Characteristics of the Scholars from www.albaseerah.org 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 albaseerah.org 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