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The Scholars of Madeenah
Sa’eed bin Al Musayyib 94h
Al Qaasim bin Muhammad 101h
Saalim bin Abdillah bin Umar 106h
Urwah bin Az-Zubair 94h
Ubaidullah bin Abdillah bin Utbah 99h
Khaarijah bin Zaid 99h
Abu Salamah bin Abdir Rahman bin Awf 104h
Sulaiman bin Yasaar 107h
Qabisah bin Dhuaib 87h
Abu Bakr bin Abdir Rahman bin Al Haarith 94h
Abdur Rahman bin Hurmuz Al A’raj 117h
The Scholars of Makkah:
Tawoos bin Kaysaan 106h
Ataa’ bin Abi Rabaah 115h
Ubaid bin Umair 73h
Mujahid bin Jabr 102h
The Scholars of Iraq (Kufah and Basrah)
Al Hasan 110h
Muhammad bin Sireen 110h
Mutarrif bin Abdillah Ash-Shikhkheer 95h
Jaabir bin Zaid Abush-Shuthaa’ 93h
A’amir bin Sharaahil Ash-Sha’bi 104h
Alqamah bin Qais between 60-70h.
Al Aswad bin Yazeed 75h
Ash-Shaam (The Levant)
Junadah bin Abi Umayyah 80h
Rajaa’ bin Hayyawah 112h
Abdullah bin Muhairiz 99h
Hasaan bin A’tiyyah 130h
After them are the latter Tabi’een who met the last living companions and took from the elder Tabi’een
In Madinah: Az-Zuhri 124h
In Makkah: Amr bin Dinaar 125h
In Kufah: Ibrahim bin Yazeed An-Nakha’i 95h at the age of 46
In Basrah: Ayyub As-Sikhtiyaani 131h
In Shaam: Makhul 113h
in Egypt: Khair bin Nuaim 137h
In Spain: Mu’awiyyah bin Saalih 158h
Innovation spread in their era and some scholars were incorrectly accused of innovation
The Allah enlivened the earth with fiqh and hadeeth
Present in Madinah were:
Maalik bin Anas 179h
Ibn Abi Dhi’b 158h
Ibn Juraij 150h
Sufyaan bin Uyainah 197h
In the Levant:
Abu A’mr Al Awzaa’i 157h
Sa’eed bin Abdil Azeez 167h
Al-Layth bin Sa’d
A’mr bin Al Haarith
Sufyan bin Sa’eed Ath-Thawri
Hammad bin Zaid 179h
Abdullah bin Al Mubaarak 181h
After that, there was:
(In Makkah) Abu Abdillah Muhammad bin Idrees Ash-Shafi’ee
(In Kufah) The students of Abu Haneefah
(In Madinah) The students of Maalik
After which, fanaticism became widespread and affairs become convoluted…
After that Rhetorical Theology and its people appeared and the books of philosophers and deviants spread into the hands of people and there came about many schools of thoughts regarding the fundamentals of belief.
Thereafter, Allah, from His grace, supported the Ummah through Ahmad bin Hannibal
Taken from the book ‘The Life of the Greatest Man After the Prophets & Messengers: Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq’
Compiled By Muhammad Uthmaan al-Anjaaree
Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
1 – From Sahl Ibn Saad who said the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- consulted Abu Bakr and Umar, and they advised the Messenger -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, and Abu Bakr was correct in his advice. The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Indeed Allaah dislikes for Abu Bakr to be wrong.’
2 – It is narrated from Jundub –RadhiAllaah anhu- that he heard the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- five days before he passed away saying: ‘Indeed I free myself from you before Allaah that I took a close friend from amongst you, indeed Allaah took me as a close friend, as He took Ibraheem as a close friend. If I was to take someone from my Ummah as a close friend, I would have taken Abu Bakr as my close friend.’
3 – From Abu Huraira –RadhiAllaah anhu- who said that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘No wealth ever benefitted me as did the wealth of Abu Bakr.’ When Abu Bakr heard this he began to cry and said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah am I and my wealth not for you?’
4 – From Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri –RadhiAllaah anhu- who said the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- delivered a Khutbah to the people and said: ‘Indeed Allaah gave a slave of His a choice between the Duniya and between what is with Him, so the slave of Allaah chose that which is with Allaah.’
