forwarded it to him due to my inability to review it. So he responded with what he saw concerning the book and his response pleased me, all praise be to Allaah. And I am pleased with the research you did in it. Such an example shows the following: 1. Shaikh Ar-Raajihees close connection to the senior scholars 2. Imaam Ibn Baazs trust and reliance in him 3. Shaikh Ar-Raajihees uprightness in Creed and Methodology, such that he was pleased and approved of the contents of the book presented to him 4. His love for knowledge and eagerness to review texts and treatises. For more of an insight into the Shaikhs works and efforts, please visit his web site at www.shrajhi.com There you will be able to find some of his transcribed lectures and lessons. One of his lessons on the explanation of Imaam Muhammad bin Abdil-Wahhaabs treatise The Nullifiers of Islaam was translated and can be found here http://www.al-ibaanah.com/ebooks.php?EID=33. At the time of this translation, the Shaikh has reached the age of 65, may Allaah preserve him. PRODUCED BY: Al-Ibaanah.com (Biography location http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm? Forum=19&Topic=9745 ) Shaykh Abdul Muhsin ibn Naasir ibn Abdur Rahman aal Ubaykaan He was born in 1372 AH in the city of Taif but currently he is based in Riyadh. He studied tajweed with Shaykh Muhammad Makhdoom al-Bukhari and Shaykh Muhammad Sakr. Among his mashaykh are Shaykh Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn Humaid and Shaykh Abdul Azeez ibn Baaz. He received his Bachelor's degree in Sharia from the Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University in Riyadh. Shaykh al-'Ubaykan has been a member of the Council of Senior Scholars since 1426 AH. He also holds many positions within Saudi Arabia's judiciary such as

the Judge of the Supreme Court in Riyadh as well as other judicial positions in Hail and Taif. In 1430 AH h