Shaikh al-Albaani

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An Amusing Conversation | Al-Albaani’s Patience and Precision in Helping People Get Their Questions Right Before Answering Them


[There are about three to four people addressing the Shaikh in this conversation.]

Questioner: What is the ruling concerning buying and selling with someone who trades in things forbidden in the legislation?

Someone Else: … what is the ruling concerning buying from someone who sells forbidden things …

Questioner: … carrying out transactions buying and selling with someone who trades in things forbidden in the legislation?

Al-Albaani: He trades in forbidden things … ya’ni, the person who wants to transact with him wants to buy some permissible things from him but he in fact also sells forbidden things, is that what you mean?

Questioner: Hmm.

Al-Albaani: Like he sells alcohol and also, for example, sells rice and dates? Correct?

Questioner: No.

Al-Albaani: Why no?

Someone Else: Drugs, O Shaikh …

Someone Else: Drugs …

Al-Albaani: Na’am?

Someone Else: Drugs …

Al-Albaani: He [i.e., the original questioner already] said transactions with something forbidden, from this it is beyond doubt that he holds them to be impermissible [i.e., so obviously it would include drugs, i.e., you haven’t brought any new information with your input].

Questioner: … forbidden … all he sells is drugs …

[They all start talking at once.]

Al-Albaani: Listen Yaa Jamaa’ah … I haven’t been able to understand one of you for me to now understand three of you …

[Talking amongst themselves asking the original questioner what he is trying to ask.]

Questioner: … what is the ruling concerning buying and selling with someone who trades in forbidden things …

Al-Albaani: May Allaah bless you, doing business with him in something haraam or halaal? Carrying out a transaction with this man who sells forbidden things … I for example … I want to carry out a transaction with him, to buy from him, will I be buying something halaal or haraam?

[Questioner hesitates again and they start laughing.]

Interjection: Shaikh, he means … sorry … this man deals in haraam things …

Al-Albaani: … I understood that.

Interjection: … he deals with him, he’s asking … what’s the ruling …

Al-Albaani: And what am I saying? What am I saying? And what are you explaining?

[They start laughing.]

Interjection: Yaa Shaikh …

Al-Albaani: Subhaanallaah, Yaa Akhi, there’s a man who sells alcohol …

Interjection: Yes.

Al-Albaani: … and dates …

Interjection: No, no, he doesn’t mean that he sells anything else, he means that all …

Interjection: … he means drugs, Yaa Shaikh …

Interjection: Yaa Shaikh …

Interjection: of his business is forbidden, so should he carry out transactions with him, he means that?

Al-Albaani: He means what, Yaa akhi?

Interjection: He means this trader who deals in drugs and alcohol …

Al-Albaani: He does business with him, what does he mean by “… does business/interacts with him?”

Interjection: He deals with him in some interactions …

Interjection: … [for example] get married …

Interjection: … yes, not that he does business with him …

[Talking all at once.]

Al-Albaani: Yaa akhi, what do you mean by, ‘does business/interacts with him?’ What does he mean?

Interjection: Ask him.

Al-Albaani: We did, and where did it get us?

[They start laughing.]

Interjection: Dealing with him in things like …

Interjection: … getting married and, and, and, and … divorce, [the question having now progressed to mean dealing with such a person in a social setting, then addressing the original questioner to clarify if he does mean this] dealing with him socially or in business?

Interjection: He buys forbidden things …

Interjection: Yaa Shaikh …

Interjection: and you … he comes and takes from you.

[They clarify the question a bit more from the original questioner, then finally having understood what he meant …]

Interjection: This [brother] will explain [the question] on his behalf, Yaa Shaikh … Shaikh, this [brother] will explain [the question] on his behalf …

Interjection: He’s saying that this man sells drugs and alcohol, and now you work in a store or something, and sell halaal things, then he comes and buys from you …

Interjection: … is it allowed for you to transact with him …

Interjection: ya’ni, you’re not buying alcohol or anything from him …

Al-Albaani: Ya’ni, he’s buying from me?