Abu Sa’eed mentions: Abu Bakr began crying, we were surprised at him crying, because the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- had mentioned a slave of Allaah being given a choice. Abu Bakr understood that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- was the one who had been given that choice and Abu Bakr was the most knowledgeable from amongst us.
The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Indeed from the one who sacrificed for me the most from amongst the people, with his companionship and his wealth was Abu Bakr. If I were to take a close friend, I would have taken Abu Bakr as a close friend, but what occurs is the brotherhood of Islaam and its affection. There is no doorway to the Masjid except that it should be closed off, except the door of Abu Bakr.’
5 – From Abu Bakr -Radi Allaahu anhu- who said: ‘I was with the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- whilst he was in the cave, when I raised my head I was suddenly at the feet of the people, so I said: ‘O Prophet of Allaah if some of them look down they will see us.’ He -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- replied: ‘Be quiet Abu Bakr (we are) two and the third is Allaah.’
6 – From Anas -Radi Allaahu anhu- said that Abu Bakr -Radi Allaahu anhu- narrated to him saying: ‘I said to the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- while he was in the cave: ‘If one of them looks at his feet he will see us underneath his feet. The Messenger of Allaah said: ‘O Abu Bakr what would you think about two and Allaah is the third of them.’
7 – From Hudhayfah -Radi Allaahu anhu- who said that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Follow the example of those after me Abu Bakr and Umar.’
8 – From Hudhayfah -Radi Allaahu anhu- who said that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Indeed I do not know how long I will be amongst you so follow those after me and he indicated towards Abu Bakr and Umar.’
9 – From Jaabir bin Abdullaah -Radi Allaahu anhu- who said that the Messenger of Allaah said: ‘Abu Bakr and Umar in relation to this Deen are like the hearing and sight are to the head.’
10 – From Ayesha -Radi Allaahu anha- who said that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- told me whilst he was ill: ‘Call Abu Bakr your father and your brother to me so I can write a piece of writing, because I fear that a person will have the desire [to lead after me] and someone will say I am foremost for the Khalafahbut Allaah and the believers refused that the Khalafah should go to anyone other than Abu Bakr.’
11 – From Abu Huraira -Radi Allaahu anhu- who narrated that the Messenger of Allaah-sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-said: ‘What a blessed man is Abu Bakr, what a blessed man is Umar, what a blessed man is Abu Ubaidah bin Jarrah.’
12 – From Abu al-Darda -Radi Allaahu anhu- who said: ‘I was sitting with the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- when Abu Bakr came to him holding up the end of his garment so much so that his knee became uncovered.
The Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘As for your companion he has just been engaged in an adventure and has been saved.’
Then (Abu Bakr) -Radi Allaahu anhu- said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah something occurred (disagreement) between Ibn Khattab and I, and I regretted my action and hurried to him and asked him to forgive me but he refused so I came to you.’
The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘May Allaah forgive you Abu Bakr’ three times. Then Umar -Radi Allaahu anhu- felt regret and went to Abu Bakr’s house and asked: ‘Is Abu Bakr here?’ they replied ‘no.’
So Umar -Radi Allaahu anhu- went to the Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- and gave him sallams, upon which the Prophet’s face became angry, so much so that Abu Bakr was overcome with sympathy for Umar and fell on his knees and said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah I swear by Allaah I was the one who oppressed,’ and he said this twice.
The Prophet -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Indeed Allaah sent me to you [the people] but you said that I lied, but, Abu Bakr said I was truthful and he supported me with his own self and with his wealth. ‘Will you not then give up harming my Companion?’ he asked this two times.
Abu Bakr was not harmed again after that.’
[Taken from the book: ‘The Life of the Greatest Man After the Prophets & Messengers: Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq’ Page 164]
 Narrated by at-Tabraani from the hadeeth of Sahl bin Sa’ad in ‘al-Awasat’ as in al-Mujma’ (9:46), and al-Haythami said: the narrators are trustworthy.
 Narrated by Muslim (5:13 Nawawi).
 Narrated by Ibn Majah no.94 and authenticated by Albaani in Saheeh Sunnan Ibn Majah no. 77.
