بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds. May Allah raise the rank of the last of all prophets, our master Muhammad, his Muslim Kin and his pure Companions, and protect his nation from that which he fears for it.
Undoubtedly, the scholars of this Muslim Nation are the guards of this great Religion and the guide to it. They raised the foundations of Islam and elucidated its rules by reaffirming the explicit ones and clarifying the implicit ones; may Allah reward them greatly. Despite their differences in some judgements pertaining to Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), these scholars upheld the Creed and the Methodology of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. Their statements pertaining to the matters of belief are unified and complying with the Qur’an and the Hadith.
Throughout the different eras and in all countries, there were numerous scholars who stood tall defending the glorious Religion of Islam and spreading its teachings amongst people. Allah, ta^ala, said:
(فَلَوْلاَ نَفَرَ مِن كُلِّ فِرْقَةٍ مِّنْهُمْ طَآئِفَةٌ لِّيَتَفَقَّهُواْ فِي الدِّينِ وَلِيُنذِرُواْ قَوْمَهُمْ إِذَا رَجَعُواْ إِلَيْهِمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَحْذَرُونَ)
Ayah 122 of Surat at-Tawbah means:
[Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, so that those left behind may gain sound knowledge in Religion, and that they may warn their people when they return to them, so that they may be guarded (against evil)].
Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: <<There will always be a group of my Nation upholding and defending the truth, until the Day of Judgement>>. Related by al-Bukhariyy and Muslim.
In this concise book, we list the names of some scholars of Islam who werehonoured to reside in the Region of Hijaz (such as Makkah and Madinah). In addition, we mention some of their sayings demonstrating that they were all carrying the same conviction and that they were very keen to propagate the noble teachings of Islam as per the guidance of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. We ask Allah to make it of great benefit to all Muslims and to reward those who help in circulating it.