Sh. Rabe’ Is Not The Imaam Of Jarh Wat-Ta’deel, By Sh. ‘Abdullaah Ghudyaan

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January 8, 2015 by salafidawahuk

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Al-Ghudyaan, Member of The Council of Senior Scholars and Member of The Permanent Committee for Islamic Research and Fataawa was asked:  The questioner: Is it true that there is are Ulama of Jarh wa Tadeel in todays time, is it true?

Shaikh Ghudyan: By Allah my brother the knowledge of Jarh wa Tadeel is in the books

The questioner: Is it present in our times?

Shaikh Ghudyan: the knowledge of Jarh wa Tadeel is from the Ulama of the Hadeeth – those who conveyed to us the Ahaadeeth through isnaads present in the books of Jarh wa Tadeel – why do we need someone now?

The questioner: there is someone who says that Dr.Rabee ibn Hadee al-Madkhali is the holder of the title banner of Jarh wa Tadeel?

Shaikh Ghudyan: No, if he were to come across me in the street, I would not recognize him.

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Bio Of Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan Aal Ghudayyaan

He studied the basics of reading and writing, when young, with ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez as-Suhaymee, and ‘Abdullaah Ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Ghayth, and Faalih ar-Roomee. He also studied the basics of fiqh, tawheed, Arabic grammar and with Hamdaan Ibn Ahmad al-Baatil. He then travelled to Riyadh in 1363 A.H./1952 C.E., and in 1366 A.H./1955 C.E. he enrolled into al-Madrasah as-Sa’oodiyyah al-Ibtidaa.iyyah (previously known as Madrasatul-Aytaam) and graduated from there in 1368 A.H./1957 C.E.

He was then appointed a teacher in al-Madrasah al-‘Azeeziyyah, and in 1371 A.H./1960 C.E. he enrolled into the Educational Institute. During this period he studied with Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Ibraaheem Aal ash-Shaykh. He also studied fiqh with Shaykh Sa’ood Ibn Rashood who was the (grand) judge of Riyadh, and tawheed with Shaykh Ibraaheem Ibn Sulaymaan, and Arabic grammar and with Shaykh ‘Abdul-Lateef Ibn Ibraaheem. He then continued his studies until he graduated from the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 1372 A.H./1961 C.E.

He was then appointed head of one of the courts, and then later transferred to teaching at the Educational Institute in 1378 A.H./1967 C.E. In 1380 A.H./1969 C.E. he was then appointed a teacher at the Faculty of Sharee’ah, and in 1386 A.H./1975 C.E. he was transferred to passing fatwa at the Daar al-Iftaa.

In 1391 A.H./1980 C.E. he was appointed a member of The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa in addition to member of the Council of Senior Scholars.

He studied with a number of scholars in differing fields, and from amongst the well-known (in addition to those who have preceded) are:

Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn ‘Abdullaah Ibn Baaz (rahima-hullaah) with whom he studied fiqh;

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah al-Khulayfee with whom he also studied fiqh;

Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Rasheed with whom he studied fiqh, tawheed and;

Shaykh Muhammad al-Ameen ash-Shanqeetee with whom he studied usool al-fiqh, sciences of the Qur.aan, and tafseer;

Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Afreeqee with whom he studied mustalah and hadeeth;

Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee;

‘Abdul-Fattaah Qaaree al-Bukhaaree with whom he studied the Qur.aan in the recitation of Hafs ‘an ‘Aasim, to which the chain of transmission reaches the Messenger (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam).

In addition to what has preceded of his work, from 1389 A.H./1978 C.E. to date he has been a teacher of fiqh, usool al-fiqh, al-fiqhiyyah, mustalah and hadeeth, tafseer and it’s sciences and ‘aqeedah.

He has also been teaching fiqh in organised gatherings/lessons most days of the week, according to his schedule of many duties, after maghrib and after ‘Ishaa. Sometimes he will teach after fajr and also after ‘asr.

From 1395 A.H./1984 C.E., in addition to his work with The Permanent Committee, he gave lessons to students of knowledge in higher studies at the University of Imaam Muhammad and the Faculty of Sharee’ah in fiqh, usool al-fiqh, al-fiqhiyyah. He was also involved in supervising a number of theses at the Masters degree and Doctorate level, whilst also taking part in the (university) committee discussing theses. During this period, many students studied with him.


When Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Humayd died in 1402 A.H./1991 C.E., he was undertook to giving fatwa on the radio programme “Noorun ‘alad-Darb”.

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