Sheikh al Yemen Imam Muqbil Bin Hadi رحمه الله
Who converted Hundreds and thousands Zaydis from North Yemen into Ahl Sunnah directly, indirectly it may exceed to a million becoz of the Dawah his students gaved to the Zaydis of North Yemen .
Entire Tribe’s from The Province of Amran ,Saadha,Hajjaj ,Dhammar started accepting The Madhab of Ahl Sunnah and leaving the Zaydi_ Mutazila beliefs
Imam Muqbil Bin Hadi al Hamdani ,was from Waadi’ah, which is a place to the east of the city of Sa’adah from the valley of Dammaaj. His full name was Muqbil bin Haadee bin Muqbil bin Qaa’idah al-Hamdaanee al-Waadi’ee al-Khallaalee, from the tribe of Aali Raashid.
All praise due to Allaah, most of the people of Waadi’ah, who neighbor Sa’adah defended him and the Da’wah Salafiyya. Some of them wished to defend the Religion while others defend their tribal devotion. If it were not for Allaah first, then them, the enemies of the (Salafi) Da’wah, particularly the Zaydi Shee’ah of Sa’adah, would not have left behind any signs or traces of him .
Will mention some examples of them for which he asked Allaah to reward them, one of which was when he faced severe opposition in the Haadee Mosque because he turned people away from the (Zaydi ) Da’wah there. So some men from Waadi’ah and others stood by him to the point that Allaah saved him through their hands. The Shiites desired to rule against him. This was at the time of Ibraaheem Al-Hamdee. And evil people amongst the Communists and Zaydis raised their heads and imprisoned him for a period of eleven days during Ramadaan. About fifty of the youth from Waad’iah would come to visit him in prison during some of the nights, while another hundred and fifty of their men would also go to the prison caretakers during these nights, so much so that the caretakers got fed up and released him from jail, all praise be to Allaah.
Another example is that the enemies of the Da’wah would sometimes come to Dammaaj with their weapons, so the people of Dammaaj would drive them away and they would be forced to leave in humiliation.
Another example is during their journeys. When he would say: “We wish to travel”, they would compete with one other, may Allaah preserve them, to see who would accompany and guard him. So sometimes they would go out on some of their travels in about 15 cars!
During these days, the Da’wah was progressing in a superb manner because, all praise be to Allaah, he had grown older. Perhaps at this point he have reached about 62 years of age. So it was the calamities and the advice from those who love the Da’wah that drove him to have kindness and to not keep up with the enemies, who don’t have anything but insults and abuses.
Imam Muqbil has stated in his biography I also studied an explanation of the Laws of Inheritance from a large book that was above the standard level, but I did not benefit from it. So I saw that the assigned books were not beneficial, except for Grammar, since I studied the books al-Aajroomiyyah and Qatar an-Nadaa with them. Then I asked the Judge, Qaasim bin Yahyaa ash-Shuwayl, to teach me Buloogh al-Maraam. So we started it, but then we were disapproved of, so we left it.
So when I saw that the assigned study books were of a Zaydi jurisprudence and Mu’tazlite Theology in nature, I agreed to only take from the books of Grammar. So I studied Qatar an-Nadaa several times under Isma’eel al-Hatbah, may Allaah have mercy on him, in the masjid that I would live in and he would pray in. And he would give us a lot of time and attention. One time, Muhammad bin Hooriyyah came to the masjid and I advised him to abandon astrology (tanjeem). So he advised the people there to kick me out of the study program, but they interceded on my behalf and he kept quiet.
Some of the Zaydis would pass by me while I was studying Qatar an-Nadaa and say something with the meaning that education would not have any effect on me. But I would just remain silent and benefit from the books on Grammar. I did this until the revolution started in Yemen, when we left our country and settled in Najraan. There I studied with Abul-Husayn Majd-ud-Deen al-Mu’eed and benefited from him particularly in the Arabic Language. I stayed in Najraan for the length of two years. Then when I became sure that the war between the Republic party and the King’s party (in Yemen) was all for the sake of worldly reasons, I resolved to travel to the sacred lands of Harāmayn Sharifayn (Makkah/Madeenah) and to Bilad_ Najd. I lived in Najd for one and a half months in a school for Qur’aanic memorization, which was run by Shaikh Muhammad bin Sinaan Al-Hadaa’ee. He was very hospitable to me because he saw that I benefited from the knowledge. And he advised me to stay for a while until he could send me to the Islamic University (of Madeenah). But the environment in Riyaadh changed for me and I decided to travel to Makkah.
