Imaam Ibn Uthaymeen


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For those from you who have never seen Schaykh Uthaymin, this is a small video from him, telling this short story:
translation " i´ll talk to you about a person who invited me to marry his daughter to a man, and as i told him to say the words that the wali says, he -the father- said : i´ll marry you to my daughter for a 1 Ryal mahr(Dowry).
than i told him, you shouldnt take only one ryal, but the he told that he didnt marry his daughter to money, he married her to a man, and he said if it was not haram to marry her to that man for nothing, he would have done it.
than the Scheikh said : we should encourage such a person , and i dont think we havent such persons in our Umma.

Brief Biography of Shaykh "Uthaymeen [may Allah have mercy upon him]

The First Matter: His Name.

Muhammad ibn Salih ibn Muhammad ibn 'Uthaymeen.

The Second Matter: His Kunya and Title.

He is known as Abu 'Abdullah, and carried the titles al-Muqbil al-Wuhaybee

The Third Matter: His Lineage.

He was born amongst a family renowned for their Deen and virtuous nature.
Indeed, he was placed under the tutelage of several individual family
members. For instance, his maternal grandfather, Shaykh 'AbdurRalunan ibn
Sulaymaan Aala Daamigh (may Allah have mercy upon him). He studied the
Qur'an under his instruction and then committed it to memory. Shaykh
'AbdurRahman then orientated him towards the
acquisition of knowledge. He was thereafter educated in the disciplines of
writing, arithmetic, and the various fields of humanities.

The Fourth Matter: His Date of Birth.

Shaykh Abu 'Abdullah was born in the city of 'Unayzah, one of the cities
situated in the region of Qaseem, on the 27th of the blessed month of Ramadan
in the year 1347 H.

The Fifth Matter: His Development and acquisition of knowledge.

Verily the Shaykh was furnished with intellect, righteousness, and lofty
aspirations. In addition, he was blessed with an ardent devotion for the
acquisition of knowledge [evidenced] by his yearning [to adhere] to the
gatherings of the 'Ulamaa. The Shaykh did not undertake a journey in the
quest for knowledge save to the city of Riyadh, when the Public Institutes of
Knowledge were founded in the year 1372 H. He thereupon became affiliated to
them. The following paragraph depicts the fashion in which the Shaykh was
educated amongst the presence of the 'Ulamaa.

The Sixth Matter: His Scholars:

Amongst the foremost of those Scholars was ash-Shaykh al-'Allamah al-Muffasir
al-Faqeeh 'AbdurRahman ibn Naasir al-Sa'dee. He appointed two individuals
from amongst his students to instruct the younger members of his gatherings.
Their names were Shaykh 'Ali al-Saalihee and Shaykh Muhammad ibn 'Abd-al'Aziz
Under their tutelage, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih al-'Uthaymeen studied the
book entitled: Mukhtasar al-'Aqeedah al-Waasiteeyah, authored by Shaykh
'AbdurRahman ibn Naasir al-Sa'dee. He was also educated in the book
entitled: Minhaaj al-Saalikeen fee al-Fiqh, also authored by Shaykh
al-Sa'dee. Furthermore, he studied the works entitled: al-Aajaroomeeyah and
al-Alfeeyah in the discipline of grammar and morphology.

Shaykh 'Uthaymeen [may Allah preserve him] acquired benefit in his pursuit of
knowledge from numerous Scholars, from amongst them:

[1] Shaykh 'AbdurRahman ibn Naasir al-Sa'dee, died in the year 1376 H. The
renowned Qur'anic commentator, who authored the eminent Tafseer entitled:

Tayseer al-Kareem al-Rahman fee Tafseer Kalaam al-Manaan, consisting of eight

The methodology traversed by Shaykh 'AbdurRahman al-Sa'dee was one which had
departed from the methodology pursued by the 'Ulamaa of the Arabian Peninsula
- 'Ulamaa of Najd - their commonality, or the greater portion of them. This
is evident by reason of their dependence upon the Hanbali Madhab in the
secondary matters connected to Fiqh related rules and regulations. In
addition, their reliance upon the
book entitled: Zaad al-Mustanqi,'conceming the Fiqh of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal.

