Shaykh Muhammed ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen رحمه الله

It’s no secret that Shaykh Muhammed ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen رحمه الله is my favourite scholar of the modern era. What can be said that hasn’t already been said. Some of my teachers were students of his and you can see the effects he has had on them not just in terms of knowledge but also in action. He was a true scholar and mountain of knowledge, may Allaah have mercy on him.

This picture or bookshelf is just a small preview of the books he authored. Well technically he didn’t author all of them, a large portion of them are transcripts from his lectures but they are still books which will be sadaqah jaariyah for him inshaAllaah. He has his own مؤسسة which is responsible for the publication of his books, even recently they released a book that his own fatwas and answer to questions from phone calls! It is not just the sheer amount of books he has available, in their hundreds (with volumes) but also the amount of topics he covers which is a testimony to his vast knowledge. Even though he passed away not long ago, his books are studied worldwide and read by hundreds and thousands of students. Some of the shuyookh even teach his books in Masjid al-Nabawi.

In this picture alone, he has:

‎تعليق على صحيح البخاري و على صحيح مسلم – notes and brief explanation on the collections of Bukhari and Muslim
– explanation of Bulugh al maraam/فتح ذي الجلال والإكرام بشرح بلوغ المرام
– explanation of Riyadh Saliheen/شرح رياض الصالحين
– فتاوى نور على الدرب و لقاءات الباب المفتوح/ A collection of Fatwah and answers

This is just in the field of hadeeth and iftaa. The shaykh, rahimahullah, has lessons and books in pretty much everything single Islamic science you think of. Need an explanation for Nahw? The Shaykh has شرح الفية ابن مالك و شرح الاجرومية. Need an explanation for Fiqh?The Shaykh has his masterpiece الشرح الممتع in addition to other writings in Fiqh. Need an explanation for books of Aqeedah? The shaykh has شرح ثلاثه الأصول و لعقيدة الواسطية. In addition he has his own unique writings in Aqeedah such as القواعد المثلى. Need something for Tafseer? The shaykh has his own Tafseer which is incomplete aswell as شرح مقدمة التفسير. And the list goes on and on. People benefitted from him while he was alive, people continue to benefit from him now and people will continue to benefit from him in the future. People talk about legacy a lot these days and Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen truly left a legacy in knowledge. May Allaah grant the shaykh the highest level of paradise, allow us to learn from his knowledge and act upon it and make the knowledge he left behind a means of benefit for the Ummah. Rahimahullah.

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