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Biography of AbdulMuhsin AlQasim

Biography of His Excellence
Shaykh Dr.
ʿAbdulMusin Ibn Muammad
AlQāsim
– May Allāh preserve him –

This Biography was compiled by a select group of the Shaykh

 

His Lineage and Tribe:

He is the virtuous Shaykh Dr Abū Muammad, ʿAbdulMusin Ibn Muammad Ibn ʿAbdirRamān Ibn Muammad Ibn ʿAbdillāh Ibn Qāsim, from the family of ʿĀṣim, from the tribe of Qaḥṭān.

 

His Home town :

The town of AlBīr, situated 120 kilometres north of Riyāḍh.

 

His Birthplace:

He was born in Makkah AlMukarramah whilst his father was residing there for the printing of Fatāwā Shaykh AlIslām Ibn Taymiyyah.

 

His Family:

Firstly; His Father:

His father is Ash-Shaykh AlʿAllāmah Muammad Ibn ʿAbdir Ramān Ibn Qāsim, from the most senior students of The Eminent Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh – Muftī of Saudi Arabia during his era – and he has dedidcated himself to accompanying the Shaykh for a quarter of a century. He read upon to him (books) in Islamic Creed and beliefs, Jurisprudence, Inheritence, Arabic grammar and other than these from the sciences.

He then was appointed as a teacher in the Educational institutes since they were open, then (appointed as a teacher) in the faculty of Uūl Ad-Dīn (The Foundations of the Religion) in the department of Islamic Creed at Imām Muhammad Ibn Su’ūd Islamic University.

Subsequently, King Faiṣal (may Allah have mercy on him) issued an order for him to depart from the university in order to compile the religious verdicts (fatāwa) and correspondence of The Eminent Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh. This decision was made because of his unwavering commitment as the foremost student of the Shaykh.

He used to conduct lessons in his Masjid, was the Khaṭīb there, and devoted himself with authorship.

He has several written works, from them:

  1. Majmū’ Fatāwā Shaykh AlIslām Ibn Taymiyyah (Compilation of the Religious verdicts of Shaykh AlIslām Ibn Taymiyyah), he compiled it with his Father in 35 volumes, the duration of which was 40 years. Shaykh Bakr Abū Zayd said regarding it: “It is a mark of beauty, it is certainly from the greatest of works that which our country has taken pride in. “
  2. Fihris Majmū’ Fatāwā Shaykh AlIslām Ibn Taymiyyah (Index of Majmū’ Fatāwā Shaykh AlIslām Ibn Taymiyyah) in 2 volumes, a unique index, which showcases his substantial scholarly expertise, intellect, understanding and firmness in knowledge.
  3. AlMustadrak A’lā Fatāwā Shaykh AlIslām Ibn Taymiyyah (name in English?) in 5 volumes, he gathered in it all of the sayings and opinions of Shaykh AlIslām from his student’s books and others, he also added manuscripts belonging to Shaykh AlIslām which were not included in Majmū’ AlFatāwā“, he spent thirteen years compilating this.
  4. Fatāwā wa Rasā’il Samāati Ash-Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh (Religious Verdicts and Letters of The Eminent Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh) in 13 volumes.
  5. Fihris Tafīlī Li-Fatāwā Wa Rasā’il Samāati Ash-Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh” (Detailed Index of Fatāwā wa Rasā’il Samāati Ash-Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh in 1 volume (currently being printed).
  6. Aal Ar-Rasul Wa Awliyaaihi (The Family of the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ and His supporters.
  7. Bayān Talbīs AlJahmiyah Li-Shaykh AlIslām Ibn Taymiyyah, Taqīq Wa Takmīl” (Explaining the Deception of the Jahmiyyah by Shaykh AlIslām Ibn Taymiyyah, verification and completion) in 2 volumes.
  8. Abu Bakr Aiddīq, Afal Aaābah Wa Aaqquhum Bil-Khilāfah (Abu Bakr Aiddīq, the Best Companion and the Most Worthy of them in Caliphate).
  9. Mawdooāt’ āliah Lil-Khuabi Wal Muwāatha (Suitable Topics for Sermons and Reminders).
  10. Shar AlAqīdah AlWāsitiyah Li Samahat Ash-Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh (Explanation of AlAqīdah AlWāsitiyah by the Eminent Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh).
  11. Shar Kashf Ash-Shubuhāt Li Samaat Ash-Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh (Explanation of Kashf AlShubuhāt by the Eminent Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh).
  12. SharĀdāb AlMashy ila Aalāh Li Samaat Ash-Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh (Explanation of Ādāb AlMashy ila Aalāh by the Eminent Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh)
  13. Shar Thalāthah AlUūl Li Samaat Ash-Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh (Explanation of the Thalāthah AlUūl by the Eminent Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh).
  14. Shar Kitāb At-Tawīd Li Samaat Ash-Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh (Explanation of Kitāb At-Tawīd) – currently being printeding in 3 volumes.
  15. Shar Ar-Raw AlMurbi’ (Explanation of Ar-Raw AlMurbi’) – currently being printed in 20 volumes.

and other books.