Accordingly, Shaykh al-'Allamah 'AbdurRahman al-Sa'dee was well known for his
departure from the Hanbali Madhab, and his refusal to unconditionally ascribe
to numerous issues founded upon it.

The methodology adhered to by Shaykh al-Sa'dee is primarily composed of the
adoption of the opinions of Shaykh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah and his pupil Ibn
al Qayyim. For he granted them preference over the opinions of the Hanbali
Madhab. Hence, he did not rigidly confine himself to a particular Madhab,
rather his allegiance was towards the truth. This attribute which was
ingrained within him was then
transferred to his pupil, Muhammad al-Salih al'Uthaymeen.

[2] Shaykh 'Abd-al'Aziz ibn 'Abdullah ibn Baaz, the 'General Mufti of the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,' and 'President of the Senior Body of Scholars.'
The Shaykh exploited his residency in Riyadh by studying under the guidance
of Shaykh 'Abd-al'Aziz bin Baaz. He received instruction from the book
entitled: Saheeh al-Bukhari, in addition to several treatises authored by
Shaykh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah, and certain works concerning the science of

[3] Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ibn Muhammad al-Mukhtaar al-Juknee alShanqeetee,
died in the year 1393 H. The Qur'anic commentator and linguistic, author of
the acclaimed, renowned commentary entitled: Adhwaa al-Bayan fee
Iydhaah al-Quran bi al-Quran.

[4] Shaykh 'Ali ibn Hamid al-Saalihee, whose life has not ceased to continue,
may Allah extend it further and beautify his actions.

[5] Shaykh Muhammad ibn 'Abd-al 'Aziz al-Mutawwa,'may Allah have mercy upon

[6] Shaykh 'AbdurRahman ibn 'Ali ibn 'Awdaan, may Allah have mercy upon him.

[7] Shaykh 'AbdurRahman ibn Sulaymaan Aala Damigh, may Allah have mercy upon
him, the maternal grandfather of the Shaykh.:

The Seventh Matter: His Students:

It is not possible to enumerate the sum total of students who are studying
under the Shaykh. This is so by virtue of the excessive congestion observed
during his gatherings, this has been particularly evident in recent years,
for in
excess of five hundred students of various abilities are in attendance during
particular lessons. A collection of his prominent students have been listed
in an independent
biographical account present in the periodical entitled: Majjalah al-Hikmah,
issue 2. Recourse to the periodical is therefore advised in order to obtain a
comprehensive list.

The path of education adhered to by the Shaykh, the one traversed upon, the
methodology adopted by him from the moment of his appointment to instruct in
al-Jaami'a al-Kabeer, proceeding his Shaykh, for a period in excess of
thirty-five years, is to be found in a particular mode. For it is founded
upon the considerable emphasis the Shaykh attaches to the memorization of
texts. He demands that the student engages in the act of memorization in
each lesson and then personally verifies this process. Indeed the Shaykh
censures the one who attends his lesson and neglects
the aspect of memorization. Verily, many individuals have committed to
memory numerous texts, both dispersed and systemized in nature, under the
instruction of the Shaykh.

The Eighth Matter: His Character and Attributes:

The Shaykh (may Allah protect him) has clarified his methodology, for he has
publicly elucidated it on numerous occasions. He has adhered to the path
which was traversed by his Shaykh, al-'Allamah 'AbdurRahman ibn Naasir

Shaykh 'Uthaymeen said: I was influenced to a considerable degree by my
Shaykh, 'AbdurRahman al-Sa'dee, in relation to the principles of instruction,
the exposition of knowledge, and his method of facilitating student
cognizance by means of examples and pointers of elucidation. In addition, I
was impressed and touched by virtue of his noble manners and etiquettes. For
Shaykh 'AbdurRalunan (may Allah have mercy upon him) possessed an exemplary
standard of conduct, in addition to a significant degree of knowledge and
actions pertaining to worship. He would joke amongst
the youngsters and laugh amongst the elders, for he was the most noble I have
observed in conduct.

