A Clarification of the Death of Shaikh Muqbil Ibn Haadee Al-Waadi’ee
All praise be to Allaah and may the peace and blessings of Allaah be on the one who was sent as a mercy and guidance, and on his Companions and family. To Proceed:
Allaah says: “Every soul shall taste death.”
And He says: “Every one on it (the earth) will perish, and the Face of your Lord will remain, possessing glory and honor.”
Based on this, we console ourselves and all the Muslims, in general, and Ahl-us-Sunnah in particular, upon news of the death of the Supporter of the Sunnah and the Subduer of Innovations and Partisanship, the Muhaddith of the world during his time, the Shaikh, the ‘Allaamah, Abu ‘Abdir-Rahmaan Muqbil Ibn Haadee Ibn Muqbil Al-Waadi’ee.
His death occurred while he was in the city of Jeddah at 8:30 pm on Sunday night, the 2nd of Jumaadaa Al-Oolaa 1422H. He was close to seventy years of age at the time of his death, which came as a result of a liver disease that he was suffering from for more than seven years.
His Janaazah (funeral) prayer was held in Masjid Al-Haraam after the Fajr Prayer on Sunday (morning), and he was buried in the Al-‘Adl graveyard in Makkah next to the two noble shaikhs, ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Baaz and Muhamamd Ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on all of them. This was in accordance with his final request, which he made while on his sickbed in Germany.
So we ask Allaah to forgive him and to raise his status to the level of those who guide. Indeed to Allaah we belong and indeed to Him we will return. And there is no might nor power except by the Will of Allaah, the Most High, Most Great.
Allaah gave him the joy and satisfaction during his life of seeing the effects of his da’wah (call), which were witnessed and felt. But the enemies of the da’wah should not feel happy at news of his death, for he has left behind for them that which will grieve and displease them, such as his scholarly students, his precious books, his widely distributed tapes and his pure methodology, which had no obscurities in it. So he enjoyed the bounties that Allaah bestowed on him. Likewise, he established the foundation for the lofty palace and strong fortress of knowledge.
So we hope from Allaah that He cause his reward to remain continuous as the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: “Whoever calls towards an act of guidance, he will have the same reward as those who follow him (in that act of guidance), and that will not detract anything from their good deeds.” Reported in Saheeh Muslim from the hadeeth of Abu Hurairah.
Abu Hurairah (radhi Allaahu anhu) said: The Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) said: “When the Son of Aadam dies, his good deeds come to an end except three: a continuously recurring charity, knowledge from which benefit is derived, and a righteous child that supplicates for him.” Reported by Muslim
The Shaikh, rahimahullaah, spent his whole life in (seeking) knowledge, teaching, writing and calling to Allaah. This is such that the flatlands and the mountain areas became filled with his students, his books and his tapes.
Even in his last days, he still was still being asked religious questions on Hadeeth, Fiqh, Shawaahid and ‘Iraab. He was stricken with unconsciousness and then when he recovered and awoke, he was asked questions. From his last words were those that he uttered when he phoned us during his sickness while in Germany. And we asked about the hadeeth of Anas (radhi Allaahu anhu): “O Hayy (Living), O Qayyoom (Eternal), By your mercy we ask for your help.” – “Did you mention it in (your book) As-Saheeh Al-Musnad with this wording?”
At this point we cannot forget to give the good tidings to all of our Muslim brothers that this educational center (in Dammaaj) will continue, inshAllaah, as it was during the life of our Shaikh, may Allaah have mercy on him. So the classes are active and continuing and the affairs are going according to the plans of our Shaikh, by Allaah’s granting that for him.
The Shaikh had some final requests for his students, loved ones and brothers from Ahl-us-Sunnah in his handwriting, which will be distributed in these blessed pages, by Allaah’s permission.
This is so that our brothers across the various Islaamic lands and those who constantly ask about the future of this center can be at rest and tranquility. So we say: Be calm for the matters are going according to the best way, and the da’wah is preserved from our Lord. So pay no mind to those who spread false rumors and reports. And Allaah is sufficient for us and He is the best of guardians.
Daar Al-Hadeeth in Damaaj
Jumaadaa Al-Oolaa 2, 1422H
Author:Daar Al-Hadeeth in Damaaj
Source: Posted on Shaikh Muqbil’s site: Sunna.com.ye (site no more exists)
Translator:Al-Manhaj dot com Staff (site no more exists)