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Biography of Sheikh Saleh bin Abdul-Aziz Al Ash-Sheikh – by Amir Al-Athari

He was born and raised in Riyadh in 1378 (1959). He studied Quran Sciences at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, where his exceptional level of knowledge stood out, and thus he became a teacher there and taught for about 15 years. In 1416 (1995), he was appointed as the Deputy Minister of Islamic Affairs in Saudi Arabia. Shortly after that, in 1420, he was made the Minister of Islamic Affairs. He has held this position until today, by Allaah’s Grace.

The shaykh has studied under :

1_Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz رحمه الله

2_Shaykh Hammaad Al-Ansari رحمه الله

3_Shaykh Al Hanabila ‘Abdullaah al-‘Aqeel رحمه الله تعالى

4_Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ibn Ghudayyaan رحمه الله تعالي.

The Shaykh is a charismatic scholar and an expert in Islamic Jurisprudence . whose service to Fiqh – particularly In Hanbali Fiqh – is well known in circles of knowledge throughout Arab World. Here is the Shaykh’s chain of “Tafaqquh” in the Hanbali Madhhab going back to the founder of the Madhhab:

The Shaykh studied the books of the Madhhab directly with Shaykhu-l Hanabilah ‘Abdullah b. ‘Aqil(رحمه الله) who took from Sheikh Muhammad bin Ibrahim Aal al-Shaykh(رحمه الله); who took from Sheikh Sa’d bin. ‘Atiq(رحمه الله); who took from his father, Hamad bin. ‘Atiq(رحمه الله), who took from Sheikh. ‘Abdur Rahman bin. Hasan Aal al-Shaykh(رحمه الله،) ; who took from his grandfather, Sheikh Al Islam Al Imam Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab(رحمه الله تعالى); who took from Sheikh ‘Abdullah bin. Ibrahim bin Sayf(رحمه الله) who took from Abul Mawahib, Muhammad bin. ‘Abdul Baqi al-Ba’li(رحمه الله); who took from his father, Al-Shams Muhammad bin Badr al-Din al-Balbani(رحمه الله); these two took from Imam Ahmad al-Wafa-I al-Mufli رحمه الله تعالى) who took from Shaykhu-l Islam, Al Imam Musa b. Ahmad al-Hajjawi رحمه الله تعالى (author of al-Iqna’ and Zad al-Mustaqni’); who took from Sheikh al-Shihab Ahmad bin. Ahmad bin. Ahmad al-Shuwayki(رحمه الله); who took from Sheikh Shihab al-Din Ahmad bin Abdullah al-‘Uskari(رحمه الله); who took from Al-Qadi ‘Ala al-Din ‘Ali bin Sulaiman al-Mardawi(رحمه الله); who took from Al-Zayn ‘Abdur Rahman bin. Sulayman bin. Abul Karam al-Salihi (Abu Sha’r) رحمه الله ; who took from Sheikh al-‘Ala ‘Ali bin. Muhammad bin. al-Lahham(رحمه الله); who took from his Shaykh, al-Hafidh Zayn al-Din ‘Abdur Rahman bin. Ahmad bin. Rajab(رحمه الله تعالى); who took from Shams al-Din b. Abu Bakr b. Ayyub al-Zar’i Ibn al-Qayyim رحمه الله تعالى ; who took from Shaykhu-l Islam, ‘Ahmad bin. ‘Abdul Halim bin. Taymiyah(رحمه الله تعالى); who took from Sheikh Shams al-Din ‘Abdur Rahman bin. Abu ‘Umar Muhammad bin. Ahmad bin. Muhammad bin Qudamah al-Maqdisi(رحمه الله) who took from his paternal uncle, Sheikh al-Muwaffaq, ‘Abdullah bin. Ahmad bin Muhammad bin. Qudamah(رحمه الله); who took from Nasihu-l Islam, Nasr b. Fatayan (Ibn al-Manni)(رحمه الله); who took from Abu Bakr Ahmad bin. Muhammad bin Ahmad al-Dinawri(رحمه الله) who took from Abu-l Khattab, Mahfudh bin. Ahamd al-Kalwadhani(رحمه الله); who took from al-Qadi, Abu Ya’la Muhammad b. al-Husain (al-Farra) رحمه الله; who took from Abu Abdullah al-Hasan b. Hamid al-Baghdadi al-Warraq(رحمه الله); who took from Abu Bakr ‘Abdul ‘Aziz bin. Ja’far bin. Ahmad (Ghulam al-Khallal)رحمه الله; who took from his Shaykh, Abu Bakr Ahmad bin. Muhammad bin. Harun al-Khallal (رحمه الله); who took from Abu Bakr Ahmad bin. Muhammad bin al-Hajjaj al-Marrudhi (رحمه الله)and other students of Al Imam of Ahlus Sunnah, Abu Abdullah Ahmad b. Muhammad b. Hanbal al-Shaybani(رحمه الله تعالى) .

In his book ” This is Islam,” he explains in detail Islam’s role in daily life, particularly in the realms of Aqidah (referring to matters which are believed wholeheartedly and with conviction), worship, Sharia (Islamic Law), system of government, morals, wealth and economy activity, international relations, civilization, disagreement and dialogue, and moderation.

Silsilay Isnad (transmission ) from Imam Muḥammad ibn Ismā‘īl Bukhari (رحمه الله) to Sheikh Salih Aal Sheikh (حفظ الله ورعاه) goes as Follows:

He took Hadith’ studies from Sheikh Bin Baaz رحمه الله who took from al-Sheikh Salih bin Abd al Aziz Aal Sheikh رحمه الله ,who took from his father Abd al Aziz Aal Sheikh رحمه الله who took from his Father Imam Sulaymān رحمه الله تعالى ( Martyed by Ibrahim Pasha) who took from his Father Sheikh Abdullah aal Sheikh رحمه الله who took from his father Sheikh Al Islām Muḥammad bin abd Al Wahhab رحمه الله تعالى who took from Sheikh Muhammad Hayyat Sindhi whi took from Abu Tahir Kurdistani (رحمه الله) who took from his Father al-Qadi ‘Ibrahim Kurrani Kurdistani(رحمه الله تعالى),Sheikh i Haram , Ahmad Kashashi (رحمه الله )who took from Sheikh Ahmad bin Abdul Qaddus Sanabii (رحمه الله) who took from Al Qadi Muhammad bin Ahmad Ramli Filastini(رحمه الله) who took from Sheikh Al Islam Khwaja Zakariya Ansari Khorasani(رحمه الله) who took from Al Imam Hafiz ibn Hajr Askalani (رحمه الله)who took from Sheikh Ibrahim Tanukhii (رحمه الله) who took from Sheikh Ahmad bin Abi Talib al Hajarii(رحمه الله) who took from Abul Hassan Muhammad bin Abd Al Rehman Dabardii (رحمه الله )who took from Imam Muhammad bin Ahmad Al Ramli(رحمه الله) who took from Imam Muhammad bin Abdullah Hamvi Shamii (رحمه الله تعالى)who took from Sheikh Abdullah bin Yousuf Faraabi(رحمه الله) who Took From Al Imam_Abū ‘Abd Allāh Muḥammad ibn Ismā‘īl ibn Ibrāhīm ibn al-Mughīrah ibn Bardizbah al-Ju‘fī al-Bukhārī (رحمه الله).

May Allah have mercy upon them all and gather us with them in Jannah.

Shaykh Saalih is known for his many lessons and explanations of books, the recordings of which are widely available and of great benefit to students of knowledge.

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