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[3] Shaikh Ubaid Al-Jaabiri briefly speaks about Shaikhul Islaam’s great concern for his children, students and others

Shaikh Ubaid Bin Abdillaah Al-Jaabiri (may Allaah preserve him) said:

And among the most important qualities of the Shaikh [i.e. Shaikhul Islaam Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahhaab (rahimahullaah)] is that he gave importance to the citizens (of the nation) and acknowledged everyone’s status, and he did not neglect his dependents (i.e. those under his care).

He knew the status of the leader and the scholar. He knew the status of his students and gave them their (rightful) levels. He gave (close) attention to his children, despite being preoccupied with Dawah, writing and teaching. This concern for his children was so much that after him, his children were from the senior scholars, rather among them were some who used to teach the Uloom (i.e. the different subject areas or sciences of the religion) during his lifetime. How can this not be the case, for back in the old days it used to be said: [هذا الشبل من ذلك الأسد – This (brave) cub is from that lion (i.e. from the offspring of that lion)]


[Source: Tanbeeh Dhawil Uqool As-Saleemah’ page 12. Abridged and slightly paraphrased]

Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullah Al-Gambi)