Characteristics of the Scholars

Characteristics of the Scholars

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Characteristics of the Scholars                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           from  by Shaykh Ahmed Al-Munayee

The scholars who should be followed have certain qualities and characteristics that set them apart from others.

In this issue we will begin mentioning some of these qualities. They are as follows:

  • Memorization of the Qur’aan – from the heart.
  • Memorization of the pure – They have knowledge and understanding based on the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam  and the textual evidences from the Book of fiqh of the companions of the Prophet  and the Sunnah. They have knowledge of the Sahaabah’s and understanding that which the sahaabah took from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah.
  • In addition, these scholars having understanding of the Qur’aan and he Sunnah, they take the fiqh of the Sahaabah and utilize it.
  • They honor the knowledge of the Qur’aan and the Sunnah of the Prophet holding it in high steem. They also honor the Sahaabah and recognize their status. They honor and consider the opinions of those who preceded them in knowledge from amongst the Salaf.
  • They stop wherever the evidence stops. Once there is evidence they put aside their own opinions and statements and they adhere to the truth, whatever it may be.

Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah رحمه الله points out;

“This group stops wherever the daleel (evidence) stops and they love with the daleel wherever the d aleel moves. Once there is evidence they adhere to it, take it, and they go to it collectively and individually”.

The textual evidences are more magnificent in their hearts  than the statements of anyone else. They do not put any analogy or opinion before the textual evidence.

  • They are cautious and take their time before passing any type of religious ruling (fatwa) i.e. they are not hasty. Additionally, they would prefer that if someone else is capable, that person should pass the religious  ruling instead of having to do it themselves. They are also cautious in the areas where they have no knowledge on a particular issue. If at a given moment they do not have at the forefront of their mind the evidence for a particular issue they will refrain from answering.
  • They are concerned about conveying knowledge and passing it on to others, as well as teaching and instructing others in the knowledge that they have been given.
  • They are preoccupied with knowledge and putting it into practice.
  • When they deal with knowledge, whether conveying it or acquiring it, they start with that which is most important and then that which is important – there is prioritisation. This is done without becoming bored or tired, although it is something that they do constantly.
  • They have great concern for knowledge and for the areas of Tawheed and the Sunnah. They are concerned that nothing touches these aspects of our Deen.
  • They are the ones who stand in defense of the Qur’aan, the Sunnah, and the Deen in general.

From Part 4 of a series based on a lecture from by Shaykh Ahmed Al-Munayee, Professor at Imaam Muhammad Islamic University


Who are the People of Knowledge?

Below are just some of the People of Knowledge of our time and of them are Kibaar (Great) Ulama, Fuquha and Muhhaditheen and Mashaykh that have called to Islam on the way of the Salafu Saalih (Pious Predessors).

N.B This list is not comprehensive and does not reflect all the People of Knowledge who ascribe to ad Dawatus Salafiya.


Imaam Nasirudeen Al-Albaani [d.1420]

Imaam Ibn Baz

Imaam Ibn Uthaymeen

Shaykh Muqbin Bin Hadiee

al-Allaamah Abdul-Aziz Ibn Abdullah Aal Shaykh

al-Allaamah Abdullaah Abdur-Rehmaan Al-Ghudayan

Shaykh Ali Hasan Al-Halabi

al-Allaamah Ahmed Yahya An-Najmi

al-Allaamah Badeeud-Deen Shah As-Sindee [d.1417]

al-Allaamah Muhammad Amaan al-Jaamee [d.1416]

Al-Allaamah Muhammad Ibn Abdul-Wahhaab al-Bannaa

al-Allaamah Muhammed Ibn Abdullah As-Subayal

al-Allaamah Rabee ‘Ibn Haadi Al-Madkhali

Al-Allaamah Salih Ibn Sad as-Suhaymi

Imaam ‘Abdul-’Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Baaz [d. 1420]

Shaykh Abdullah Ibn Abdul Azeez Al Aqeel

Shaykh Aasim Al-Qaryooti

Shaykh Abdul Azeez ar-Rayyis

Shaykh Abdul Razaq Al-Abaad

Shaykh Abdullaah AL-Jarboo

Shaykh Abdullah al Nahari

Shaykh Abdullah al-Musallam

Shaykh Abdullah Ibn Abdur-Raheem al-Bukharee

Shaykh Abdus-Salaam Ibn Burjis al Abdul-Kareem [d.1425]

Shaykh Abu Abdillah Umar as-Sumali

Shaykh Abu Anas Hamad al-Uthmaan

Shaykh Abu Sad Saalim at-Taweel

Shaykh Ahmed Al-Munayi

Shaykh Ahmed Bazmool

Shaykh Alee At-Tuwayjaree

Shaykh Faisal al Jaasim

Shaykh Falaah Ismaeel

Shaykh Hussain Al Ashaykh

Shaykh Jamal bin Farihan al-Harithi

Shaykh Khaalid Ar-Radaadi

Shaykh Khalid al-Anbaree

Shaykh Milfee as-Sasidee

Shaykh Mis’ad al-Husaynee

Shaykh Muhammad al-Imaan

Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab al-Aqeel

Shaykh Muhammad bin Hadee al-Mudkhalee

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Ramazaan Al-Haajiri

Shaykh Muhammad Musa Aal-Nasr

Shaykh Saalih Al-Ashaykh

Shaykh Saalih as-Sindee

Shaykh Salmaan al-Ahmedi

Shaykh Sulaymaan al-Ruhayli

Shaykh Tarheeb ad Dosari

Shaykh Ubayd Ibn Abdullah al-Jabiri

Shaykh Wasiullaah Al-Abbas

Shaykh Yahyah ibn Ali al-Hajooree



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