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Brother_Mujahid
06-02-2005, 06:00 PM
20 Points Regarding Shaykh al-Albaanee by Abu Hudhayfah

as-salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu...

[1] Shaykh Al-Albani has Ijaza in hadith from the late Allamah Shaykh Muhammad Raghib at-Tabaagh with whom he studied hadith sciences, gaining authority to transmit from him. The Shaykh himself refers to this Ijaza in Mukhtasar al-Uluw (p.72) and in Tahdir as-Sajid (p.63). He has a further Ijaza from Shaykh Bahjatul Baitaar(through whom his isnad stretches back to Imam Ahmad). These are mentioned in the book Hayat Al-Albani (the Life of Al-Albani) by Muhammad ash-Shaibaani. This sort of Ijaza is given only to those who have excelled in hadith and can be trusted to accurately convey a hadith. A copy of the Ijaza is in the possession of his student, Ali Hassan al-Halabi. So it is not correct to say that the Shaykh is self-taught from books, without authority and without Ijaza.

Whilst we are on the subject, I think it would not be out of place here to mention a few snippets from Shaykh Al-Albani's life and career to further emphasise his great standing in the field of hadith science as well as the respect shown to him by other scholars. One cannot really do the subject justice in one or two brief emails, however, I hope the readers will find this information both encouraging and interesting:

[1] Shaykh Al-Albani was born in 1914 in Ashkodera, the former capital of Albania.

[2] His first shaykh was his father, Al-Haaj Nuh Najjatee, who himself had completed Shariah studies in Istanbul, returning to Albania as one of its Hanafi scholars. Under his father's guidance, Shaykh Al-Albani studied Qur'an, tajwid, Arabic language as well as Hanafi fiqh.

[3] He further studied Hanafi fiqh and Arabic language under Shaykh Sa'eed al-Burhan.

[4] He would attend the lectures of Imam Abdul-Fattaah and Shaykh Tawfiq al-Barzah.

[5] The Shaykh met the late hadith master, Ahmad Shakir, with whom he participated in knowledge based discussions on hadith and its research.

[6] He met the late Indian hadith scholar, Shaykh Abdul-Samad Sharf ad-Deen, who himself had referenced the hadith to the first volume of An-Nasa'ee's Sunan al-Kubra as well as Al-Mizzi's monumental Tuhfatul-Ashraf, and they continued to exchange letters on matters of knowledge. In one such letter, Shaykh Abdul-Samad expressed his belief that Shaykh Al-Albani was the greatest hadith scholar of the time.

[7] In recognition of his knowledge of hadith, he was commissioned as far back as 1955 by the Faculty of Shariah at Damascus University to carry out detailed analysis and research into hadith related to buying and selling and other business related transactions.

[8] Shaykh Al-Albani began his formal work in the field of hadith by transcribing Al-Hafidh al-Iraqi's monumental Al-Mughni 'an Hamlil Asfar, being a study of the various hadith and narrations contained in Al-Ghazali's famous Ihya Ulum ad-Din. This work alone contains some 5000 hadith.

[9] The Shaykh was famous for attending the Zahiriyyah library in Damascus, and was eventually given his own set of keys due to his frequent and lengthy study there. On one such occasion, an important folio was missing from a manuscript in use by the Shaykh and this led Shaykh Al-Albani to painstakingly catalogue all the hadith manuscripts in the library in an endeavour to locate the missing folio. Consequently, he gained in-depth knowledge of 1000s of hadith manuscripts, something that was attested to years later by Dr. Muhammad Mustafa Azami in the introduction to Studies in Early Hadith Literature where he said: 'I wish to express my gratitude to Shaikh Nasir al-Din al-Albani, who placed his extensive knowledge of rare manuscripts at my disposal.'

[10] Shaykh Al-Albani would sometimes mention his extreme poverty during his early life. He said he would be reduced to picking up scraps of paper from the street, often discarded wedding cards, and use them to write his hadith notes on. Often, he would purchase scrap paper in bulk from the rubbish dump and take it home to use.

[11] He would correspond with numerous scholars, particularly those from India and Pakistan, discussing matters related to hadith and the religion in general, including Shaykh Muhammad Zamzami from Morocco and Ubaydullah Rahman, the author of Mirqat al-Mafatih Sharh Mushkila al-Masabih.

[12] His skill in hadith is attested to by a host of qualified scholars, past and present, including Dr. Amin al-Misri, head of Islamic Studies at Madinah University who considered himself to be one of the Shaykh's students; also Dr. Subhi as-Salah, former head of Hadith Sciences at the University of Damascus; Dr. Ahmad al-Asaal, head of Islamic Studies at Riyadh University; the late Pakistani hadith scholar, Allamah Badiudeen Shah as-Sindee; Shaykh Muhammad Tayyib Awkeej, former head of Tafsir and Hadith at the University of Ankarah in Turkey; not to mention the likes of Shaykh Ibn Baz, Ibn al-Uthaymeen, Muqbil ibn Hadee and many others in later times.

[13] After a number of his works appeared in print, the Shaykh was chosen to teach hadith at the new Islamic University of Madinah for three years from 1381 to 1383H where he was also a member of University board. After this he returned to his former studies and work in the Zahiriyyah library. His love for Madinah University is evidenced by the fact that he bequeathed his entire personal library to the University.

[14] He would hold study circles twice a week whilst in Damascus which were attended by numerous students and university lecturers. In this way, the Shaykh completed instruction in the following classical and modern works:

Fathul-Majid of Abdur-Rahman ibn Husain ibn Muhamamd ibn Abdul-Wahhab
Rawdah an-Nadiyah of Siddiq Hasan Khan
Minhaj al-Islamiyyah of Muhammad Asad
Usul al-Fiqh of Al-Khallal
Mustalah at-Tarikh of Asad Rustum
Al-Halal wa al-Haram fil-Islam of Yusuf al-Qardawi
Fiqh as-Sunnah of Sayyid Sabiq
Bath al-Hathith of Ahmad Shakir
At-Targhib wa at-Tarhib of Al-Hafidh al-Mundhiri
Riyadh as-Saliheen on Imam an-Nawawi
Al-Imam fi Ahadith al-Ahqam of Ibn Daqeeq al-Eid

[15] After carrying out an analysis of the hadith in Ibn Khuzaymah's Sahih, the Indian hadith scholar, Muhamamd Mustafa Azami (head of Hadith Science in Makkah), chose Shaykh Al-Albani to verify and re-check his analysis and the work is currently published in 4 volumes containing both their comments. This is an indication of the level of trust placed in Shaykh Al-Albani's hadith ability by other scholars.

[16] In their edition of the well known hadith compilation, Mishkat al-Masabih, the Maktaba al-Islamee publishing house requested Shaykh Al-Albani to edit the work before publication.The publisher wrote in the introduction: 'We requested that the great hadith scholar, Shaykh Muhammad Nasir ad-Deen al-Albani, should help us in the checking of Mishkat and take responsibility for adding footnotes for any ahadith needing them, and researching and reproducing their sources and authenticity where needed, and correcting any deficiences'

[17] The Shaykhs printed works, mainly in the field of hadith and its sciences, number some 112 books. I personally have 17 of these books and these alone run into 45 volumes! He left behind him in manuscript form at least a further 70 works.

[18] It is recorded on one occasion (and this incident is available on two tape cassettes - his students were in the habit of recording his teaching sessions), that a man visited Shaykh Al-Albani in his home in Jordan claiming to be a prophet! How would we have reacted when faced with such a situation? Shaykh Al-Albani sat the man down and discussed his claims at length (as I said, covering two tape cassettes) and in the end the visitor made tawba from his claim and all present, including the Shaykh, were overcome with tears. In fact, how often is Shaykh Al-Albani heard on tape bursting into tears when speaking about Allah, His Messenger and the affairs of the Muslims?

[19] On another occasion (and I was told this by a Shaykh who was present in the gathering) he was visited by three men all claiming that Shaykh Al-Albani was a kafir. When it came time to pray they refused to pray behind him, saying it is not possible for a kafir to lead the prayer. The Shaykh accepted this, saying that in his eyes the three of them were Muslims so one of them should lead the prayer. Afterwards, they discussed their differences at length and when it came time for the following prayer, all three men insisted on praying behind Shaykh Al-Albani!

[20] During the course of his life the Shaykh has researched and commented on over 30,000 individual chains of transmission (isnad) for countless hadith, having spent 60 years in the study of the books of the Sunnah and being in the company of, and in contact with, its scholars.

Abu Hudhayfah
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-08-2007, 04:17 PM
Concerning the Imaam of Hadeeth, the Shaykh - Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah), it has been narrated:

Once a sister from Algeria called the Shaykh and said: "O Shaykh! I have news!"

The Shaykh said: "I hope Allaah has blessed you with good news".

She said: "One of the sisters had a dream, and I shall narrate it to you".

The Shaykh said: "I hope she saw (something) good".

She said: "O Shaykh! is this confirmed, that someone comes and narrates a dream to you and you say: "I hope you saw (something) good and (hopefully) it is good"? Is this confirmed from the Sunnah?".

The Shaykh said: "No. This is not confirmed, however, there is no harm in using this (term) sometimes".

She said: "This sister saw herself on a balcony which overlooked a path. And upon this path she saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) by his (known) description. Then she saw me standing infront of the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) smiling at me, and I was smiling at him.

Then I called her, and said to her: "Come down. Come down with us."

So when she came down she asked me: "Who are you looking at?"

So I said: "Look at the one who looked at me", and she saw the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam), then the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) smiled, and proceeded along the path.

We then walked together along the (same) path (the sister and I) and whilst we were walking we saw a Shaykh upon the (same) path, so we extended our greetings to him, we said: "as-Salaamu 'alaykum".

So he replied to us: "wa 'alaykum as-Salaam wa Rahmatullaahe wa Barakaatuhu."

Then this Shaykh asked us: "Did you see the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam)?"

We said: "Yes, we saw him."

So this sister asked me: "Who is this Shaykh?"

So I said to her: "This is Shaykh al-Albaanee."." [end of dream]

The sister who had called the Shaykh, then said: "I ask Allaah to make this good news for you O Shaykh, and I wished to inform you O Shaykh, so hopefully it is good news, inshaa.-Allaah, that you are upon the way of the Sunnah, inshaa.-Allaah Ta'aala. So what do you say O Shaykh?"

Here, the Shaykh did not say a thing, rather, tears began pouring down (his face) and he cried profusely. He then asked those of the brothers who were in his gathering to leave.

Muhaddith al-'Asr Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee – Page 40

Actual recording of above narration
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
01-08-2007, 07:43 PM
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Subhanallah. May Allaah have mercy on the Shaykh. He is definetly one of the Imams of the Sunnah. :cry:
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-10-2007, 04:33 PM
:wasalamex
Ameeeen. Yeah he's one of my favourite shuyookh too.:cry: May Allah reward him for all his good work, and forgive him for his faults, ameen!
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-10-2007, 04:36 PM
Shaykh Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee
www.fatwa-online.com

He was born in the city of Ashkodera, then the capital of Albania in the year 1332 A.H./1914 C.E. into a poor family. His father al-Haaj Nooh Najjaatee al-Albaanee had completed Sharee'ah studies in Istanbul and returned a scholar to Albania. After Albania was taken over by atheism the family made Hijrah to Damascus. In Damascus Shaykh al-Albaanee completed his initial education and was then taught the Qur.aan, Tajweed, sciences of Arabic language, fiqh of the Hanafee madhab and further branches of the Deen by various Shaykhs and friends of his father.

He also learnt from his father the art of clock and watch repair - and became highly skilled in that and famous for it and derived his earnings through it. He began to specialise in the field of Hadeeth and its related sciences by the age of 20 - being influenced by articles in 'al-Manaar' magazine.

He began to work in this field by transcribing al-Haafiz al-Iraaqee's monumental "al*Mughnee 'an-hamlil-Asfaar fil-Asfaar fee takhreej maa fil-lhyaa minal-Akhbaar" and adding notes to it.

He delved further into the field of Hadeeth and its various sciences despite discourage*ment from his father. Furthermore, the books he needed were not to be found in his father's library which was composed mainly of various works of Hanafee Fiqh - and since he could not afford many of the books he required he would borrow them from the famous library of Damascus - "al-Maktabah adth-Dthaahiriyyah" or sometimes from book sellers.

He became engrossed with the science of Hadeeth to the extent that he would sometimes close up his shop and remain in the library for up to twelve hours - breaking off his work only for prayer - he would not even leave to eat, but would take two light snacks with him.

Eventually the library authorities granted him a special room to himself for his study and his own key for access to the library before normal opening time. Often he would remain at work from early morning until after 'Ishaa. During this time he produced many useful works - many of which are still waiting to be printed.

The Shaykh faced much opposition in his efforts to promote Tawheed and the Sunnah but he bore this with patient perseverance. He was encouraged by some of the noble Shaykhs of Damascus who urged him to continue, amongst them Shaykh Bahjatul Bayjaar, Shaykh 'Abdul-Fattaah -the imam, and Towfeeq al-Barzah-rahimahumullaah.

After some time he started giving two weekly classes attended by students of knowledge and university teachers - in which he taught various books of 'Aqeedah, Fiqh, Usool and Hadeeth sciences.

He also began organised monthly journeys for Da'wah to the various cities of Syria and then Jordan.

After a number of his works appeared in print the Shaykh was chosen to teach Hadeeth in the new University in Madeenah, Saudi Arabia, for three years from 1381 to 1383H where he was also a member of the University board.

After this he returned to his former studies and work in "al-Maktabah adth-Dthaahiriyyah" leaving his shop in the hands of one of his brothers.

