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The Shaikh’s Life in his Own Words … 1



There’s a small book written by a person called Isaam Moosaa Haadi, entitled, “The Life of Allaamah al-Albaani, may Allaah have mercy upon him, in His Own Words.” I thought it would be a good idea to go through the book, a little at a time, so we could get a picture of the Shaikh’s life as he narrated it himself.  Isaam Haadi basically went through the Shaikh’s works and gathered sections where the Shaikh spoke about himself and the result was this small but lovely work.  Here’s the first post …

 

Migrating to Syria

Shaikh al-Albaani said, “Indeed the blessings of Allaah upon me are numerous and I cannot enumerate how many there are.  And perhaps from the most important of them are the following two: the migration of my father to Syria and that he taught me his profession as a watch repairer [horologist].

The first [blessing] made learning arabic easy for me and if we had remained in Albania I do not believe that I would have learnt a letter from it, and there is no path to the Book of Allaah or the Sunnah of his Prophet, صلى الله عليه وسلم, except by way of arabic.

The second [blessing], learning how to repair watches, gave me spare time which I filled with seeking knowledge.  And it provided me with the opportunity to visit the Dhaahiriyyah library and other than it for many hours every day.

And if I had continued to stick to carpentry, which I had initially tried to learn, it would have devoured all of my time, and as a result the paths of knowledge would have been closed in my face, [paths] whose students must have free time.”

Nostalgia … pictures from the world of Shaikh al-Albaani ..


Clink on the link at the top of the page …

“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.

“O Lord! This is Not What I had Hoped For!”


 

Mention of the Fact that Having Good Suspicion about the One Worshipped – the Lofty and Most High – Can Help in the Hereafter for the one for whom Allaah Intends Good

Al-Hasan ibn Sufyaan narrated to us, saying: Hudbah ibn Khalid Al-Qaisee narrated to us, saying: Hammad ibn Salamah narrated to us from Thaabit, from Anas ibn Maalik who said, “The Prophet, sallallaahu aalaihi wa sallam, said:

‘Two men will be taken out of the Fire.  Then they will be brought before Allaah.  Then they will be ordered [back] into the Fire.  So one of the two will look back and say, ‘O Lord!  This was not what I hoped for!’  He will say, ‘And what was your hope?’  He will say, ‘My hope was that when You took me out of the Fire You would not return me into it.’

So Allaah will have Mercy on him, and admit him into Paradise.'”

Authentic ∣ Reported in Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan, no. 631.

“If Allaah Were to Seize Me …”


 

“Mention of the Statement Concerning Abandoning Reliance Upon Acts of Obedience Even if the Man is One Who Strives in Doing Good Deeds

Muhammad ibn Ishaaq ibn Ibraheem, the mawlaa of Thaqif, narrated to us: Abdullah ibn Umar ibn Abaan narrated to us: Hussain ibn Alee Al-Ju’fee narrated to us: from Fudail ibn Iyaad: from Haashim: from Muhammad: from Aboo Hurayrah who said, “Allaah’s Messenger ﷺ said:

If Allaah were to seize me—and the Son of Mary—because of what these two have earned [i.e., the thumb and the one next to it] He would punish us and He would not have oppressed us at all.””

Authentic ∣ Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan, no. 656.

“In another narration Aboo Hurayrah reported that the Prophet ﷺ said:

“If Allaah were to seize me—and Jesus—for our sins He would punish us, and He would not have oppressed us at all.””

Authentic ∣ Saheeh Ibn Hibbaan, no. 658.

“With Jibreel and Meekaa’eel and Israafeel …”


Aaishah, radiyallaahu anhaa said, “The Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, fainted [during his final illness] while his head was in my lap, so I started to rub it and supplicate for him to be cured.  Then when he came round, he, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, said:

‘No.  Rather I ask Allaah for the Highest Company!  With Jibreel and Meekaa’eel and Israafeel!'”

Reported by Ibn Hibbaan in his Saheeh, no. 6557 and declared authentic by Shaikh Al-Albaanee, rahimahullaah.

Shaikh al-Albaani Talking While Asleep …


Shaikh al-Albani’s son, Abdul-Lateef, mentioned that his father:

“… used to say in his sleep, ‘Bring me the book entitled ‘Al-Ilal.  Bring me the book entitled such and such.  Bring me the book entitled such and such.  Bring me the book entitled ‘Al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel. And one time he said while he was asleep and while he was moving his hand as someone writing would, ‘Bring [the book] Sunan Abu Dawood and the problem will be solved.’

One time he said to me whilst he was asleep, ‘Bring the first volume of the book Al-Targheeb and Tarheeb.’ So I brought it.  He then said to me, ‘Open it,’ and I did.  He said, ‘Look at one, two, three ahadith.  Are these approximately equal in length?’ So I said, ‘No.  There is one amongst them which is long.’ He said, ‘Go …’—this is during sleep, he is talking whilst he is asleep.  I then said to him, ‘This third hadith is long.’ So he asked, ‘Who narrated it?’ I replied, ‘So and so.’ Then he said, ‘Enough.  Return the book.'”

All of this was when he was asleep!”

Al-Imaam al-Albani, Duroos wa Mawaaqif wa Ibar, pp. 65-66.

Sending Prayers upon the Prophet, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam …


Ammaar bin Yaasir, may Allaah be pleased with him, said, “Allaah’s Messenger, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, said:

‘Indeed Allaah has assigned an angel to my grave, He has given him the names of [all] creation.  So no-one sends prayers upon me until the Day of Judgement except that he informs me of that person’s name and his father’s name, [saying]: ‘This is so and so the son of so and so, he has sent prayers upon you.’’”

Sahih Al-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb (1667).

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