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Unformatted text preview: Dr. Muhammad al-`Arifi is indigenously from Saudi Arabia. He is from the famous Arab tribe known as Banu Khalid (Banu Makhzum) - it goes without mentioning that Banu Khalid are the descendants of the famous soldier, Mujahid and Companion of the Prophet, Khalid bin al-Walid may Allah be pleased with him. Dr. Muhammad bin `Abd ar-Rahman al-`Arifi was born in the year 1970. He graduated from Saudi universities where he acquired his PhD. The title of his PhD research thesis was "Ara' Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyya fi al-Sufiyya Jam' wa Dirasah" (The Views of Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah on Sufism a Compilation and Study). Currently, he is a founding and dignitary member of various Da'wah organisations, as well as being a member of their advisory committees. He is also a member of the advisory board for many international organisations. Aside from being a visiting professor in various Saudi and foreign universities, he is also a professor in King Saud University of Riyadh. He has been delivering Friday sermons for over twenty years in different mosques in Saudi Arabia. Currently, he delivers his Friday sermons in al-Bawaardi mosque, which is a major mosque located in the south of Riyadh. Every Friday, so many people attend, that it is impossible to find a parking space anywhere in the vicinity of the mosque. Once I had the opportunity of praying the Friday prayer behind Dr. Al- 13 `Arifi.We arrived at the mosque very early, but despite that, we had to park very far away. The ground floor of the mosque was fully occupied, so we went up to the first floor where we were able to find a place to sit. Soon afterwards, the first floor also became congested with worshippers. Dr. Muhammad al-`Arifi is an amazing orator. He was fortunate enough to be a student of Shaykh `Abd al-`Aziz bin Baz for fifteen to sixteen years, and from whom he learnt Tafseer and Fiqh. For eight years, he took lessons from Dr. `Abdullah al-Jibrin in Tawheed. His other teachers include, Shaykh `Abdullah bin Qu'ud, Shaykh `Abd al-Rahman bin Nasir al-Barrak and various other scholars. His connections with...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2012 for the course REL 101 taught by Professor Professorsunni during the Spring '12 term at N.C. State.
- Spring '12