He visited various countries for Da'wah and lectures - amongst them Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, the Emirates, Spain and England. He was forced to emigrate a number of times moving from Syria to Jordan, then Syria again, then Beirut, then the Emirates, then again to 'Ammaan, Jordan. His works - mainly in the field of Hadeeth and its sciences number over 100.

His students are many and include many Shaykhs of the present day amongst them:
Shaykh Hamdee 'Abdul-Majeed, Shaykh Muhammad 'Eed 'Abbaasee, Dr. 'Umar Sulaymaan al-Ashqar, Shaykh Muhammad lbraheem Shaqrah, Shaykh Muqbil ibn Haadee al-Waadi'ee, Shaykh 'Alee Khushshaan, Shaykh Muhammad Jameel Zaynoo, Shaykh 'Abdur-Rahmaan Abdus-Samad, Shaykh 'Alee Hasan 'Abdul-Hameed al-Halabee, Shaykh Saleem al-Hilaalee.

The Shaykh passed away on Saturday 22 Jumaadaa ath-Thaaniyah 1420 A.H. / 2 October 1999 C.E. He was 87 years of age. May Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) have Mercy upon his soul, aameen.

..........

For more about the noble Shaykh, kindly refer to Scholarly Jewels
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Al-Zaara
01-10-2007, 04:43 PM
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Subhan Allah, great info.

JazakAllah khair both brother_Mujahid and sis Umm'Abdullah.

May Allah (swt) have mercy on the Sheikh and grant him Jannah. Ameen to the duas.

I really like his name... Albanian. :D
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-10-2007, 04:43 PM
Kind of like someone I know.:p
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Mawaddah
01-10-2007, 05:39 PM
:sl:

May Allah have mercy upon him and Grant him the highest levels of Paradise Ameen :cry:

I love listening to his tapes! He is such a funny nice man Subhanallah....so much knowledge! I recall a story he was telling about a friend of his......totally creepy!! :eek:

Rahimahullah..may Allah make us like him Ameen!
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Maimunah
01-10-2007, 10:48 PM
Originally Posted by Mawaddah
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May Allah have mercy upon him and Grant him the highest levels of Paradise Ameen :cry:

I love listening to his tapes! He is such a funny nice man Subhanallah....so much knowledge! I recall a story he was telling about a friend of his......totally creepy!! :eek:

Rahimahullah..may Allah make us like him Ameen!
what was it about sis??
i wana know.. please share it with us:D
:sl:
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Skillganon
01-10-2007, 10:53 PM
Jazak Allah Khair.

Has anyone notice shiekh name sounds similar to the country he comes from?
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Maimunah
01-10-2007, 10:57 PM
Originally Posted by Skillganon
Jazak Allah Khair.

Has anyone notice shiekh name sounds similar to the country he comes from?
yeah thats true!! i wonder why though?

wasalaam
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
01-10-2007, 11:17 PM
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^ That's the purpose. Al-Albani = The Albanian. So his name is, Shaykh Muhammad Nasiruddin The Albanian. For example, an American would be "Muhammad Al Amreeki"

Allaah knows best.
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
01-11-2007, 02:05 AM
It was narrated that 'Abd-Allah ibn al-Mubaarak (may Allah have mercy on him) said:
"Know that death nowadays is an honour for every Muslim who meets Allah adhering to the Sunnah. Verily, to Allah we belong and unto Him is our return. It is to Allah that we complain of our Alienation, the passing away of our brothers, the lack of support and the emergence of bid'ah. it is to Allah that we complain of the great calamity that has befallen this ummah because of the passing away of the scholars and Ahl as-Sunnah, and the emergence of bid'ah."

[At-Tirmidhi in his Sunan with a hasan isnad.]
How true are the words of Imam Ash-Shaafi'i (may Allah have mercy on him) when he described Ahl as-Sunnah in the following terms:
"When I see a man among the scholars of hadith, it is as if I have seen a man from among the Companions of the Messenger of Allah."

[Al-Laalkaa'i in Sharh Usool I'tiqaad Ahl as-Sunnah.]
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
01-11-2007, 04:29 AM
The Wasiyyah (Will) of Imaam Al-Albaanee

Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen Al-Albaanee

Source: Ma'a Shaykhinaa Naasiris-Sunnah wad-Deen (p.27-31)

Translated exclusively for www.bakkah.net

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful...

Firstly, I advise my wife, children, friends, and all of my beloved ones, when the news of my death reaches them, to supplicate to Allaah, asking His Forgiveness and Mercy for me. I ask that they do not wail over me nor cry with a raised voice.

Secondly, I ask that they hurry my burial. I ask them also not to inform any of my close relatives or brothers (at the exclusion of others), except that which is necessary to prepare me for burial. Also I ask that they allow my body to be washed by my neighbor and sincere friend, 'Izzat Khidr Aboo 'Abdir-Rahmaan, and whoever he asks to help him with it.

Thirdly, I choose to be buried in the closest place available, so those who carry me will not place me in a car, nor will the followers of the janaazah (funeral) ride in their cars. I also ask that the graveyard be an old one, to ensure that its graves will not be exhumed...

...And for those living in the land that I die in, I ask that you do not make it a priority to inform my children from other lands until after I am buried. This is to prevent the emotions from overwhelming you, and as a result my janaazah becomes delayed.
I ask Al-Mawlaa (Allaah) that I meet him and that he has forgiven my past sins, and those I have yet to commit (at the time of writing this)...

...I bequeath my entire library, every printed book, copy, and manuscript (by my handwriting or someone else's) to the library of the Islaamic University of Al-Madeenah. That is because of my many fond memories of that place, the da'wah to the Book and the Sunnah upon the way of the righteous Salaf that I remember from the years I used to teach there.

I hope that Allaah will cause it to benefit the leaders of the da'wah there, as its owner used to benefit the students there in days gone by. And I ask that Allaah benefits me by them, from their sincerity and their work in the da'wah.

( O my Lord! Make me thankful for Your Favor that You bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and make me one that does righteous deeds that you love. And correct my offspring for me. Surely I repent to You, and surely I am from amongst the Muslims. ) [1]

Muhammad Naasirud-Deen Al-Albaanee
The 27th of Jumaadaa Al-'Oolaa, 1410
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Mawaddah
01-11-2007, 02:01 PM
Masha'allah!! That was such a beautiful Wasiyyah..... :cry: Jazakallah Khair so much Brother.


Originally Posted by Ruwaydah
what was it about sis??
i wana know.. please share it with us:D
:sl:
It was a lesson about the evil eye....and so the Sheikh rahimahullah was explaining about how some people are just known to have a certain power in their eyes ( I dont know if power is the correct word to use lol) whereas if they were to look at someone in the slightest bit of wrong way, that person would be seriously effected.

And then he went on to say that in his younger days, there was a young man whom he used to know who had this 'power', so the young man used to say "Hayya binaa nalqatu 3inaban!" Come along and let us pick grapes! and so they would go along...and when the man would see a cluster of grapes which he fancied, he would look at it and the bunch would drop :eek:

Is that creepy or what!

So the sheikh said that some of the Ulama have said that the way to cure people of this is to take a piece of metal and heat it in fire until it turns red, then hold it very close to the persons eye........But he said that he does not know of Its effectiveness.

And the Sheikh used to talk about alot of stories.....Rahimahullah :)
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-11-2007, 02:24 PM
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SubhanAllah that Wasiyyah made me so emotional, close to tears.:cry: SubhanAllah look at the concern he had of every aspect of his life, even his burial! And nowadays we neglect almost every part of our deen, may Allah forgive us and guide us.:cry:

Maw that was creepy! I'm glad I never met that guy.:muddlehea
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IbnAbdulHakim
01-11-2007, 03:00 PM
im gonna write up that wassiyah for myself, may Allaah have mercy on the sheikh !!! AMEEN !! subhanAllaah..
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-16-2007, 01:43 PM
An example of his humility and fear of Allah:

Are you Shaykh al-Albaanee?
www.fatwa-online.com

Once the Imaam of Hadeeth, the Shaykh - Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah), whilst sitting in his car, was approached by a man who asked:

"Are you Shaykh al-Albaanee?"


At this, the Shaykh was reduced to tears, and when he was asked as to the reason for him crying, he replied:

"It is befitting for a person to strive hard with himself and not to feel proud as a result of the people's statements (praises)".

Muhaddith al-'Asr Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee – Page 40
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
01-24-2007, 05:13 AM
al-Hamdu Lillaah, indeed the Shaykh has memorised a hundred thousand hadeeth...


Shaykh 'Asheesh narrates an incident when the Imaam of Hadeeth, the Shaykh - Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah) was explaining the different scholarly levels of hadeeth, and Shaykh al-Albaanee went on to say:
"al-Haafidth is one who has memorised a hundred thousand hadeeth along with their chains of narration and the text (of each hadeeth)."
So Shaykh 'Asheesh responds:
"Is it possible for me to be satisfied in the knowledge that our Shaykh has memorised a hundred thousand hadeeth?"
Shaykh al-Albaanee said:
"This does not concern you."
Shaykh 'Asheesh said:
"Rather, it is from that which does concern me."
Shaykh al-Albaanee said:
"…does not concern you."
Shaykh 'Asheesh said:
"So is it possible for me to say that our Shaykh is a haafidth?"
So Shaykh al-Albaanee became quiet.

Shaykh 'Asheesh said:
"So is it possible for me to take your silence as an answer?"
Shaykh al-Albaanee said:
"Have I not told you that this does not concern you?"
Shaykh 'Asheesh said:
"Yes. This is from that which does concern me. Is it possible for me to interpret (your) lack of response as an answer?"
So the Shaykh became quiet.

And Shaykh 'Asheesh repeated his question to him a number of times.

Shaykh al-Albaanee recited:
"{ And whatever you have of the blessings, then it is from Allaah }."
And Shaykh 'Asheesh quickly said:
"Can I interpret this as an answer?"
Shaykh al-Albaanee said:
"It is for you to interpret it as an answer and it is for you to interpret it as whatever you wish."
Shaykh 'Asheesh narrates:
"So I happily proclaimed: "Allaahu Akbar",

and jubilantly exclaimed:

"Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah",

and said:
"al-Hamdu Lillaah, indeed the Shaykh has memorised a hundred thousand hadeeth."
So our Shaykh laughed; It was as if he confirmed what I was saying.

Shaykh 'Asheesh further narrates:
"From his responses from the beginning to the end there never was a clear answer from the Shaykh, so this does not imply anything except his extreme humility."
Safahaat baydhaa. min hayaat Shaykhinaa al-Albaanee – Page 40
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
01-24-2007, 05:16 AM
In the dream, the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said: ((Ask Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee))...


Concerning the Imaam of Hadeeth, the Shaykh - Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah), it has been narrated:

“And in my last meeting with him (rahima-hullaah), I narrated to him a dream which one of the brothers had.

And it was that this brother saw the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam), so he (the brother) asked him: “If I find some difficulty in (any aspect of the science) of hadeeth, then who should I ask?”

So the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said: ((Ask Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee)).

So, just as I completed this narration, I saw the Shaykh cry profusely, and he was continuously repeating:

((O Allaah do not take me to account for what they say (about me), and make me better than what they suspect (of me), and forgive me for that which they do not know (about me)))”.
Safahaat baydhaa. min hayaat Shaykhinaa al-Albaanee – Page 45
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IbnAbdulHakim
01-24-2007, 09:48 AM
SUBHANALLAAH!!!! subhanAllaah... subhanAllaaah... subhanAllaah...subhanAllaah!!


subhanAllaah, Allahu Akbar!

what a beautiful, beautiful thread..
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-24-2007, 01:34 PM
:salamext:

SubhanAllah! May Allah grant him jannah and His infinite Mercy!
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-24-2007, 01:43 PM
[19] On another occasion (and I was told this by a Shaykh who was present in the gathering) he was visited by three men all claiming that Shaykh Al-Albani was a kafir. When it came time to pray they refused to pray behind him, saying it is not possible for a kafir to lead the prayer. The Shaykh accepted this, saying that in his eyes the three of them were Muslims so one of them should lead the prayer. Afterwards, they discussed their differences at length and when it came time for the following prayer, all three men insisted on praying behind Shaykh Al-Albani!
Reading this it is not possible to not love him!
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-24-2007, 02:02 PM
Concerning the Imaam of Hadeeth, the Shaykh - Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah) Shaykh Husayn al-‘Awaa.ishah narrated:


"The Shaykh himself used to pass by the houses of his students in his car waking them up for Salaatul-Fajr."


Safahaat baydhaa. min hayaat Shaykhinaa al-Albaanee – Page 38
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-24-2007, 02:04 PM
The Imaam of Hadeeth, the Shaykh - Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah) narrated:

“I bought a piece of land because it was cheap, and then began building a house and a shop (on it). As it was, the distance between my house to the Zaahiriyyah library which I used to frequent became further. (At the time), I used to work on a watch or two before the library opened its doors (in the morning).

I (then) bought a bicycle to ride, and it was the first time the people of Damascus saw such a sight, that a shaykh wearing a turban was riding a bicycle!; as a result they were very surprised. (At the time), there was a magazine run by a Christian entitled: ((al-Mudh-hik al-Mubkee)) and it mentioned this ("amazing") sight, and I was none too concerned by these small issues, since all that mattered to me was (saving) time!”


Safahaat baydhaa. min hayaat Shaykhinaa al-Albaanee – Page 24
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IbnAbdulHakim
01-24-2007, 02:34 PM
hey i was wondering, is there any thread for Muhammad SAWS with nice little things like this, would be beautiful to read inshaAllaah?
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-24-2007, 02:45 PM
:salamext:

The prophet (SAW) has a whole section, not a single thread.

http://www.islamicboard.com/prophet-muhammad-p/
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Umar001
01-24-2007, 02:58 PM
Originally Posted by Umm 'Abdullah
The Imaam of Hadeeth, the Shaykh - Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee (rahima-hullaah) narrated:

“I bought a piece of land because it was cheap, and then began building a house and a shop (on it). As it was, the distance between my house to the Zaahiriyyah library which I used to frequent became further. (At the time), I used to work on a watch or two before the library opened its doors (in the morning).

