Dr. Bakar Ibn 'Abdullaah Abu Zayd Ibn Muhammad
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is the noble Shaykh Bakar Ibn 'Abdullaah
Abu Zayd Ibn Muhammad Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn Bakar Ibn 'Uthmaan
Ibn Yahyaa from the tribe of Banee Zayd al-Qadhaa'iyyah. He
was born in 1365 A.H./1944 C.E.
studied the Noble Qur.aan until the second year of infant
studies, then moved to Riyaadh in 1375 A.H./1954 C.E. where
he continued his studies, then to the educational institute,
then the Faculty of Sharee'ah
(at the University of Imaam Muhammad)
until he graduated in 1387 A.H./1966 C.E. as an associate
with first class.
1384 A.H./1963 C.E. he moved to Madeenah where he held the
post of custodian of the general library within the Islaamic
his curriculum studies he used to frequent a number of knowledge
(seeking) circles of a number of scholars in Riyadh, Makkah
Riyaadh, he studied Meeqaat under Shaykh Saalih Ibn Mutlaq,
and studied 25 points from Maqaamaat al-Hareeree, which his
Shaykh had already memorised in entirity. In fiqh, he studied
the book of transactions (al-Buyoo') from al-Hajaawee's "Zaad
Makkah he studied the book of Hajj from al-Majd Ibn Taymiyyah's
"al-Muntaqaa" under Shaykh
'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah)
during the Hajj season at al-Masjid al-Haraam in 1385 A.H./1964
sought authorisation from a teacher in al-Masjid al-Haraam,
namely Shaykh Sulaymaan Ibn 'Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn Hamdaan, so
he personally wrote an authorisation for him to teach all
the books of the Sunnah.
Madeenah he studied Ibn Hajar's "Fat.h al-Baaree"
and "Buloogh al-Maraam" under Shaykh
Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah), including a number of theses
in fiqh, tawheed and hadeeth in his house. In short he frequented
him for 2 years after which Shaykh
Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah) authorised him to teach these
moving to Madeenah, he also frequented Shaykh
Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee (rahima-hullaah) for
approximately 10 years until the Shaykh's
(rahima-hullaah) death during Hajj in 1393 A.H./1972 C.E.
In tafseer he studied the Shaykh's
"Adwaa. al-Bayaan", and also the Shaykh's
thesis "Aadaab al-Bahth wal-Munaatharah". He also
studied Ibn 'Abdul-Barr's "al-Qasd wal-Umam" and
some of "al-Inaabah".
all he has received approximately 20 authorisations (to teach
different books of knowledge) from the scholars of Makkah,
Madeenah, RIyaadh, Morocco, Syria, India, Africa and other
1399 A.H./1978 C.E., he studied at the Supreme Court of Justice
as an associate, and achieved a Masters degree, and in 1403
A.H./1982 C.E. he achieved a Doctorate.
graduating from the Faculty of Sharee'ah
in 1387 A.H./1966 C.E., he was selected as a judge for the
city of Madeenah, whereby a Royal Decree was issued to appoint
him as such. He continued in this post until 1400 A.H./1979
was also appointed as a teacher in the Prophet's Masjid in
1390 A.H./1969 C.E. until 1400 A.H./1979 C.E.
1391 A.H./1970 C.E. a Royal Decree was issued appointing him
as an imaam and khateeb of the Prophet's Masjid, and he continued
in this post until the beginning of 1396 A.H./1975 C.E.
1400 A.H./1979 C.E., a decree was issued by the Council of
Minsiters selecting him as general procurator for the Minsitry
of Justice, and he continued in this post until the end of
1412 A.H./1991 C.E., when a Royal Decree was issued appointing
him to the rank of excellence, and in turn a member of Permanent
Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa and also the
Council of Senior Scholars.
1405 A.H./1984 C.E. a Royal Decree was issued appointing him
as representative of the Kingdom at the International Islaamic
Fiqh Assembly, whereby he was selected as president of the
1406 A.H./1985 C.E., he was appointed a member of the Fiqh
Assembly at ar-Raabitah al-'Aalam al-Islaamee (Muslim World
Shaykh has approximately 66 publications to his name ranging
Arabic and others, with the number consistently rising due
to his on-going efforts.