Muhammed ibn ‘Abdullaah as-Subayyal

He is Abu ‘Abdullaah Muhammad ibn ‘Abdillaah ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azeez as-Subayyal, from the family of Aal Ghayhib from the tribe of Banee Zayd from Qudhaa’ah from Qahtaan. He was born in al-Bukayriyyah in the province of Qaseem in 1345H (1926AD). His Upbringing and Quest for Knowledge He was brought up in al-Bukayriyyah and began […]

Ibn Ghudayyaan – What the papers said

A large crowd of scholars, students of knowledge and general folk gathered for the ‘Asr prayer at Jaami’ al-Malik Khaalid in the district of Umm al-Hammaam in Riyadh for the funeral prayer over the body of Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Ghudayyaan. Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh – the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia – led both […]

‘Abdullaah al-Ghudayyaan

He was born in 1345 A.H./1926 C.E. in the city of az-Zulfee. He studied the basics of reading and writing, when young, with ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez as-Suhaymee, and ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Ghayth, and Faalih ar-Roomee. He also studied the basics of fiqh, tawheed, Arabic grammar and with Hamdaan Ibn Ahmad al-Baatil. He then travelled […]

‘Umar ibn Muhammad Fallaatah

He was the faqeeh, the muhaddith, the mufassir, the noble Shaykh ‘Umar ibn Muhammad ibn Muhammad Bakar al-Fallaanee, popularly known as Fallaatah. And al-Fallaanee refers to the tribe of al-Fallaanah, which is well-known and widespread in most of Western Africa. And according to some historians, his lineage goes right back to ‘Uqbah ibn Naafi’ or […]

‘Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbaad

I am the one in need of Allaah, ‘Abdul-Muhsin ibn Hamad ibn ‘Abdul-Muhsin ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn Hamad ibn ‘Uthmaan Aal-Badar; and the family of Aal-Badar is from Aal-Jalaas from the tribe of ‘Unzah which is one of the tribes of al-‘Adnaaniyyah and my great-grandfather ‘Abdullaah added the name ‘Abbaad and some of his children later […]

Muhammad Naasiruddeen al-Albaanee

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 […]