Muhammad Nasir-ud-deen Al-Albaani
famous Muhaddith* and Faqeeh* of our century
Spurious and Fabricated Hadeeths"
"Islam absolves" today
A brief biography of the Shaikh
Muhammad Nasir-ud-deen, better known as Shaikh Al-Albaani, was son of a
famous scholar Al-Hajj Nooh Ibn Aadam Najaatee. He was recognized by the
people of knowledge as a learned *Muhaddith
(scholar of Hadeeth) and a *Faqeeh
(scholar of Fiqh) of our century. Shaikh Al-Albaani was born
in 1332 A.H. (C.E. 1914). At the age of 86, in 1420 A.H. (C.E. 1999) he
passed away from this world. His loss is being felt by many respected Muslim
leaders and scholars. Some of his admirers were the Chief Muftee of Saudi
Arabia - Shaikh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdillaah; the former Muftee of Saudi
Arabia - Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Ibraheem; Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saalih; Shaikh
'Abdullah Ibn Jibreen and others. One of his repeatedly printed book on
the Fiqh is 'Tahdheer-us-Saajid min Ittikhaadh al-Quboor Masaajid'
the Worshippers against taking graves as a Place of Worship). His two books
on Hadeeths 'Selselatu Alahadeeth Alsaheha' (chain of authentic
hadeeths) and 'Shelsalat Alahadeeth Aldaeefah' (chain of weak hadeeths)
are regarded as the excellent reference books on the subject. These volumes
were produced by late Al-Albaani after going through the large amount of
Hadith books and verifying the authenticated chains of narrations for thousands
of Hadeeths and their indexes. Shaikh Al-Albaani was in charge of the teaching
of the subject of Mustalalhahul Hadeeth (the science of Hadeeth)
for three years at the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia. One
of his better students is Dr. Imam Muzammil Siddiqui of Southern California,
who spoke to me very highly of his teacher Al-Albaani, at the recent ISNA
Conference (2001) in Vancouver, B.C.
The following text refutes the criticisms that claim Shaikh Al-Albaani
was only a self-taught man without authority and proves his Proficiency in
 Shaykh Al-Albani has Ijaza in hadith from the
late Allamah Shaykh Muhammad Raghib at-Tabaagh with whom he studied hadith
sciences, gaining authority to transmit from him. The Shaykh himself refers to
this Ijaza in Mukhtasar al-Uluw (p.72) and in Tahdir as-Sajid (p.63). He has a
further Ijaza from Shaykh Bahjatul Baitaa (through whom his isnad stretches back
to Imam Ahmad). These are mentioned in the book Hayat Al-Albani (the Life of Al-Albani)
by Muhammad ash-Shaibaani. This sort of Ijaza is given only to those who have
excelled in hadith and can be trusted to accurately convey a hadith. A copy of
the Ijaza is in the possession of his student, Ali Hassan al-Halabi. So it is
not correct to say that the Shaykh is self-taught from books, without authority
and without Ijaza.
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The Status of Sunnah in Islam
to his lecture on the above subject at Doha, Qatar in the month of Ramadhan
in 1392 A.H., and at the request of his friends and the listerners Shaikh
Muhammad Nasir-ud-deen Al-Albaani published several papers on this subject
from Damascus in 1394 A.H. To read all the relevant papers please visit
Below is an excerpt
from one of his important papers, entitled:
It is self-evident after this that I say:
The Sunnah which has an important bearing on
Islamic Law is only the Sunnah confirmed by scientific channels, and authentic
chains of narration's known to the learned in regard to hadeeths and the
background of the narrators.
It is not the one which is found in different
works of Tafseers (commentaries of The Qur'an) and Islamic jurisprudence
(fiqh), and in different writings of longing, intimidation, advices, and
They contain weak, spurious, and fabricated
hadeeths, of which Islam absolves, like the story of 'Harut and Marut,'
and the story of 'gharanik.' I have a special
letter which makes it void and it is printed (6).
A major part of it is recorded in two huge books namely "A chain of weak
and fabricated hadeeths and their evil impact on the community."
Their number upto date have reached approximately four thousand hadeeths
It is obligatory on the learned, especially
those who spread the knowledge of fiqh and legal opinions among the public,
that they shouldn't dare to argue with hadeeth
unless it is well-attested. Books of jurisprudence, which they refer to,
are normally filled with traditions which are not well-attested, nor have
any bases, as is well-known to the learned.