 Narrated by Bukhari & Muslim.
 Narrated by Bukhari & Muslim.
 Narrated by Imam Ahmad in ‘al-Musnad’ (1:4), shaykh Ahmad Shakir commented: its Isnaad is Saheeh.
 Narrated by Tirmidhi (5:609) no.3662 and said it was Hasan & Albaani authenticated it as in Saheeh Tirmidhi no. 2895.
 Narrated by Tirmidhi (5:610) no. 3663, Ibn Majah (1:37) no.97, Ibn Abee ‘Aasim in as-Sunnah no. 1148 & authenticated by Albaani authenticated it as in Saheeh Tirmidhi no. 2896.
 Narrated by at-Tabraani & al-Khatteeb, Albaani declared it Hasan in Silsilah Saheehah no. 815.
 Narrated by Muslim & Ahmad.
 Narrated by Tirmidhi & declared Hasan by Albaani.
 Narrated by Bukhari
Brief Biographies of some of the Companions – From Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa & Thahdheeb at thahdheeb
Taken from Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa & Thahdheeb at thahdheeb
Compiled & Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya
From the Companions-Radi Allaahu anhum
Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq -Radi Allaahu anhu
He was the first to accept Islaam from amongst the men, the friend of the Messenger of Allaah-sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, the first Khalifa of the Muslims. He is Abdullaah bin Abee Quhafah Uthmaan bin ‘Aamir al-Qurashee at-Taymee, may Allaah be pleased with him, and may Allaah curse those who curse him.
He was called Ateeq because he had a beautiful face. ‘Amr bin al-‘Aas asked: O Messenger of Allaah which of the men is most beloved to you? He said: Abu Bakr.’
Reported by Bukharee & Muslim.
Muhammad bin Jubair bin Mutim said: My father told me that a woman came to the Messenger of Allaah & spoke to him about something, and then he ordered her with something, so she said: O Messenger of Allaah if I don’t find you? So he said: If you don’t find me, go to Abu Bakr.’
Bukharee & Muslim.
‘Alee said: The best of this Ummah after its Prophet is Abu Bakr & Umar.
Adh-Dhahabee said: I swear by Allaah, The ‘Atheem, that ‘Alee said this & it is mutawaatir upon him, because he said it on the Mimbar of Koofah, so may Allaah curse the Rawafidah, how ignorant they are!!
Az-Zuhree said: Abu Bakr requested in his will that he be washed by his wife ‘Asmaa bint Umays & if she cannot then she should take the help of his son AbdurRahmaan.
He was buried next to the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, & his head was placed near to the shoulders of the Messenger-sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-.
Umar bin al-Khattab -Radi Allaahu anhu
He was the second of the great Khulafa of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, Abu Hafs, Umar bin al-Khattab bin Nufail -Radi Allaahu anhu. He died in the year 23 A.H. after leading the Fajr prayer, he was stabbed whilst leading the prayer. His Khilaafahlasted for 10 years after the Khilaafah of Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq -Radi Allaahu anhu, the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- was always seen with Abu Bakr & Umar -Radi Allaahu anhum.
The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- said: ‘Verily Allaah has placed the truth upon the tongue & heart of Umar.’
Narrated by Ibn Umar & Abu Dharr, collected by Ahmad, Tirmidhee, Abu Dawood & authenticated by al-Albaanee in saheeh al-Jaami’.
Talha bin Ubaidullaah said: That Umar was not the first to embrace Islaam nor the first to make Hijraabut was the foremost in Zuhud & desiring for the hereafter out of us.
The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-mentions as is narrated in Saheeh al-Bukharee by Jabir bin Abdullaah : ‘I saw myself entering Paradise, and behold! I saw ar-Rumaisa the wife of Abu Talha. And I heard footsteps, so I asked who is that? It was said: It is Bilal. Then I saw a palace with a lady sitting in its courtyard. So I said whose is this? They said it is Umar’s. I wanted to enter it and see it then I remembered your Ghira(possessive jealousy).’
Then Umar said: Let my parents be sacrificed for you O Allaah’s Messenger how dare I think of myGhira being offended by you?’
The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-said: ‘If there were to be a Prophet after me it would have been Umar al-Khattab.’