Interjection: Yes, he’s buying from you.

Al-Albaani: So, he’s dealing with me and it’s not that I’m dealing with him …

[Laughing slightly because they have finally conveyed the question to the Shaikh.]

Is it like that?

[Laughing heard.]

If it’s like that: what is it that I sell, [something] haraam or halaal? If I sell something halaal to him then it’s halaal, and if I sell something haraam to him then it’s haraam, and if I sell something halaal to him which he will immediately use to help him do something haraam, then it’s not allowed for me to sell it to him, do you understand?

Interjection: Yes.

Interjection: Yaa Shaikh, a question, Yaa Shaikh

Interjection: A question, Yaa Shaikh

Interjection: Hold on …

Al-Albaani: Tafaddal.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 93, [2/9/545].

Shaikh al-Albaani Saying The Talbiyyah, ‘Labbaik Allaahumma Labbaik …’


Near the end when the guy starts saying the talbiyah loudly Shaikh al-Albaani jokingly asks about the car window being open a few times and then the person who was saying the talbiyyah loudly catches on and asks, ‘And if it wasn’t [open]?’  And Shaikh al-Albaani jokingly replies that the car would’ve exploded [because of how loud he was saying it.]

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‘And You Will Come to Know that After My Death …’


Shaikh Abu Islaam Saalih Taa Haa said, “Shaikh al-Albaani, may Allaah have mercy on him, disclosed to me in private, ‘The callers to the manhaj are many, and those who remain firm on it are few–and you will come to know that after my death,’ … and how many people there are who used to claim to love the Shaikh and that they were following the manhaj [but then] abandoned it … and have accused the Shaikh of things which he is free of! Wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa billaah.”

Al-Aqeedah Awwalan Law Kanu Ya’lamun, pp. 20-21.

Al-Albaani’s Pride

“I’m proud that Allaah the Mighty and Majestic made it easy for me to be acquainted with the Salaf as-Saalih … their knowledge … their fiqh … their manners … and that I strive to follow in their steps … I take pride in that.”


Al-Huda wan-Noor, 848.

YouTube Videos

السلام عليكم

Does anyone have time to be able to dedicate enough of it to making audio videos of the posts from the blog for sites like YouTube?  One or two brothers had very kindly been doing it but have become busy and another is trying to help, may Allaah reward him with good, but I think there’s too much for one person to do.

Here are some of the videos that have already been done: YouTube videos.

I’d be grateful if there was a person or people who could come together on this and start making the videos.  You’d have to have a basic level of Arabic so you can understand which sentences to sync with what the Shaikh is saying.

Please reply to my email:

Jazaakumullaahu khair


Shaikh Al-Albaani on Shaikh Rabee’s Book on Sayyid Qutb’s Mistakes

Shaikh al-Albaani said about Shaikh Rabee’s book in which he explains the mistakes of Sayyid Qutb, “Everything that you have refuted Sayyid Qutb with is true and correct, and from that it will become clear to every Muslim reader who has some Islamic heritage that Sayyid Qutb was not acquainted with the fundamentals and subsidiary issues of Islaam.   So may Allaah reward you with the best of rewards, O brother Rabee, for fulfilling the obligation of clarifying and uncovering his ignorance and his deviation from Islaam.”

This book of Shaikh Rabee’s can be downloaded here.


Very Useful Resource: Search Hans-Wehr and Lane’s Lexicon at the Same Time Online and Offline

On the other blog, I mentioned a resource useful for people who need to access Hans-Wehr and Lane’s Lexicon to search for words.  I’m mentioning it here again for people who may not be subscribed to the other blog, and if you’re not, why not do so now?