Al‘Allāmah Muḥammad ibn AlQāsim possessed a distinct talent for rapid writing. He had the remarkable ability to transcribe the entirety of Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh’s explanations during lessons without missing a single detail. His reputation as a manuscript decipherer was equally noteworthy. Even when faced with illegible handwriting, he effortlessly deciphered it, including the notoriously difficult penmanship of Shaykh AlIslām.

The Shaykh’s intellect shone brightly, evident in his capacity to memorize a text after just one or, at most, two readings. Ash-Shaykh ‘Abdullāh ibn Jibrīn attested to this, as they were classmates in the pursuit of knowledge under the guidance of Ash-Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm.

In his devotion to worship, the Shaykh was unwavering, offering copious nightly prayers and having performed the pilgrimage more than 50 times. He was known for his minimal speech and was never known to engage in backbiting. His industriousness in seeking wealth through hard work was accompanied by generous charity donations, all with the intention of seeking Allah’s pleasure. Furthermore, the Shaykh’s exemplary manners were a divine blessing that adorned his character.

 

Secondly: His Grandfather:

His lineage is traced back to Ash-Shaykh Al‘Allāmah ‘Abdur-Raḥmān ibn Qāsim, a prominent scholar who pursued knowledge alongside Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm, with only a three-year age difference between them. Both esteemed scholars were disciples of Ash-Shaykh ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abdul-Laṭīf Āal Ash-Shaykh, fostering a robust bond founded on mutual love, admiration, and genuine brotherhood.

Ash-Shaykh Ibn Qāsim also sought knowledge under the tutelage of Al‘Allāmah Sa’d ibn Ḥamad ibn ‘Atīq, Al‘Allāmah Abdul-‘Azīz Al‘Anqarī, Al‘Allāmah Ḥamad ibn Fāris, and various other scholars. His grandfather was renowned for his meticulous editing in various fields of knowledge and his prolific authorship. Among his notable works are:b

  1. Majmū’ Fatāwā Shaykh AlIslām Ibn Taymiyyah (Compilation of the religious verdicts of Shaykh AlIslām Ibn Taymiyyah), His son helped him in the compilation due to his illness. This book is 35 volumes.
  2. AlDurarr AlSaniyyah Fī AlAjwibah AlNajdiyyah (The Grand Pearls in the verdicts of ‘AlNajd’) in 16 volumes.
  3. āshiyatu Ar-Raw AlMurbi’ (commentary upon the book Ar-Rawḍ AlMurbi’) in 7 volumes.
  4. Uūl AlAkām (The principles of rulings).
  5. Ikāmu AlAhkām Sharh Uūl AlAkām (The perfection of rulings, explanation of the book Usūl AlAhķām) in 4 volumes.
  6. āshiyatu Kitāb At-Tawīd (Commentary of the book Kitāb At-Tawḥīd).
  7. āshiyatu Thalathatu AlUūl (Commentary of the book Thalathatu AlUsūl).
  8. āshiyatu AlRabiyah (Commentary of the book AlRaḥbiyah).
  9. 9) āshiyatu AlĀjurūmiyya (Commentary of the book AlĀjurūmiyyah).
  10. āshiyah ‘Alā AlManthūmah As-Safārīniyah (Commentary upon the poem AlManthūmah As-Safārīniyah).
  11. Aārim AlMaslūl ‘Alā ‘Ābid Ar-Rasūl (The Unsheathed Sword upon the Worshipper of the Messenger).
  12. āshiyatu Muqaddimah At-Tafsī” (Commentary upon the book Muqadimah At-Tafsīr).
  13. Wadhāif Ramadhaan (The Prescribed actions in Ramadhān).

And others.

 

His upbringing and his Characteristics:

The Shaykh, may Allah preserve him, was nurtured in a household steeped in knowledge and righteousness. His pursuit of knowledge commenced at a remarkably young age. He committed the Qur’ān to memory in his early years and embarked on acquiring Isnād (chains of narrations) by the age of 14. He displayed an extraordinary aptitude for memorizing texts across diverse Islamic sciences, dedicating himself to accompanying and learning from prominent scholars.

His character is distinguished by its noble demeanor, abundant humility, and unwavering dedication to seeking knowledge and imparting it to others. The majority of his time is spent immersed in the quest for knowledge, and his patience and steadfastness in this pursuit are exemplary. You will invariably find him engrossed in the realm of knowledge, granting permission (ijazāh) to students, instructing, editing and publishing books, and contributing valuable works for the benefit of Muslims. He often emphasizes, “Indeed, wealth is fleeting, and this world is transitory. The only thing that remains with a person is knowledge.” He also underscores, “Certainly, knowledge bestows blessings upon a person in all aspects of their life.”

He maintains profound respect for his teachers and is cherished by them in return. His remarkable ability to swiftly recall information, unique presentation style, and adeptness at transmitting knowledge to his students are well-known. His dedication to educating the youth is noteworthy, as he serves as a guiding force and staunch supporter of students of knowledge.

Moreover, he is recognized as a proficient Qur’anic reciter, blessed by Allah with the gift of memorization. He recites the Qur’ān with measured eloquence, possessing a captivating voice and an innate fluency in its recitation, all while maintaining a profound understanding, devoid of unnecessary embellishments or elongations.

