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Nabbaghiya is building a mosque for its school. The classes will take place in this mosque. We need your fanancial support for this to happen! Please donate generously! All the details of this project is available on:
samedi 14 juin 2008
Date and Place of birth: 1972 in a village called Barayn South of Nabbaghiya.
His studies: Ustadh Arafat completed memorising the Quran in 1984, aged 12.
Texts studied: In Seerah Nabawiya, Ustadh Arafat read Qurrat al Absaar (poem), by Abdul Aziz Al-Lumti Al-Fassi, Al-Ghazaawaat, Hawadith ul-Sinin, Shamaa’il by Shaykh Muhammad Faal (Shaykh Bah). In Arabic Language, Lamiyat ul-‘Arab amongst other books; Khullassatu Ibn Malik, Jamiy al-Mukhtar by Ibn Bunan; Lamiyat ul-Af’al in Morphology; ‘Uqud ul-Juman in Rhetoric, The Sullam of Akhdhari in Logic; in Maliki fiqh, Mukhtasar of Shaykh Khalil, Tuhfat ul-Hikam, Al-Minhaj of al-Zaqaq in fundamentals of fiqh, Idaatu al-Dujna in Aqeedah, Maraqi Saud in foundations of fiqh by Ibn Hajj Ibrahim; Murtaqa al-Usul of Ibn ‘Assim; Tul’at ul-Anwar in Mustalah al-Hadith by Ibn Hajj Ibrahim and Alfiya of al-‘Iraqi; Maraqi Saud in foundations of fiqh by Ibn Hajj Ibrahim; Murtaqa al-Usul of Ibn ‘Assim.His teachings:Ustadh Muhammad started teaching in Nabbaghiya in 1998, teaching fiqh, grammar, morphology, methodical analogy (usul) and hadith terminology (Mustalah)Ustadh Arafat is specialised in Arabic sciences. He lives with his family in Nabbaghiya.
vendredi 6 juin 2008
His name is Muhammad Fall Ibn Abdullah Ibn Muhammad Fall Ibn Babah al-'Alawi, known as Sheikh Bah. He was born in 1936, in Nabbaghiya.
The Mauritanian scholar studied tajweed and the sciences relating directly to the Quran initially with Sheikh Muhammad Lamin Ibn Baddi al-'Alawi (who passed away in 1962) - may God be pleased with him. The Shaykh recited the Quran a second time in the city of Medina Munawwira at the hand of a Shami scholar, Tayssir Tawfik, as well as other scholars that he met there.
As to Usul (foundations of Islamic jurisprudence), Theology (Kalam), Logic (Mantiq), Bayan (Rhetorics) and other sciences, he did not studied them with a specific teacher, but rather through extensive readings of books and commentaries, supported by a gifted mind, and of course with the authorization of one of his Shaykhs.
He then started to teach until he totally mastered them, God bless him!
His first travel to hajj was in 1957; he then performed hajj another two times, in 1962 and 1971, and has performed 'umra a many times.
During those travels, he met and sat with numerous scholars of many different trends, including the renown hadith scholar Muhammad Hafiz Ibn Abdul-Latif Tijani Misri (who past away in 1977), which he had met for the first time in Medina Munawwara in 1957. Their relationship would then grow and strenghten; he loved him very much, and read to him parts of Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah. Shaykh Muhmmad Hafiz thus gave him an Ijaza (licence) for those books of hadith. The two scholars met many times; their last meeting was in 1966, when the Egyptian scholar visited Nabbaghiya.
Shaykh Bah also met with the big hadith scholar Mekki Kettani in Medina Munawwara in 1962. He also received an Ijaza from him for all major hadith books. Shaykh Bah received licenses from other scholars from Hijaz countries, Sham, Morocco and other places, such as Abu Hassan Nadawi al-Hindi. He even met with Abdul Aziz Ibn Baz!
