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Subject: Al-'Allaamah Fallaah Ismaa'eel Al-Mundakaar Hafidahullaah's Visit 1/28-2/13 2011
The What Is Islam1 Paltalk Chatroom will close during the Period Between Friday January 28, 2011 through Sunday, February 13, 2011 IF THE Paltalk Room entitled "Shaikh Falaah Ismaa'eel in Washington, D.C. is open which then assumes and we suggest strongly for all to be in attendance to benefit from The Shaykh, Hafidahullaah's Lectures/Classes this also affects the ongoing telelink access to What Is Islam1 walhamdulillaah we are very happy to have such easy access to Shaykh Ismaeel's classes.
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The Biography of Shaykh Falaah bin Ismaa.eel bin Ahmad MandakaarTranslated by: Akram bin Muhammad Abdul-Qaadir as-Seelaanee an-Najdee

His Name and Kunya: Aboo Muhammad Falaah bin Ismaa.eel bin Ahmad Mandakaar
His Birth: The noble Shaykh was born in the year 1950
His seeking of Knowledge:
The Shaykh began seeking knowledge ý after studying in the English language- and his age was 16 years of age, so he travelled to the people of knowledge to take from them.  And he started his university level studies in the Islaamic University of Madeenah al-Munawwarah and that was in the year 1976. And he accompanied the scholars during his university studies and he prepared his thesis for the Masters and the Doctorates and he studied with them the ýAqeedah and Hadeeth and Science of Hadeeth and Fiqh and its Usool and the Principles of Fiqh and Grammar and Morphology and Balaaghah and Tajweed.
His Qualifications in Knowledge:
The Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him – earned a number of Diplomas and they are:
1) Bachelors degree, and the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him – earned a level of Excellent.
2) Masters Degree, and the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý earned a level of Excellent and his thesis was an examination of three of the volumes of Shu.ab al-Eemaan of al-Haafidh al-Bayhaqee ý May Allaah have Mercy on him.
3) Doctorates Degree, and the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý earned a level of excellent along with an honorarium. His thesis was titled, (Al-.Allaaqah bayn at-Tassawwuf wat Tashayyu) (The relation between Soofism and Shee.ism)
His Scholars:
The Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý studied with a number of the major scholars and from them are:
His Eminence, the Shaykh, the Allaamah, Abdul-Azeez bin Abdullaah bin Baaz ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he attended many of the sittings of knowledge and read to him al-Usool ath-Thalaatha and Kitaab at-Tawheed.
The Noble Shaykh, the scholar of Hadeeth, Muhammad Naasir ad-Deen al-Albaanee in the house of Shaykh Falaah two times once in Madeenah and once in Kuwait.
The Noble Shaykh, The Faqeeh, The Usoolee, The Muffassir, Muhammad bin Saaleh al-Uthaymeen ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he attended many of his sittings of knowledge and he studied with him some chapters from Fiqh.
The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Saalih bin Fawzaan al-Fawzaan ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he attended many of his sittings of knowledge.
- The Noble Shaykh, the scholar of Hadeeth, Abdul-Qaadir bin Habeebullaah as-Sindee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he was from the Major scholars in Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah. And he read to him Nukhbatul Fikr of al-Haafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalaanee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him.
- The Noble Shaykh, the scholar of Hadeeth in al-Hijaaz, Doctor Hammaad bin Muhammad al-Ansaaree ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he ý May Allaah Preserve him – took a lot from the Shaykh, and he accompanied him a lot and very much benefited from him, and read to him
Saheeh al-Bukhaaree,
and al-Ibaanah of Ibn Battah,
and an-Nubuwwaat of Shaykh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah,
and Kitaab at-Tawheed of ibn Khuzaymah,
and Kitaab at-Tawheed of Shaykh al-Islaam Muhammad bin ýAbdul-Wahhaab,
and Buloogh al-Maraam of al-Haafidh ibn Hajar al-Asqalaanee, just as he read to him from the Tafseer of the Qurýaan.
The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Muhammad Amaan bin Alee al-Jaamee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he took a lot of knowledge from the Shaykh, and benefited from him a great benefit, and read to him
al-Qawaaýid al-Muthlaa of al-Allaamah al-Uthaymeen ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him.
and Kitaab at-Tawheed of Shaykh al-Islaam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab and
Aqeedatul Waasitiyyah of Shaykh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah
and Sharh Aqeedatut Tahaawiyyah of ibn Abil Izz al-Hanafee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon them all.
And he studied with him as well the nature of Tawheed in the Aqeedah of the Asharees then Shaykh Muhammad gave to Shaykh Falaah a copy of this book with his notes with his handwriting. And it was published in the year 1306 after the Hijrah. And Shaykh Falaah did not cease to be cautious with this copy and he holds it in high esteem. And he corresponded with the department of Aqeedah in the Islaamic University and Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaamee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý was the director for the thesis of the Shaykh in his Masters.
