Al-Albaani when He was Called the Bukhaari of this Time

by The Albaani Site


A teacher from Medinah University wrote a letter to Shaikh Ali and in it he penned some poetry praising Shaikh Al-Albaani and called him the Bukhārī of our time. Shaikh Ali then read the letter with all the poetry out to al-Albaani and when he finished Al-Albaani apologises and amongst other things says, “Allāhu-Akbar.

بِئْسَ الْعَصْرُ إِذَا كُنْتُ أَنَاْ بُخَاْرِيَّهُ
How wretched a time it is if I am its Bukhārī.
Lā ḥawla wa lā quwwata illa billāh.”

The English is forever lacking as compared to the Arabic and the translation doesn’t do it justice and falls short as always, so if anyone wants to hear the clip, which is called ‘Imaam al-Albaani Crying when Praised,’ here it is linked to where the reading of the letter and its poetry has only a few seconds left and al-Albaani goes silent and then reacts.

And for more on Al-Albaani’s humility see here, raḥimahullah.