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Translation from the Works of the Reviver of this Century

“Woe to the one who …”

Question: In Bulughul-Maraam Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr mentions the hadith of Bahz ibn Hakeem who narrates from his father from his grandafather that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, “Woe to the one who lies when he speaks just to make the people laugh!  Woe unto him, woe unto him.” And al-Haafidh declared its chain of narration to be authentic, what [do you say about its] level of authenticity?

Shaikh al-Albaani answered: It is hasan.

Su’aalaat of Shaikh Ali Hasan al-Halabi, vol. 2, p. 250, no. 214.

Forty-eight hours before he died …


Shaikh Ali Hasan mentioned that Shaikh Al-Albaani’s son, Abdul-Lateef said that forty-eight hours before his death, the Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy upon him, requested that he bring the book Saheeh Sunan Abi Daawood to look for something that had crossed his heart and mind.

Al-Imaam al-Albani, Duroos wa Mawaaqif wa Ibar, pp. 275-276.

“His eyes swelled up with tears…”


Muhammad al-Khateeb said, “One time I was working on the roof of the Shaikh’s house to fix some things.  I was carrying a heavy rod from one place to another.  Then [all of a sudden] the rod overwhelmed me and I was almost, were it not for the grace of Allaah, about to fall off the top of the roof.  Later the Shaikh found out about what had happened, so he thanked Allaah that I was safe and quickly fell into prostration out of thankfulness, his eyes then swelled up with tears, crying.  He then took out one hundred dinaars and gave them to me.”

Al-Imaam al-Albani, Duroos wa Mawaaqif wa Ibar, p. 167

“Show me that book …”

Esaam Moosaa Haadi said, “A student of knowledge who used to study at the Institute of Sharee’ah used to work with our Shaikh.  During his spare time he would come to our Shaikh and transcribe for the Shaikh [whatever he wanted penned down].  So this student told me that the Shaikh once said to him, “Show me that book you have with you …” [alluding] to a book that student had with him.  The Shaikh then started to look through the book.  He then left the study with it and came back later returning it to the student.  So when the student left our Shaikh, he said, “I noticed that there was something in the book.  When I had a look I saw that our Shaikh had left some money [between the pages].””

Al-Imaam al-Albani, Duroos wa Mawaaqif wa Ibar, p. 173.

Don’t You Hang Up on Me!


A youth who had just started to practise Islaam phoned Shaikh al-Albaani and as soon as the Shaikh picked up the receiver he said, “I’m a young guy who has just started to practise and I have heard that you hang up the phone very quickly so make sure you don’t hang up until I’ve finished what I want to say!”  So the Shaikh started to laugh and gave him what he wanted.

Al-Imaam al-Albani, Duroos wa Mawaaqif wa Ibar, p. 159.

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