In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

Shaikh Ubaid [may Allaah preserve him] said:

He [rahimahullaah (i.e. Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdil Wahhaab)] was very clever; strong in discernment; hardworking in [affairs] of knowledge and sought after it; brave in [adhering to] truth and defended it. He manifested this clearly in his jihaad against ahlul bidah, even in a western land at Basrah he announced his rejection against bidah, so he was harmed and removed from there. Among his praiseworthy qualities and noble traits is that he had earnest concern for Allaah’s religion and ordainments, and thus he used to repel bidah. He was not able to keep quiet like others and this [deed of his] is from defending the statement of truth, even if it opposed the desires of the people. [Ref 1]

Shaikh Ubaid [may Allaah preserve him] said:

He [i.e. Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhaab (rahimahullaah)] was an Imaam in Tafseer and this is clearly manifested in his derivation of evidences from the Aayaat [of the Qur’aan]. He was a scholar of Hadeeth, so you find how he [utilised them] as evidence in their [appropriate] places. He was a scholar of Fiqh without blindly following [others] and it is enough that he was an Imaam in the fundamental [principles] of the religion and knowledge of the [affairs] of creed – Thaabit Fee Aqeedatihi As-Sunniyyah – Firm upon his Sunni creed [i.e. the correct Sunni Islamic Creed of the Salafus Saalih] and Shubuhaat [i.e. doubts that are made to resemble the truth, but are falsehood in reality] did not shake him, rather he used to refute them. [Ref 2]

Shaikh Ubaid [may Allaah preserve him] said:

And among the most important qualities of the Shaikh [i.e. Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhaab (rahimahullaah)] is that he gave importance to the citizens [of the nation] and acknowledged everyone’s status, and he did not neglect his dependents [i.e. those under his care]. He knew the status of the leader and the scholar. He knew the status of his students and gave them their [rightful] levels. He gave [close] attention to his children despite being preoccupied with Dawah, writing and teaching. This concern for his children was so much that after him, his children were from the senior scholars, rather among them were some who used to teach the Uloom [i.e. the different subject areas or sciences of the religion] during his lifetime. How can this not be the case, for back in the old days it used to be said, “This cub is from that lion [i.e. from the offspring of that lion]”. [Ref 3]


[Ref 1: An Excerpt from Tanbeeh Dhawil Uqool As-Saleemah Ilaa Fawaa’id Mustanbatu Minas Sittatil Usoolil Adheemah’ page 11. slightly paraphrased]

[Ref 2: An Excerpt from Tanbeeh Dhawil Uqool As-Saleemah Ilaa Fawaa’id Mustanbatu Minas Sittatil Usoolil Adheemah’ page 11. slightly paraphrased]

[Ref 3: An Excerpt from Tanbeeh Dhawil Uqool As-Saleemah’ page 12. slightly paraphrased]

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