The praise of Shaykh Rabee Al Madhkhalee for the Muhadith, the Allama Shaykh of Hadeeth Muhammed Nasr udeen Al-albaani
Questioner; Is Shaykh Al Albanee at the head of the ahlul hadeeth of this time?
The answer of the Allama al muhadith Rabia bin Hadi Umair Al Madhkhaliee hafidhAllah and may Allah raise his grade in both the worlds was
“I swear by Allaah that this is what Shaykh ibn Baaz and ibn uthaymeen submit to as do other shcolars who have spent time in his company The submit to the fact that there is none that can be compared with him in hadeeth, never can any one be compared with him, actually for many cneturies no one has reached to where shaykh al banee has reached. I hold the opnion that in study of books, neither ibn taymeeyah nor ibn hajr reached him in the study of books. As for memorization then they memorizied more than him, but as for study and research and working extremely hard in research then there is none in comparison to him. He has offered a library for Islaam. The islaaamic Countries and their institutions fall short in offering this ammount. Anyone who now writes about hadeeth has to refer back to this man.
This man was oppressed, and the arabs never knew his reality. Allaah took this man from the heart of Europe and placed him in the Dhahireeyah library, the best library in the east. where he spent sixty years and he put forward this great work. What did he get in return from us?
With sadness, the virtue of a people is only known by those who possess it. As for the scholars, they knew his virtue and they acknowledged that, such as the likes of ibn baaz, ibn uthaymeen, and the scholars of islam other than them. The scholars of India and Pakistan and the western Arabs Region and other of places knew the status of this man from what he placed forward for this Ummah. in Aqeedah, mahaj, and the service to Sunnah of the Messenger of Allaah-alayhi as Salaat wa Salaam may Allaah have mercy on him, and reward him with goodness for the Deen of Allaah and the Sunnah of His prophet-alayhi as-Salaat wa Salaam-, the reward for those who do good actions, and for those who gave a service to the Sunnah of the messenger of Allah and His Deen. Naam
Taken from a gathering in the blessed city of madina an nabaweeyah on the 26/01/1426 A.H. http://www.sahab.net Translated by Abbas Abu Yahya
All Praise belongs to Allaah, may His peace and blessings be upon our final prophet Muhammed, his family, his companions and all those follow his guidance