We’re Fortunate if we have One

April 21, 2020 § Leave a comment


“Our Shaikh al-Ḥāfiẓ Burhānudīn al-Ḥalabī ash-Shāfiʿī said, ‘The scholars of ḥadīth who had thousands of Shaikhs …:

Aṭ-Ṭabarānī: more than 1000 Shaikhs.
Abul-Fityān: 3700.
Abul-Qāsim ibn ʿAsākir: 1380.
Abū Saʿīd ibn as-Samʿānī: 7000 Shaikhs, and this is something no one accomplished apart from him.
Ad-Dimyātī: 1300 …’”

An-Nukat al-Wafiyyah bi mā fī Sharhil-Alfiyyah of al-Buqāʿī, p. 636.

The Humility of an Imaam of Ahlus-Sunnah: Ibn Baaz and The Thirteen Year Old Advisor

February 7, 2014 § 1 Comment


One time a young boy phoned Shaikh Ibn Baaz and said, “Eminent Shaikh, the people are in desperate need of scholars who will give them fatwas, I suggest that your excellency appoints a Mufti for every city so that it is easy to call him.” So the Shaikh said, “Maa Shaa Allaah, may Allaah put right all your affairs, how old are you?” “Thirteen,” he said. The person relating the story then said, “So His Eminence said to me, ‘This is a good suggestion which needs to be studied. Write to the Secretary-General of the Committee of Major Scholars about this.’ So I wrote what he dictated, part of which was, ‘Amma Ba’d, a sincere advisor called me and said that he suggests that a Mufti be placed in each city, and I hold that this should be put before the Permanent Committee so that we can exchange views on the topic …’”

Jawaanib min Seeratil-Imaam ’Abdul-’Aziz Ibn Baaz, p. 129.

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