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Name :Muhammad Nasiruddin Al Albani
Period :1909 - 1999
Biographical detail : Scholar of Hadeeth.

Shaikh Nasir began work in transcribing al-Haafiz al-Iraaqee’s monumental “al-Mughnee an-Hamlil-Asfaar fil-Asfaar fee takhreej maa fil-Ihyaa minal-Akhbaar” and adding notes to it. He delved further into the field of Hadeeth and its various sciences and engrossed to the extent that he would sometime close up his shop and remain in a special study-room granted to him in the library for up to twelve hours – breaking off his work only for prayers. He authored many titles.

Shaikh Nasir faced opposition in his effort to promote Tawheed and the Sunnah but he bore this with patient perseverance. He was, however, encouraged by some of the noble Shaikhs of Damascus who urged him to continue his pursuit. He organised monthly journeys for Da’wah to various cities of Syria and then Jordan. He also visited for, Da’wah and lectures, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, the Emirates, Spain and England.

Shaikh Nasir taught Aqeedah, Fiqh, Usool and Hadeeth sciences. He also taught in the University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia, for three years and where he was also a member of the University Board.

Shaikh Nasir al-Din was awarded King Faisal International Prize in 1998 for his contribution to Islamic scholarship.

Nasir al-Din was born in the city of Ashkodera, then the capital of Albania into a poor family. When Albania was taken over by atheism his family migrated to Damascus where Nasir completed his initial Islamic education. He also learnt from his father the art of clock and watch repair and became highly skilled in and famous for it and also supported himself with its earnings.

Shaikh Nasir al-Din al-Albani died in Amman, Jordan.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Abu Ubaydullah Anwar)


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