The Scholars' Praise for Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah

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Translated by: Amr Abualrub Shaykh `Abd al-`Azeez bin `Abdullaah bin Baaz: “I have not seen under the sky anyone more knowledgeable, in our current times, than the `Allaamah (the Great Scholar) Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaani.” And he was also asked about the Hadeeth wherein the Messenger of Allaah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Indeed, in every one-hundred years, Allaah send someone for this religion, to revive it”, so he was asked about the Mujaddid (reviver) of our times, so he, may Allaah have mercy upon him, said, “Shaykh Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaani is the Mujaddid of our times in my opinion, and Allaah knows best.” Shaykh Muhammad Bin Saalih al-`Uthaimeen: “So what I have come to know of the Shaykh (al-Albaani) through my meetings with him – and they are few – is that he is very keen on acting upon the Sunnah, and warring against Bid`ah (innovations), be it in `Aqeedah or in any kinds of actions. As for [my knowledge of him] through my reading of his books, then I have come to know him by that, and I have come to know that he has much knowledge in Hadeeth, narrations and he is very familiar with Hadeeth, and that Allaah, ta`alaa, has benefited many people through his works, from the perspective of knowledge, or from the perspective of Manhaj (methodology), or in revitalizing their keenness in seeking the knowledge of Hadeeth. These are from the many fruits and benefits [brought by the Shaykh], and all praise is to Allaah. As for what he has written in regards to Tahqeeqaat[2], then how outstanding are they. Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shinqeeti, the explainer of the Qur’an, may Allaah have mercy upon him: Shaykh `Abd al-`Azeez al-Hidah says, “Al-`Allaamah ash-Shinqeeti used to honor Shaykh al-Albaani to a strange level, to the point that when he would see him, while he is teaching in the Haram in Madeenah, he would pause his class, would stand up, and give Salaam to him, as a way of honoring him.” Shaykh `Abd al-Muhsin al-`Abbaad “He, may Allaah have mercy upon him, was one of the Scholars who spent their lives in service to the Sunnah, and authoring about it, and calling to Allaah, `azza wa jall, as well as coming to the defense of the Salafi `Aqeedah, and warring against Bid`ah, and defending the Sunnah of the Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, and he is from the distinct Scholars, and his distinction was shown in general and in specific. No doubt that losing such a scholar is from the big calamities that has befallen the Muslims. May Allaah reward him for the effort that he put forth, and may Allaah give him a expansive place in Jannah.” Shaykh `Abdullaah al-`Ubailaan “I try to strengthen myself and my Muslim brother in all parts of the World despite the death of the Imaam and `Allaamah, al-Muhaqqiq, the Zaahid, Shaykh Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaani, and in reality, the words which are spoken fail to give due rights to the man, and if it is not enough from his outstanding traits that he, himself, was a Salafi, and by that, he became one of the biggest callers to Salafiyyah, and action upon the Sunnah and warning from Bid`ah, that would have been enough, to the point that our Shaykh `Abdullaah ad-Duwaish, who is regarded as one of the Huffaadh of our times said, may Allaah have mercy upon him, “For the past few generations, we have not seen like Shaykh Naasir in his presence in the field of Tahqeeq, and from as-Suyooti until our times, no one has revived the knowledge of Hadeeth with such precision and at such a quantity such as Shaykh Naasir.” Shaykh Muhammad bin Ibraheem Aal ash-Shaykh, the former Mufti of Saudi Arabia, may Allaah have mercy upon him: “He is a person of Sunnah and coming to the aid of the Truth, and putting down the people of falsehood.” Shaykh Zaid bin Fayyaadh “Shaykh Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaani is from the leading scholars of our times, and he was very keen on Hadeeth, its different paths and the Rijaal (narrators of Hadeeth), and the degrees of authenticity of Ahadeeth, and this is great work, from the best of time which I spent and spent my effort in it is the

knowledge of Hadeeth, and he, such as others from amongst the `Ulamaa, they are correct in some of what they say, and wrong in some other things which they say, but what needs to be recognized is his leaning towards this great knowledge, and this should be realized that it has great virtue, and that he is thanked for his efforts in that knowledge.” Shaykh Muqbil al-Waadi`i, may Allaah have mercy upon him: “Shaykh Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaani has no rival in the knowledge of Hadeeth, and Allaah has benefited many through his knowledge and books greatly, the likes of which those who desire Islaam could act upon in the face of the ignorance of the people of revolution and revolt. What I believe, and I take account of it in front of Allaah, that Shaykh Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaani is from amongst the revivers that the Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, speaks about when he says, ‘Indeed Allaah sends for this nation in each century someone who will revive for them the matters of their religion’, narrated by Abu Dawood and al-`Iraaqi authenticated it, as well as others.” Shaykh Hamood bin `Abdullaah at-Tuwaijaree “Al-Albaani, now, learned the Sunnah, and he is keen upon defense in light of attacks on the Sunnah.” He also said upon receiving the Kind Faisal award, “Shaykh al-Albaani is foremost in deserving this award, because of his service to the Sunnah.” Dr. Ameen al-Misree, may Allaah have mercy upon him, the head of the higher studies in the Islaamic University in Madeenah – previously: “From the trouble of the Dunyaa is that it chooses the likes of us are given the title of, ‘Doctor’, for studying the subject of Hadeeth in university, however, there are those who are much more deserving that than us, the likes of which we are not deserving to be their students of this knowledge, however it is the Divine Plan and it is tradition.” Those who have praised him after his death: Shaykh Saalih bin `Abd al-`Azeez bin Muhammad Aal ash-Shaykh: “Praise be to Allaah for his predestination and pre-ordainment, ‘Indeed we belong to Allaah, and indeed our return to him in imminent’, and no doubt that the loss of the `Allaamah Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaani is a loss because he is a Scholar from the Scholars of this Nation, and a Scholar of Hadeeth from the Scholars of Hadeeth, and by him, Allaah, jalla wa `alaa, preserved this Religion, and He made known the Sunnah.” [1] Taken from: http://www.aqsasalafi.com/vb/showthread.php?t=950 [2] Checking books for authentic and unauthentic Ahadeeth

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