The Ninth Matter: His Dedication to Teaching:

Shaykh 'AbdurRahman al-Sa'dee passed away in'Unayzah in the year 1376 H at an
age approaching sixty-nine years. Upon his death a group of Scholars were
nominated to assume the Imamate in his Mosque, al-Jaami'a al-Kabeer. Never
the-less, they did not occupy that position save for a very short period of
time. Shaykh Muhammad ibn Salih al-'Uthaymeen was then nominated for the
Imamate at a time when he had assumed the station of instruction which was
previously occupied by his former Shaykh.

Later, He was presented with an opportunity to assume a position in the
judiciary by Shaykh Muhammad ibn lbraheem Ala Shaykh (may Allah have mercy
upon him), the [former] Muftee of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He insisted
that His Eminence ought to assume this responsibility, indeed he published
his decision that the Shaykh be designated the position of 'President of the
Shareeah Court' situated in the city of Ahsa'a. Never-the-less Shaykh
al-'Uthaymeen requested an exemption from this designation. It was after a
series of requests and personal communiqués, that Shaykh Muhammad accepted
his refusal to assume a position in the judiciary.

When he began to teach, a great number of students from inside and outside
Saudi Arabia benefited from him. He has his own unique style of
interpretation and explanation of religious issues. He is from among those
scholars who serve Islaam without any type of religious prejudice and keep
themselves away from the limitations of blind-following. He is distinguished
in his great exertion of effort (Ijtihaad)
in religious matters and analogical deductions (Qiyaas) which clearly prove
the religious understanding he possesses, and his correct usage of the
Fundamentals of the Religion (Usool ad-Deen).

In giving religious verdicts (Fataawaa), like Shaikh Ibn Baaz, his rulings
are based on evidence from Qur'an and Sunnah. He has about fifty
compilations to his credit.
Presently, he is teaching Religious Fundamentals (Usool ad-Deen) at the
Sharee'ah Faculty of Imaam Muhammad Bin Sa'ud Islaamic University, Qaseem
Branch. He is also a member of the Senior Scholars Committee of Saudi
Arabia, and is the Imam and Khateeb of the Grand masjid in the City of Unaiza.

The Tenth Matter: His Works:

The Shaykh did not concern himself with the field of authorship until the
year 1383 H, when he composed his first book entitled: Fath Rabb al-Bariyyah
al-Hamaweeyah. This work was an abridgment of a book authored by Shaykh
al-Islaarn ibn Taymiyyah entitled: al-Hamaweeyah fee al-'Aqeedah. It has been
mentioned that his knowledge based authorship is equal to fifty-five works.
The majority of which consist of small treaties.

The Eleventh Matter: His Creed and Methodology:

Sheikh Uthaymeen, is one of the foremost defenders and upholders of the
methodology of Ahlis Sunnah wa'al Jama'ah in our time.

The Twelfth Matter: His Death:

Our noble sheikh passed from our world to the next between maghrib and Isha
on the 15th of Shawwaal 1421.

The Thirteenth Matter: Independent Biographies:

Please refer to the reference below.

The Fourteenth Matter: Biographical Skurces:

For a comprehensive account of various aspects of our sheikhs biography, the
reader is advised to consult the periodical Majjalah al-Hilanah, issue 2.
This issue includes
an extended biographical account of the Shaykh (may Allah protect him),
consisting of thirty pages in length. As well as the upcoming articles that
will no doubt be compiled and written at this time and in the near future.

May Allah forgive me for any errors in relating this beneficial information.

Assalamu aleikum wa rahmat'Allah.

Abu Sukhailah


The funeral(janazah) from Scheikh Uthaymin may Allah have mercy upon him


Please dear brothers and sisters, dont forget this great scholar in your prayers and Duaas, and dont forgert also Scheikh Al-albanee and Scheikh Ibn Baz.
barakallahu fikoum