I (then) bought a bicycle to ride, and it was the first time the people of Damascus saw such a sight, that a shaykh wearing a turban was riding a bicycle!; as a result they were very surprised. (At the time), there was a magazine run by a Christian entitled: ((al-Mudh-hik al-Mubkee)) and it mentioned this ("amazing") sight, and I was none too concerned by these small issues, since all that mattered to me was (saving) time!”


Safahaat baydhaa. min hayaat Shaykhinaa al-Albaanee – Page 24
This is why I wish I could have met him.
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-24-2007, 03:04 PM
:salamext:

Same here. Wallahi those who studied under him are so lucky, mashaAllah! Perhaps it would be possible to study under his student, or the student of his student?
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Maimunah
01-24-2007, 04:03 PM
Originally Posted by Al Habeshi
This is why I wish I could have met him.
bro ur not the only one:cry: even though am a woman:cry:
may Allah have mercy on him

wasalaam
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Umar001
01-25-2007, 02:03 AM
Originally Posted by Umm 'Abdullah
:salamext:

Same here. Wallahi those who studied under him are so lucky, mashaAllah! Perhaps it would be possible to study under his student, or the student of his student?
A poet speaking about the death of scholars once said:

And although the shyookh,
I would have took,
My knowledge from have passed away,

Their students still stand,
May Allah reward them for what they've left in their hand,
For me to take,

Also

So what's one to do but be students of knowledge,
Under students of scholars,
Who were honoured and had the inheritance of our prophet,

So yep, theres always their students, closest we'll get I guess.
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IbnAbdulHakim
01-25-2007, 10:04 AM
the knowledge is brilliant mashaAllaah but will such a character be found in a man who can (unlikely but) gather the same amount of knowledge?
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-25-2007, 03:16 PM
:salamext:

If you want to know a scholar, look at his students. Trust me, the character traits would be passed on to someone sincere if Allah so willed.
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Al-Zaara
01-25-2007, 03:17 PM
:sl:

Well, there's never the same being twice.
May Allah grant him Jannah. Ameen. :cry:
And as an addition I must say: insha'Allah we'll be able to meet him in Jannah. Ameen. :cry:
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-25-2007, 03:21 PM
:salamext:

InshaAllah ukhtee, if we are all granted Allah's mercy - including shaykh Al-Albaanee (rahimullah).:cry:
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Maimunah
01-26-2007, 12:33 PM
ameen:)

wasalaam
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S_87
01-26-2007, 01:49 PM
:sl:

this is something nicely written regarding the sheikh ..
http://www.islamicboard.com/islamic-...-not-subt.html
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
01-30-2007, 01:37 PM
:sl:

Two pictures of the noble Shaykh Al-Albani, found on IA forums:

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4...banimedmp1.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4108/alalbanizt7.gif

May Allaah have mercy on him.
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Al-Zaara
01-30-2007, 03:23 PM
:w:

Masha'Allah. :cry: BarakAllahu feek for those pictures.

May Allaah have mercy on him.
Ameen.
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Maimunah
01-30-2007, 04:08 PM
ameen to all duas
wasalaam
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Shukria
01-30-2007, 11:47 PM
Ameen..Inshallah we should make dua to have more scholars such as Shaykh Al-Banee..
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Umar001
01-31-2007, 01:27 AM
OMG am so excited, I havent loked at the pics.

I dont know how to explain how I feel, probably like, erm, well if there someone you really think you love, and maybe your gonna get to know them for marriage or something and your about to jus place your gaze on them and ARGH.

SubhanAllah.


EDIT: I just seen them, wow, I thought he'd look more arabic, lol, guess its cos of my whole Mujadid thing, man, he reminds me of a friend I have from italy, mashaAllah he's so beautiful, though he didnt seem to happy in the pic, he kind of looks like Yusuf Estes a little, just smaller, oh man, he's so handsome.

MashaAllah.
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Al-Zaara
01-31-2007, 08:52 AM
Originally Posted by Al Habeshi
OMG am so excited, I havent loked at the pics.

I dont know how to explain how I feel, probably like, erm, well if there someone you really think you love, and maybe your gonna get to know them for marriage or something and your about to jus place your gaze on them and ARGH.

SubhanAllah.


EDIT: I just seen them, wow, I thought he'd look more arabic, lol, guess its cos of my whole Mujadid thing, man, he reminds me of a friend I have from italy, mashaAllah he's so beautiful, though he didnt seem to happy in the pic, he kind of looks like Yusuf Estes a little, just smaller, oh man, he's so handsome.

MashaAllah.
loq. Masha'Allah, your excitment is just wonderful to see.

He looks completely and utterly: Albanian. :D Wouldn't I have known anything about him, I still would have guessed he'd be Albanian. Also, he reminds me very much of the husband of my aunt.
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Umar001
01-31-2007, 02:30 PM
Originally Posted by Al-Zaara
loq. Masha'Allah, your excitment is just wonderful to see.

He looks completely and utterly: Albanian. :D Wouldn't I have known anything about him, I still would have guessed he'd be Albanian. Also, he reminds me very much of the husband of my aunt.
What does the writing say under the first picture?
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seeker_of_ilm
01-31-2007, 02:32 PM
Originally Posted by Al Habeshi
What does the writing say under the first picture?
:sl:

The writing says "Muhammad Nasiruddin Al-Albaani"

:w:
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Umar001
01-31-2007, 03:28 PM
Originally Posted by seeker_of_ilm
:sl:

The writing says "Muhammad Nasiruddin Al-Albaani"

:w:
Wa aleykum salam,

Thank you bro,

Man its hard to imagine that at one time he was with no knowledge. SubhanAllah.
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MinAhlilHadeeth
01-31-2007, 04:17 PM
:salamext:

MashaAllah. I've seen the second pic before! Ameeeeen to the du'as.
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Umm Yoosuf
02-01-2007, 11:43 PM
Originally Posted by Al Madani
:sl:

Two pictures of the noble Shaykh Al-Albani, found on IA forums:

http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4...banimedmp1.jpg
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/4108/alalbanizt7.gif

May Allaah have mercy on him.
:sl:

I have never seen his pictures before subhan Allah.

Ameen to the Du'a. Wallahi is books are amazing. His luctures too I heard. Masha Allah. May Allah reward him with Jannatul Fidous.
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Umar001
02-02-2007, 12:58 AM
What Books has he got out in english?

I have only got one! :O
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Umm Yoosuf
02-02-2007, 01:00 AM
There is one on Salaah and another on the Hijab. I have come across some text translated into English from his books. Does that make sense?
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Umar001
02-02-2007, 01:09 AM
Originally Posted by Al-Mu'minah
There is one on Salaah and another on the Hijab.
SubhanAllah, the son of Adam forgets, yes, The Prophet's Prayer Described, I have that, and I just got a book the other day on Tahid the first call or something from Masjid Ibn Taimiyah.

Originally Posted by Al-Mu'minah
I have come across some text translated into English from his books. Does that make sense?
Erm, nope. You mean like parts of stuff translated into articles or something but not whole books?
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Umm Yoosuf
02-02-2007, 01:15 AM
Yeah parts of his books made into articles.

One on Tawheed? Masha Allah.
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Umar001
02-02-2007, 01:22 AM
Originally Posted by Al-Mu'minah
Yeah parts of his books made into articles.

One on Tawheed? Masha Allah.
Yea, it is named, Tawheed First O' Callers to Islaam, I like it, and it says, 'The Imaam, The Muhaddith, The Mujaddid Muhammad Naasiruddeen Al Albaanee'

It talks about having to call people to tawheed first, that the utmost concern should be that first.

SubhanAllah, thats so beautiful.

You read it?
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Umm Yoosuf
02-02-2007, 01:24 AM
No I haven't I didn't know it even existed! But now I'll get it Insha Allah.
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Umar001
02-02-2007, 01:26 AM
Originally Posted by Al-Mu'minah
No I haven't I didn't know it even existed! But now I'll get it Insha Allah.

Lol
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seeker_of_ilm
02-02-2007, 11:38 AM
:sl:

Some ebooks by Albaanee insha'Allah:

Rites of Hajj - Al-Albaani
The Prophets Prayer - Al-Albaani
The Ettiquettes of Marriage - Al-Albaani (Also includes a book on marriage by Shaykh Uthaymeen, and some Fataawah from a website)
Tawassul 'Its types and its rulings' - Al-Albaani

And some articles and other things by him/about him can be found here
:w:
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MinAhlilHadeeth
02-02-2007, 12:05 PM
Originally Posted by seeker_of_ilm
:sl:

Some ebooks by Albaanee insha'Allah:

Rites of Hajj - Al-Albaani
The Prophets Prayer - Al-Albaani
The Ettiquettes of Marriage - Al-Albaani (Also includes a book on marriage by Shaykh Uthaymeen, and some Fataawah from a website)
Tawassul 'Its types and its rulings' - Al-Albaani

And some articles and other things by him/about him can be found here
:w:
:salamext:

I have that book, the etiquette of marriage!

I also have this book called 'The book of knowledge' by an-Nasaa'ee, and some notes by shaykh Albaanee. I've got the Prophet's prayer described, and 'The night prayer in Ramadan' Hmmm I think that's all.

Al-Mu'minah.... what book on hijab is that? I want to get it bi idhnillah!
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Umm Yoosuf
02-02-2007, 12:25 PM
Wa Alaikumussalaam Wa Rahmatulaahi Wa Barakatuh

I don't have the book but I know its out. And thats as far as I know.
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Umar001
02-02-2007, 06:21 PM
Originally Posted by Umm 'Abdullah
I have that book, the etiquette of marriage!

I also have this book called 'The book of knowledge' by an-Nasaa'ee, and some notes by shaykh Albaanee. I've got the Prophet's prayer described, and 'The night prayer in Ramadan' Hmmm I think that's all.

Al-Mu'minah.... what book on hijab is that? I want to get it bi idhnillah!

Where did you get them from??
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MinAhlilHadeeth
02-08-2007, 02:51 PM
:salamext:

Sorry for the late reply. Where did I get WHAT from?
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Umar001
02-08-2007, 09:00 PM
Originally Posted by Umm 'Abdullah
:salamext:

Sorry for the late reply. Where did I get WHAT from?
Wa aleykum salam wa rhametulah wa berekatu,

I have that book, the etiquette of marriage!

I also have this book called 'The book of knowledge' by an-Nasaa'ee, and some notes by shaykh Albaanee. I've got the Prophet's prayer described, and 'The night prayer in Ramadan' Hmmm I think that's all.

The ones underlined.
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MinAhlilHadeeth
02-09-2007, 01:29 PM
:wasalamex

All from Iqra book store in Southall.
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Erundur
02-13-2007, 04:41 PM
:salamext:

I just read a transcript of his on a debate with someone about Jihad, I thougth I'd share it.

Jihad

DEBATE BY SHAIKH NAASIR-UD-DEEN ALBAANI
The discussion starts With a supporter of The Islamic Jihad Organization (IJO) From the tape of Sheikh Naasir-Ud-Deen Al-Albaanee Rahimahullah "Munatharah ma' tantheem al-jihad al-islami." in two tapes

I.J.O Supporter: We have no doubt that you are one of the first of the scholars in the century to call for the return to the understanding of the Salaf. There is no doubt that the issue of jihad is an issue of disagreement among those who follow the Manhaj of the Salaf-us-Saalih. In the issue of jihad, we call the people to fight jihad under two conditions : The first is that it has to be done in pure intention for the sake of Allah. The second that it has to be under the banner of Islam. However we hear from the devout Muslim youth other conditions that they narrate from you which we never heard about in Ahaadeeth, such conditions are Islamic knowledge (or Education and purification - Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah) and having Khalifa or an Islamic state. These conditions we hear a lot from the brothers who follow manhaj as-Salaf, and I am among those who follow this manhaj INSHAALLAH. My Question is : do these conditions have any reference in the Sunnah ? or are they only an ijtihaad regarding the current situation and\or conditions? and before that do you really call for these conditions?
Al-Albaanee: First of all, we agreed to discuss this issue with you to find out about your Da'waah.

I.J.O Supporter: I told you about it.
Al-Albaanee: Then, explain your da'wa. Your questions are premature now, I want to understand what your da'wa is for.

I.J.O Supporter: My da'wa is clear, to do jihad according to the conditions I mentioned. Intention because the Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) said "whoever fought for the word of Allah to be supreme, (that is) FISABILILLAH (for the sake of Allah)". Under the banner of Islam because the Prophet (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) said "whoever fought for the sake of 'asabiyah (partisanship) supporting one group or fighting another and died, he died the death of Jaahiliyyah (days of Ignorance)."

Al-Albaanee: OK. Do we need an Ameer to do jihad ?

I.J.O Supporter: No.

Al-Albaanee: So we do jihad in a big disorganized mess ?
(Arabic : Fawda)

I.J.O Supporter: No ... but

Al-Albaanee: Also, your first condition which is the pure intention. This condition is for every worship, so we are done with it. Your second, under the Islamic banner, do you imagine jihad without an Ameer? How can we have an Islamic banner without an Ameer for that banner?

I.J.O Supporter: We can do jihad in a manner like: if a Muslim goes to a kafir enemy leader, and kills him.

Al-Albaanee: But we were talking about the jihad of a group. Jihad under an Islamic banner is it the jihad of one person or the jihad of a group? Also, a group of Muslims that leave for jihad, do they not need an Ameer to lead them?