The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Abdul-Kareem bin Muraad al-Atharee ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he studied with him al-Fataawa al-Hamawiyyah and ar-Risaalah at-Tadmooriyyah and Sharh Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah of ibn Abil Izz al-Hanafee. And Shaykh Abdul-Kareem Muraad ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý was from one of the debaters for the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him – in his Masters thesis.
- The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Abdul-Muhsin bin Hammad al-Abbaad ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he was the director for the Islaamic University. And he read to him Kitaab ash-Sharee.ah of al-Aajurree and Shifaa al-Aleel of Ibnul Qayyim. And Shaykh Abdul-Muhsin al-Abbaad ý May Allaah Preserve him ý was from one of the debaters for the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý in his Masters thesis.
The Noble Shaykh, the scholar of Hadeeth, al-Ustaadh Doctor Rabee bin Haadee al-Madkhalee, and he earned a high seat in the University in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Chair of the teachers). And he read to him Saheeh Muslim and Tadreeb ar-Raawee of al-Haafidh an-Nawawee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and al-Uboodiyyah of Shaykh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah.
The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Alee bin Naasir al-Faqeehee ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he read to him Kitaab at-Tawheed and Kitaabul Eemaan all of them from al-Haafidh ibn Mundih ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý just as he studied with him valuable classes on al-Millal wan-Nihal.
The Noble Shaykh al-Fardhee, Abdus Samad bin Muhammad al-Kitaab ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he read to him Kitaab at-Tawheed from Saheeh al-Bukhaaree just as he read to him Ilm al-Faraa.id Imlaa
The Noble Shaykh Ubayd bin Abdillaah al-Jaabiree ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he is from the Major scholars of Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah. He read to him Kitaab at-Tawheed of Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahhaab ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and Al-Qawaa.id al-Muthlaa and Al-Qawaaýid al-Fiqhiyyah.
The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Abdullaah bin Muhammad al-Ghunaymaan ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he read to him Fath-ul-Majeed and Kitaabul Eemaan of Shaykh al-Islaam ibn Taymiyyah, and Shaykh Abdullaah al-Ghunaymaan ý May Allaah Preserve him ý was the director of the Shaykhs thesis in his Doctorates.
The Noble Shaykh, the Muffassir, Muhammad bin al-Mukhtaar ash-Shanqeetee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he took from him the knowledge of Tafseer in the Islaamic University and in the Haram al-Madanee ash-Shareef, and he read to him Sunan an-Nasaaýee as well.
The Noble Shaykh, Doctor Alee bin Abdur-Rahmaan al-Hudhayfee ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he read to him Kitaab at-Tawheed from Saheeh al-Bukhaaree.
The Noble Shaykh, the Muffassir, the Usoolee, the Grammarian, Ahmad bin Taaweet at-Tanjee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he is from the scholars of al-Maghrib (Morrocco). And he used to be ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý was a Judge, a Judge of Tanjah during the time of the French Colonialization of Morrocco. And he took from the Shaykh the knowledge of Tafseer in the Islaamic University and he read to him in Usool al-Fiqh and Rawdatun Naadhir of Ibn Qudaamah in the Haram al-Madanee. And he read to him from the knowledge of the language, Sharh Alfiyyah ibn Maalik of ibn ýAqeel.
The Noble Shaykh, ýAlee bin Sinaan ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he was from the scholars of Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah, and he read to him Qatarun Nadaa.
The Noble Shaykh of the Language, Ahmad bin Maýloom ash-Shanqeetee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he was from one of the scholars of the language in Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah and he has an explanation of Alfiyyah ibn Maalik, which he compose in three compositions. And he read to him al-Muqaddimah al-Aajurroomiyyah and Sharh Alfiyyah ibn Maalik of Ibn Aqeel ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him.
The Noble Shaykh, the Usoolee, Doctor Zaynul Aabideen ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him -. And he read to him Rawdatun Naadhir of Ibn Qudaamah.
The Noble Shaykh, the Faqeeh Abdullaah bin Haamid al-Hammaad ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he read to him Subal as-Salaam.
The Noble Shaykh, the Faqeeh, Muhammad bin Hamood al-Waailee ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he read to him Bidaayatul Mujtahid of Ibn Rushd.
The Noble Shaykh, Abdur-Raýoof al-Libdee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he was from the scholars of the language in Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah and he read to him Sharh Alfiyyah ibn Maalik of Ibn Aqeel.
The Noble Shaykh, Mahmood as-Samaahee ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he was from the scholars of Fiqh in Madeenah an-Nabawiyyah, and he read to him Bidaayah al-Mujtahid