In managing affairs, he exhibits intelligence and wisdom, approaching his duties with gentleness, refraining from harshness or rebuke. His interactions are marked by beautiful conduct, an affinity for goodness and its advocates, and a deep reverence for knowledge and its proponents. He has charted a challenging path for himself, setting a benchmark that is formidable for his peers to rival.

His dedication to Da’wah (calling people) to the worship of Allah alone is unsurprising, given his lineage tracing back to the Imāms of Da’wah and his role as their torchbearer. The impact of his Da’wah is palpable, evident both in his place of residence and during his travels. He is like a beneficent rain, nurturing wherever he graces with his presence. His sincerity is the underlying secret to all of this. He shuns self-aggrandizement and seldom discusses his own actions. Instead, he turns inward, magnifies his shortcomings, and takes responsibility for any perceived deficiencies or shortcomings.

 

His studies:

Shaykh ʿAbdul-Muḥsin’s academic journey was marked by exceptional achievements and a steadfast commitment to his studies:

He began his education at a primary school in Riyadh before progressing to the middle and secondary levels at the “High Institute,” a branch affiliated with Imām Muḥammad ibn Su’ūd Islamic University. Remarkably, throughout his academic years, he consistently outperformed his peers, securing the 3rd position in the country during middle school and the 2nd position at the secondary level. His academic record for these years consistently reflected the highest mark—’Excellent.’

Subsequently, he enrolled in the Faculty of Shari’ah in Riyadh, another branch of Imām Muḥammad ibn Su’ūd Islamic University, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree.

His pursuit of knowledge led him to the Department of Comparative Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) at “The Higher Judicial Institute,” which is also affiliated with Imām Muḥammad ibn Su’ūd Islamic University. There, he achieved his Master’s Degree with a thesis titled: “Shurūṭ Ḥadd As-Sāriqah ‘Alā AlMadhāhib AlArba’ah” (The Conditions for the Punishment of Stealing according to the Four Schools of Thought).

His academic journey reached its pinnacle when he attained his Doctorate in Comparative Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) with distinction and a recommendation for publication from The Higher Judicial Institute, another branch of Imām Muḥammad ibn Su’ūd Islamic University. Notably, he was the first student from his batch to earn this esteemed degree. His doctoral dissertation, titled “AlMasbūk A’lā Minḥat AlSulūk Sharh Tuḥfat AlMulūk” (The cast on the behavior gift explaining the masterpiece of Kings), spanned six volumes and was later condensed into a four-volume publication after being printed.

His Teachers:

From his early childhood, the Shaykh embarked on a journey of knowledge acquisition, studying under the tutelage of a multitude of eminent scholars within the confines of various mosques. Some of these distinguished scholars include:

  1. The Eminent Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azīz ibn Bāz – General Muftī (deliverer of legal opinions) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the head of the Senior Scholars Council. He studied with him for 11 years.
  2. The Eminent Shaykh ‘Abdullāh ibn Muammad ibn umayd – Head of the superior committee of He used to sit besides him in his lessons in AlMasjid Alarām in the month of Ramadhan, for a period of 3 years whilst his age was 11 years old, until the Shaykh passed away in the year 1402 A.H.
  3. The Virtuous Shaykh Muammad ibn āli ibn ‘Uthaymīn – a member of the Senior Scholars Council. He fully committed himself to accompany the Shaykh in his annual lessons in AlMasjid Alarām in the month of Ramadhan, for a period of 8 years.
  4. He studied with his father for several years. He read the books of creed to him. He was beloved to his father and requested him in his will to publish all of his books, such as the explanations of Shaykh Muammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh.
  5. The Eminent Shaykh āli ibn Muammad AlLuaydān – a member of the Senior Scholars Council, and head of The Supreme Judiciary commitee. He fully committed himself to accompanying the Shaykh in his annual lessons In AlMasjid AlḤarām in the month of Ramadhan, for a period of 4 years. He benefitted from him immensely in judgements and other areas during his 25 years with the Shaykh, as he would frequently visit his house and place of work due to their being a lot of love and continuous communication between the two.
  6. Shaykh ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abdir-Ramān ibn Jibrīn – a member of legal rulings. He studied with him for 7 years.
  7. Shaykh āli ibn Fawzān AlFawzān – a member of the Senior Scholars Council. He studied with him for 13 years.
  8. Shaykh āli Al‘Alī An-Nāir – a member of the scholars Council, and the head of department of Fiqh (jurisprudence) at the faculty of Sharī’ah at Imām Muammad ibn Suūd Islamic University. He studied with him for 3 years until he passed away in the year 1406 AH.
  9. Shaykh ‘Abdullāh ibn Ghudayān – a member of the Senior Scholars Council. He studied with him for 3 years.
  10. Shaykh āli AlAram – a member of the Senior Scholars Council. He studied with him for 2 years.
  11. Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azīz Ar-Rājiī – teacher of higher education in the Department of Creed at Imām Muammad ibn Su’ūd Islamic University. He studied with him for 3 years.
  12. Shaykh āli ibn ‘Alī ibn Ghuūn – a member of the Senior Scholars Council, and head of The permanent committee of the judiciary of the Supreme Judicial Council. He benefitted from him immensely in judgeship and other areas during his 8 years with the Shaykh, as he would frequently visit his house and place of work due to their being a lot of love, continuous communication and a strong connection between them. This was until the Shaykh passed away in the year 1419 AH
  13. Shaykh ‘Alī ibn Sulaymān AlRūmī – Vice President of the Court of Discrimination in Riyaḍh, and one of the most senior scholars in the science of inheritance. He benefitted from him immensely during his 8 years with the Shaykh where he would continuously visit him at his house, until he passed away in the year 1423 AH.
  14. The Scholar of Ḥadīth (prophetic tradition) Shaykh ‘Abdullāh Ibn ‘Abd ar-Rahmān As-Sa’d. He studied with him for 8 years.
  15. Shaykh Amad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhāb AlShinqīī. He studied with him Uṣūl AlFiqh (principles of jurisprudence) with him for 3 years.
  16. Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn Ibrāhīm AlBulayhī. He fully committed himself to accompany the Shaykh in his annual lessons In AlMasjid AlḤarām in the month of Ramadhan, for a period of 3 years.
  17. Shaykh ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abdir-Raḥmān AlBasām – a member of the Senior Scholars Council. He would attend his lessons in AlMasjid AlḤarām during the holiday-period for a duration of 4 years.