I.J.O Supporter: Yes, yes of course. A group of Muslims who travel or leave for jihad need an Ameer. and If a group of Muslims of more than 3 leave for Jihad they need an Ameer.

Al-Albaanee: Then why did you not mention this as a condition?

I.J.O Supporter: Well, Okay, let us make it a third condition.

Al-Albaanee: Okay for the Fard 'Ayn jihad (compulsory on all Muslims), do we need a jama'a (group) for it or can it be done as individuals ?

I.J.O Supporter: Either case.

Al-Albaanee: This is not an answer.

I.J.O Supporter: Why is that?

Al-Albaanee: We said that jihad is two kinds : Fard Kifayah, which only a small group of Muslims can do, and if a group do it, the rest of the Muslims are not questioned about it. This kind of jihad individuals can do on their own. Fard 'Ayn which ALL the Muslims have to do it in a specific area. To do this kind of jihad, do we not need an Ameer to lead the Muslims?

I.J.O Supporter: Yes we need an Ameer for this group if it fights or if it doesn't fight.
Al-Albaanee: Good Good, we return to say Ameer to mean a Khalifah of the Muslims.

I.J.O Supporter: No not a Khalifah.

Al-Albaanee: Why? is it dangerous to say Khalifah?

I.J.O Supporter: Yes of course, because this means we want to reap the fruit before we plant the trees.

Al-Albaanee: This is what I see you doing. You say you want an Ameer for the whole group of Muslims to lead jihad and at the same time you don't want him to be the Khalifah! Is this what you want?

I.J.O Supporter: Well, yes.

Al-Albaanee: !! Okay then where is this Ameer? and who is this Ameer? and can we have more than one Ameer? We are now on the condition we agreed on before, which is that we need an Ameer, and you claim that we need an Ameer to lead this group jihad without him being the Khalifah. Which do we get first, the Ameer or the jihad? this is like asking do we pray before the adhan or after. which comes first ?
[after a while of arguing around]

I.J.O Supporter: Okay we do need an Ameer for the Fard 'ayn jihad before we start the jihad.

Al-Albaanee: Excellent. Then do we call to have an Ameer first, or do we call for the jihad first.

I.J.O Supporter: Well, both at the same time.

Al-Albaanee: Lahawlawalaquwataillabillaah (There is no might nor power except with Allah). We just agreed that we need an Ameer for Jihad al-'Ayn before we start the jihad. The next question is do we call for an Ameer First or do we call for the jihad first? This group, all kinds of groups need an Ameer. To call for this kind of jihad we do need an Ameer first, the Ameer will call for the Mujahideen and send those here and those there.

I.J.O Supporter: Okay, what if a group of Muslims read in the Qur'an about jihad and want to do jihad, so they gather for jihad and then appoint an Ameer on them.

Al-Albaanee: Ya akhi what you are describing is a case of jihad Fard al-Kifayah. For Fard Al-Kifayah it is okay for a small group to gather and go do jihad. For Fard al-'ayn we need the whole group of Muslims. How can we have the whole group of Muslims if we don't have a unified leadership for this kind for jihad? This kind of Ameer, I do not see any of the Mujahideen calling for it. Why do you not call for that Ameer?

I.J.O Supporter: Okay then let us call for this Ameer.

Al-Albaanee : OK, then what are the characteristics for this Ameer, in your opinion?

I.J.O Supporter: [some characteristics]

Al-Albaanee: And do you see an Ameer with these qualities ?

I.J.O Supporter: Yes, many.

Al-Albaanee: Where?

I.J.O Supporter: Everywhere.

Al-Albaanee: We said that we need an Ameer for the whole group, i.e. for all the Muslims. How can we have more than one Ameer for all the Muslims?

I.J.O Supporter: ... [arguing around]

Al-Albaanee: Do you know what does the Ahaadeeth of Huthayfah bin yaman (radiallaahu'anhu) [fa in lam yakun lahom jama'a wa la imam (If there is no jamah and no leader)] say about this, does it lead to the conclusion that this jihad needs a Khalifah, or otherwise?
Ahaadeeth narrated in Bukhaaree , Kitaab Al-Manaqib, Ahaadeeth #3338 Ahaadeeth says: When people were asking the Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) about the goodness, I was asking about the evil in fear that it may get to me, so I asked "O prophet of Allah (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) we were in Jaahiliyyah then Allah brought this goodness, will there be any evil after it?" The Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) said "yes there will", I said "will there be goodness after it?" he (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) said "yes and it has some impurities" I asked "and what are its impurities?" he (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) said "People who guide without my guidance, you know of them and deny." I asked "Is there evil after this goodness?" he (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) said "Yes, there will be preachers who preach for the doors of hellfire, whoever answers them they throw him into hellfire" so I said "O Prophet of Allah(salallaahu'alayheewasallam) ,describe them for us" he (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) said "they are from you and they speak from our language." so I asked "what should I do if I witness that?" the prophet (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) said "stick with the group of Muslims and their leader" I asked "what if they had no leader?" he (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) said "if they had no leader or imam, then leave all these groups even if you had to bite on a tree until your death."

I.J.O Supporter: What does this Ahaadeeth have to do with our discussion?

Al-Albaanee: Did Hudhayfah (radiallaahu'anhu) not ask the Prophet (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) about what to do when there are callers to the doors of hellfire? The Prophet (salallaahu'alayheewa- sallaam) answered that he must stick to the imam of the jama'a, if there is no imam then let him stay away from every jama'a. Do these conditions apply to today? Do we not have people who claim to be Muslims yet they are callers to hellfire? Is Khalifah not missing?

I.J.O Supporter: I prefer to to discuss other Ahaadeeths, like "there is still a portion of my nation fighting for the right, they do not care whoever disagreed with them or let them down."
Al-Albaanee: What does this have to do with our discussion? We are not in disagreement about calling for jihad.
We are in agreement that jihad is a an obligation (Fard 'Ayn) today, what we disagree on is that do we need a Khalifah first or not.
What you quoted adds nothing to the argument. We both agree that jihad is a Fard. Do you understand? What we disagree about is the issue of needing a Khalifah to start this jihad.

I.J.O Supporter: OK.

Al-Albaanee: Notice that the Prophet (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) advised Hudhayfah (radiallaahu'anhu) to stick with the imam of the Muslims and their main group. You have that all the conditions in that Ahaadeeth are true today ..

I.J.O Supporter: True ...

Al-Albaani: and the Prophet (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) said if the Muslims had no imam or jama'a, to leave all the groups. so what do you do now?

I.J.O Supporter: Well, we try to look for the group of Muslims and find an imam for it.

Al-Albaanee: This is what we call for! jihad is fard, but right now is not the time for it. We need the imam first and that the Prophet Muhammad (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) ordered you to follow and stick with his group.

I.J.O Supporter: How do we know that we cannot do jihad until we get this Khalifah that is indeed necessary?

Al-Albaanee: The Ahaadeeth says if the Muslims had no one leader then leave all the groups. And we already said before that the jihad for fard al-'ayn has to be done the jama'a led by a leader to all the Muslims, an Ameer. If the Muslims had no leader they stay away from ALL groups. How can they do group jihad if they should at the same time stay away from all groups??? you are contradicting what you already agreed on. Islamically we have only one banner, one group and one leader. We do need this one group to start the fard al-'Ayn jihad.

I.J.O Supporter: ...

Al-Albaanee: Now what I want to do is prove to you that this Ameer of the fard 'Ayn jihad must be a Khalifah, not just an Ameer. The Dalleel (proof) is the Ahaadeeth of Hudhayfah (radiallaahu'anhu) again. Sometimes as you know the evidence is clear and sometimes not very, (qat'i al-dilalah, or thahiri al-dilalah). Let us consider an example of a Sheikh advising his student on the guidelines of this hadith. The student asks his Sheikh what to do to to avoid the evil, the Sheikh says stick with the imam of the Muslims. The student answers that the Muslims have no khalifah, so the Sheikh advises him to stay away from all the groups. This student is obedient to his Sheikh and this Sheikh that is following his Prophet (salallaahu'alay- heewasallaam). What would this student do? He would go ahead living his life in a valley looking after his sheep or whatever, worshiping Allah. Where is jihad? If it was a Waajib on this Muslim to fight then the Sheikh would tell him to fight, and not to stay away from every group. Is there a jihad here? As long as there is no imam then there is no jihad. This evidence is Qat'i al-Dilalah (clear evidence). Jihaad must be in the supervision of an Imam, or Khalifah. But let me tell you about some thing that troubles many of the students of knowledge, that there are many groups that fight like the Afghan or those in Syria a decade or more ago. Those people, if they want to fight they must be under the leadership of one Ameer, that doesn't mean that Syrians fight in Afghanistan and Afghanis in Syria, no. It means that both fighting groups must be under the supervision on one Imam and one khalifah. If there was no one imam and no one jama'a (not in the meaning of two fighting groups, but in the meaning of one group in their unity of leadership, but could be more than one group of fighters each fighting in a part of the Islamic world), both groups would be operating on their own.

To do this fard 'ayn jihad, the Waajib of the Muslims is unity, the unity needs a Khalifah. To establish this thing, we must start with education and purification (Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah). We can not start with jihad right now.
You say that there are many groups for jihad, yet all these groups are in disagreement and as Allah said in Qur'aan "wa la tanaza'o fa tafshalu wa thahaba ree'okum". We are today many like the flowing of the river, what you want to do is give legitimacy to these ghutha' groups.

I.J.O Supporter: Okay then how does this education and purification (Tasfiyah wa Tarbiyah) lead to Khalifah?

Al-Albaanee: History repeats itself. Everybody claims that the prophet is their role model. Our Prophet (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) spent the first half of his message in making da'wa, and he started with it not with jihad. The prophet (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) first raised his companions with Islamic education like he educated them to say the word of truth and not be afraid of it, he (salallaahu'alayheewasallam) also taught them the Islamic teachings. We know that our Islam today is not like it was when Allah revealed "today I have completed your religion", many things have indeed been added to Islam, do you not agree?

I.J.O Supporter: Yes I fully agree. but there are many Qur'ânic proofs that jihad is an important obligation!

Al-Albaanee: I do not deny that, but ya akhi the question is "where do we start from?" My da'wa is :
To do this jihad we need an Ameer, to get this Ameer we must work on the Tasfiyah and Tarbiyah. Think about this on your own, by considering the Ahaadeeth of Hudhayfah (radiallaahu'anhu) which do we need first jihad or the Ameer?

I.J.O Supporter: Has anyone before called for Tasfiyah and Tarbiyah before jihad?

Al-Albaanee: May Allah be merciful with you. Tell me when did the Muslims not have a unified Khalifah?

I.J.O Supporter: What about the time of Ali (radiallaahu'anhu) and Mu'awiyah (radiallaahu'anhu)?

Al-Albaanee: You mean you have a doubt that Ali (radiallaahu'anhu) was right, and that Mu'awiyah (radiallaahu'anhu) was wrong?

I.J.O Supporter: No ... but

Al-Albaanee: No "but"s. How many khulafaa were there?
[after a while of discussion]

I.J.O Supporter: OK, OK, one.

A listener: To be frank my Sheikh, this discussion is going nowhere. If one does not make his intention and mind pure he will never understand.

Al-Albaani: This is indeed a good advice. We live in an age where one of the fatal characters is spread, which is everyone liking his own opinion. Today everybody who reads a bit of Qur'aan or learns a bit of Ahkaam (rulings) and Ahaadeeths, he thinks he is something in 'ilm (knowledge) although he can not read the Ahaadeeths without errors, and then he wants to argue everything he sees ...

I.J.O Supporter: .. trying to interrupt ...

Al-Albaani: The time for discussion is over. I will take the advice of the brother. My advice to the students of knowledge is not proceed to preach to the people something that may lead them to great misguidance (Dalal). He should check with the people of knowledge before he jumps to conclusions.
It is one of the disasters of the Muslim youth today to quickly adopt opinions without looking into the opinions of the Salaf and khalaf with regards to these issues.

I advise Muslims to research this especially in the issues that concern the group such as Jihad.
Jihad is, without doubt the pride of Islam and of the basis of Islam (arkaan - basis or pillar) and the verses and Ahaadeeths regards this are known to everybody Insha'allah.

But this jihad has its conditions and introductions.
From its basic conditions that the group that does it must be in agreement to return to Qur'aan and Sunnah in their rulings (Ahkaam).
This in fact needs a great time of education, purification and of scholars and preachers, like the Prophet (salallaahu'alayheewa- sallaam) educated his companions. We notice that Mujaahids call for whatever of the Muslims to join in the fight, and when they go to fight they find disagreement among themselves in matters of their faith and the basics of Islam.
How do these people get ready to go for Jihad when they are yet to understand what is obligatory on them of Aqeedah ??!! This my brother, leads us to understand that Jihad is not to be discussed, but we must discuss its pre-requisites. The first introduction is, as we attest before Allah, the Khalifah. Because if the Ameers exist today and the bond I talked about (common understanding of Islam) does not exist among them then they will turn against one another and fight each other.
They must be all for one methodology and one understanding (the Manhaj of the Salaf). I therefore advise every Muslim to work by the Ahaadeeth of Ibn al-yaman (radiallaahu'anhu), leave all the groups and stay by yourself.
And this is not to mean to live in isolation, no it means not to join one or another group. You can do yourself and all the Muslims good with your knowledge.

This is a reminder, and the reminder benefits the believers.

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Umm Yoosuf
02-28-2007, 10:30 PM
Al-‘Allaamah Al-Albaanee – rahimahullaah – teaches ‘Aqeedah (creed of belief) from beneath the overturned car!!