Our Shinguetti scholar did numerous trips to Morocco, sometime for long periods, regularly buying books from specialised bookshops. He also spent time in the public library in Rabat, becoming familiar to its staff, introducing books unknown to them, as Shaykh Bah had visited the libraries of Medina, including that of the Prophet's mosque. He also visited the most renown libraries of Damascus and Beirut. He also took advantage of the libraries of some of his Shaykhs in Senegal. His extensive reading in those various libraries demonstrate his degree of scholarship and is quite unusual for a Mauritanian scholar...
The Shaykh started teaching in Dakar, Senegal, in 1956, when people from around Senegal, in the capital for trade, were visiting him all day long to read, sometime way into the night.
The desert scholar then started teaching in Nabbaghiya, Mauritania, in early 1962, were he is presently the Shaykh of the traditionnal Islamic school for Islamic Sciences of Nabbaghiya.
Shaykh Bah has written numerous books, including a tafsir (commentary) of the Quran in eight volumes, a commentary on the character of the Prophet, Peace be upon him, that is published, "Rishq al-Siham", an apology of sufism and the tijjani tariqa, currently out of print, "Rissalat al-Islamiyah fii Dhami al-Tabarruj wa Mudharihi", an epistle he wrote when the American first landing on the moon, explaining that whether one believes it was true or not was not relating to creed, as some jurists had stated at the time. This epistle was published in the Moroccan magazine "Dawatul Haqq". He also wrote "Tasjil al-Tikrar", a commentary of the Ihmirar of Ibn Buna al-Jikani, and a commentary of the Diwan of Ghilan. He has some abridged commentaries and annotations on Maraqi Sa'ud of Ibn al-Haaj Ibrahim al'Alawi on Usul and on the mandhumah of Akhdhari on Bayan, and also on Khalil and other texts that are read in the mahdhara. Shaykh Bah also wrote many fatwas on a variety of topics.
Al-Mishri Ahmed ibn al-haawi
Date and Place of birth:
Ustadh Mishri finished memorising Quran in Nabbaghiya at the age of 9. Studied under the supervision of Shaykh Bah various subjects. Among the books he read in Maliki jurisprudence: Ibnu ‘Ashor, The Kafaf of Muhammad Mawlud, The Mukhtasar of Shaykh Khalil, The Rissalah of Ibn Abi Zaid; in Nahuw: The Ajrumiya, The Alfiya of Ibn Malik; in Morphology: Lamiyat ul-Af’al of Ibn Malik; in Seerah: Quraat ul-Absar, Al-Ghazawat, The Shamail; in Arabic linguistics (lughah): Al-Shuarah al-Ashra al-Jahiliyn.
Ustadh Mishri is one of the youngest teachers in Nabbaghiya. He started teaching in 1987 and is essentially focusing on Maliki jurisprudence.
Al-Mukhtar Ibn Humadah
Date and Place of birth:
Ustadh Mukhtar was born in 1967 in the village of Barayn
He memorised the Quran at a young age before joining a governmental school where he obtain the Primary school diploma year 1981. He then left it to study in the Mahdhara of Nabbaghiya under the tuition of Shaykh Bah year 1982.
Ustadh Mukhtar teaches a wide range of subject, essentially focusing and showing great expertise in Maliki jurisprudence and sciences of the Quran. Ustadh Mukhtar is also the administrator of the Mahdhara.
jeudi 5 juin 2008
Muhammad bin Muhammad Hurma bin Butar
Date and Place of birth:
1971 in a village called Barayn South of Nabbaghiya.
Ustadh Muhammad memorised the Quran at the hand of a katib called ad-Dah bin Talib and completed it in 1983, aged 12.
