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Shaykh Muhammad al-Madkhalee’s interaction with Shaykh Fawzaan & his status with the Senior Scholars


Check this video Shaykh Muhammed al-Madkhalee requesting Shaykh al-Fawzaan to clarify a matter

Inshaa’Allaah there are many things to learn from this short clip:-

1. How to interact with the Scholars, Duaat and our elders

2. How to ask questions

3. Status of Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee in the eyes of the Senior Scholars. 4 seconds into the video, Shaykh Fawzaan refers to Shaykh Muhammad al-Madkhalee as “Shaykh Muhammad… Muhammad Hakami”. Perhaps the reason can be understood from the narration of Ustaadh Abdulilah Lahmaamee below…

Sheikh Falaah said of Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee al-Madkhali that he indeed was blessed by Allaah in bringing the proof where it was needed and his memory mashaallaah of Shaykh Haafidh al-Hakami’s thousands of lines of poetry  who is considered to be his sheikh’s sheikh. Also sheikh Falah mentioned when he visited a month ago that Sheikh Muhammad having learnt much at a young age amidst a scholarly family, indeed has excelled many in his age and those older than him.

Check this video for proof of what Shaykh Falaah has mentioned above

Impression of the memory of Shaykh Muhammed al-Madkhalee

It was narrated a few months ago by Shaykh Khaalid ibn Abdur Rahmaan al-Misree that the Imaam of Jarh wat Ta’deel of our time, Dr. Rabee’ al-Madkhalee called Dr. Muhammad ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee an “Allaamah“. Click

On a personal note, I (ابو عبدالله ساجد) had the opportunity to sit in one of the lectures of Shaykh Muhammad before Hajj last year and also ask him a few questions after the lecture at Masjid Qiblatain in Madeenah. Mashaa’Allaah laa quwata illa billaah, the Shaykh is very charismatic and full of energy. When he is around there’s a buzz in the place and his energy and enthusiasm passes on to others. WAllahul Muwaffiq.

Finally, for more details regarding the Shaykh and praise for him by other Scholars click

The story of a little girl

October 21, 2011 2 comments
As salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullah

I really apologize for not posting anything in quite some time. 
Both me and Br. Sajid have been really busy with other things. 
May Allah make our situations easy for all of us. Ameen. 

Just read this post on another blog and it brought me to tears subhanAllah. 
We go through trials in this life but when we read about other people's 
difficulties, it really puts your situation in perspective. 

Read this story and you will know what I mean...

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I understood that guiding people by action is more inspiring..

October 2, 2010 3 comments

Imam Ibn ul Jawzee

From “Sayd Al-Khaatir” (138)

I have met many mashaaykh and the affair of one was different from that of the other, and their knowledge capacity were of varying levels. And the one whom I benefited from his company the most was the one who used to apply what he knew, even though there were those who were more knowledgeable than him.

I met a group from the people of hadeeth who memorized and knew a lot, however they would permit backbiting under the guise of jarh wa ta’deel (ed.: “accreditation and disreputation”, science of criticism of narrators), they would take monetary payment in return for narrating hadeeth, and they would be hasty in giving answers, even if they are wrong, lest their status diminishes.

I met Abdulwahaab Al-Anmaatee, he used to be upon the methodology of the salaf. One would never hear backbiting in his gatherings nor would he take payment for teaching hadeeth. Whenever I read a hadeeth that contained in it a heart-softener, he used to cry continuously. I was very young at that time, (but) his crying affected my heart. He had the calm of those whose description we hear about from the narrations.

I met Abu Mansur Al-Jawaaliqee, he was very quiet, very careful about what he said, precise, and scholarly. Sometimes he would be asked a question, which may seem easy; one that our young ones would rush to answer, however he would withhold from answering until he was certain. He used to fast a lot and remain quiet often.

Thus, I benefited from these two more than I benefited from the others, and I understood from this that: guiding people by one’s action is more inspiring than doing so by words. So by Allah, one should implement what he knows for it is indeed the greatest foundation. And the miskeen, the true miskeen is the one who wasted his life learning what he does not practice, thus he looses the pleasures of the dunyah and the goodies of the akhirah. (In addition to) Coming forth bankrupt (on the day of judgment) with strong evidences against himself.”


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“The Noble Women who Defined Islaam” – Apr 2010 Seminar – with Shadeed Muhammad

As Salaam ‘Alaykum wa RahmatUllaahi wa Barakatahu,

Bismillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasululllaah wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Salam, ‘Amma Ba’ad

We at Muwahhideen Publications are pleased to announce a weekend seminar Friday April 16th to Sunday April 18th, 2010, with our brother AbuAzzubayr Shadeed Muhammad, dedicated entirely to our noble sisters in Islaam. It will be a series that will cover the exemplary lives of our honourable sahabiyyat in various affairs. We recognize that our dear sisters in Islaam play a vital role in the cultivation of our children, homes, and the very society itself, so we hope that this seminar will aid in enlightening our sisters towards the remarkable example found in our women role models from the time of The Prophet (salAllaahu ‘Alayhi wa Salam).

Please see the Flyer below for Full details and Schedule.

BarakAllaahu Feekum
Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq

Tolerating The Harm From His Christian Neighbor For 20 Yrs

“He Tolerated the Harm of His Christian Neighbor for 20 Years Which Was the Reason for His Acceptance of Islam…” | April 3, 2010 at 2:14 PM | Categories: Character | URL:

This is a clear example from the Salaf (i.e. pious predecessors) of how to call to the religion of Allah indirectly with your character, as sometimes calling a person directly may not prove the most effective way. Many accepted Islam because of hearing about the divine character of Prophet Muhammad (Sallahu alaihi wa salam), even before they met him…as all of us did!!!

