Sheikh Muqbil examined by Sheikh Abdul Ghaffar Hasan

Bismillah. I came across this in the MWL Director’s library yesterday. Photo of title page attached, undated.

It is the late Yemeni Sheikh Muqbil bin Hadi al-Wadi’i’s research paper (possibly BA or MA thesis) at the Islamic University of Madinah (Medina).

Sheikh Muqbil was a strict salafi. His centre in Dammaj, Yemen, has been the scene of fighting between salafis and shias over the last year, in which two British salafis were killed.

Topic: “The dome over the Prophet’s grave, may Allah bless him and grant him peace”

(In it, he argues that the dome should be removed, unless this step would provoke conflict. This is interesting, given the recent destruction of shrines in Yemen & Mali. Before it in the volume is an article refuting the Ghulat or “Extremist Shias.”)

Supervisor: Sheikh Hammad al-Ansari, a leading Hadith scholar, may Allah have mercy upon him.

Examiner: Sheikh Abdul Ghaffar al-Hindi (“the Indian”), who was my paternal grandfather, may Allah have mercy upon him.


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