Aboo Waa’il ‘Umar bin Ahmad: Ash-Shaikh ‘Alee Khashshaan said in his printed statement “Naasir ul-Hadeeth (Supporter of the Hadeeth), and Mujaddid us-Sunnah (Reviver of the Sunnah), Al-Albaanee: He Lived as the Alone Person of the Time, and He Became the Lost Person of the Time.”

This statement was published in the magazine Ash-Shaqaa’iq, and he (‘Alee Khashshaan) spoke about Ash-Shaikh Muhammad Naasir ud-Deen Al-Albaanee (saying): “I swear by Allaah, my eyes did not see anyone, as far as I know, who was more eager about the Sunnah, and more severe in aiding it, and who followed it more than Al-Albaanee. Indeed a car overturned with him inside of it between Jeddah and Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, and the people rushed (to it) saying, ‘O Sattaar, O Sattaar!’ (meaning O Protector). So the Supporter of Hadeeth (Al-Albaanee) said to them while he was under the overturned car, ‘Say O Sateer, and don’t say O Sattaar, for As-Sattaar is not from the Most High’s names.’ And in the Hadeeth (the Prophet said), ‘Verily Allaah is Living (Hayy), Sateer (Concealer); He loves sitr (covering, concealing or protecting).’”

Conveyed from the Home Page of Sahab net
http://www.sahab.net/sab/
Translated by Aqeel Walker


Subhan Allah!
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ilm.seeker
04-08-2007, 07:07 AM
AbdurRahman.org » scholars » Shaik Nasiruddin Albanee

About Shaik Albanee
Articles / Books by Shaik Albanee
  1. Books recommended by Sheikh Albani
  2. Khutbat-ul-Haajah - [The Sermon for Necessities] - al-ibaanah.com
  3. The Book of Eemaan - By Abu Ubaid al-Qaasim bin Sallaam al-Baghdaadee - Tahqeeq Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaanee [Book]
  4. Warning Against the Fitnah of Takfeer Ash-Shaykh Muhammad Nasir ud-Deen al-Albaani [Book]
    Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya
  5. The Creed of Imaam al-Albani on the Issues of Takfir and Apostasy - 42p.pdf
    An explanation of the deception of the Qutubiyyah, in their bid to revile and defame the Inheritors of the Prophets, accusing them of deviation and misguidance.This article is about the misconceptions about the Scholars of the Salaf
  6. Etiqettes of Visiting the Graves - Sheikh Al-Albani
  7. The Ruling on Television - Albaani - 1p
  8. The Lawful and Prohibited in Islam - Yusuf al-Qaradawi - 181p
  9. The Lawful and prohibited in islam - Daeef Hadeeth - Albanee - 12p
  10. Al-Adab al-Mufrad - HTML Frames Version - Imam Al-Bukhari [ .chm file download ] - A code For Everyday Living: The Example of the Early Muslims Imam al-Bukhari is world-renowned for his major work, "al Jami' al Sahih" ("Sahih al Bukhari"), but he has also produced a number of other works, including "Al-Adab al-Mufrad", here translated into English. This book is a compilation of ahadith on Islamic morals and manners from various sources.
    1. Weak Ahadeeth in Adab al-Mufrad - Shaykh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen al-Albani
      Numbers according to Eng. Trans. Of Y. DeLorenzo. - Translation by Abu Rumaysah
  11. Weak hadith in Fiq us Sunnah - by Imam Albanee [PDF] - Tamaam ul-Minnah Fit-Ta'liq alaa Fiqh us-Sunnah (trans. Dawud Burbank)
  12. The Etiquettes Of Marriage And Wedding - Albanee - 11p [pdf]
  13. The Origins of Shirk - Shaik Nasiruddin Albanee - 3p
  14. Tawassul : Its types and Rulings - Naasiruddin Al-Albaanee, Al Hidaayah Publishers [Book]
    The people are in great confusion about the matter of Tawassul and its rulings in the religion, and they greatly differ concerning it, some declaring it lawful and others prohibiting it, some going to extremes and other being over-lenient. Also, a large number of the Muslims have been used to saying in their supplications for centuries such things as: ‘O Allah by the right of your Prophet …,’ or by the right of the sacred house… forgive me.’ `O Allah by the right of me Awliyaa and the pious, and so and so, etc.’ Or `O Allah by the honor of the men of Allah to you, and by the honor of those in whose presence we are, and under whose assistance we exist, relief us and the distressed from all distress’… “So what is Tawassul? What are its types? What is the meaning of the Aayaat and the ahaadeeth, which mention it? And what is the correct ruling for it in Islam?”
  15. Imaam al-Albani on Tawhid ul-Hakimiyyah
    The true intent of those who innovated this matter into the religion explained in the words of Imaam al-Albani.
  16. The Ahaadeeth of Tawheed By Shaykh al-Albaanee
  17. Kitab us Sunnah - Abu dawood - Authenticated by Al-Albaani - troid.org - 5p [PDF]
  18. This is our call - Albanee - 19p [PDF]
  19. Sifat Wudoo an Nabee - Albanee - qss.org - 18p
  20. The Complete Guidance on the Rulings of Wiping - Albanee - 6p
  21. The Prophet's Prayer Described - Shaik Nasiruddin Albanee. Excellent !! Opens in Framed Windows. Easy to navigate. [Book]
  22. The Abridgement of the Prophet's (saws) Prayer Decsribed - Al-Albanee - 48p [PDF]
  23. Praying Alone in the Last Row of Prayer - Al Albanee - 1p
  24. Ruling for Holding a Second Jamaa'ah in the Same Masjid - Al-Albanee - al-manhaj.com
  25. The Weakness of the Ahaadeeth Mentioning Wiping the Face with the Hands After Dua - Shaikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albanee - 2p
  26. Ramadan - A Reminder of Unity - Al-Albaanee - Translated by Al-Istiqaamah Newsletter - al-manhaj.com
  27. Sunnahs Neglected in Ramadhan - Al Albaani
  28. 7 Practical Tips for praying Qiyaam al-Layl - Albaani, Uthaimeen etc - ahya.org
  29. The Night Prayer in Ramadhan - Al-Albanee - Al-Ibaanah - 31p [PDF]
  30. The Way to Perform the Night Prayer - Salaat at-Taraaweeh - Al-Albaanee - al-manhaj.com
  31. How to Seek Laylatul-Qadr - Shaykh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen al-Albani - islaam.com
  32. When is the Night of Al-Qadr? - Imaams Al-Albaanee and Ibn Al-'Uthaimeen - al-manhaj.com
  33. Concerning 'Itikaaf - Al-Albaanee - al-manhaj.com
  34. Rites of Hajj and Umrah - Al-Albani - qss.org - 18p
  35. Simple Hajj Guide - Albanee - Fatwa-online.com - 3p.doc
  36. Simple 'Umrah Guide - Albaani - Fatwa-online.com - 3p.doc
  37. Innovations of Hajj - Al-Albani - 10p
  38. How are we Obligated to Interpret the Qur'aan? - Imaam Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee
  39. 15 Unauthentic Narrations About the Qur'aan - Naasirud-Deen Al-Albaanee - bakkah.net
  40. The Status of Sunnah in Islam - Al Albaani - 18p [PDF]
  41. The Deviation of those who are satisfied with The Qur'an to the exclusion of Hadeeth - Albani - 2p
  42. The Sacred Salafi Methodology - Albanee - AllaahuAkbar.net - 15p
  43. The Hadith is proof itself in belief & Laws - Al- Albani - 59p [PDF] (html version )
  44. Raiyadh ul Saleeheen - Nawavi [Framed HTML Version] from adly.net [ pdf version] [Book]
  45. The Book of Knowledge By Imaam Abu Khaithama Zuhair Ibn Harb An-Nasaa'ee - Albanee - 40p [PDF]
  46. Imaam Muslim's Book Of Knowledge - Naasirud Deen al-Albaanee - troid.org
  47. Debate with a Jihadi - Shaikh al-Albaanee - SalafiPub
  48. Shaikh al-Albaanee on Jihad - SalafiPub
  49. Suicide Bombings in the Scales of Islamic Law - Albaani - al-manhaj
  50. Buying in Installments with a Raised Price - Albanee - 1p
  51. Fatwas on Women - Albanee - uh.edu - 21p
  52. Fataawaa for Sisters: Prayer, Wine and high-heeled Shoes - By Shaykh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee - troid.org
  53. The Face Veil - Al Albaani - Translated by Bilal Philips - 11p [PDF]
  54. Women and Da’wah - al-Albaanee - troid.org
  55. Women Praying Under or Above the Masjid - al-Albaanee - troid.org
  56. The Etiquettes Of Marriage And Wedding - Albanee - 11p [pdf]
  57. Every Innovation is a Misguidance - Albanee - AllaahuAkbar.net - 6p
  58. The Weakness of the Ahaadeeth Mentioning Wiping the Face with the Hands After Dua - Shaikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen Al-Albanee - 2p
  59. Imaam al-Albani on Abdur-Rahman Khaliq and Salman al-Awdah - 2p
  60. An Answer to the Mischievous Writings of Hasan Ali al- Saqqaf against Shaykh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Din al-Albani - 15p
  61. Ideologies of Falsehood - Albaani - islaam.net - 2p
  62. Al-Albaanee versus al-Bootee, The Soofee - Furqaan.com - 5p
  63. Shaykh al-Albaanee's advice to the Jamaa'ah at-Tableegh - 6p
  64. Suicide Bombings in the Scales of Islamic Law - Albanee - 2p
  65. There are no parties in Islaam - Albanee - 3p
  66. The Wasiyyah (Will) of Imaam Al-Albaanee - Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen Al-Albaanee
Links
  1. Sheikh Nasiruddin Albanee: My First Encounter with a Scholar Who may not be Substituted - By Shaykh Mahmoud Ridha Murad
  2. http://allaahuakbar.net/scholars/albaani/index.htm
  3. Albanee's Article collection @ salafipublication.com
    1. Concerning Those Who Do Not Rule by what Allaah SWT has Revealed
    2. Notes on Fiqhus-Sunnah of as-Sayyid Sabiq
      Analysis of the hadiths found in the opening sections of the first volume of this work as well as corrections to some of the viewpoints found in this work.
    3. The Way of As-haab ul-Hadeeth and Their Being Closest to the Truth
      Imaam al-Albaani explains the reason why the scholars explain The Aided Group and the Saved Sect to be the People of Hadeeth, due to their being the closest to the truth.
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- Qatada -
04-09-2007, 05:18 PM
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SHEIKH NASIR UD-DEEN AL-ALBANEE: MY FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH A SCHOLAR WHO MAY NOT BE SUBSTITUTED

By Mahmoud Ridha Murad


All praise is due to Allah Who made the scholars the heirs of the Prophets, and all praise is due to Him who made us of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah. Revivalists are rare breeds who come one at a time at the top of every hundred years. Therefore, the whole Ummah feels the loss of one, particularly by the students of knowledge and scholars.

Although the death of scholars like Bin Baz and Nasirud-Deen al-Albani, may Allah admit them into Jannat al-Firdaws, is grave calamity, yet it does not mean the end of the Muslim Ummah. Their death however is not like the death of an ordinary man regardless how influential or powerful he may be. The death of a scholar leaves behind a vacuum that is not easy to fill. The time will come when Muslims realize that Shaikh Nasirud-Deen al-Albani was a genuine revivalist, and a specialist in a science which is nowadays shun by many students because it requires endurance, perseverance and an amazing memory to retain texts and chains of narrators in correct and chronological order. Even those who take the chance and study it, many of them are content with the university curriculum, and do not pursue further studies of their own. Rather, they rely on researches that were made by scholars of the past. And when it comes to narrating a hadeeth, some of them do not retain the precise text, rather, they narrate its meaning or miss or change one word here and another there. When one of them is asked about the source of a hadeeth, he would say after some ‘ahm, ahm. I think this or that Imam compiles it!

Shaikh Nasir did not attend regular schools or universities; he acquired his education studying under scholars and through his own research and studies, just like the Pious Predecessors. Yet he dwarfed doctoral Graduates who could not stand the chance of debating with him.

The arguments of those who differed with the Shaikh on certain Fiqh issues, such as the prohibition of wearing circular gold jewelry by women, and other issues, are too weak to stand the scrutiny of the Shaikh and his scholarly counter arguments.

About 17 years ago, I brought back with me from Kuwait a large number of cassette tapes of the Shaikh’s lectures. I passed the time during the flight listening to them, one after another with full concentration. At times I used to rewind the tape more than once to make sure I did not miss even a word from his lecture.

Besides his warm voice that reaches the listener’s heart, the Shaikh had a unique scientific method in subdividing the topic into various issues. He would handle each issue separately without straying from the main topic regardless how long it took him to elaborate on that issue. This is indicative of his vast knowledge, and powerful memory retention. He would entertain a question from one of the listeners during the course of the lecture, and he would answer it in details, and then go back to the very point where he left off before answering the question. There is no doubt that that was a trait of a genuine scholarship.

At times he would be deeply involved in a certain issue in his research, when suddenly a caller phones in to inquire about one particular hadeeth or seek a fatwa. The Shaikh would leave his work, and provide a detailed answer and give the caller the name of the reference, the name of the compiler, and even the page number. He would not give up until the caller is satisfied.

On the other hand, dealing with the Manhaj (methodology) issues was not common at that time. Scholars in Saudi and elsewhere restricted themselves to Aqeedah, Fiqh, or Targheeb and Tarheeb (making people hopeful of the mercy and His reward, and making them fearful of Allah and His punishment.) There was not a single scholar who discussed Manhaj issues. In fact it was the first time I heard someone not only making a reference to it, but also discussing it in detail. Having lived in variant Muslim societies, Shaikh Nasir stressed on the importance of combining between the sound Manhaj and the sound Aqeedah. This combination was clearly noticed in his lectures.