Hassan Al Basree (Rahimahillah) had a neighbor who was a Christian. This neighbor had a toilet on the roof of his apartment and it used to leak through a hole in the roof of Hassan Al Basree’s apartment. Hassan placed a bucket beneath the hole to catch the urine that would leak through it and discard the contents at the end of each day. This continued for 20 years.

Then one day, Hassan fell ill and his Christian neighbor came to visit him. When he entered, the neighbor noticed the bucket of urine that was leaking through the hole in his ceiling and asked Hassan astoundingly: “How long have you been tolerating this harm from me?!” Hassan replied: “For 20 years!”

So the Christian neighbor took off his belt (which was the clothing of the Christians during that time) and accepted Islam…!!!

Mentioned in Hilya tul Awliyaa’a by Abu Nu’aim Al Asbahaani (Rahimahullah),
Translated by Shadeed Muhammad, Abu Azzubayr on Friday March 26, 2010 in the Capitol of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.

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Wisdom In Giving Da’wah by Shaykh Rabee

March 23, 2010 3 comments

Videos worthy of watching again and again…. maa sha ‘Allah.

Swiss Antagonist of Minarets Embraces Islam

February 12, 2010 2 comments

SubhanAllah. Amazing news.

The person who was the strongest critic of the minarets on top of the mosques (only 4 mosques) in Switzerland embraces Islaam after studying it.

Allahu akbar. How a person is guided to Islaam after having been a strong enemy to it.

Swiss antagonist of minarets embraces Islam


RENOWNED Swiss politician Daniel Streich, who rose to fame for his campaign against minarets of mosques, has embraced Islam.

A member of the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) and a well-known politician, Daniel Streich was the first man who had launched a drive for imposition of ban on mosques minarets, and to lock the mosques in Switzerland. The proclamation of Streich’s conversion to Islam has created furore in Swiss politics, besides causing a tremor for those who supported ban on construction of mosques minarets.

Streich propagated his anti-Islamic movement far and wide in the country, sowed seeds of indignation and scorn for Islam among the people, and paved way for public opinion against pulpits and minarets of mosques.

But now Streich has become a soldier of Islam. His anti-Islam thoughts finally brought him so close to this religion that he embraced Islam. He is ashamed of his doings now and desires to construct the most beautiful mosque of Europe in Switzerland.

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The Importance of Seeking Knowledge for Women

October 3, 2009 2 comments

The importance of knowledge to women.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم.

أهمية العلم للنساء

The importance of seeking knowledge for women.

And the statement of the Messenger صلى الله عليه و سلم: ‘Women are the twin halves of men.’

Section: The obligation of seeking knowledge.

(Qur’an, Ta-Ha 20:114):“And say: My Lord increase me in knowledge.”

(Qur’an, Muhammad 47:19): ‘So know that there is no god save Allah, ask forgiveness for your sins and for the believing men and the believing women. Allah knows well your moving and your place of rest.’

On the authority of Anas Ibn Malik the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم said: Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim.

Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhab At Tamimi said:

Know, may Allah have mercy upon you that it is compulsory upon every Muslim to know these four issues.

1. العلم Al ‘Ilm: “Firstly, the Knowledge.”

2. العمل به Al ‘Amalu Bihi: “and the actions (working) by it.”

3. الدعوة إليه Ad Da’watu Ilaihi: “Calling to it.”

4. الصبرعلى الأذى فيه As Sabru ‘Alaal Adhaa Feehi: “and to have patience with the hardships that come along that path (in the way of da’wah).”

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Her Affection, Closeness and Interaction with the Prophet

Her affection, closeness and interaction with the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

The following hadeeth shows the jovial relationship between them, the ultimate love they shared, and the special rank she had over the wives of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) who were present at the same time:

  1. From Hisham ibn ‘Urwa,from his father, that ‘Aaishah (radhiyallaahu ‘anhaa) said:

“While she was on a journey along with Allah’s Messenger (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) they let the rest of the people proceed and they stayed behind them, and then he challenged her to a race. She said:

‘I had a race with him (the prophet) and I outstripped him on my feet.

But another time when I became fleshy, (again) I had a race with him (the prophet) but this time he outstripped me.

So he (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘O’Aaishah, this is [payback] for that time you won over me.”[1]

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An Example of Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen’s Beautiful Manners in Giving Da’wah

Bismillaah, wal-hamdulilaah, was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah, wa ba’d

An Example of Shaykh Ibnul-‘Uthaymeen’s Beautiful Manners in Giving Da’wah

Sunday, 05 July 2009
Doctor Saud al-‘Ajaaji who was amongst those who accompanied Shaykh al-‘Uthaymeen on the last medical trip he made to Boston (a city in America) said,

“Whilst we were leaving the hotel where we were staying in, a little American boy who was with his mother stood in front of him – the Shaykh caught his attention because of his Saudi thawb and abayah – so he began to touch him on his head and to play with him. So his mother asked him to greet the Shaykh and he returned an even better greeting. Then the Shaykh said directing his speech to the mother ‘May Allaah guide you to Islaam’ all during which he kept lowering his gaze. Then the mother told her son to bid the Shaykh farewell by saying to her son, ‘Tell him have a nice day.’ So the Shaykh asked me what he said, I told him he said ‘Have a nice day.’ However some of those who were accompanying him became annoyed because of the way in which the woman was dressed. One of them even made some remarks towards her, but the Shaykh did not like this and he said, ‘O brothers this is not from the mannerisms of Islaam, the mother and he son were smiling at us and they were very cordial in speech, so it is upon us to reciprocate the favour. So rather then make du’aa against them, we should make du’aa for her which by the way is the path of this exalted religion.’”

(an-Nur Magazine: nos. 191)

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of the Shaykh is highly recommended.