I used to work whenever I found work, and I would seek knowledge at night, attending the lessons of Shaikh Yahyaa bin ‘Uthmaan al-Pakistani on Tafseer Ibn Katheer, Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree and Saheeh Muslim.
I would go over several books and there I met two noble Shaikhs from the scholars of Yemen:
First: The Judge, Yahyaa al-Ashwal. I would study Subul-us-Salaam of Imam Sayyid as-San’ani Tabatabai with him and he would teach me any subject that I asked him about.
Second: Shaikh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ash-Shaahidhi al-Muhwaytee. He would also teach me whatever I asked him about.
Then the educational institute in Makkah opened and I took the entrance exam with a group of students, and I passed, all praise be to Allaah.
The most distinguished of our teachers there was Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez as-Subayyal. I, along with a group of students from the institute, would also study with Shaikh ‘Abdullaah bin Muhammad bin Humayd, may Allaah have mercy on him, the book at-Tuhfah as-Saniyyah after ‘Ishaa at the Haram. He, may Allaah have mercy on him, would bring many points of benefit from Ibn ‘Aqeel and other scholars’ explanation. The lessons were above the level of my colleagues, so they began to slip away until he eventually stopped the class.
I also studied along with a group of students with Shaikh Muhammad as-Subayyal, may Allaah preserve him, the subject of the Laws of Inheritance.
After staying in the institute for some time, I left to go to my family in Najraan. Then I brought them to live with me in Makkah. We resided there together for the length of my studies in the institute and the Haram itself, which lasted six years.
The blessing of studying in the masaajid is well known. Do not ask about the friendly environment and relaxation we felt while in the masaajid. The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) indeed spoke the truth when he said: “A group of people do not gather together in one of the Houses of Allaah, reciting the Book of Allaah and studying it amongst themselves, except that tranquility descends upon them, angels surround them, mercy engulfs them, and Allaah mentions them to those by Him.”
So I would spend the day studying in the institute, and all of the lessons would assist my Creed and Religion. Then from after ‘Asr till after the ‘Ishaa prayer, I would go to the Haram and drink from the Zamzam water, about which the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Verily, it is a drink that satiates and a cure for diseases.”
And we would listen to the speakers that came to Makkah from different lands to perform Hajj or ‘Umrah.
From the teachers that we learned from at the Haram between Maghrib and ‘Ishaa was Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez bin Raashid an-Najdi, author of the book “Tayseer-ul-Wahyain fil-Iqtisaar ‘alal-Qur’aani was-Saheehain”, in which he has errors that we don’t agree with him on. He, may Allaah have mercy on him, used to say:
One time the governor Haadee al-Hasheeshi asked for him, so he went to Shaikh Qaa’id Mujalie, may Allaah have mercy on him, who then called him and said: “What do you want from al-Waadi’ee?” He said: “Nothing, except to get to know him.” So he said: “We will look for him in his institute.”
In another instance, some other leader asked for him and so Husayn bin Qaa’id Mujali went with him to see him. He (Mujali) began to talk against the Zaydi Shee’ah and explain to him that they call to the Qur’aan and the Sunnah and that the Zaydi Shee’ah hate us because of that because they fear that the truth will come out about them, so this leader said: “Indeed, the Zaydi Shiites have tainted the history of Yemen, so as long as your Da’wah (call) is as you say it is, then call to it and we are with you.”
Imam writes as..
After this I spent some time with my library. Only a few days had passed when some Egyptian brothers came and we started classes on some of the books of Hadeeth and the Arabic Language. After this, students continued to come from Egypt, Kuwait, the Sacred Lands (Makkah and Madeenah), Najd, ‘Aden, Hadramaut, Algeria, Libya, Somalia, Belgium, and other Muslim and non-Muslim countries.
The number of students has now reached between six to seven hundred students, amongst which are a hundred and seventy families. And Allaah is the One who provides them with sustenance. And all of this is not because of our might or power, nor due to the amount of knowledge we have or because of our courage or eloquence in speech. Rather, this is something that Allaah willed to be. So He was the One, all praise to Allaah, that granted us this blessing.
Shaikh Muqbil bin Haadee Al-Waadi’ee passed away on the 2nd of Jumaadal-Oolaa, 1422H (7/21/2001) due to a liver disease that he was suffering from for a long time, and due to which he traveled to America, Germany and Saudi Arabia during the last part of his life to seek treatment for. He was around seventy years of age when he died in Jeddah. His funeral prayer was held in Makkah and he was buried in the Al-‘Adl Cemetery near the graves of Shaikhs Ibn Baaz and Ibn Al-‘Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on all of them.
Compiled by : Brother Amir Al-Athari