There was one particular lecture to which I listened many times. I consider it as a model-lecture to prove the significance of the Manhaj. The Shaikh in that lecture explains the Hadeeth of al-Eenah (Eenah transaction. He said that it is selling a commodity for a certain price to be paid at a certain period, and then buying it for less than the price for ready money.) That hadeeth is compiled by Abu Dawood and narrated by Ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, who said: I heard the Messenger of Allah say: “If you deal with Eenah, and hold the cows' tails, and become content (with employing yourselves) with agriculture, and abandon jihad in the cause of Allah, Allah would permit your humiliation, and would not relieve you of it until you return to your Deen.”

This means that all of the ailments to which the Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, referred in the above hadeeth are the consequences of one root problem; the departure from methodology of applying Islam, and the only remedy is the return to it.

Returning to Islam necessitates returning to its pure sources, the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger, may Allah exalt his mention, and understanding them as the Pious Predecessors understood them.

Due to the fact that the majority of the Muslims are ignorant of the Manhaj of the deviant sects, many of them are easily deceived by them believing they are good Muslims. Had they learnt the proper Manhaj, they would have realized that the only Muslim sect that will be delivered on the Day of Resurrection is Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama’ah.

It did not take me long before I listened to every tape of the Shaikh. I listened to some more than three or four times. Needless to say that afterwards, I bought or borrowed many other tapes of the Shaikh. Beside the science of hadeeth, the Shaikh dealt with the issues of Aqeedah, fundamentals of jurisprudence, Fiqh, Qur’anic commentary, Sirah, Arabic grammar, comparative studies of the madthahib, sectarian and many other issues of variant sciences.

The Shaikh encouraged students of knowledge to research and study on their own, and not to be content with school or university curricula. He also warned against following blindly one particular madth-hab, rather, one should follow the daleel (textual proof). He summed up his methodology in this regard in a beautiful manner in his book Sifat Salat an-Nabi. He said:

Since the main objective of this book is to show the format of the Prophet’s prayer, then it is obvious that I do not restrict myself to one particular madth’hab. Rather, I quote only the authentic proofs, in conformity with the methodology of the traditionists in the past and present. Hence, this book will in sha Allah, assemble pieces of relevant information that I have collected from various reference book of Hadeeth and Fiqh regardless of their schools of Fiqh. He who follows this book (Sifat Salat an-Nabi, or the Format of the Prophet’s Salah) will in sha Allah is among those whom Allah has guided ‘to the truth over which they dispute, with His leave, and Allah guides whoever He pleases to the straight path.’

Having restricted myself to this methodology, i.e., adhering to the authentic Sunnah which I have pursued in this as well as in other books of mine which will be circulated by the Muslims, in sha Allah, I knew that it will not meet the satisfaction of all sects and madthahib. Rather, some or most of them will censure me verbally as well as in writing. But there is no harm in that; because I know that pleasing all people is an unattainable aim. But I also know that “he who pleases people through displeasing Allah, Allah would commit his affairs to people.” (At-Tirmidthi)

It is enough for me to know that this is the right path that Allah has commanded the believers to pursue. Our Prophet, Muhammad, the best of all Messengers defined it. It is the same path that was pursued by the pious Predecessors of the Companions, the Tabi’een and those who followed them including the Four Imams to whose madthahib the assembly of believers adhere. All of the Four Imams are agreed that it is imperative to adhere to the Sunnah and to hold it as a term of reference, and reject everything, which opposes it regardless of how great, is the one who issues it. Because the Messenger of Allah is greater, and his methodology is the best. That is why I have pursued their guidance, followed their footsteps, and observed their command of adhering to the authentic hadeeth even if it contradicts their statements. Such commands have influenced me greatly in choosing this straight path, and turning away from blind taqleed (imitation.) May Allah reward them greatly on my behalf.

I was anxious to talk to this scholar, let alone seeing him. This finally took place when I made another trip to Kuwait, and visited the Society of Ihya’ at-Turath al-Islami. I was very happy when one of its officials gave me the Shaikh’s telephone number. At the time I had begun abridging and translating Ibn Katheer’s exegeses, which required scrutinizing the Prophet’s ahadeeth in it and pointing out their categories. I had to consult an authority on both, exegetical as well as hadeeth sciences.

Although it was costly to make overseas calls from Canada, yet it was greatly rewarding when I consulted the Grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, at the time, Shaikh Bin Baz, may Allah grant him mercy, and Shaikh Nasirud-Deen, may Allah grant him mercy, on the science of Hadeeth. From then on I communicated with Shaikh Nasir on regular bases.

During those calls, the Shaikh used to ask me about the Da’wah activities in N. America of which I briefed him, and of course I used to ask him questions and used to tape his answers and comments. Once I read to him the constitution of the Qur’an & Sunnah Society when I was its chairman, just to make sure that there were no violations in the Society’s Manhaj. He listened patiently and commented on certain points without showing any sign of boredom.

I used to visit Saudi frequently. So I asked the Shaikh if he was going for Umrah so that I could adjust my itinerary to meet each other in Makkah. But he suggested that I visit him first. I was not able that year to stop in Amman. In fact it was only two or three years after when I managed to do so. He asked me to give him the date and time of my arrival. I did so and expected that he would send someone to the airport to receive me. This was honoring enough for me. I felt excited about the idea. I also gave the same information to his eminence, Sh. Muhammad Shaqrah.

I had never seen any picture of the Shaikh, so I could only imagine him as a dignified gray haired old man. Had I remembered that he was an Albanian, I would have probably envisaged a picture of his closer to reality.

I felt as if the flight took longer time than usual, and I wished the pilot would double the speed of the plane. When finally it landed, I felt like dashing through the passport point in the airport into the meeting hall. Alas! I had to wait for long before I reached that hall. There was Sh. Muhammad Shaqrah, whom I met for the first time, Ali Abdulhameed al-Halabi and another brother.

I thanked them for taking the trouble of coming to receive me, and I asked them about the Shaikh. Ali al-Halabi said: “The Shaikh is waiting for us.” The first thing came to my mind was that the Shaikh was waiting for us in his residence. All I said was, ‘Alhamdu lillah.’ Having expected my reaction, Shaikh Ali looked at me and said: “The Shaikh is waiting for us outside in his car, for he could not bear standing for a long period of time.” I looked at Ali back to make sure I heard him right. He looked at me as though he knew the effect of the surprise on me and said smiling. ‘Yes, he is outside.’ I was about to break in tears, but managed to control myself, and did not know what to say.

Soon as the Shaikh saw us coming out of the hall, he opened his car door to come towards us. But I rushed to him to save him the trouble of walking. I looked at his shiny face and green eyes, his white straight haired beard and mustaches, and opened my arms to hug him. My arms could not encircle him for he was large. He then asked the brothers with an air of command to put my luggage in his car, and they did so obediently.

The excitement of being driven by a scholar made it difficult for me to carry on a long conversation with him. I remembered he was asking me questions about my family, my activities in the Society, and other questions of that nature. When we finally reached his house, which was on top of a hill, I was amazed of how he maneuvered the car through the narrow driveway and then into the car park. I took out my luggage, and went up the stairs while he took a simple electric lift that he later on told me that he designed and built because it was difficult for him to mount the stairs.

His study door was opened, and I went inside to see that there were other students of the Shaikh waiting for us. Someone made the introductions. I was asked about the da’wah in N. America, and activities of the Salafis, and the other sects. I gave them a brief account because I was anxious to hear the comments of the Shaikh, and his answers to their questions. That was my main concern.

I spent about a week in the Shaikh’s resident, which I consider as a condensed course in the science of hadeeth and fiqh. In deed it was a rare opportunity, at least for a person like me who at the time was living about 15,000. miles away from this renowned scholar.

Due to the fact that there was no mosque nearby, I would call the adthan for Fajr prayer, and he would lead the Salah then we would move into the library where the Shaikh began his work. Two hours later, the breakfast would be ready which we shared with two of the Shaikh’s aides. He used to talk while eating or listen to what they had to say.

Then the Shaikh would return to the library to resume his work until around 10 o’clock when he retired to his family’s apartment. He would remain there until Dthuhr prayer followed by lunch and siesta.

After Asr prayer, the Shaikh stayed in the library and remained there until around midnight. That was the best part of the day. Some of his close students would come in and join us for the rest of the evening. Due to certain reasons that were beyond his will, the Shaikh’s house was open only to his relatives and close students, not to visitors, let alone to public. They did not waste his time by idle talk or anything of that nature.. They would bring their questions concerning biographies of hadeeth narrators, their classifications and the hadeeth standards, and other issues on aqeedah or jurisprudence. He would answer them as if he was reading from a book.

There was another interesting period of that part of the day when the Shaikh began taking telephone calls and answering the questions of callers from all over the world. The phone never stopped ringing. As soon as one call was over, another would be waiting on line. We used to listen to the questions through a speakerphone. The topics varied widely.

He would give his answers according to the level of understanding of the caller. But he would not answer the question before he completely understood it, nor would he move from one point to another before he was sure that the caller understood the previous one. At times, he would repeat the point more than once without showing signs of frustration. He always used to ask the caller after answering his question whether he understood the answer.

One day the phone rang when the Shaikh was sitting in his library with some of his students. It was a female student of knowledge from Algeria, who used to call the Shaikh frequently. She said to him: Shaikh, I saw a dream last night. The Shaikh did not usually care much about interpreting dreams. But since he knew who she was, he allowed her to report to him her dream. She said: ‘I saw the Prophet (saws) walking while there was an old man with white beard sitting on the side of the road. I asked the Prophet, may Allah exalt his mention, who that man was, and he said: This is Shaikh Nasirud-Deen al-Albani.” At that point, the Shaikh broke in tears, and so did his students. In the meantime, the caller kept asking: ‘Shaikh are you there? Are you there?’ The Shaikh hung up, and gave his student a short speech about that fact that no one should take things for granted, for no one knows where will he end up. Or words to that effect.

Once the telephone period was over, he would listen to the comments or inquiries of his students on one of his answers, or would ask him questions relevant to some issues that were raised by callers. All of the questions and answers along with the comments of his students were taped. But unfortunately, the Shaikh did not keep the original tapes, and that was why he could not retrieve them from the fellow who was taping his sessions.

Knowing the Shaikh’s love of the Sunnah of the Prophet (saws), it was not surprising to know that he listened to his students’ funny incidents that occurred to them during the day. He himself would share with them an incident of his own. His Damascene dialect made his narrative more interesting.

Besides being a specialist in the science of hadeeth, the Shaikh, may Allah grant him mercy, also designed quite a few things in his home. One of them was the solar water-heater, which he showed me the next day of my arrival. He also designed an elevator for himself because it was difficult for him to climb up the stairs. He also devised a sundial that he placed on the roof of his house to show the exact prayer times, and other things.

There were other occasions that I really enjoyed. We used to receive invitations from his students for lunch, dinner, or even breakfast. He never refused any of them unless it was break fast, or when he was tied up with some important occupation. I enjoyed those occasions because they were attended by a large number of guests, which meant more questions and discussions.

One day we were invited for lunch by sh. Hassan al-Awaysheh. Among the guests was a young man who brought a message from Hikmatyar to Shaikh Naseruddeen al-Albani concerning the assassination of Shaikh Jamilur-Rahman, may Allah grant him mercy. The discussion was about the war in Afghanistan, and the assassination of Jamil Arrahman which was the topic of the hour. After the Shaikh opened the discussion and made his point, I asked his permission to share my views on the issue. The Shaikh looked at me in the face and noticed that I was irritated by Hikmatyar’s representative, and said: ‘In sha Allah.’ I waited long hoping that he would give me the chance to speak.

The time for Asr prayer was due, so we went to the masjid to perform Salah, and then we returned to our host’s house. When every one took his seat, the Shaikh looked at me and said, ‘I think you have something to say.’ I was just waiting for that moment, and did not hesitate to say: ‘Certainly.’

Having said what I had in my mind, I felt relieved. Later on, I realized that the Shaikh had a valid reason for not giving me the chance to speak when first I asked his permission. He knew that the statements of the guest irritated me, and he wanted me to calm down before I uttered any word.

On the way home, I apologized to him for being unable to hide my emotion while making my point. Although he agreed that it was valid point, but he said: “As you know, it is hard for the ego to accept the truth. It is more so to accept it when it is presented in a sharp manner.” I looked at him while he was driving, and gave him a smile tinted with a sense of guilt. I was unable to utter a word in response. I said to myself if these were the only words of wisdom I learnt from this great scholar during my stay with him, they would have been more than sufficient for me to take home.

One evening Shaikh Muhammad Shaqrah, may Allah preserve him, invited us for dinner. That night I felt sorry for having forgotten to bring along my tape recorder. The Shaikh at that night was in a good mood. There were only few of his devoted students with us, when he talked about his suffering in his life, and how he had to leave his father’s residence with little amount of money and be on his own. His recollection moved him to tears, and we cried along with him. I hope some day I will be able to write about that part of the Shaikh’s life which is not recorded in books.

Needless to say the duration of my visit flashed by when all of a sudden I realized that I had to pack for the return trip. The Shaikh insisted to take me to the airport, and I insisted that he should stay home. But he ignored my objection. Although I enjoyed his uninterrupted company for more than forty minutes, yet I felt guilty for taking him away from his work.





Allaahuakbar.net
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Shukria
04-09-2007, 05:37 PM
Subhanallah..Jazakullah for that, Akhi
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Umm Yoosuf
04-09-2007, 05:42 PM
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Allahu Akbar! Amazing story subhan Allah. May Allah grant him Jannatul-Fidous.

