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...Those Who Followed
Biographies of the noble 'ulamaa (scholars) who followed in the footsteps of the salaf, inheriting their knowledge and calling the ummah to the clear guidance of pure Islaam.
Said Ibnul-Jawzee (d.597H), "I feel that occupying oneself with jurisprudence and acquiring narrations in hardly enough to correct the heart, unless he adds to that the study of raqaa`iq (heart-melting narrations) and the study of the lives of the Salafus-Saaliheen (the pious predecessors). Since they attained what is desirous from the narrations and took from the outer actions what is ordered and what is wanted from them. And I do not relate this to you except after personal trial and experience. Since I have found that the majority of narrators and students of Hadeeth are concerned chiefly with attaining the briefest isnaad (chain of narrators) and increase in the number of narrations. And the majority of the Jurisprudents are concerned with dialects and how to win arguments. So how can the heart be softened with these things? Previously, a group of the Salaf would visit a pious servant to see his conduct and manners, not to take from his knowledge. This was because the fruit of his knowledge was his manners and conduct, so understand this. Thus, along with the study of fiqh and Hadeeth, study the lives of the Salaf and those who were zaahid (abstainers) with regards to the world, so that this may be a cause for softness in your hearts." Saydul-Khaatir (p. 216)
By Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis
An important discussion and an insight into the creed of the four popular Imaams of the 2nd and 3rd century; Abu Haneefah, Maalik ibn Anas, Muhammad as-Shafi'ee and Ahmad ibn Hanbal.
By Abul-Hasan Maalik Aadam al-Akhdar
A biographical account of the life of the Imaam of al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel, al-’Allaamah Rabee’ Ibn Haadee ’Umayr al-Madkhalee – hafidhahullaah.
A compilation that was put together at the death of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Baaz (d.1420H). It clears up many of the misconceptions that have crept into the reputation of this great Imaam.
By Aboo Uways 'Abdullaah Ahmad 'Alee
Upon the death of the Shaykh, Shaykh Ibn Baaz wrote of him: "He was known to me for his sound knowledge and correct 'aqeedah and his activeness in the field of da'wah to Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) and warning against the innovations and deviation. May Allaah forgive him and grant him an abode in Paradise and make noble his offspring and join us all in His Noble House (Paradise). Indeed, He is the All-Hearing and Near (with His Knowledge)." (9/1/1418 A.H.)
A short biography showing the tremendous virtue and status, of the great Scholar of Islaam, the psychologist of Ahlus-Sunnah, Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah.
By Abul-Hasan Maalik Aadam al-Akhdar
A much needed biography of the great Scholar, Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn ’Abdul-Wahhaab. The biography was written by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, it addresses some of the claims made by the proponents of the ‘Wahhaabee’ propaganda, as well as providing useful information about this great Scholar’s earlier and later years.
A response to the Soofee lies claiming that Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn ’Abdul-Wahhaab (d.1206H) had a connection to the British and that he was responsible for the downfall of the Ottoman Khilaafah.
A biography of the writer of al-Ibaanatul-Kubraa, the work containing the creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah.
A biography of the writer of ash-Sharee’ah, the work containing the creed and methodology of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa’ah.
By Abu Khadeejah 'Abdul-Waahid
This lecture covers a large portion of the life of Imaam Ahmad, especially as it relates to his trial that he undertook concerning the fitnah of the creation of the Qur‘aan.