In Seerah Nabawiya, Ustadh Muhammad read Qurrat al Absaar (poem), by Abdul Aziz Al-Lumti Al-Fassi, Al-Ghazaawaat, Hawadith ul-Sinin, Shamaa’il by Shaykh Muhammad Faal (Shaykh Bah). In Arabic Language, Lamiyat ul-‘Arab amongst other books; Khullassatu Ibn Malik, Jamiy al-Mukhtar by Ibn Bunan; Lamiyat ul-Af’al in Morphology; ‘Uqud ul-Juman in Rhetoric, The Sullam of Akhdhari in Logic; in Maliki fiqh, Mukhtasar of Shaykh Khalil, Tuhfat ul-Hikam, Al-Minhaj of al-Zaqaq in fundamentals of fiqh, Idaatu al-Dujna in Aqeedah, Maraqi Saud in foundations of fiqh by Ibn Hajj Ibrahim; Murtaqa al-Usul of Ibn ‘Assim; Tul’at ul-Anwar in Mustalah al-Hadith by Ibn Hajj Ibrahim and Alfiya of al-‘Iraqi; Maraqi Saud in foundations of fiqh by Ibn Hajj Ibrahim; Murtaqa al-Usul of Ibn ‘Assim.
Ustadh Muhammad started teaching in Nabbaghiya in 1997, teaching fiqh, grammar, morphology, methodical analogy (usul) and hadith terminology (Mustalah)
Ustadh Butar is specialised in Arabic sciences. He lives with his family in Nabbaghiya.
Muhammad Said bin Muhammadi bin Baddi
Date and Place of birth:
1959 – Boutilimit
Ustadh Muhammad Said finished memorising the Quran in 1969 at the age of 10 in Nabbaghiya.
He read a broad range of texts in Nabbaghiya, including The Alfiya of Ibn Malik in Arabic Grammar with the versed commentary The Turra of Ibn Bunan; The Turra of al-Hassan ibn Zeen on Lamiyat ul-Af’al of Ibn Malik; Turrat ul-Sullam (The Sullam of al-Akhdhari) in Mantiq, logic, by Mahnadh Bab, Ihmirar of Abd al-Salam on The Sullam of al-Akhdhari; The Mukhtasar of Shaykh Khalil in Maliki fiqh; Tuhfat ul-Hitam of Ibn ‘Assim; Al-Minhaj of al-Zaqaq in fundamentals of fiqh; Maraqi Saud in foundations of fiqh by Ibn Hajj Ibrahim; Murtaqa al-Usul of Ibn ‘Assim, ‘Uqud ul-Juman in ‘ilm ul-bayan by Imam Suyuti, Tul’at ul-Anwar in Mustalah al-Hadith by Ibn Hajj Ibrahim. He has also memorised collections of Jahiliya poetry.
What he teaches:
Ustadh Muhammad Said started to teach during the nineties in Nabbaghiya.
The main texts he teaches are Khalil, al-Rissalat of Ibn Abi Zaid, Ibnu ‘Ashor, Tuhfat ul-Hikam, Alfiya Ibn Malik, Maraqi Saud, Murtaqa al-Usul, Turrat ul-Sullam, Ihmirar ‘Abd ul-Salam and logic.
Ustadh Muhammad Said lives with his family in Nabbaghiya.
samedi 24 mai 2008
1/ Mukhtasar al Akhdari
- Sharh Abi Azhari
2/ Al Ashmawiyyah
3/ Murshid ul Mu’in, ibn ‘Aashir
- Sharh Abi Azhari
- Sharh ‘arf al Naashir Mukhtar ibn Arabi Mu’min al Jazaa’iri
- Sharh Al-duru al Thamin wal Mawrud al Ma’in.
4/ Ar Risaalah, ibn Abi Zayd al Qayrawani
- Haashiyat al ‘adawiyyah
- Sharh Shaykh Ahmad Zarruq
- Thamru Dani Abi Azhari
5/ As-Halul Masaalik, Ibrahim Suhay(poem)
- Sharh Siraj us Salik
6/ Al Kafaf (poem) Muhammad Maulud ( Mauritania ) with the commentary of the author.