Jazakallahu Khayr for the post.
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jzcasejz
04-22-2007, 09:15 PM
Short biography of the Shakyh by Dr Saleh as-Saleh. Taken from http://www.understand-islam.net.

AUDIO: Biography of Shaykh Albaani
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IbnAbdulHakim
04-24-2007, 08:42 PM
Shaikh Nasir did not attend regular schools or universities; he acquired his education studying under scholars and through his own research and studies, just like the Pious Predecessors. Yet he dwarfed doctoral Graduates who could not stand the chance of debating with him.



^ Allahu Akbar, that gives me so much hope... may Allah be pleased with the sheikh.
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abu abdurrahman
04-26-2007, 04:38 PM
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Originally Posted by IbnAbdulHakim
Shaikh Nasir did not attend regular schools or universities; he acquired his education studying under scholars and through his own research and studies, just like the Pious Predecessors. Yet he dwarfed doctoral Graduates who could not stand the chance of debating with him.



^ Allahu Akbar, that gives me so much hope.
Agreed. Me too. I hope Allah gives us the tawfeeq to persevere with this mission of seeking knowledge.

Sometimes i read or come across accounts of how much hardship the salaf had to go through and the sacrifices they made, and this compared with our own lives... astaghfirAllah. :cry:

:thumbs_up Amazing thread... Reading this its hard not to love him, rahimahuAllah, and to be saddened by the loss of our beloved scholars, rahimahumAllah.. it is indeed a calamity.
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madeenahsh
04-26-2007, 05:55 PM
Asallam alaikum warhamtullaahi wabarakatuh

MashAllaah tabarakAllaah Indeed everything which is good is from Allaah subhanawatallaah.

BarakaAllaah feekum

wasallam alaikum
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vpb
04-26-2007, 06:08 PM
[1] Shaykh Al-Albani was born in 1914 in Ashkodera, the former capital of Albania.
Shkoder, not Ashkodera :)
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chacha_jalebi
04-27-2007, 03:34 AM
mashallah heavy :D thread

one thing, i think its ridiculious people say he didnt have ijazah, even though he did. you dont need no ijazah to teach islam!

sheikh al albani, bless him he used to spend hours in the library learnin about islam and eventually the library saw how committed to islam he was they gave him his own room lol, i think thats sweet:D

may Allah (swt) grant him and all other scholars jannah
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jzcasejz
04-27-2007, 10:15 AM
Originally Posted by chacha_jalebi
sheikh al albani, bless him he used to spend hours in the library learnin about islam and eventually the library saw how committed to islam he was they gave him his own room lol, i think thats sweet:D
LOL yeah, I read that bit in a book and thought it sounded well cool. Like they gave him his own room to use whenever he wanted. MashaAllaah. :thumbs_up
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Abu-Muadh
04-29-2007, 05:06 AM
The Great Scholar; Sheikh Muhammad Nasir ud deen al-Albaanee



“I have not seen under the surface of the sky a person knowledgeable of the Hadeeth in our current time the likes of the great scholar, Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee.” Ibn Baaz--may Allah have mercy on him



His Birth and Upbringing He was born into a poor family in the city of Shkodra, then the capital of Albania in the 1914 (1332 AH). His father, Haaj Nooh Najati al-Albaanee, had completed Shariah (Islamic law) studies in Istanbul and returned to Albania as a scholar. During the reign of secularist Ahmet Zogu, Albania suffered oppression of all religious expression, including Islam, forcing the family to make hijrah (immigration) to Damascus.

In Damascus, Sheikh al-Albaanee completed his early education, and was then taught the Quran, tajweed, Arabic linguistic sciences, Hanafi fiqh and further branches of the religion by various sheikhs and friends of his father.


Sheikh al-Albaanee also learned from his father clock and watch repair practice, becoming highly skilled in the trade.
Delving into the Science of Hadeeth

By the age of 20, he began specializing in the field of Hadeeth and its related sciences, becoming influenced by articles in Al-Manaar magazine which was edited by Muhammad Rashid Ridah. He began work in this field by transcribing Hafiz al-Iraqi's monumental Al-¬Mughnee 'an-hamlil-Asfar fil-Asfar fee takhreej maa fil-lhyaa minal-Akhbar'.

He delved further into the Hadeeth sciences despite discourage¬ment from his father, who hoped he would pursue easier fields of study. Unable to afford many of the required books, he often borrowed them from the famous Az-Zahiriyah library in Damascus. He became engrossed with his studies to the extent that he sometimes closed his shop and remained in the library for up to twelve hours - breaking only for prayer - not even leaving to eat, preferring to—instead—take light snacks with him.

Eventually the library authorities granted him a special room for his studies, and his own key for access to the library before normal opening time. Often he would remain at work from early morning until after 'Isha prayers in the evening. During this time he produced many useful works - some of which have yet to be printed.


His Da'wah
After some time he started giving two weekly classes attended by university students and professors, teaching various books of 'Aqeedah, Fiqh, Usool and Hadeeth. He also began organizing monthly journeys for da'wah to various cities in Syria and Jordan.

After a number of his works appeared in print, the Sheikh was chosen to teach Hadeeth at the Islamic University of Madeenah, for three years (from 1381 to 1383H) where he was also a member of the University board. Later he would return to his studies and work in Az-Zahiriyah library, leaving his shop in the hands of one of his brothers.

He visited various countries for preaching and lectures - amongst them Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Spain and the United Kingdom. His works—mainly in the field of Hadeeth and its sciences—number over 200.

His Hijrah and patience over the Difficulties of Da'wah
Sheikh al-Albaanee was a subject to numerous emigrations. After the first coercive hijrah that his family made from Albania, he was also forced to emigrate a number of times moving from Syria to Jordan, then Syria again, then Beirut, then the UAE, then again to 'Amman, Jordan.

He was arrested for twice in the sixties in Damascus, although he was completely away from politics; the first time was before 1967, where he was arrested to the Castle of Damascus for a month, and this was the same prison that Sheikh al-Islaam, Ibn Taymiyyah was arrested to. He was released at the time when the Arabian-Jewish war of 1967 started. He was arrested again when the war became hotter between the two parties; this time he was not taken to the Castle of Damascus, rather he was taken to the prison of Hasakah, northern east of Damascus, where he was locked up for eight months during which he abridged Saheeh Muslim. Therein, He also met a number of notable persons.

His Students
His students were numerous and include many Sheikhs of the present day, including: Sheikh Hamdee 'Abdul-Majeed, Sheikh Muhammad 'Eed 'Abbasi, Dr. Umar Sulayman al-Ashqar, Sheikh Muqbil ibn Hadi al-Wadi'i, Sheikh 'Alee Khashaan, Sheikh Muhammad Jameel Zaynu, Sheikh 'Abdur-Rahman Abdus-Samad, Sheikh 'Alee Hasan 'Abdul-Hameed al-Halabee, Sheikh Saleem al-Hilalee, Sheikh Mashhoor aal-Salmaan, Sheikh Muhammad Moosaa aal-Nasr, and others.


Collected Excerpts of the Scholars' Praise on him
Sheikh al-Albaanee is considered as being perhaps the greatest Islamic scholar of the twentieth century:
The Great Scholar, Sheikh 'Abd-ul-'Aziz Ibn Baaz said

“I have not seen under the surface of the sky a person knowledgeable of the Hadeeth in our current time the likes of the great scholar, Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee.”

Further on he considered him the mujaddid of his period.
The Great Scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Ibn 'Uthaimeen said about him:
“al-Albaanee is a man who belongs to Ahlus-Sunnah and the Consensus—May Allah have mercy on him—a man who defends it (i.e. the Sunnah), an Imaam whom we do not know any one—nowadays—who can compete with him regarding the science of Hadeeth.”

The scholar, Sheikh Zayd Ibn Fayyad said about him:
“Indeed, Sheikh Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaanee is from the most prominent and distinguished personalities of this era. He had great concern for the Hadeeth - its paths of transmission, its reporters and its levels of authenticity or weakness. This is an honorable task from the best things in which hours can be spent and efforts can be made. And he was like any other of the scholars - those who may be correct in some matters and wrong in others. However, his devotion to this great science is from that which requires that his prestige be acknowledged and his endeavors in it be appreciated. ”

Another great scholar, the teacher, Muhibb-ud-Deen Al-Khateeb said:
“And from the callers to the Sunnah who devoted their lives to reviving it was our brother Muhammad Nasir-ud-Deen Nooh Najaati Al-Albaanee.”
Sheikh Wasiyyullaah al-‘Abbaas, teacher at Umm al-Qura university, said about Albanee:

“It is almost as if Allaah created Imaam al-Albaanee to be in this era in order for him to take care of the sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wassallam) by authenticating narrations, classifying others to be weak, conducting much in the way of tahqeeq (verification) of many issues, and we do not know of anyone in this era other than Imaam al-Albaanee who spread the sunnah in these times as he did (rahimahullaah). Therefore, I do not think that it will be an exaggeration to say that he is the Mujaddid of the era, who revived the deen for the people.”

Some of the Notable Publications of the ImaamSheikh al-Albaanee wrote more than two hundred works, many of which were translated into many languages. Among his works:

1.At-Targheeb wa't-Tarheeb (Volumes 1-4)
2.At-Tasfiyyah wa't-Tarbiyyah
3.At-Tawsulu: Anwau'hu wa Ahkamuhu
4.Irwaa al-Ghaleel (Volumes 1-9)
5.Talkhees Ahkam al-Jana'iz
6.Saheeh wa Da'eef Sunan Abu Dawood (Volumes 1-4)
7.Saheeh wa Da'eef Sunan at-Tirmidhi (Volumes 1-4)
8.Saheeh wa Da'eef Sunan ibn Majah (Volumes 1-4)
9.Sharh al-Aqeedah at-Tahawiyyah
10. Sifatu Salati An-Nabiyy
11. Silsalat al-Ahaadeeth ad-Da'eefa (Volumes 1-14)
12. Silsalat al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheeha (Volumes 1-11)
13. Salatut-Tarawih (later an abridgement of this book was published by al-Albanee - Qiyamu Ramadhan)

His Passing
Sheikh al-Albaanee passed away on October 2, 1999 (22 Jumada ath-Thaniyah 1420 AH) at 87 years of age—may Allah have mercy on him and reward him for the good in the Firdawsul-A'laa in Jannah. Ameen!


Source:http://asaala.net/viewTopic.php?topicID=190
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MinAhlilHadeeth
05-08-2007, 01:27 PM
Originally Posted by jzcasejz
Short biography of the Shakyh by Dr Saleh as-Saleh. Taken from http://www.understand-islam.net.

AUDIO: Biography of Shaykh Albaani
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I've listened to that. SubhanAllah... he got arrested twice?:ooh: I didn't know that! And the first time it was in the same prison as IBN TAYMIYYAH! SubhanAllah, that is so amazing!
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
05-09-2007, 04:37 AM
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Sunnih
05-09-2007, 10:08 PM
Al-hamdulilah, the sheikh is not the only Albanian who is into the science of hadith although he is the foremost of them all. Amongst the other Albanians who are muhadiths are Sheikh Abdul-Qadir Arnaut and Sheikh Shuayb Arnaut. By the way Arnaut was a term used by the turks in particular for the Albanians. You will see inded that most of the Albanians love the Ahadith. May Allah reward all the muhadiths and join us with them in Jannah. (amin)
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
05-21-2007, 11:13 PM
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Surah Qalam recited by Shaykh Al Albani

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Umm Yoosuf
05-21-2007, 11:22 PM
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Masha Allah Tabarakallah. May Allah reward the shaikh Al-Albani with Jannah.

May Allah reward you with Jannah too Br Al Madani. Barakallahu feek for the post.
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Umar001
05-22-2007, 12:09 AM
He looks so handsome.
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Umm Yoosuf
05-25-2007, 11:55 PM
The Wasiyyah (Will) of Imaam Al-Albaanee

Imaam Muhammad Naasirud-Deen Al-Albaanee
Source: Ma'a Shaykhinaa Naasiris-Sunnah wad-Deen (p.27-31)
Translated exclusively for www.bakkah.net

In the Name of Allaah, the All-Merciful, the Most Merciful...

Firstly, I advise my wife, children, friends, and all of my beloved ones, when the news of my death reaches them, to supplicate to Allaah, asking His Forgiveness and Mercy for me. I ask that they do not wail over me nor cry with a raised voice.

Secondly, I ask that they hurry my burial. I ask them also not to inform any of my close relatives or brothers (at the exclusion of others), except that which is necessary to prepare me for burial. Also I ask that they allow my body to be washed by my neighbor and sincere friend, 'Izzat Khidr Aboo 'Abdir-Rahmaan, and whoever he asks to help him with it.

Thirdly, I choose to be buried in the closest place available, so those who carry me will not place me in a car, nor will the followers of the janaazah (funeral) ride in their cars. I also ask that the graveyard be an old one, to ensure that its graves will not be exhumed...

...And for those living in the land that I die in, I ask that you do not make it a priority to inform my children from other lands until after I am buried. This is to prevent the emotions from overwhelming you, and as a result my janaazah becomes delayed.

I ask Al-Mawlaa (Allaah) that I meet him and that he has forgiven my past sins, and those I have yet to commit (at the time of writing this)...

...I bequeath my entire library, every printed book, copy, and manuscript (by my handwriting or someone else's) to the library of the Islaamic University of Al-Madeenah. That is because of my many fond memories of that place, the da'wah to the Book and the Sunnah upon the way of the righteous Salaf that I remember from the years I used to teach there.

I hope that Allaah will cause it to benefit the leaders of the da'wah there, as its owner used to benefit the students there in days gone by. And I ask that Allaah benefits me by them, from their sincerity and their work in the da'wah.