I have begun an important project, and I think
it will be of use to those occupied with jurisprudence, and I will name
it: "Weak and Fabricated Hadeeths in the Major Jurisprudence 'fiqh' Books,"
by which I mean:
I regret that I did not get the opportunity to
finish it, because the journal "Al-Wa'e-al-Islami" of Kuwait which promised
to publish it, when perused it, didn't print it.
Al-Hidayah, by Al-Marghinani, in Hanafi fiqh,
Al-Modawwanah, by Ibnil-Qasim, in Maliki fiqh,
Sharhul-wajeez, by Al-rafiee, in Shafiee fiqh,
Al-Mughni, by Ibn Quddamah, in Hanbali fiqh, and
Bidayatul Mujtahid, by Ibn Rushd-al-Andalusi,
in comparative fiqh.
Although I missed this opportunity, perhaps
I will succeed on another occasion, Allah willing, to offer to my bretheren
occupied with jurisprudence a precise learned course to help them to facilitate
their knowledge of the different categories of hadeeth with reference to
various sources from books on hadeeth, with an explanation of its special
nature and character and reliance on them. Allah is the source of success.
6 Its title is "Pitch of majaniq
to demolish the story of gharaniq" printed by Al-Maktabul-e-Islami
Story of gharaniq: is a fabricated story found in some commentaries,
claiming that a verse in The Qur'an acknowledged the polytheists in their
7 The number at present [1394 A.H.]
has exceeded five thousand and may Allah make
easy its publication in the near future.
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal
Shaikh Abdullah Faisal was born
in 1963 and raised in Jamaica. He embraced Islam at the age of 16. He studied
Arabic and Islamic studies for one year in Guyana, South America and then
went on for further studies at the Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University in
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There, he studied for eight years and graduated in
1991. Among his Shaikhs are: Abdul-Hakim Quick, Abdullah Tuwayjiree, Abdul-Wahab
Tarairi, Shaikh Ibn Jibreen and Naasir Umar. Recently, Shaikh Abdullah
Faisal has published a book on the fabricated Hadeeths through Darul-Islam
Publishers, Delhi, India. It is titled:
100 FABRICATED HADITH
COMPILATION, TRANSLATION AND
To read the Titles of these 100
FABRICATED HADITHS click:
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Below are the titles of 26 Weak Hadiths that are in
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al-Ikhlas is worth a third of the Qur'an."
2. The hadith about the Ninety-Name Names of Allah.
says, "I was a hidden treasure, and I wished to be known, so I created a
creation (mankind), then made Myself known to them, and they recognised Me."
says, "Were it not for you (O Muhammad), I would not have created the universe."
Allah completed creation, He wrote in a Book (which is) with Him, above His
Throne, "Verily, My Mercy will prevail over My Wrath."
says, "Neither My heaven nor My earth can contain Me, but the heart of My
believing slave can contain Me."
who knows himself, knows his Lord."
of one's homeland is part of Faith."
have left amongst you two things which, if you hold fast to them, you will never
stray: the Book of Allah, and my Sunnah."
have left among you that which if you abide by, you will never go astray: the
Book of Allah, and my Family, the Members of my House."
hadith giving ten Companions, by name, the good tidings of Paradise.
the iman (faith) of Abu Bakr was weighed against the iman of all the people of
the earth, theformer would outweigh the latter."
14. "I am
the City of Knowledge, and 'Ali is its Gate."
companions are like the stars: whichever of them you follow, you will be
differing amongst my Ummah is a mercy."
Ummah will split up into seventy-three sects: seventy-two will be in the Fire,
and one in the Garden."
Prophecies about the coming of the Mahdi (the guided one), Dajjal (the False
Christ, the Anti-Christ) and the return of Jesus Christ son of Mary.
Description of punishment and bliss in the grave, for the wicked and pious
Intercession by the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), and the
believers seeing Allah, on the Day of Judgment.
"Paradise is under the feet of mothers."
"Paradise is under the shade of swords."
"Seeking knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim."
knowledge, even if you have to go to China."
ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr."
have returned from the lesser Jihad to the greater Jihad (i.e. the struggle
against the evil of one's soul)."
of the above list notes the following danger of quoting them:
Unfortunately however, statements will continue to be attributed to the Prophet
(may Allah bless him and grant him peace) although the person quoting them may
have no idea what the people of knowledge of Hadith have ruled regarding those
ahadith, thus ironically being in danger of contravening the Prophet's
widely-narrated stern warnings about attributing incorrect/unsound statements to
him. For example, here are some very commonly-quoted ahadith, which actually
vary tremendously in their degree of authenticity from the Prophet (may Allah
bless him and grant him peace):
May Allah Guide the Ummah to HIS
based upon HIS REVEALED WORDS.