10 June 2010 Update: A large crowd of scholars, students of knowledge and general folk gathered for the ‘Asr prayer at Jaami’ al-Malik Khaalid in the district of Umm al-Hammaam in Riyadh for the funeral prayer over the body of Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Abdur-Rahmaan al-Ghudayyaan.
Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Aal ash-Shaykh – the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia – led both the ‘Asr and the funeral prayers. The masjid was packed with the congregation; The public areas and the streets by Jaami’ al-Malik Khaalid were also crowded with people who had come for the funeral prayer.
Refer to this URL for more details and photographs.
02 June 2010
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un. More knowledge has been taken away from us by the death of a scholar. May Allah have mercy upon him, forgive him, lighten/widen his grave, protect him from the punishment of the grave/hellfire and grant him jannat alfirdaws ameen.
FiAmanAllah, Tara Umm Omar
As we hear the news of one of the mashaayikh of Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah coming to the USA, we got news today from our brother Abu Khadeejah (may Allaah guide him!) of Salafi Publications in Birmingham, UK regarding the passing away of our elder, the ‘Allamah, one of the senior and major scholars of Saudi Arabia, Shaykh Abdullah al-Ghudayaan (rahimahullah).
May Allah have mercy upon his soul and forgive him his sins and give him the greatest of rewards for his efforts to spread the message of the Prophets (Tawheed) and the authentic Sunnah around the world and warning the people against shirk (associating a partner with Allah) and bid’ah (innovations in legislation of Islaam).
See message below from Abu Khadeejah (May Allaah guide him):
In the name of Allaah, the most merciful, the bestower of mercy.
As-salaamu `alaikum wa rahmatullaah.
It has just reached me that the Shaikh, the `Allaamah `Abdullaah al-Ghudayaan has passed away.
May Allaah shower him with mercy and forgiveness.
Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji`oon.
Abu-Khadeejah `Abdul-Waahid Alam
(1st June 2010/18th Jamaada al-Akhirah 1431AH)
It is with sadness that we inform our brothers and sisters about the passing away of shaykh abdullaah ibn ‘Abdir-Rahmaan al-Ghudayyaan (rahima-hullaah) a short time ago after asr today, Tuesday 1st June 2010.
The shaykh’s janaazah prayer will be held tomorrow, Wednesday 2nd June, after the ‘asr prayer at Jaami’ ar-Raajhi in (east) Riyadh, inshaa.-Allaah.
Please click here for a small biography of the shaykh.