'Abdur-Razzaaq Ibn 'Afeefee Ibn 'Atiyyah
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was born in the year 1323 A.H./1902 C.E.
studied his primary education, then secondary education and
then further studies. In completing his studies he was examined
and awarded with an international (recognised) certificate
in 1351 A.H./1930 C.E. He then undertook specialised studies
al-fiqh, and after being examined, was awarded a certificate.
All these studies were in al-Azhar University (Egypt).
was appointed a teacher at the Educational Institute, which
was a branch of al-Azhar University, and taught there for
many years. He was then transferred to Saudi Arabia for teaching
in the year 1368 A.H./1947 C.E. So he was appointed a teacher
at the Daar at-Tawheed in Taif, then after two years was transferred
to the Educational Institute in 'Unayzah in the region of
Qaseem in Muharram of the year 1370 A.H./1949 C.E.
was then transferred to Riyadh towards the end of Shawwaal
in 1370 A.H./1949 C.E. for teaching at the Educational Institute,
which was a branch of (the efforts of) Shaykh Muhammad Ibn
Ibraaheem Aal ash-Shaykh. He was then transferred for teaching
at the faculties of Sharee'ah and Language, later being appointed
the principal of the Higher Institute of the Judiciary in
1385 A.H./1964 C.E.
was then transferred to the General Presidency of the Departments
of Islaamic Research, Fataawa, Da'wah and Irshaad in 1391
A.H./1970 C.E. and was appointed Deputy Head of the Permanent
Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, as well as
being made a member of the Council of Senior Scholars of Saudi
Allaah had endowed him with the gift of strong memory and
observation and understanding of oneself. He dedicated his
efforts to seeking knowledge outside the corridors of al-Azhar
University and concerned himself with the knowledge of the
Arabic language, tafseer, al-usool, 'aqaa.id
Such was his knowledge, that if someone was to speak to him
about any of these subjects, then the listener would think
he was a specialist in the field spending all his time on
paid special attention to studying the conditions of the (many
different) sects. These matters made the students of knowledge
approaching him all the time and listening to him, such that
any people benefitted from his knowledge.
also used to supervise some students in the preparation of
their theses at the Masters degree and Doctorate levels, whilst
also taking part in the (university) committee discussing
gave lessons to the students of knowledge in the masaajid
according to that which was possible and used to give lectures
and take part in the work of the da'wah centres at the time