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Al-Kuwaitee
11-02-2002 @ 12:00 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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I will be posting, insha Allaah, some articles on the life of the first King of of the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Saud, rahimahullaah, through the eyes of one who accompanied him for 12 years, from 1926 to 1938 (CE).

The author, Muhammad Almana* was in the court of king and knew many details pertaining to the life of Malik Abdul-'Azeez ibn Saud (the father of the present king, Fahad Ibn 'Abdul-Azeez Ibn Saud). This eye-witness account (from his book 'Arabia United, A Portrait Of Ibn Saud')  should make the reader know the reality of Malik Abdul-Azeez Ibn Saud, the founder of the modern state of Saudi Arabia and the conditions that were prevelant at the time which caused matters to turn out as they did in the region.

The author writes concerning Malik Abdul-'Azeez, rahimahullaah: "From the earliest days of his life until its very end, he remained a stauch and devout Muslim, following scrupulously the dictates of the Qur'aan in its every detail. His education in exile in Kuwait was necessarily limited, but this did not prevent him from mastering the Qur'aan and other religious works to a degree that often astounded the 'ulemah of his own country. One of the injunctions of the Qur'aan is that the faithful should read it as often as possible, and His Majesty (i.e. Malik Abdul-Azeez) always managed to set aside half an hour a day in his crowded schedule to read the Qur'aan and other religious works, particularly those which listed all the many names by which Allaah is known. His majesty seldom had a conversation without quoting a verse from the Qur'aan, upon which he drew a bottomless source of wisdom and inspiration. He was adept at interpreting and explaining the verses in a manner which kept his audience spellbound and enthralled with his insight.

Religion gave a purpose to the King's life in that the more he expanded and consolidated his Kingdom, the greater was his service to Islaam, which was thus strengthened by his actions. His religious conviction gave him strength in many different ways, yet, however powerful he grew, there was never any danger of his becoming complacent or conceited. The "Wahhaabee"** muslims did not believe in glorifying individuals, and the king knew that as a man he was merely doing his best; everything he achieved was through the will of Allaah alone..."


* The author is writing for an English-speaking Western reader, so his terminologies reflect his target readership. If have adapted where necessary.

** The usage of the term 'Wahhaabee' is often used by the opponents of the Salafi da'wah to belittle and discredit those who follow the way of the Prophet, salallaahu alaihi wasallam, and his Companions. However, the author here uses the term for the consumption of a Western reader who has been made acquainted to usage of the term through orientalist literature. So it becomes clear, that he does not intend belittlement, though it would have been better not to use the term at all. The reason for the usage of term by the author is to indicate that these people were from those who benefited from the teachings of the great Scholar, Imaam, Mujadid, Muhawid, Shaykhul-Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdil-Wahhaab, rahimahullaah.

This message was edited by Al-Kuwaitee on 11-4-02 @ 11:20 AM

AbooTasneem
11-03-2002 @ 12:00 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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Baarakallaahu feekum al-Kuwaitee, for this is definetly an important and timely series.

Not many (even the salafees) know much about our brother, the first Waliyyul Amr (Administrator of Affairs of the Muslims), Awwalul Khaadimil Haramainish Sharifain (First Custodian of the Two Sacred Precincts).

May Allaah continue to bless the ruler of that country and keep it a land of Tawheed, keep his heart firm on His deen, his feet firm
on the Aqeedah and Manhaj of the Salaf, protect him from innovations and its people,improve the King's health, give him long life in the obdedience of Allaah and following his Messenger, sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam and allow him to die in a state of Eemaan!


كن مستفيدا أو مفيدا
أو اسكت بحلم

This message was edited by AbooTasneem on 11-8-02 @ 2:06 PM






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