 

His Ijāzāt (chain of narration) for the Noble Qur’ān:

He memorised the Qur’ān at a very early age, and from his childhood he has been reciting upon scholars and they have given him Ijāzah

He holds the highest chain in the world in the Noble Qur’ān, for between him and the prophet ﷺ  there are only 30 people. He has recited the Noble Qur’ān upon the most senior reciters and gained Ijāzah from them. From these reciters:

  1. Shaykh Aḥmad ibn ‘Abdil-‘Azīz AlZayyāt in the mode of recitation: Ḥafṣ ‘An ‘Āṣim
  2. The Shaykh of the reciters of AlMasjid An-Nabawī, Shaykh Ibrāhīm ibn Akhḍar ‘Alī AlQayyim in the mode of recitation: af ‘An ‘Āim Bi tawasu AlMad AlMunfail
  3. Another Ijāzah from The Shaykh of the reciters of AlMasjid AlNabawī, Shaykh Ibrāhīm ibn Akhḍar ‘Alī AlQayyim but in the mode of recitation: Ḥafṣ ‘An ‘Āṣim Bi Qaṣr AlMad AlMunfaṣil
  4. Shaykh ‘Alī ibn ‘Abdir-Raḥmān AlḤudhayfī – Imām and Khaṭīb of AlMasjid AlNabawī, and Chairman of the Knowledge Committee at King Fahd Complex for printing the Muṣḥaf in AlMadinah AlMunawarah, an Ijāzah in the mode of recitation: af ‘An ‘Āim Bi tawasu AlMad Al Munfail
  5. Shaykh Aḥmad Muṣṭafā Kāmil AlMalījī – Teacher in the department of The Qur’ān and its sciences, at the faculty of the Principles of Religion at Imām Muḥammad ibn Su’ūd Islamic University, and he is the most senior student of Sheikh Aḥmad Az-Zayyāt. An Ijāzah in the mode of recitation: af ‘An ‘Āim Bi tawasu AlMad Al Munfa
  6. Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rāfi’ Ridhwān Ash-Sharqāwī – a member of the Knowledge Committee for Revising the Muṣḥaf at King Fahd Complex . An Ijāzah in the mode of recitation: af ‘An ‘Āim Bi tawasu AlMad Al Munfail
  7. Another Ijāzah from Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rāfi’ Riḍwān Ash-Sharqāwī but in the mode of recitation: Ḥafṣ ‘An ‘Āṣim Bi Qaṣr AlMad AlMunfaṣ
  8. Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Rizq ibn ‘Abd an-Nāṣir in the mode of recitation: Ḥafṣ ‘An ‘Āṣim
  9. Another Ijāzah from Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Rizq ibn ‘Abd an-Nāṣir but in the mode of recitation: Shu’bah ‘An ‘Āṣim
  10. Shaykh ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abdir-Raḥmān At-Tuwayjirī – member of the legal verdicts committee in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an Ijāzah in the mode of recitation: af ‘An ‘Āim Bi tawasu AlMad Al Munfail
  11. Shaykh Bashīr ibn Aḥmad ibn Ṣiddīq, an Ijāzah in the mode of recitation: af ‘An ‘Ā
  12. Another Ijāzah from Shaykh Bashīr ibn Aḥmad ibn Ṣiddīq but in the mode of recitation: Shu’bah ‘An ‘Āṣ
  13. Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Sharaf AlḤalawānī, an Ijāzah in the mode of recitation: af ‘An ‘Āim Bi tawasu AlMad Al Munfail

Moreover, he has recited to many other reciters without gaining an Ijāzah.

 

Merits of his Ijāzat in the Noble Qur’ān

  1. The numerous amounts of Ijāzāt
  2. The numerous different paths (uruq) , they have reached 1728 different paths.
  3. The different types of Ijāzāt because some are from Ṭanṭa, Cairo, Alexandria, Pakistan and other than these.
  4. He holds the highest chain in the Noble Qur’ān.