The Noble Shaykh Umar bin Muhammad Falaatah ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he read to him Sunan Abee Daawood.
The Noble Shaykh, the Muffassir, Aboo Bakr al-Jazaairee ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and he took from him the knowledge of Tafseer and he used to attend his classes in the Haram al-Madanee.
The Noble Shaykh Ahmad al-Azraq ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he read to him Subal as-Salaam the explanation of Buloogh al-Maraam.
The Noble Shaykh Alee bin Musharraf al-Umree ý May Allaah Preserve him ý and Imaam al-Albaanee ý May Allaah Preserve him ý nicknamed him al-Albaanee as-Sagheer (the smaller al-Albaanee), and he read to him ýSunan at-Tirmidheeý.
The Noble Shaykh, the Recitor, Muhammad bin Ramadhaan al-Muqree ý May Allaah have Mercy upon him ý and he took from him the knowledge of Tajweed.
And from what we mentioned from the Scholars of the Noble shaykh Falaah, they are some of those whom the Shaykh had studied with and taken knowledge from.
Description of his Manners
The Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý is distinguished by good character, and manners in his actions, and desire to benefit and seek benefit, and humble with his students and brothers, and endeavours to judge justly in their affairs, and his concern for the Book and the Sunnah and the Aqeedah of Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaaýah, and he is honoured with the people of knowledge and his students in a high position, and esteem, and respect. From the most distinguishing signs of the Shaykh in his Manners is a constant smile which never leaves his face when he speaks to others and answers their questions.
And the Shaykh ý and All Praise is Due to Allaah ý it is witnessed with the one who is far and near in a high position and good character and a lot of manners, and for that he is similar to a father for all the Salafees in Kuwait.
His efforts in Knowledge and Dawah:
The Shaykh has many efforts in spreading knowledge, he joins in many of the Knowledge Seminars, and is active in spreading Dawah that is found in Kuwait and which benefits the Students of Knowledge.
And the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him – is distinguished with his knowledge-based activity, and he gives classes on the various books of Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaa.ah, and from the books and texts that the Noble Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him- teaches and he does not cease to teach some of them:
- al-Usool ath-Thalaatha
- Kashf ash-Shubuhaat
- Al-Usool as-Sittah
- Fath-ul-Majeed
- Sharh Aqeedatul Waasitiyyah of Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan
- Al-Fataawa al-Hamawiyyah
- Sharh Aqeedatut Tahaawiyyah of Ibn Abil Izz
- Sharh as-Sunnah of al-Barbahaaree
- Ash-Shareeýah of al-Aajurree
- Al-Uddah Sharh al-Umdah
- Al-Arbaýeen an-Nawawee
And the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý does not cease to teach the students of knowledge in Kuwait and outside of it, just as he does not cease to teach Aqeedah in the Islaamic University of Kuwait. And the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý takes part in the Methodology of Aqeedah in spreading Islaamic education in the Ministry of Education in the country of Kuwait.
His Methodology of Teaching
The Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him- is distinguished in his unique style in teaching. And from the most important of what distinguishes the Shaykh in his teaching:
Examination of knowledge-based Issues in the chapter of Beliefs by mentioning the statements of the Salaf and the Muhaqqiqeen in these issues.
A way of explaining matters of beliefs by using general principles of the Manhaj of the Salaf ý May Allaah have Mercy upon them ý
- Mentioning the statements of the differing sects to Ahlus Sunnah wal-Jamaaýah in matters of Belief, and refuting them from the Book and the Sunnah and the language of the ýArab and the statements of the Salaf.
- Much of what the Shaykh ý May Allaah Preserve him ý relates from his scholars from what he learned from them, so he mentions their statements and in the matters which they have explained.
- Verify the text of the book being explained.
- Mentioning the statements of the Fuqahaa, Muhadditheen, and Muhaqiqeen from the people of knowledge and their Madhhab in explaining the matters of Fiqh, and using the Daleel of their Madhhab from the Book and the Sunnah and the rest of the proofs of the rulings, then comparing and giving preference of the statements of the Fuqahaa.
His authorship:
1 ý al-ýAllaaqah bayn at-Tassawwuf wat-Tashyee (Doctorate Thesis)
2 ý Tahqeeq Thalaath min Shu.ab al-Eemaan (Masters Thesis)
3 ý Nazýat at-Takfeer, Khutooratihaa wa ýAlaajihaa
4 ý Ar-Ruqya ash-Sharee.ah bayn at-Tanzeel wat Tatbeeq
5 ý al-I.tiqaad al-Waajib Nahw as-Sahaabah
6 ý al-I.tiqaad al-Waajib Nahw al-Qadr
7 ý al-Ashaa.irah Laysoo min Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa.ah (It is a comment on four statements worth being spread in Kuwait)
8 ý al-ýAqeedah Awalan (A published in the Magazine ash-Sharee.ah)
9 ý al-Akhlaaq al-Islaamiyyah (Notes from the University)
10 ý al-Milal wan Nihal (Notes from the University)
11 ý Aqeedah (2) (Notes from the University)
We ask Allaah to preserve our Shaykh, and benefit others through his knowledge, and bless him in his efforts, and reward him in his Islaam and the Muslims with good.

