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Shaykh Abdus-Salaam Ibn Barjas Rahimahullaah:

 “O student! If you want knowledge from its sources then you should stick to the great scholars [Kibâr-ul-‘ulama]: those who have gray beards and weak bodies and have lost their power in [pursuit of] knowledge and educating. Stick to them before they disappear and take from their treasure before they take it with them.

One misses the full-moon in the dark night.”

 ~al-‘Awa’iq, p. 26.

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Maa shaa Allaah, a really beautiful piece about sh. Abdus salaam Burjis by br. Abu Khadeejah Abdul Wahhid at the onset of hearing about the sh.’s death rahimahullaah. We ask Allaah that He gives the ulamah of Ahlus sunnah a lofty place in Jannah. ameen.

“The eyes shed tears and the heart feels sadness, but we only say that which pleases our Lord”- Bukhari & Muslim

“Inna lillaahi maa akhadhaa, wa lillaahi maa a’taa, wa kullu shay’in ‘indahu li ‘ajalin musammaa” “To Allaah belongs what He took, and to Him belongs what He gave. And everything He has given an appointed term”  -Bukhari & Muslim.Shaykh ‘Abdus-Salaam (rahimahullaah) was a Qaadee (judge) in Riyaadh  where he was also Imaam of a masjid where he delivered the Friday sermon  and held circles of knowledge. He was a student of Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn  Baaz (d.1420H).

Indeed we can say that we knew the Shaykh and wish to relate some matters concerning him, rahimahullaah. He visited us in Birmingham on several occasions and I grew to love the Shaykh and we developed a relationship that I will cherish. Though I have not met him for a couple of years now, I can say that I remember his visits and our sittings together very well as if it were yesterday.

I remember on an occasion, Shaykh Muhammad bin Haadee (hafidhahullaah) and Shaykh Abdus-Salaam Burjiss Aal Abdil-Kareem (rahmatullaah ‘alayhi) visited my home and honored me with their attendance. After the sitting, Shaykh Abdus-Salaam passed me two small envelopes and said (in meaning), “I feel shy that I visited Birmingham and visited Abu Talhah Daawood and you on a few occasions, yet I haven’t brought for you any gifts, please accept this as a small gift on my behalf, one for you and one for Daawood”. Thereafter the Shaykh would not accept no for an answer and insisted on us accepting the gift. On another occasion, when the Shaykh came in mid-summer along with Shaykh Muhammad Bin Haadee and Abu Naif, we decided to get some food late at night and go somewhere quiet in an open grass area and sit, eat and talk – it was a beautiful evening with the two Shaykhs that I hope never to forget – May Allaah shower Shaykh Abdus-Salaam with His Mercy.

We spent hours with the Shaykh on his visits to the United Kingdom. His advices were excellent and precise. There was neither haughtiness nor pride in his character. He used sit with us and impart beneficial knowledge to us. Likewise in his moments of relaxation, he would make us laugh with his anecdotes and experiences. I found him always humble, generous and accommodating.

I could continue, but that will suffice as a small insight into the noble character of the Shaykh, rahimahullaahu ta’aala.

Abu Khadeejah Abdul-Waahid As-Salafee.
Salafi Publications. Birmingham.


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