Narrated by Uqbah bin Aamir, & collected by Ahmad, Tirmidhee & Hakim, & made Hasan by al-Albaanee in Saheehah (327).
Ayesha daughter of Abu Bakr as-Sideeq -Radi Allaahu anhum
She is Ayesha daughter of Abu Bakr as-Sideeq -Radi Allaahu anhum- wife of the Messenger of Allaah, after Khadija -Radi Allaahu anha- had died, the Angel Jibra’eel had shown her to the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- in his dream before he married her, she was 18 years of age when the Messenger of Allaah died. She died 59 A.H. On the 17th Ramadan, Abu Huraira -Radi Allaahu anhu- buried her.
She was the Mother of the Believers, as-Siddeqqah -Radi Allaahu anha. Umar -Radi Allaahu anhu- asked the Messenger of Allaah, ‘who is the most beloved of people to you?’ he replied: ‘Ayesha’, then he asked, ‘from amongst the men?’ he replied: ‘Her father.’
Ash-Shaabee said : when Masrooq would narrate on Ayesha to us, he would say : ‘I was told by the truthful one, daughter of the truthful one, the beloved of the most beloved to Allaah, who’s innocence was established from above the seven heavens.’
Az-Zuhri said: ‘If the knowledge of Ayesha was gathered against the knowledge of all the other wives of the Messenger of Allaah and all the women, then Ayesha’s knowledge would remain unsurpassed.’
Abdullaah bin Abbas -Radi Allaahu anhu
The great companion of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, his name is Abdullaah bin Abbas bin AbdulMuttalib, the son of the uncle of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam. He was 13 years of age when the Messenger of Allaah passed away, he was known as the scholar of the Ummah.He died in 70 A.H. in Taif. It is authentically narrated that the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- embraced him and supplicated ‘O Allaah teach him the wisdom.’ Ibn Umar said of him:’ He was the most knowledgeable from the Ummah of Muhammad about what was revealed to Muhammad.’
Jabir ibn Abdullaah -Radi Allaahu anhu
He was the great companion of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, Jabir ibn Abdullaah ibn Haraam, he died in the year 74 A.H. at the age of 94, he was the last companion who witnessed the oath of allegiance at ‘Aqabah to die. He -Radi Allaahu anhu-took part in 19 battles with the Messenger of Allaah-sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, he mentions that he did not attend the battle of Badr nor that of Uhud because his father prevented him, when his father was killed he never stayed away from a battle. He also lost his eyesight in his later life, and he was one of the main narrators of Hadeeth on the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.
‘Irbaad bin Saariya -Radi Allaahu anhu
He is the great companion of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, ‘Irbaad bin Saariya as-Salama -Radi Allaahu anhu- who died after 70 A.H. his kunya was Abu Najeeh. He was from amongst theahl-ul-Suffah, Utbah bin Ubaid would say that ‘Irbaad is better than me and vice versa
Abdullaah bin Ukeem -Radi Allaahu anhu
He was a Companion of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- but he did not narrate from him.His name is Abdullaah bin Ukeem Abu Ma’baad al-Koofi, he died during the rule of Hajjaj. He was around from before the time of Islaam.
Abdullaah bin Mas’ood -Radi Allaahu anhu
He was the great Companion of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam-, Abdullaah bin Mas’ood bin Ghafil bin Habeeb -Radi Allaahu anhu-, died in 32 A.H. in Madina and Zubair led the funeral prayer and was buried in Baqi’.
He was the sixth person to embrace Islaam even before Umar bin Khattab -Radi Allaahu anhu-. The Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam- testified to his place in Paradise.
‘Alee -Radi Allaahu anhu- mentions that the Messenger of Allaah ordered Ibn Mas’ood to climb up a tree to bring something down from it, and his companions looked at the shins of Abdullaah bin Mas’ood while he was climbing the tree, and they began to laugh at the thinness of his shins! So the Messenger of Allaah said: ‘What causes you to laugh?! The leg of Abdullaah is heavier in the scales on the Day of Judgement than mount Uhud.’
Recorded by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad and authenticated by Shaykh Ahmad Shakir.(920).
Abdullaah bin Mas’ood was of the great recitors of the Qur’aan, it was said that he was one of the closest in guidance to the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam.