 

His Ijāzāt In the Sunnah (prophetic tradition) and texts of the people of knowledge:

The Shaykh, may Allah preserve him, holds a distinguished collection of Ijāzāt (certificates of authorization) in the Sunnah (prophetic tradition) and texts of the people of knowledge. His dedication to studying Ḥadīth books and other scholarly works across various sciences under the tutelage of scholars worldwide has allowed him to acquire high chains of transmission in Ḥadīth. In the chain of transmission between him and the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, there are only 23 individuals, illustrating the authenticity and integrity of his scholarly lineage.

Furthermore, the Shaykh has been granted both general and specific Ijāzāt in numerous fields of study and in everything he has diligently pursued. These Ijāzāt have been conferred upon him by a total of 21 scholars, further cementing his authority and competence in the various branches of knowledge he has delved into.

  1. Shaykh ‘Abdur-Raḥmān ibn ‘Abdil-Laṭīf Al‘Umrī, from the scholars of India , he has the highest chain in Ṣaḥiḥ AlBukhārī
  2. Shaykh Dhahīr AlDīn AlMubārakfūrī, from the scholars of India , he has the highest chain in Ṣaḥiḥ Muslim
  3. Shaykh ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Abdur-Raḥmān As-Sa’d
  4. Shaykh Aḥmad ibn Abī Bakr AlḤibshī
  5. Shaykh Ḥasan ibn Ḥussayn Bāsinduwah
  6. Shaykh Muḥammad Fu’ād AlDimashqī
  7. Shaykh Muṣṭafā ibn Aḥmad AlQudaymī
  8. Shaykh ‘Alī ibn ‘Alī ibn Ḥasan AlAhdal
  9. Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ismāī’l Al‘Amrānī
  10. Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ‘Abdir-Raḥmān ibn Isḥāq Āal Ash-Shaykh
  11. Shaykh ‘Abdur-Raḥmān ibn Sa’ad Al‘Ayyāf
  12. Shaykh Yaḥyā ibn ‘Uthmān AlḤusayn
  13. Shaykh Muḥammad Isrā’īl AlSalafī
  14. Shaykh Muḥammad ibn AlAmīn AlḤussaynīAlḤasanī
  15. Shaykh ‘Abdur-Raḥmān ibn ‘Abdil-Ḥayy AlKatānīAlKattānī
  16. Shaykh Sa’īd ibn Musāi’d AlḤārithī
  17. Shaykh Ismāī’l ibn Muḥammad AlAnṣārī
  18. Shaykh ‘Abdul-Wakīl ibn ‘Abdil-Haqq AlHāshimī
  19. Shaykh Thanā’ullāh ibn ‘Īsā Khān AlMadanī
  20. Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Abī Bakr ibn ‘Abdillāh Bā’īshin
  21. Shaykh Nidhām Muḥammad Ṣāliḥ Ya’qūbī

Merits of his Ijāzat in the Hadīth

  1. Compiling high chains in Ḥadīth.
  2. He read and heard AlṢaḥīḥayn, Sunan Abī Dawūd, AlMuwaṭṭa, Sunnan Ad-Dārimī, and parts of Sunan AlTirmidhī, AlNasā’ī, Ibn Mājah and Musnad AlImām Aḥ
  3. His multiple chains back to the Prophet ﷺ.
  4. His diverse chains from across the globe including scholars from Saudi Arabia, India, Pakistan, Yemen, Shām and Morocco.
  5. High chains in AlMusalsalāt, which are: AlMusalsal bil-Awaliyyah, AlMaḥabah and Sūrah AlṢaff
  6. High chains in the works of Shaykh AlIslām ibn Taymiyyah and Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahāb, for between him and Shaykh Muḥammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahāb are only 3 people.

His gatherings of Isnād:

The Shaykh, may Allah preserve him, conducts daily sessions at Al-Masjid Al-Nabawī, beginning after the ʿAṣr prayer and continuing until Maghrib. In these sessions, he engages in the recitation of the Qurān and confers Ijāzah (certificates of authorization) in its recitation. Additionally, he hosts substantial gatherings where he grants Ijāzah in the Prophetic Traditions and scholarly texts.

His sessions are highly regarded and attended by numerous students of knowledge, primarily due to his exceptional chains of transmission and the multitude of Ijāzāt he possesses. Furthermore, the fact that these sessions take place within the sacred precincts of Al-Masjid Al-Nabawī adds to their significance and appeal.

Thousands of students of knowledge have benefited from these gatherings, and the numbers continue to grow with each passing day. This reflects the profound impact and contribution of the Shaykh’s teachings and his commitment to passing on the knowledge and traditions of Islam to future generations.

His Lessons

The Shaykh’s dedication to spreading knowledge is truly remarkable. He conducts daily lessons at Al-Masjid Al-Nabawī, where he expounds upon scholarly texts covering a wide range of subjects, including creed, Hadith (Prophet’s traditions), jurisprudence, inheritance laws, grammar, and the principles of jurisprudence (Uṣūl AlFiqh). His commitment to teaching extends beyond Madinah, as he also offers seasonal lessons at Al-Masjid Al-Harām in Makkah.