7/ Mukhtasar Khalil
- Sharh HaTab ‘ala Khalil
- Hashiyat Dasuqi’ala Khalil
Nahw, Sarf, Mantiq and Balagha (Grammar, morphology, logic and rhetoric):
1/ Matn al Aajurumiyyah (Nahuw)
- Tuhfat ul Siniyyah
- Dalil al Tulaab (poem of Ajrumiya) with Sharh of Murabit al Hajj
2/Qatr an Nadaa (Nahuw)
- Sharh ibn Hisham ‘ala ShuTHur THalab
3/Al Alfiyyah ibn Malik (Grammar)
- Sharh Ibn ‘Aqil
- Haashiyyah al Khudari Ibn ‘Aqil
- Sharh Bahraq
- Sharh Ibn Naadhim
5/ Sullam of Al-Akhdari (Logic)
- Mufhim ‘ala Ma’ani Sullam
- Sharh Bannani’ala Sullam
6/ TasriH ‘ala TawdiH (Logic)
7/ Haashiyah al Maniyawi ‘ala Jawhar (Grammar)
8/ Sharh Suyuti ‘ala Aqud Juman (Grammar)
9/ Haashiyah al Subban ‘ala Ashmuni (Grammar)
1/ Sharh alfiyyah al Iraqi fi Seerah- Al Manawi (Poem)
2/ Qurrat al Absaar (poem), Abdul Aziz Al-Lumti Al-Fassi
- Baghiyatul Abrar, Muhammad Hassan Ibn Ahmaddu Al-Khadim (Grand son of Muhammad Maulud)
3/ Shamaa’il Shaykh Muhammad Faal AKA Shaykh Bah ( Mauritania )
1/ Arba’in Ahadith An Nawawiyyah
- Sharh Imam Nawawi
2/ Muwatta Imam Malik.
- Sharh Abdul Rahman al AkhDari
3/ Bayquniyyah (Mustalah)
- Sharh Taqriraat Siniyyah MaShaat
- Zarqani al Bayquniyyah
4/ FatHi al Mughith (Mustalah)
- Sharh Alfiyyah Hadith li Saghawi
5/ Muqaddimat ibn Salah.
1/ Al-Waraqaat, Abdul Malik Al-Juwayni
- Sharh Mahalli
- Sharh Ibn Kamalliyyah
2/ Maraqi As Saud, Sayyd Ibn Al-Hajj Ibrahim
- Nathr al Wuruud
3/ TanqiH fil Usul
Sharh Nadhm al AmriTi li Uthaymin
1/Jawharah al Tawhid
- Sharh Bajuri
- Sharh Alish ala Idaa’a
1/Burdah Imam Busiri
- Sharh al Bajuri
- Sharh Dawawin Sittah li Wazir al BaTliyusi
3/Sharh Mu’alaqaat al Ambari
1/Mat-Haratul al Qulub
(This was the book Shaykh Hamza Translated to English- Purification of the Heart)
2/Al-Hikam Al-‘Ataiya, ibn ‘Ata ILLAH as Sakandari
- Sharh Sharnubi
- Sharh Ibn Ajiba
- Sharh Zarruq
- Sharh Buti
1/ Matn al ShaaTibiyyah wa sharh
jeudi 13 mars 2008
The village is very small, with perhaps 3500 inhabitants. Running water is widely available and clean.
Electricity is not yet available excpet through solar energy. A basic solar energy system could cost around 150 US dollars, to buy in Nouakshott.
The village has 4 mosques: the central mosque, above, where the Friday prayer is held; the mosque where shaykh Bah prays, below.
And below is the mosque of the mahdhara, the school. Students come from various locations, such as Yemen, Algeria, Morocco, France, Senegal, Nigeria, Guinea, Bahrain, with a majority of Mauritanian students.
Accomodations are usually in the mahdhara (see below), in shared rooms of 8 to 10 students. A new bloc is currently being built. The school is just on one end of the village. It is made of the mosque, where most of the teachers give their one on one tuitions.
There are between 2 to 300 students in Nabbaghiyya.