( O my Lord! Make me thankful for Your Favor that You bestowed upon me, and upon both my parents, and make me one that does righteous deeds that you love. And correct my offspring for me. Surely I repent to You, and surely I am from amongst the Muslims. ) [1]


Muhammad Naasirud-Deen Al-Albaanee
The 27th of Jumaadaa Al-'Oolaa, 1410




Comments on the Wasiyyah
by 'Alee Al-Halabee


These are the most important excerpts from his wasiyyah, may Allaah sanctify his soul, from what is beneficial for the masses of the people. Some things specific to his situation, may Allaah have Mercy on him, were excluded.

And we took care of his request as he asked; as his death was before sunset and the prayer on him was performed after 'Eshaa'. And the time between his death and burial was less than three hours.

And in the hour of his burial, those present from his brothers, children, students, loved ones, friends, and relatives gathered, their number being close to 5000, or perhaps more.

And the prayer was performed outdoors in an open area, according to the Sunnah.

He was carried upon the shoulders of the people to the closest graveyard to his house, a privately-owned graveyard not open to the public. Allaah Alone granted us ease in getting him buried there, in a lahd [2], precisely according to the Sunnah once again.

Our teacher, the Shaykh, Muhammad bin Saalih Al-'Uthaymeen, may Allaah preserve him [3], called the family of Shaykh Naasir on the night of his death to console them for their loss, saying, "His entire life was an exemplification of the Sunnah, his living as well as his dying." May Allaah reward him.

I can not find words to close with regarding our Shaykh, the great scholar, except that I say about him what Al-Imaam Al-Haakim said about his shaykh, Al-Haafith Abee 'Alee An-Naysaabooree, may Allaah have Mercy on all of them:

"I do not say this as a dedicated fanatic since he was my teacher, but I simply never saw anything comparable to him." [4]



FOOTNOTES

[1] the meaning of Soorah Al-Ahqaaf (46):15

[2] an L-shaped grave

[3] may Allaah have Mercy on him

[4] Siyaru A'laam An-Nubalaa' (16/54)
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Ibn Abi Ahmed
05-27-2007, 03:38 AM
The Book of Falsehood: 'al-Albânî Unveiled'

A Response to the Book of Falsehood 'Al-Albaanee unveiled' and about Saqqaaf - Second Edition

The Background
This article is based around an extremely abreviated translation of 'al-Anwaar al-Kaashifah' of Shaykh Ali Hasan, his refutation of 'at-Tanaaqudaat' of Saqqaaf, prepared by brother Dawood Burbank. In this article I have added many more examples of the lies and concoctions of Hasan Ali as-Saqqaaf not only against Shaykh al-Albaanee but against other scholars as well, on top of this adding more detail to various points that brother Dawood, may Allaah reward him, only translated briefly. Furthermore I have replied to all of the 'counter refutations' by Saqqaaf to Shaykh Ali that reached me via the means of his followers in this country. To date Hasan Saqqaaf still persists in his lies and has refused to retract them, instead he continues to add lies on top of more lies and we pray that Allaah grants him the tawfeeq to repent for his slander and hatred of Ahlus Sunnah before he dies.

I have stated more than once in the article that any reader who still has doubt in what we write, then let him recourse to the work 'at-Tanaaqudaat' of Hasan Saqqaaf and compare his claims to the written words of al-Albaanee and by the Grace of Allaah the truth will become clear to him. The point of this article is not to show that al-Albaanee is error free or even contradiction free for by the grace of Allaah, He has given Shaykh al-Albaanee the quality of readily accepting and correcting himself when his errors are shown to him.

Throughout the works of al-Albaanee we find that he corrects himself, asks others to correct him and supplicates for them when they do so. On many occasions we find him, during the course of replying to attacks directed against him by his opponents, accepting some of their points as genuine and correcting himself.

Many of the students of Shaykh al-Albaanee have, with his permission, outlined his mistakes within their own works or in separate volumes devoted to this, examples of this lie with Shaykh Mashur Salmaan and Abu Ishaaq al-Huwaynee.

Therefore in conclusion, the purpose of replying to Hasan Saqqaaf is not because he has written a work outlining the mistakes of al-Albaanee. The purpose in replying is because of his filling the book with lies, slanders and concoctions, his incredibly rude and arrogant attitude, his total blindness to justice and his ignorance of the Science of Hadeeth.

I ask Allaah to guide us all to the straight Path and that He forgive any of my mistakes for they are from myself and Shaytaan.
Introduction
Truly all praise belongs to Allaah, we praise Him, we seek His aid and we seek his forgiveness. And we seek refuge with Allaah from the evils of our souls and from our wicked actions. He whom Allaah guides then no-one can misguide him, and he whom Allaah misguides then no-one can guide. I bear witness that there is no true god except Allaah, and I bear witness that Muhammad (SAW) is His Slave and Messenger. [1]

Allaah says (translation of the meaning of):
"Why do you mix truth with falsehood, and conceal the truth knowingly?" [Family of Imraan (3):71]
And the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam said,
"Truly it is from the signs of the hour that knowledge will be sought from the small ones" (i.e the people of innovation, those on other than the path of the companions.) [2]
He, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam also said,
"He who defends his brother in his absence, Allaah will defend him in this world and in the Hereafter." [3]
Throughout history it has always been the case that the great pillars of Ahlus Sunnah have been slandered, abused and hated by the people of misguidance and innovation. Thus fulfilling the truth of the hadeeth of the Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam,
"There will always remain a group of my nation, manifest upon the truth. They will not be harmed by those that oppose them until the affair of Allaah comes about and they are like that." [4]
So of old Imaam ash-Shaafi'ee (RH) was accused of being a Raafidee Shee'a. Ibn Khuzaimah, Abu Ya'la, ibn Taymiyyah and others were accused of being mujassima and had lies heaped around them. And in this day and age the shaykh and muhaddith Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaanee has had a similar attack launched against him by those that would obstruct the call to the sunnah of the Best of Creation, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, and would do all that they can to make their innovations widespread in the world. And we seek refuge with Allaah from them and their innovations.

Amongst these individuals is the Jordanian writer Hasan Ali as-Saqqaaf who wrote a three volume treatise entitled 'Tanaaqudaat al-Albaanee' (The Self-Contradictions of al-Albaanee) based upon which a work in the English Language was written entitled 'al-Albani Unveiled'

Unfortunately both of these books have conveyed many lies and distortions, and through these means have confused and misguided many people. Because of this we felt it our duty, as sincere advice to the Muslims, to produce this treatise outlining the lies of the liars and warning from the deviations that have polluted the pure sunnah of the Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam.

We know that when the supporters of Hasan Saqqaaf in this country see the following treatise many accusations of 'lies', 'mistranslation' and 'distortions' will fly about. Due to this reason we have included, at the end, all the Arabic sections in the works of al-Albaanee that we have translated from so that any person who doubts what follows may recourse to an Arabic speaking person and verify all that we have translated.

And we ask Allaah that he guide us to the truth, and make us firm in following the footsteps of our righteous predecessors.
Footnotes:

{1} From the Khutbah al-Haajah (Speech of Need) which the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, would often start his lectures and khutbas by, as is related in Saheeh Muslim and others.

{2} Related by at-Tabaraanee in 'al-Kabeer' from the relation of Abu Umayyah. See 'Saheeh al-Jaami' (no. 2207). The commentary (in brackets) is from the words of Abdullaah bin Mubaarak related by ibn Mandah in 'al-Ma'rifah' (2/220/1) with a good sanad. The hadeeth is also related as mawqoof as the saying of ibn Mas'ud (RA) by al-Harawee in 'Dham al-Kalaam' (2/137). See 'as-Saheehah' (no.695) for detailed documentation.

{3} Related by al-Bayhaqi from the relation of Anas (RA), and it is hasan. See 'Saheeh al-Jaami' (no. 6575), and 'as-Saheehah' (no.1217) for detailed documentation.

{4} Related by Muslim, Abu Daawood, Tirmidhee and others from the narration of Thawbaan (RA) and it is saheeh.


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Ibn Abi Ahmed
05-27-2007, 03:39 AM
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The rest of the book can be found here: http://www.islaam.net/main/display.php?category=36
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Umar001
06-09-2007, 11:47 PM
Originally Posted by Al Madani
:sl:

The rest of the book can be found here: http://www.islaam.net/main/display.php?category=36
Wa Aleykum Salam,

I just have to post part of this book, it just made me laugh at how ridicolous some authors are:


51: In the chapter on ‘The placing of hands in prayer’ the author of ‘Albani Unveiled’ mention the hadeeth of ibn Jareer al-Dabbi from his father who said,
"I saw Ali holding his left arm with his right on the wrist, above the navel"

and quotes al-Albaanee saying in ‘The Prophets Prayer Described’ (pg 102-103), "this isnaad is candidate for the rank of hasan. Bayhaqi (1/301) firmly designated it to be hasan, and Bukhari (1/301) designated it with certainty while giving it an abridged, ta’leeq form."

The author then goes on to say (pg.31), " al-Albani claimed it was found in Bukhari (1/301), but when I examined the Sahih al-Bukhari (vol1, chapt 6, no 707, pg, 396, English ed.), I did not find the narration of ibn Jarir al-Dabbi (May Allaah be pleased with him) but instead a hadeeth from Sahl ibn Sa`ad....."

This is what the author states, betraying his ignorance of the science of hadeeth! For he looks for a hadeeth in the main text of Bukhaaree, but had he known what the term "ta`leeq" meant he would have found the statement al-Albaanee was referring to!

The ta’leeq form of a hadeeth is when the collector omits the whole isnaad or part of the isnaad on his end and quotes only the text of the hadeeth. This type of narration is commonly found in Saheeh al-Bukhaaree in his chapter headings. Secondly al-Albaanee said that Imaam Bukhaaree mentioned it in abridged form. So what we are looking for is a summary of the above hadeeth, occurring in a chapter heading or the likes.

The statement of Ali occurs in the Book of ‘Actions While Praying’ (2/160) in the first chapter that "Ali used to place his right hand upon his left...."

In ‘Fath al-Baaree’ (2/93) ibn Hajr makes clear that this statement is abridged from the hadeeth of ibn Jarir ad-Dabbi from his father, "that when Ali stood for prayer, he would make takbeer and place his right hand upon his left, and he remained like that until he made ruku’..." related by Muslim.

And as al-Albaanee states the wording of this hadeeth with al-Bayhaqi (1/301) is as given at the beginning of this point.

http://www.islaam.net/main/display.p...30&category=36

Lol
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Yanal
06-09-2007, 11:49 PM
Originally Posted by Al Habeshi
Wa Aleykum Salam,

I just have to post part of this book, it just made me laugh at how ridicolous some authors are:


51: In the chapter on ‘The placing of hands in prayer’ the author of ‘Albani Unveiled’ mention the hadeeth of ibn Jareer al-Dabbi from his father who said,
"I saw Ali holding his left arm with his right on the wrist, above the navel"

and quotes al-Albaanee saying in ‘The Prophets Prayer Described’ (pg 102-103), "this isnaad is candidate for the rank of hasan. Bayhaqi (1/301) firmly designated it to be hasan, and Bukhari (1/301) designated it with certainty while giving it an abridged, ta’leeq form."

The author then goes on to say (pg.31), " al-Albani claimed it was found in Bukhari (1/301), but when I examined the Sahih al-Bukhari (vol1, chapt 6, no 707, pg, 396, English ed.), I did not find the narration of ibn Jarir al-Dabbi (May Allaah be pleased with him) but instead a hadeeth from Sahl ibn Sa`ad....."

This is what the author states, betraying his ignorance of the science of hadeeth! For he looks for a hadeeth in the main text of Bukhaaree, but had he known what the term "ta`leeq" meant he would have found the statement al-Albaanee was referring to!

The ta’leeq form of a hadeeth is when the collector omits the whole isnaad or part of the isnaad on his end and quotes only the text of the hadeeth. This type of narration is commonly found in Saheeh al-Bukhaaree in his chapter headings. Secondly al-Albaanee said that Imaam Bukhaaree mentioned it in abridged form. So what we are looking for is a summary of the above hadeeth, occurring in a chapter heading or the likes.

The statement of Ali occurs in the Book of ‘Actions While Praying’ (2/160) in the first chapter that "Ali used to place his right hand upon his left...."

In ‘Fath al-Baaree’ (2/93) ibn Hajr makes clear that this statement is abridged from the hadeeth of ibn Jarir ad-Dabbi from his father, "that when Ali stood for prayer, he would make takbeer and place his right hand upon his left, and he remained like that until he made ruku’..." related by Muslim.

And as al-Albaanee states the wording of this hadeeth with al-Bayhaqi (1/301) is as given at the beginning of this point.

http://www.islaam.net/main/display.p...30&category=36

Lol
yah lol ps al habeshi check ur private msg and reply to me
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amirah_87
06-25-2007, 09:46 PM
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I don't know whether this has been posted before, but anyways..

Here's a picture of the library Sheikh Albaanee (Rahimahullaah) used to study:



Source
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Umm Yoosuf
06-26-2007, 02:38 PM
:wasalamex

I don't think it has being posted before. Masha Allah though. Couldn't that picture be made any bigger.
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amirah_87
06-30-2007, 11:23 AM
Originally Posted by Al-Mu'minah
:wasalamex

Couldn't that picture be made any bigger.
Wa alaykum as salaam wa arhamatullaah,

It probably can, but I'm not too sure how to do it. :-[

InshaAllah someone else'll be able to do it.
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abu-abderrahman
07-31-2007, 05:28 PM
May ALLAH grant shaykh al-Albaany the highest grades of al-Jannah. ameen
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