Some of the notable texts he has elucidated include “The Book of Fasting” from Al-‘Umdah Fī AlFiqh, Ibn Rajab’s “Nūr AlIqtibās Fī Mishkāt Waṣiyat AlNabīy ﷺ libn ‘Abbās” (an explanation of the Prophet’s ﷺ advice to Ibn ‘Abbās), and “Al‘Aqīdah AlWāṣitiyyah.” These lessons have been a source of profound knowledge and enlightenment for countless students of knowledge.

 

Moreover, many students have not only benefited from his teachings but have also graduated under his tutelage. Some have gone on to become judges, others have become Imāms and Khaṭībs (preachers), while still others have pursued careers as university professors and have even attained doctorate degrees. This highlights the enduring impact of the Shaykh’s instruction and the significant contributions made by his students to various fields within the Islamic community.

Specialities of his lessons

  • 1) Strong academic methodology
  • 2) Explanations of the accepted scholarly texts
  • 3) Combining between memorization and an understanding; where the students recite their daily portions of memorization, then the shaykh explains the text. This was the methodology of Shayk Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh from whom major scholars graduated.
  • 4) Diverse subjects; the Shaykh specifies a time for each subject hence teaching 4 or more subjects a day
  • 5) Progression in stages (when it comes to seeking knowledge)
  • 6) He does not exceed in explaining more than 3 to 5 lines a day, or 3 Ahādīth or 3 lines of poetry a day.
  • 7) Consistency of his lessons without interruptions; thus his lessons are daily in AlMasjid AlNabawī after ‘Ishā’.
  • 8) Clarity of explanation so that everybody who attends understands.
  • 9) Explaining the various issues by giving examples.
  • Continuous discussions with the students.
  • Revision of the lessons, both in memorization and understanding
  • Possibility for the students to catch up with the lessons if they miss anything via recordings and transcriptions .
  • Possibility for the students to follow the lessons online. Furthermore, this is the first lesson in AlMasjid AlNabawī which are live-streamed. It is also possible for students to ask their questions via the online link.

His appointment as a Judge

In the year 1411 A.H., the Shaykh assumed the role of a judge. His reputation in the field of judiciary was renowned, characterized by his mastery of legal matters, eloquent speech, and profound juridical expertise. What set him apart was his unique ability to seamlessly blend his judicial responsibilities with his wealth of inherited acumen, foresight, and quick instincts.

 

He held a special place in the heart of the eminent Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn Muḥammad AlLuḥaydān, who served as the chairman of the high judicial court. Shaykh Ṣāliḥ held him in such high regard that he considered him as one of his own children. He often spoke of him with admiration, referring to him as “one of the rare judges.”

 

Additionally, Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn ‘Alī ibn Ghuṣūn expressed a profound belief in Shaykh AlQāsim’s judicial prowess. He would remark, “Allāh created you for the judiciary,” recognizing Shaykh AlQāsim’s exceptional mastery in this field.

His works

He has many works, whether verifications or authorings, from amongst them:

  • 1) “AlKhuṭab AlMinbariyah” (The Sermons from the Pulpit) in 5 volumes.
  • 2) “AlMasbūk A’lā Minḥati AlSulūk Sharḥ Tuḥfati AlMulūk” (The cast on the behaviour gift explaining the masterpiece of Kings) in 4 volumes whilst originally in 6 volumes.
  • 3) “Shurūṭ Ḥadd AlSariqah ‘Alā AlMadhāhib AlArba’” (The Conditions of Cutting the Hand due to stealing, according to the 4 Schools of Thought)
  • 4) “AlQawāi’d AlWāḍiḥāt Fī AlAsmā’ Wa AlṢifāt (The clear principles regarding the names and attributes of Allāh)
  • 5) “Taysīr AlWuṣūl Sharḥ Thalāthati AlUṣūl (The Easy Access toan Explanation of the Three Fundamental Principles)
  • 6) “AlMadīnah AlMunawarah – Faḍā’iluhā – AlMasjid AlNabawī AlḤujrat An-Nabawiyyah” (The Enlighted City -Its Virtues – the Prophet’s Mosque – the Prophetic Room)
  • 7) “Faḍā’il AlḤaramayn AlSharīfayn” (The virtues of the Ḥaramayn)
  • 8) “Khuṭuwāt Ilā AlSa’ādah” (Steps to happiness)
  • 9) “Ashal Ṭarīqah Li-Ḥifdh AlQur’ān AlKarīm” (The easiest method for memorising the Noble Qurā’n)
  • “Ashal Ṭarīqah Li-Ḥifdh AlMutūn” (The easiest method for memorising scholarly texts)
  • “AlAmr Bil-Ma’rūf Wa AlNahy ‘An AlMunkar Aṣlun Min Uṣūl AlDīn” (Commanding good and prohibiting evil is a foundation from the foundations of the religion)
  • “Mawāṭin AlBarakah” (Places of increased blessings)
  • “Ifrād Wa Tartīb Tarjamah Samaḥah Ash-Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh” (Singling and reordering the biography of the eminent Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh)
  • “Kayfiyatu Halli AlSiḥr” (How to remove magic)
  • “Ṭarīqah Li Tark AlTadkhīn” (The method to leaving off smoking)
  • “AlWaṣiyyatu Wa AlWaqf – Khutuwāt Āmaliyyah Li Kitābatihā” (Will and endowment – practical steps in writing them)
  • “Ikhrāj Sharḥ Al‘Aqīdah AlWāṣitiyyah Li Ash-Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm” (Publishing the explanation of AlAqīdah AlWāsiṭiyyah by Ash-Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh)
  • “AlAdhkār Wa AlĀdāb” (RemembrancesSupplications and manners)
  • “Sharḥ Mufarragh Li Nawāqidh AlIslām” (Transcribed explanation of the nullifiers of Islām)
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb AlQawāi’d AlArba’” (Explanation of the four principles)
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb AlArbaī’n AlNawawiyyah” (Explanation of the 40 hadith of Imām AlNawawī)
  • “Sharḥ Mandhumah AlBayqūnīy” (Explanation of the poem by AlBayqūnīy)
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb Tuḥfatu AlAṭfāl Wa AlGhilmān Fī Tajwīd AlQurān” (Explanation of the book Gift for infants and children in the Tajwīd of the Qurān)
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb AlTawḥīd Alathi huwa Ḥaqq Allāh ‘Alā Al‘Abīd” (Explanation of the book of monotheism which is the right of Allāh over his slaves)
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb Shurūṭ AlSalāh Wa Arkāniha Wa Wājibātihā” (Explanation of the condition of the prayer and its pillars and obligations)
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb AlAqīdah AlWāsiṭiyyah” (Explanation of the book AlAqīdah AlWāsiṭiyyah) in 2 volumes
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb AlAqīdah AlṬaḥāwiyyah” (Explanation of the book AlAqīdah AlṬaḥāwiyyah)
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb Bughyah AlBāḥith ‘An Jumal AlMawārīth – AlRaḥbiyyah” (Explanation of the objective of the researcher regarding verses of inheritance known as “AlRaḥbiyyah”)
  • “Sharḥ Manthūmah ‘Unwān AlḤikam” (Explanation of the poem “Epitome of wisdom”)
  • “Sharḥ Manthūmah Abī Isḥāq AlIlbīrī” (Explanation of the poem by Abū Isḥāq AlIlbīrī)
  • “Sharḥ AlMuqadimah Al Ājrūmiyyah” (Explanation of AlMuqadimah Al Ājrūmiyyah)
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb AlWaraqāt” (Explanation of AlWaraqāt)
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb Zād AlMustaqni’ Fī Ikhtiṣār AlMuqni’” (Explanation of Zād AlMustaqni’ Fī Ikhtiṣār AlMuqni’) in 8 volumes.
  • “Sharḥ Kitāb Bulūgh AlMarām Min Adilat AlAḥkām” (Explanation of Bulūgh AlMarām Min Adilat AlAḥkām)
  • “Taḥqīq Bulūgh AlMarām Min Adilati AlAḥkām” (Crucial edit of Bulūgh AlMarām Min Adilati AlAḥkām)
  • “Taḥqīq Kitāb Zād AlMustaqni’ Fī Ikhtiṣār AlMuqni’” (Crucial edit of Zād AlMustaqni’ Fī Ikhtiṣār AlMuqni’)
  • “Taḥqīq AlAqīdah AlṬaḥāwiyyah” (Crucial edit of AlAqīdah AlTaḥāwiyyah)
  • “Taḥqīq Kitāb Bughyah AlBāḥith ‘An Jumal AlMawārīth – AlRaḥbiyyah” (Crucial edit of the objective of the researcher regarding verses of inheritance known as “AlRaḥbiyyah”)
  • “Taḥqīq Manthūmah ‘Unwān AlHikam” (Crucial edit of the poem “Epitome of wisdoms”)
  • “Taḥqīq Kitāb AlWaraqāt” (Crucial edit of AlWaraqāt)
  • “Taḥqīq Kitāb AlAqīdah AlWāṣitiyyah” (Crucial edit of the book AlAqīdah AlWāṣitiyyah)
  • “Taḥqīq AlMuqadimah Al Ājurūmiyyah” (Crucial edit of AlMuqadimah Al Ājurūmiyyah)
  • “Taḥqīq Manthūmah Abī Iṣḥāq AlIlbīrī” (Crucial edit of the poem by Abū Iṣḥāq AlIlbīrī)
  • “Taḥqīq Mandhumah AlBayqūnīy” (Crucial edit of the poem by AlBayqūnīy)
  • “Taḥqīq Kitāb AlTawḥīd Alathi huwa Ḥaqq Allāh ‘Alā Al‘Abīd ” (Crucial edit of the book of monotheism which is the right of Allāh over his slaves)
  • “Taḥqīq Kitāb Shurūt Aṣ-Ṣalāh Wa Arkāniha Wa Wājibātihā” (Crucial of the condition of the prayer and its pillars and obligations)
  • “Taḥqīq Kitāb Tuḥfatu AlAṭfāl Wa AlGhilmān Fī Tajwīd AlQurān” (Crucial of the book Gift for babies and children in the Tajwīd of the Qurān)
  • “Taḥqīq Kitāb AlArbaī’n AlNawawiyyah” (Crucial edit of the 40 hadith of Imām AlNawawī)
  • “Taḥqīq Thalāthat AlUṣūl Wa Adillatuhā” (Crucial edit of the Three fundamental principles)
  • “Taḥqīq Kitāb AlQawāi’d AlArba'” (Crucial edit of the four principles)
  • “Taḥqīq Nawāqidh AlIslām” (Crucial edit of the nullifiers of Islām)
  • “Taḥqīq Kitāb AlKhulāṣah Fī AlNahw – Alfiyatu Ibn Mālik (Crucial edit of the 1000 line poetry by Ibn Mālik)
  • “Mutūn Ṭālib AlI’lm” (Texts of a student of knowledge) in 2 volumes
  • “Ikhrāj Sharḥ Kitāb At-Tawḥīd Lī Ash-Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Min Ṭaqrīrāti Wālidih” (Publishing the explanation of the book of Tawhīd by Ash-Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh from the notes of his (Shaykh ‘Abdul Muḥsin’s) father’s notes) in 3 volumes
  • “Ikhrāj Sharḥ Thalāthati AlUṣūl Lī AlShaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Min Ṭaqrīrāti Wālidih” (Crucial edit of the explanation of 3 fundamental principles by Ash-Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn Ibrāhīm Āal Ash-Shaykh from the notes of his – Shaykh Qāsim’s – fathers notes)
  • “Ikhrāj Sharḥ AlRawḍ AlMurbi'” (Crucial edit of the explanation of AlRawḍ AlMurbi’) in 20 volumes
  • “AlJam’ Bayna Aṣ-Ṣaḥīḥayn” (Combination of Bukharī and Muslim – Aṣ-Ṣaḥīḥayn) in 2 volumes
  • “Gharīb AlQurān” (Clarifying the unclear words in the AlQurān)

