Biography: Shaykh Abdur Raheem (Senior lecturer of Ahadeeth, Darul Uloom Bury, UK)
(scholar who taught day two of the weekend course)
Quoted as being 'one of the gems of England...' by his student (Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam (Darul Iftaa Leicester)). Shaykh Abdur Raheem is a master in Fiqh, Ahadeeth and many other Islamic sciences.
He studied the 'Alimiyyah course at the world famous Darul Uloom Al Arabiyyah Al Islamiyyah in Holocombe Bury under the tutorship of Shaykh Moulana Yusuf Motala. He currently teaches Sahih Muslim at the same institution where he "provides an excellent summary of all the hadiths" using the Sharh's (explanations) of Imaam Nawawi, Takmilat Fath al Mulhim of Shabbir Ahmad Usmani by Muhmmad Taqi Usmani and many others. He also often teaches other ahadeeth collections including the Sahih of Imaam Bukhari. He is also a master in the Arabic language teaching many books like Maqamat al Hariri.
Shaykh Abdur Raheem also has a special attachment with tafseer, having completed his studies in England he went to Saharanpur, India where he studied Hadith under the Muhaddith Shaykh Yunus at the Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur.
Shaykh also specialises in Tafseer particularly in the major Tafseer work of Imaam Baydawi. He has published two books in the English language 'Ahsanul Qasas' - the story of the Prophet Yusuf (alayhis salam) and the Dawah of Sayidduna Nuh (alayhis salam). Both books can be purchased from http://www.azharacademy.com/
. These books are a must read and we pray Allah grants Shaykh the ability to benefit the Ummah even more through his writing skills.
To fully understand the quality of Shaykh's teaching and explanations one should visit the following link to benefit from the commentary of various surahs:
A few of Shaykh Abdur Raheem's talks can also be purchased from the following website under the English lectures section:
Shaykh Abdur Raheem is a fatherly figure whom Muslims of all ages, races and backgrounds look up to as a role model. It is as if light emits from his face and one can truly see the glow of imaan upon him. It is as if he has embodied many characteristics of Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Even by just looking at Shaykh's smile a persons heart can feel at rest, with peace and tranquility. May Allah always keep Shaykh happy and smiling and a make him a means of guidance for many.
Shaykh Abdur Raheem is a very spiritual person with much experience of life. He is a very wise scholar; sincere and genuine in all that he does. One can forget the world and that it holds sitting in Shaykh's company.
Shaykh helps many to reform their inner selves, purify many internally and externally. Allah has given him a great understanding of deen. This can truly be felt when he is teaching, as the verses of the Qur'an and the ahadeeth flow from him with such ease.
Amongst the servants of Allah, Allah has definately chosen the best to proagate the message of Islam. This can be seen in Shaykh Abdur Raheem.
May Allah grant him a long and healthy life. May Allah let the masses benefit from him in all ways and forms. We pray that Allah keeps Shaykh happy and sincere in all that he does. Ameen