So today was officially the first day back for students at the Islamic University of Madeenah. After a long 3 month summer break, followed by a week known to students as Usboo Mayat (“Dead Week” – don’t ask) and then an extra day off for national day (again, don’t ask), it’s finally time time for us to start University studies again.
Since it’s first day of studies in 1439h, I thought it was appropriate to post this picture of signatures from scholars present at the first ever meeting at the Islamic University of Madeenah. You can see some giants, amongst them: Shaykh Abdul Aziz bin Baz, Shaykh Naasirudeen al-Albaani, Shaykh Muhammed al-Ameen al-Shinqitee amongst others, many of whom have passed away. RahimahumAllaah. It is not the University itself which imparts the knowledge but the scholars; firstly through the tawfeeq of Allaah and then secondly through their dedication in serving the deen.