His Vocal Publications

  • 1) Recitation of the Qur’ān from AlMasjid AlNabawī – a combination of tarawih and Qiyām prayers)
  • 2) Recording of “Murattal” recitation of the Qur’ān outside of AlMasjid AlNabawī), it will be published soon In Shā Āllāh
  • 3) More than 200 sermons, verbal and visual, delivered upon the minbar of the Messenger of Allāh G
  • 4) “The good word” programme which is streamed live on the noble Qurā’n radio
  • 5) Recording of his explanation of the three fundamental principles
  • 6) A collection of his lectures and reminders
  • 7) Recording of all of his lessons in AlMasjid AlNabawī from 1428 A.H until the writing of this biography

His Occupations

  • 1) Imām and Khaṭīb of AlMasjid AlNabawī since 1418 A.H
  • 2) A teacher In AlMasjid AlNabawī due to royal decree number 7/956/M date 6/7/1421 A.H
  • 3) An appeal judge in AlMadīnah AlMunawwarah
  • 4) Teaches students of higher education in the Islamic University of AlMadīnah
  • 5) The general supervisor of the department of the Noble Qurān in AlMasjid AlNabawī since 1434 A.H. Verily he has revived the message of AlMasjid AlNabawī by reviving the Qurān classes. You will not find a column in AlMasjid AlNabawī except there is one or more classes there.
  • 6) The general supervisor of the department of the scholarly texts in AlMasjid AlNabawī. He was the first person who brought back its beauty in modern times as he established a specific department for it in AlMasjid AlNabawī with the permission from the general president of the two holy mosques in 1430 A.H. He created classes for males and females, for all ages, through direct and distant (online) education. His book “Mutūn Ṭālib Al‘Ilm” Scholarly texts for a student of knowledge, which was crucially edited after studying 120 manuscripts, has become a foundation and reference for students of knowledge.
  • 7) Chairman of the judiciary committee in the “AlAmīr Sulṭān competition” in Indonesia.
  • 8) Member of oversight of the endowment of Ash-Shaykh Sulaymān AlRājiḥī
  • 9) Member of oversight of the endowment of Muzna AlRājiḥī (wife of Ash-Shaykh Sulaymān AlRājiḥī)
  • Member of the endowment establishment gathering
  • He worked as a chairman of the board of directors of the cooperative office for “Da’wah” and expanding “Jāliyyāt”educating foreigners
  • He worked as a judge in the King Salmān ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azīz local competition for more than 10 years
  • He worked as a judge in the King ‘Abdul-‘Azīz international competition for more than 15 years
  • Member of the council of the academic city award in the Madinah region
  • Chairman of the board of directors of the noble Qur’ān memorisation association in AlBid’ in the Tabūk region
  • Chairman of the board of directors of the department of the noble Qurān at the prophets mosque
  • The general supervisor of the Abī Hurayrah Mosque in AlMadīnah
  • Examiner for academic works for masters and doctorates
  • Leads prayers in AlTarāwīḥ and AlQiyām in Ramadhān at prophets mosque for two decades.
  • He has not stopped seeking knowledge and attaining high “Ijāzāt” in the noble Qur’ān and the Prophetic traditions, even with his numerous commitments.