This is a truly remarkable resource for those who regularly need to use Arabic-English dictionaries. On this page you can search both Hans-Wehr’s dictionary and Lane’s Lexicon at the same time.  What is most useful is the fact that you can type in the base root of the word you’re looking for in Arabic and it will show you the word in Hans-Wehr first and if you scroll down it will then show you where the same word occurs in Lane’s Lexicon. Here’s the link to the post which has the link to the site:

And for those of you who would like to use this facility offline, it can also be downloaded for that purpose, here’s the post mentioning that along with the download link:


New Free Arabic DVD Download Available of 901 of The Shaikh’s Tapes with Search Facility


The Arabic Shaikh al-Albaani website has produced a free DVD of the Shaikh’s Al-Hudaa wan-Noor series of tapes.  The DVD includes 901 tapes.  The size of the file is about 4.18GB, once you’ve downloaded it you have to burn it to a DVD for it to work.

You can actually search through the tapes by typing a particular word you may be after, which is quite handy.  As an example, if you searched for, ‘النووي’ it would give you all the recordings which have the word ‘An-Nawawi’ listed in the cassette titles.

You can find the download link here. [Update Feb 2015, this link no longer seems to be working and I haven’t been able to find a replacement.]

The Beginner Students of Knowledge who Try to Tower Over the Major Scholars


Questioner: I have found, and I ask Allaah to forgive me and I hope that my feeling is misplaced, but I’ve started to notice that some of the students of knowledge, young people, who generally, alhamdulillaah, are good, but you will see that he has studied for four or five years, just having started [studying] the science of hadith and you find that he tries to build himself up by opposing so and so, for example, he will disagree with Al-Albaani [in hadith], or in fiqh he will even oppose Abdul-Aziz Ibn Baaz or Uthaimeen, so this is a phenomenon which I fear, O Shaikh.

Al-Albaani: We are men and they are men!

Questioner: In fact they did say that! But someone replied to them, O Shaikh, and said, ‘They [i.e., the scholars] are men, and you are a Dajjaal [imposter].’ Because one time the issue [being discussed] was about a Companion, the discussion reached the Companions, he said, ‘They are men and we are men.’ So he [the other person] replied, ‘No, they were men and you are a Dajjaal.’

Al-Albaani: Allaahu Akbar!

Questioner: So this is something noted, now for a few days I’ve been having a discussion with a student of knowledge, may Allaah reward him with good, who is attentive in this regard, so one of the brothers said to me, ‘But he opposes Al-Albaani or differs with Al-Albaani,’ so the issue … ‘… and so and so opposes Shaikh Ibn Baaz and so and so differs with Shaikh Ibn Uthaimeen.’

Al-Albaani: The love of fame will break one’s back.

Questioner: I liked this statement of yours …

Al-Albaani: This is a blight on the students in this age except for those who Allaah has protected, and how few they are.

Questioner: Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah.

Al-Albaani: Allaah’s aid is sought, Allaah’s aid is sought.

The video:

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 599.

The Other Site

Gifts of Knowledge

Eed Mubaarak

As-Salaamu alaikum

Taqaballaahu minnaa wa minkum.

May Allaah accept your good deeds, sacrifice and give you all that is good.  Aameen.

Hope you guys have a nice Eed.


PDF of the Conversation with the Shaikh’s Wife Updated

I’ve updated the PDF, changed the font and added bookmarks to make navigation easier:

YouTube Video of al-Albaani and the Hashish Wali Now Available

Can we Perform Ruqyah through Experience if it is Free from Polytheism [Shirk]?


Question: A question about ruqyah [reciting aayahs/supplications on someone who is poisoned/possessed by Jinn, etc.].  Is ruqyah something bound by a religious text and not amenable to personal opinion [tawqifiyyah] or something concerning which ijtihaad is possible?  Namely, if we tried a specific method free of polytheism [shirk], “ … perform ruqyah, as long as it does not involve polytheism,” based upon this text, is that permissible or not?

Al-Albani: According to the limits that you [just] defined I hold that it is permissible as long as there is nothing which opposes the Sharee’ah like if it were [to lead to falsely] imagining that there are hidden secrets, or if it is misconstrued that there is harm which cannot be seen.

I do not see any harm in that with the condition and restriction that you mentioned.

Al-Hudaa wan-Noor, 232.

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