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The Story of Sheikh Ibn Bashir of Sudan

Shaykh Musa'ad ibn Bashir is one of the senior Muhaditheen scholars

of Sudan, he is well known for supporting Jihad, which has cost him a lot.

(An extract of the statement by Sheikh Musaad b. Bashir regarding the

declaration of the Caliphate by IS on the 29th of June 2014)

Short Biography of Sheikh Ibn Bashir

Sheikh al-Muhaddith (Abu Usamah) Musa'ad Ibn Bashir is one of the
biggest scholars of our time & one of the most prominent IS supporters.
He had memorised the Quran by the age of 9 in many different recitations &
travelled to Morocco at that same age to seek knowledge.
In Morocco he studied under big Muhaditheen like Abu Khubza. Sheikh alAlbani used to visit Abu Khubza in Morocco to revise ahadeeth with him.
By his early twenties he had memorised major books of Hadeeth & was
given tazkiyah by many scholars to teach them.
After studying in Morocco, he went to seek knowledge in Saudi Arabia
where he studied under Sheikh Mukhtar Al-Shinqitee & his father.
After many years of studying there, he went to seek knowledge in Egypt &
studied major Shafi'ee books there. He was later imprisoned in Egypt.
In Egypt, he was tortured in prison & they used to hang him by the neck in
dangerous positions until he prolapsed a disk in his neck.
This severe torture caused him to wear a collar on his neck, which he
wears even when giving his classes.
Sheikh al-Muhaddith Abu Usamah recited Sahih Bukhri to al-Albani 65
The Sheikh also has a chain of narration of a Hadeeth all the way to the
Prophet with 17 names in it. One of the shortest in our times.


Regarding his arrest:

Sheikh ibn Bashir is over 70 with hypertension and back problems yet he
was imprisoned many times because of his views. The last time he was
imprisoned he was humiliated by the interrogators who beat him on his
head and kept him in a solitary cell without allowing him to change his
clothes or do wudu.
After his support went public whilst living in Sudan, and giving the Bayaa to
Al-Baghdadi, he became famous on a global scale. The Muhadith Shaykh
Musa'ad was taken to prison on a late 2014 night by the Sudanese
government. Until this moment no one knows where he is. The arrest took
place on Thursday 9/11 10:00PM.
4 government officials knocked on his door around 10 AM and took him
after treating his wife and daughter rudely.
After his students left his house 10 minutes later, 4 big officers came out of
an SUV. They told him "we just have a few questions for you, and you'll
back to your house in 20 minutes " ...The last time they said that to him he
was incarcerated for up to 6 months...
The Sheikh is hypertensive on chronic medications and the last time he
was jailed he almost lost his eye-sight which required surgery. His pledge
to Al-Baghdadi and his fame for doing so is the speculated reason for his
arrest. Especially after the conference which took place in Jeddah a few
days before his arrest, to combat The Islamic State.
So please spread the news and let the Ummah know how its scholars are
being treated for supporting the Islamic State.
Now neither his family nor his students have any idea about
where he was taken to, May Allah support him and keep him safe.
The story was narrated by his wife and daughters.
Here is his official twitter account @mosaadsudan
Who is Shaykh Musaad (In Arabic):

And Allah knows best.

(Sheikh Musaad gives his allegiance to IS on his twitter page, on the

29th of June 2014. This is the statement released on his twitter account.)