We thank you for your cooperation with regard to the above matter barakAllaahu feekum

Umm Salamah bint Bilquis
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SPECIAL RAMADHAAN TELE-LINK! SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2010  6:30PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME

The What Is Islam Learning Series in conjunction with Masjid Muqbil bin Hadee, 2735 W. Alleghany Avenue, Philadelphia, PA is pleased to present on Saturday, September 4, 2010 in shaa'Allaah for a Live Lecture -"The Etiquettes of the Eid and Zakat-al-Fitr" with The Noble Esteemed Shaykh, Ubayd al-Jaabiree (hafidhaullaah) at 6:30PM Eastern Daylight Time with Brothers Hassan as-Somalee and Abu Yusuf Khaleefah in attendance.

To hear the telelink access is free and available by telephone: 218-936-7999 Pin: 194395# or
by visiting Paltalk's What Is Islam1 Room in the Religions and Spirituality;Islam Section.

Brother Hassan as-Somalee will be in attendance from the Masjid Muqbil bin Hadee location.

Please join us! BarakAllaahu feekum.




Special Janazah Announcement for our beloved Sister, Classmate Aisha

From: abu arba (author of email)
Sent: Thu, August 12, 2010 7:29:26 PM
Subject: Innaa lil-laahi wa innaa ilahi raajioon

As-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatul-laahi wa  barakaatuh

Innaa lil-laahi wa innaa Ilahi raajioon

May Allah increase our Emaan and make us die upon Islaam Aameen. We would like to announce to our back to the basics community the lost of one of our family, Ayeshah Ukht fi Emaan Rahimahal-lah, our sister pass away today the 2nd of Ramadaan 1431H, /August 12th, 2010.
Her Janazah prayer will be on Saturday  9:30 am the 4th of Ramadaan/ the 14th of August in Queens NY. the address is 7602 Rockaway Blvd. Queens.
May Allah forgive her and make her among the people of Firdausul A'alaa and make us among the righteous. Aameen.
Insha Allah if there is any changes we will inform you.
Baarakal-laahu feekum


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Bismillah ar-Rahman ar- Rahim,

as-Salaamu`alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh Brothers and Sisters,

Walhamdulillaah the month of Ramadhaan is upon us and in shaa Allaah we will be very busy with affairs of Ibaadah with many attending Taraweeh Prayers amongst the people of the Sunnah in shaa Allaah.  As the Salaah times for Isha still coincide closely to the class start time for which Taraweeh will follow, this presents a scheduling challenge. 

Unless otherwise notified we will postpone classes on Wednesdays and Sundays for the month in shaa'Allaah and resume after 'Eid ul-Fitr 1431.

Should anyone who we've addressed in the mailing list (and we apologize for duplicates as there are more than one mailing lists in our normal distribution) need to comment, query on this matter please reply here and your questions will be handled barakAllaahu feekum.

May I take this opportunity and I'm sure that all those involved in the administration of this effort would echo -

May Allaah bless you and your families and make this a successful month, Aameen.

I truly ask Allaah to forgive me and you, Aameen

Your Sister in Islaam,

Umm Salamah bint Bilquis

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HERE'S A BRIEF SAMPLING OF A SPECIAL LECTURE GIVEN RECENTLY:

Abu Yusuf Khaleefa (Verily This Deen Is Easy).mp3