The virtuous and esteemed scholar Ṣāliḥ Bin Sa‘d As-Suḥaymy حفظه الله said during his lesson, the explanation of "Faḍl al-Islām" on the 8th of Rabī‘ ath-Thānī 1435 ھـ:
My brothers, return to the mashāyikh. Return to the senior scholars:
- Our shaykh, his eminence [‘Abd-ul-‘Azīz Bin ‘Abd-ul-lāh ’Āl-ash-Shaykh] the muftī.
- His eminence Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān.
- [The] virtuous Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Luḥaydān.
- [The] virtuous Shaykh ‘Abd-ul-Muḥsin Al-‘Abād al-Badr.
- [The] virtuous Shaykh Zayd bin Hādi Al-Madkhaly.
- [The] virtuous Shaykh Rabī‘ bin Hādī Al-Madkhaly.
- [The] virtuous Shaykh ‘Aly bin Nāṣir Al-Faqīhy.
These lofty scholars: return to them, benefit from their knowledge and present to them the likes of these things (of differeing etc.). They will direct you (in them). As for quarreling about that which is between you or there comes to you in your city (or country) a small untrainted (or) ignorant person, then he divides your ranks no matter what country he's from. Verily, one of them mentioned to me that indeed from the people, Zayd (meaning so and so) came to them in their country, and they were upon one path and their hearts (were like) the heart of one man. Then he divided them and brought about partisans and factions!
Be careful of this matter. (It) is very dangerous (and) convey this speech (of mine) to others. And I ask Allāh تباركَ وتعالى to benefit you and I with that which we have mentioned and that which we know, and we do not have of knoweldge except a small amount. Rather our articles (or) commodities (meaning that which we have done of value) are (but) little, but we hope from Allāh that we are proceeding upon the minhaj of our virtuous scholars: those who refute [and expel] from the book of Allāhعز وجل the distortion of those who exceed the bounds, undo the assumption of those who nullify and the (false) interpretation of those who are ignorant. And Allāh knows best.
And may peace, prayers and blessings of Allāh be upon our Prophet Muḥammad, his family and all of his companions.
Translator's footnote: This statement, of Shaykh Ṣāliḥ As-Suḥaymy حفظه الله, is a statement from one who is a senior scholar himself; it again shows the humbleness of the scholars. And for this reason, he did not mention himself from those senior scholars to return to.
The shaykh حفظه الله made this statement before the passing of our shaykh, Zayd bin Hādi Al-Madkhaly رحمه الله.
This list of our shaykh is just to give an example and is not meant to be restricted to only those mentioned.
- Aqeedah and Minhaj