Abdullaah bin Umar -Radi Allaahu anhu
He was a great Companion Abdullaah bin Umar al-Khattab al-Qurashy -Radi Allaahu anhu, he died at the age of 83, in 63 A.H. He was a great Companion and the son of the second Khalifah of Islaam, he embraced Islaam at a very young age. He was killed by the order of Hajjaj during Hajj.
Jabir bin Abdullaah said: ‘There wasn’t anyone of us except that we were affected by the world and its wealth, except for Umar & his son Abdullaah.
Imaam Maalik said: Ibn Umar is from amongst the leaders of the Muslims.
Jareer bin Abdullaah -Radi Allaahu anhu
He was a great Companion Jareer bin Abdullaah bin Jabir who died in the year 51 A.H. He was from amongst the main Companions of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, he accepted Islaam before the death of the Prophet by 40 days. He was very handsome & good looking.
Umar bin al-Khattab -Radi Allaahu anhu-said: Jareer is the Yusuf (i.e. the Prophet Yusuf) of this Ummah. (Meaning that he was very beautiful.)
He was also the leader of his people.
Compiled & Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
1- The ‘Allamaa The Muhadith Muhammad Nasr ud-Deen al-Albaani
Shaykh al-Albaani says;
‘….As for the people who know about this science then they do not have any doubt in the weakness of this type of hadeeth. Here we have Shaykh Muqbil bin Haadee al-Yemani who mentions in his checking of ‘Ibn Katheer’ (v1 p.513) after briefly speaking about the narrators of the isnaad one by one;’ the hadeeth is weak due to a break in the isnaad and because of the weakness of UbaydAllaah bin Waleed ar-Rasaafee’
Taken from ‘Silsilah ad-Da’eefah V5 p.95′
Shaykh al-Albaani was asked about Muqbil bin Haadee al-Waadi’ee and Rabee bin Haadee al-Madkhalee he answered with;
‘We, by no doubt praise Allaah Azza wa Jal that He has subjected/provided for this righteous Dawa’, which stands upon the Book, the Sunnah and the methodology of the Salaf as-Saalih, many callers to Islaam in the different Islaamic countries who establish the duty which is established by very few of the people in the Islaamic world today.
Therefore these two shaykhs are a blessing, the two callers to the Book, the Sunnah and what the Salaf as-Salih were upon, who battle against those who oppose this correct Manhaj. As everyone knows (regarding those who oppose these two shaykhs) – that this certainlyemanates from two types of people; ‘either from an ignorant person or a person who follows his desires’. As for the ignorant person then it is easy to guide him, since he thinks that he has some knowledge-so when correct knowledge is explained to him he is guided.
This is why I have said on many occasions that many of the organisations which are prevalent today, even though they have deviated away from our Dawa’, we find amongst them those who have sincerity – which is more beloved to me than some of those in our Dawa’. Although it becomes clear that they are not with us in the sincerity which is a condition for the acceptance of all good actions.
As for the one who follows his desires, then we have no other way for him except that Allaah Tabaraka wa Ta’ala guides him. So those who criticise the two Shaykhs, are as we mentioned either ignorant, so they are educated, or he who follows his desires, then Allaah’s refuge is sought from this person’s evil, and we request from Allaah that He either guides him or He breaks his back.
As for Shaykh Muqbil, I have not read much of his works, unlike the case of our brother Rabee. What seems apparent is that Rabee is more active in writing than Shaykh Muqbil and vice versa in Dawa’, (Shaykh Muqbil is more involved in) mixing with the people and inviting them to the Book and the Sunnah, admonishing them and directing them more so than Shaykh doctor Rabee.
As for Shaykh Muqbil then the people of Makkah know their pastures better – the news that reaches us from you is the best testimony that Allaah has blessed him with ability which is probably unparalleled when compared to some of the other callers to Islaam on the face of the earth today. So we ask Allaah Azza wa Jal that He grants the Muslims the capability to acknowledge firstly their (i.e. the two shaykhs’) religion and that they are far from following their desires.’
Taken from ‘Silsilah hudaa wa Noor No. 851 Date 1416/7/9′
2) The Allaama The Faqeeh Ash-Shaykh AbdulAzeez bin Baz
A questioner from Yemen asked the Shaykh where he should go to study knowledge.
