Benefit: Shaykh Rabīʿ: "I am not the Imām of Jarḥ wa Taʿdīl" The Humility of a Scholar
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
In the past, the great scholar of ḥadīth, Shaykh Rabīʿ' ibn Hādī al-Madkhalī
issued some statements in regards to him being called, "Imām of Jarḥ wa Taʿdīl" and being considered a scholar. The noble shaykh, following in the footsteps of great scholars who preceeded him like Imām al-Albānī
(who called himself a طُويلب - [just] a small student), negated scholarship for himself and showed dislike for being praised. This is a characterstic of humilty and follows in the way of the Salaf - humility, hating being elevated etc. Naturally, those with sinister objectives sought to utilise this speech to infer that Shaykh Rabīʿ is not an Imām, not a scholar, and not fit to critique (ahl al-bidʿah), hoping to dismiss every criticism ever levied by this noble scholar. In this benefit, our brother Abū al-Ḥasan Mālik
sheds light on this sinister behaviour. In addition, Abū Khadījah
recently blogged "Is Shaykh Rabīʿ a Scholar of this Era?"
Pay attention to this audio clip and the blog posting. The people of trickery and deception never cease in their attempts to confuse.
Tags: Rabīʿ ibn Hādī, Abū al-Ḥasan Mālik, Scholars