Full Name: Muhammad Naasir ad Deen ibn Haaj Nooh al-Albaanee.
Country of Origin: Albania
Al ‘Allaamah, al Faqeeh, the Muhaddith of our time, it is said that he revived the knowledge of Hadeeth in our time, it was also said that he revived the time of al Haafidh ibn Hajar and al Haafidh ibn Katheer again. He was amongst the few who specialized in the knowledge of Jarh wa Ta’deel and Mustalah al Hadeeth
He was born to a poor religious family, his father used to be the reference point in religion in his area, teaching people their religion.
He later migrated to Damascus along with his father. Acting upon his father’s advice, he did not complete his secular education and started studying the Qur-aan, Tawheed, Arabic and Hanafee Figh according to a curriculum set by his father. He studied under his father and other scholars in his area.
Contradicting his father’s directions of blindly following the Hanafee Madh-hab and warning him from the knowledge of Hadeeth, he started studying the knowledge of Hadeeth around the age of twenty and became engrossed by it. He then went on to carry the banner of calling to Tawheed and the Sunnah in Syria and the world over.
Amongst his achievements:
His praise amongst the scholars:
“I have not seen a scholar of Hadeeth under the shade of the skies like al ‘Allaamah Muhammad Naasir ad Deen al Albaanee in this time period.”
He was also asked: ‘Who is the Mujaddid (reviver) of this century?’ He replied: ‘In my opinion, the Mujaddid of this time period is Shaykh Muhammad Naasir ad Deen al Albaanee and Allaah knows best.’
Al ‘Allaamah Muhammad ibn Saalih al ‘Uthamymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon him, stated:.
“…he possesses vast knowledge of Hadeeth, whether it is in the chains of narration or the understanding of the texts. Allaah has benefited many people through his written works, in terms of knowledge, Manhaj, and inclination to the knowledge of Hadeeth. He has had an enormous influence over the Muslims, and all praise is due to Allaah."
“What I firmly believe and worship Allaah with is that Shaykh Muhammad Naasir ad Deen al Albaanee, may Allaah preserve him, is from the Muhadithoon, those whom the following statement of the Messenger of Allaah - صلى الله عليه وسلم – falls true upon: “Indeed Allaah sends someone who revives the affair of the religion at the end of every hundred years.’
“I do not know anyone of his caliber in this time period, in caring for Hadeeth and the extent of his knowledge. I or other than me cannot do without his books and benefiting from them.”
A more complete biography of the Shaykh can be found here
His complete biography in Arabic can be found here
Amongst the books he authored:
- As Silsilah as Saheehah.
- As Silsilah ad Da’eefah.
- Saheeh wa Da’eef Sunnan Abu Dawood.
- Irwaa al Ghaleel.
- Saheeh wa Da’eef Jaami’ at Tirmidhee.
- Saheeh wa Da’eef Sunan an Nasaa-ee.
- Saheeh wa Da’eef Sunan ibn Maajah.
- Saheeh wa Da’eef at Targheeb wat Tarheeb.
- Al Jaam’ as Sagheer wa Ziyaadatahu.
- Mishkaat al Masabeeh.
- Al Adab al Mufrad [Tahqeeq].
- Mishkaat al Masaabeeh.
- ‘Dhilaal al Jannah.
- Ath Thamar al Mustataab.
- Takhreej at Tahaweeyah.
- The Prophet’s Hajj.
- Tamaam al Minnah.
- Adaab az Zafaaf.
- The Rulings of Funerals.
- The Jilbaab of the Muslimah.
- The Night Prayer.
- Mukhtasar al ‘Uluw.
- Manaaasik al Hajj wal ‘Umrah.
- Mukhtasar ash Shamaa-il al Muhamadiyyah.
- Saheeh as Seerah an Nabawiyyah.
- Wiping Over the Socks.
- Al Kalim at Tayyib.
- Riyaad as Saaliheen [Tahqeeq].
All these books can be downloaded separately at the Shaykh’s official site here
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