The Shaykh answered: ‘Go to Shaykh Muqbil.’
When Shakyh Bin Baz spoke about the history of the Dawa’ in Yemen he mentioned: ‘this is the result of the fruits of honesty and sincerity.’
Shaykh Bin Baz would accept references -from Shaykh Muqbil.
Shaykh Muqbil mentioned: At that time a person escaped to Riyadh and he said to Shaykh Bin Baz: O Shaykh I’m from Ahlus-Sunnah but I don’t have any documents.
Shaykh Bin Baz said to him: ‘Prove to me that you’re from Ahl-us-Sunnah.’
The man took out a piece of paper with a reference from me, upon that the Shaykh wrote a letter for him with which he could travel to wherever he wanted.’
Taken from ‘Rathaa shaykhina libin Baz p. 16′
3) Shaykh the Faqeeh Uthaymeen.
Shaykh Uthaymeen said:
‘Tell him that I regard him as a reviver of Islaam.’
Taken from ‘Nubtha Mukhtasira’ (p.9) by Umm Abdullaah the daughter of Shaykh Muqbil
4) Shaykh Muhaddith Rabee bin Haadee al-Madkhalee
Shaykh Rabee also said:
‘He is a reviver of Islaam in the country of Yemen. There has not been, since the time of AbdurRazaq as-Sanaani until our time, anyone who has established the Dawa’ and revived it like al-Waadi’ee.’
Taken from ‘Nubtha Mukhtasira’ (p.9) by Umm Abdullaah the daughter of Shaykh Muqbil
He also said in his advice to the Salafis of Yemen and in poetry he recited when mourning for the Shaykh:
‘This is what we express as condolence about the flag bearer of the Sunnah and Tawheed, that caller to Allaah, the reviver in truth in the land of Yemen. The effects of his Dawa’ reached to many regions of the earth.
I say to you what I believe, that your country, after the best generations, came to know the Sunnah and the Manhaj of the Salaf as-Saalih. The Sunnah appeared at different periods of time with strength, yet still I do not know of any period like this, with which Allaah has blessed you and the people of Yemen at the hands of this righteous man, theMuhadith, the Zahid, the Wara’ who stamped the world and its adornment under his feet.’ Dated: 1422/5/1
Taken from ‘al-Abhaaj bitarjamat al-Allama al-Muhadith Abee Abu AbdurRahmaan Muqbil bin Hadi al-Waadi’ee wa Dar al-hadeeth bi-Damaj’ p.163
Shaykh Rabee also said: On the death of our Shaykh the Imam Muqbil bin Haadee al-Waadi’ee may Allaah have mercy on him:
‘May Allaah make your reward great and give good condolences, may He forgive your dead. Allaah gives and takes what is His and everything has an appointed time. This is the Sunnah of AllaahTabaraka wa Ta’ala and all praise belongs to Allaah.
I ask Allaah that He covers this man with His mercy and is pleased with him. This man Zahid, the pious, whom I regard InshAllaah as a reviver in our time from the revivers of Islaam. May Allaah have mercy on him. He was burdened with carrying the Dawa’ and he handled its responsibility, its difficulties and toiling with patience,Zuhud and piety. All these means helped in spreading his Dawa’ and raising his status InshAllaah with his Lord and with the Muslims.
It is obligatory on his students that they continue on the path of the noble Messenger -alayhi as-sallat wa sallam - in the light of the Book and the Sunnah and upon the Manhaj of the Salaf as-Salih – upon the actions of the Manhaj of this man who you saw with your eyes, witnessed with your sight and came to know.
I hope that his example was a living example for you to follow in theDeen and to hold onto in piety and Zuhud and with patience at theharm faced in making the word of Allaah Tabaraka wa Ta’ala high and spreading the Deen of Allaah Azza wa Jal.
