The Scholars’ Praise for Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee

Author: Maktabah Al-Idreesee As-Salafiyyah, San’aa, Yemen

Source: Al-Manhaj
Translator: Abu Maryam Isma’eel Alarcon

Published: Wednesday 12th August, 2015

The Imaam, the Muhaddith, the 'Allaamah, Shaykh 'Abd-Ul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz:

Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Bin Baaz was asked about what he meant by his "Clarification" (a speech he gave), so he responded on (7/28/1412) in a cassette entitled "Explaining the Clarification":

"This clarification that we spoke about - what was intended by it was the da'wah (call) of everyone - all of the callers and scholars - in a constructive criticism. And our intent was not our brothers in Madeenah from amongst the students of knowledge, teachers and callers. And our intent was not other than them from the people in Makkah or Riyadh or Jeddah. Rather, our intent was that of all the people in a general manner. And our brothers - the well-known mashaayikh in Madeenah - we have no doubt in them. They possess sound Creed and are from the Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah, such as Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Ibn 'Alee (Al-Jaamee), Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee (Al-Madkhalee), Shaykh Saalih Ibn Sa'ad As-Suhaymee, Shaykh Faalih Ibn Naafi' and Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Haadee. All of them are known to us for their perseverance, knowledge and sound Creed...However, the callers to falsehood - those who hunt in murky water (i.e. aimlessly) [1] - they are the ones who confuse the people. And they talk about these matters, saying "He meant by it such and such", and this is not good. It is an obligation to take someone's words according to the best manner of understanding."

Also in the tape "Sticking to the Salafee Manhaj", which was recorded in the masjid of Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz (رحمه الله) in Taa'if, Shaykh Rabee' gave a lecture on Thursday (3rd of Muharram 1413) called "Sticking to the Qur'aan and the Sunnah". In this talk, the Shaykh incited the people to follow these two sources while in the presence of Shaykh Bin Baaz. And after Shaykh Rabee' finished with his talk, Shaykh Ibn Baaz commented on it saying:

"In the Name of Allaah, and may the peace and blessings of Allaah be on Muhammad, his family, Companions and those who follow his guidance. All of us have listened to the words of the noble Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee Al-Madkhalee on the subject of sticking to the Book and the Sunnah and warning against what opposes them and (warning against) the causes for splitting and dividing and being fanatical to one's desires. And he has indeed done well and spoken correctly and benefited us, may Allaah reward him and multiply his reward. This is the obligation upon all of the ummah - to stick to the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah and refer to them for judging affairs - whether small or big. So we ask Allaah that He grant the noble Shaykh Rabee' every good and that He reward him for his talk..."

In the tape "Questions from Sweden", Shaykh Ibn Baaz was asked about Shaykh Rabee' and responded by saying:

"Indeed, Shaykh Rabee' is from the scholars of the Sunnah - (and then he mentioned Shaykh Muhammad Amaan Al-Jaamee with him and said) - the two of them are know to me for their knowledge and virtue."

Also refer to the book "The Methodology of Ahl-us-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah in Criticizing Men, Books and Groups" (of Shaykh Rabee') to see Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz's good words for this book.
Truly, we don’t know any man that is upon what Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz was upon - inwardly and outwardly - from love of the Sunnah and support for its people and hatred for innovation and warning against its people, like Shaykh Rabee' Ibn Haadee is. The Shaykh did not cease to love him, praise him and recommend him - in fact, he granted him permission to something greater than all of this, and it was permission for him to teach in his masjid in Makkah. There he taught his well-known class on Fat'h-ul-Majeed - which continues until today - and this is a proof that the Shaykh died while he was pleased with him and with his manhaj (methodology). [2]


[1] The ones whom Shaykh Ibn Baaz, (رحمه الله), is referring to here are: Salmaan Al-'Awdah, Safar Al-Hawaali and Muhammad Sa'eed Al-Qahtaanee, as well as all others that stand in need of clarification. And the Shaykh has called them "callers to falsehood" and "those who hunt in murky water (i.e. aimlessly)", wa laa Hawla wa laa Quwata illaa Billaah!

[2] How can he not be pleased with him and his methodology when it is the methodology of the Salaf As-Saalih (Righteous Predecessors) in protecting the Tawheed and the Sunnah from the distortions and lies of the people of innovations and misguidance?


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