‘Abdullaah al-Qu’ood

He was born on the 17th night of Ramadhaan in 1343 A.H./1922 C.E. in the town of al-‘Areeq which is known as Waadee Hu’aam, which happens to be one of the Waadee’s of Yamaamah.

He was brought up by his noble parents in affluent surroundings. He studied the basics of reading and writing from the Mushaf with Muhammad Ibn Sa’d Aal Sulaymaan. He later memorised the Qur.aan and some treatises of Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah, Imaam Muhammad Ibn ‘Abdul-Wahhaab with the judge of his town, at that time being Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Ibraaheem Aal ‘Abdul-Lateef.

After this, his desire to seek knowledge became stronger, so on the 27th of Safar 1367 A.H./1946 C.E. he left his affluent surroundings, he travelled to Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Baaz who was in the region of Kharj. He remained with him for 4 years, not including breaks to return home to visit his parents whom used to assist him financially whilst he travelled seeking knowledge.

He studied a number of works with Shaykh Ibn Baaz from the major books and other than them from the books of hadeeth and fiqh. During his time with him, he memorised a number of treatises including Buloogh al-Maraam, and he was very keen in seeking knowledge based upon authentic proofs.

When the Educational Institute opened in Riyadh at the beginning of 1371 A.H./1950 C.E. he transferred there and later graduated from the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 1377 A.H./1956 C.E.

From amongst his teachers there were:

  • Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Baaz;
  • Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee;
  • Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee;
  • Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Afreeqee.

On the 4th of Jumaada al-Oolaa in 1375 A.H./1954 C.E. he was appointed a teacher at the Educational Institute, and then on the 9th of Jumaada al-Oolaa he transferred to the Minsitry of Education and worked there as an inspector of religious studies for secondary schools.

On the 8th of Dhul-Qa’dah 1380 A.H./1959 C.E. he transferred to the Court of Grievances and worked there as a member of the judiciary.

On the 1st of Rabee’ ath-Thaanee 1397 A.H./1976 C.E. he was made a member of the Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, arising from his appointment to the Council of Senior Scholars.

On the 1st of Muharram 1406 A.H./1985 C.E. he retired.

He still partakes in educational activities and passes fatwa, and assists the University of al-Malik Sa’ood by giving levtures to students in higher studies in the department of Islaamic Education.

On the 20th of Sha’baan 1378 A.H./1957 C.E. he was appointed the imaam and khateeb of the Jaami’ al-Masheeqeeq in Riyadh.

On the 1st of Muharram 1391 A.H./1970 C.E. he was appointed the imaam and khateeb of the Jaami’ of al-Malik ‘Abdul-‘Azeez, a post which he still holds to date.

He has a number of publications to his name, amongst them a collection of his khutbah’s put together in 4 volumes.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.