Taken from ‘al-Abhaaj bitarjamat al-Allama al-Muhadith Abee Abu AbdurRahmaan Muqbil bin Hadi al-Waadi’ee wa Dar al-hadeeth bi-Damaj’ p.164
5) Shaykh Ahmad bin Yahya an-Najmee
The Mufti of the south said when he came to visit Dar al-hadeeth in Dammaj after the shaykh passed away. His visit was on 3rd Jumad al-Akhir 1422 A.H.:
‘Praise belongs to Allaah on His Qada and His Qadr. It is necessary to have patience since all people will die. However whoever leaves behind the likes of this then he is not regarded as one who has died, since he has established something, he has reformed, he has invited and he has exerted himself.
We love that he is regarded (as being) of the virtuous people and of the pious from the highest of the Awliyah. This is how we regard him and Allaah will take all of us to account.
However we see all this, we see it with our own eyes, and feel it with our senses.
And we know - alhamdulillah - that he did a lot of good, very few people can reach what he did.
All these centres of learning which emanated from Yemen are goodness from his good deeds, rather from some of his good deeds. Every person who is in charge of a centre is from his students and all of them are examples to be followed.
There is no doubt that anyone who establishes good or does a good action and whoever follows that good action, then the person who initiated that good deed will have a reward as well as the reward of the one who acts upon that deed.
Like the Prophet - sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – said, “whoever calls to goodness then he will be rewarded and he will have the reward of the one who acts upon what he calls to from goodness. Whoever originates misguidance or calls to it then upon him is the sin and the sin of the one who acts upon that evil.”
We ask Allaah for forgiveness and goodness. This gathering, which we see, is nothing except from the good deeds of this great Shaykh who called to Allaah and was patient and steadfast. He sacrificed all that was dear and every precious thing in gathering these faces, encouraging them to study knowledge and placing them on the correct path-the path that Allaah Subhanahu Ta’ala ordered to follow since He says:
((And verily, this is My Straight Path, so follow it, and follow not (other) paths,
for they will separate you away from His Path. This He has ordained for you that you may become Al-Muttaqoon (God fearing)))
The last of our call is that we ask Allaah Azza wa Jal that He forgives our dead and our afflicted Ummah altogether. That Allaah forgives him and pardon his mistakes.
We ask Allaah Azza wa Jal to forgive him his mistakes. We are completely convinced InshAllaah that the like of these deeds are a reason for Allaah forgiving His slave.
We ask Allaah that He forgives Shaykh Muqbil and that He gives usthe ability to take him as an example in these good deeds and that we follow the path he followed in giving the correct Dawa’ to the Book of Allaah, to the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – and to the actions of the Salaf as-Salih. We ask for the ability to follow this Salafi Manhaj, which is the methodology of theSalaf -may Allaah be pleased with them. May Allaah send prayers upon our Prophet Muhammad and his Family and his Companions.’
Taken from ‘al-Abhaaj bitarjamat al-Allama al-Muhadith Abee Abu AbdurRahmaan Muqbil bin Hadi al-Waadi’ee wa Dar al-hadeeth bi-Damaj’ p.164-166
6) Shaykh Salih ibn Fawzan al-Fawzan
He was asked about the Aqeedah of Shaykh Muqbil, and he replied with:
‘Yes, Shaykh Muqbil – may Allaah have mercy on him- studied here in this country, in the Islamic University. He learnt Tawheed and went to Yemen. He called to Allaah and to Tawheed. His Dawa’ is good, as far as I have heard and as far as the fruits from that Dawa’go. Allaah caused him to benefit. May Allaah have mercy on him.’
Taken from ‘dahar.net/vb/archive/index.php?t-15041.html’ audio link
I ask Allah The Supreme and High to make our gathering a gathering of mercy, and (I ask Allah) to bless Shaykh Mustafa, for verily he is the connection (between the Shaykh and those who were visiting him). I hope from Allah The Supreme and High to make his (Mustafa’s) hidden affairs (upright) as is his apparent affairs. His apparent affairs are pleasing and his hidden affairs are only known by Allah. When the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was asked about an individual, he said: “Allah did not order me to open the chests (investigate peoples’ intentions).” Rather, the affair is based on what is apparent from the individual, and what is apparent from him is good, so we have praised him due to what is apparent. All praise belongs to Allah, he is from those whom are praised by us.
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee Defends Shaykh Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]
Translation by Abu Suhayl Anwar Wright حفظه الله
Video Courtesy: Brother Bilal @ Manhaj ul-Haqq