Muhammad ibn al Uthaymeen

Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymin
Born March 9, 1925
Unaizah, Saudi Arabia
Died January 5, 2001(2001-01-05) (aged 75)
Unaizah, Saudi Arabia
Resting place Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Nationality Saudi Arabian
Ethnicity Arab
Era 20th century
Region Arabian Peninsula
Religion Islam
Denomination Sunni
Jurisprudence Hanbali
Creed Athari
Movement Salafi movement
Awards King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam, February 8, 1994

Sheikh Abu 'Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Saalih ibn Muhammad ibn al-Uthaymeen at-Tamimi (Arabic: أبو عبد الله محمد بن صالح بن محمد بن سليمان بن عبد الرحمن العثيمين التميمي) (March 9, 1925 – January 10, 2001) was one of the most prominent Salafi Muslim Islamic scholars of his time.[1] Along with Abd al-Aziz ibn Baz, he was considered one of the two leading representatives of the conservative Saudi Arabian religious establishmet


  • His Name, Lineage and Birth. 1
  • Influence 2
  • Works 3
  • Controversial fatwas 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

His Name, Lineage and Birth.

He is the virtuous Shaikh, the scholar, the Muhaqqiq, the Faqih, the Mufassir, the Wari', the Zahid, Muhammad bin Salih bin Muhammad bin 'Abdur-Rahman Al 'Uthaimin, from Al-Wahbah, from Banu At-Tamim.

He was born on the eve of the 27th of the blessed month of Ramadan, in the year 1347 H, in 'Unaizah - one of the cities of Al-Qasim - in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. [2]


Al-Uthaymin is still considered an influential cleric within the Salafist movement. Due to his eclectic approach of quoting from all various schools of law within Sunni Islam, readers are faced with a seemingly monolithic edifice of Islamist scholarship; while some of his views are without precedent, they are still considered definitive by many Salafists today, especially those in Egypt.[2]


  • Sharh al-Aqeedat Al-Hamawiyyah (link to English translation)
  • Sharh Usool al-Iman (link to English translation)
  • Sharh Usool al-Thalaathah (link to English translation)
  • What you must believe about your Creator (Sharh Hadeeth Jibra'eel)
  • How do we believe in the Last Day? (Sharh Hadeeth Jibra'eel)
  • Are We Forced or do we have Free Will? (Sharh Hadeeth Jibra'eel)

Controversial fatwas

A fatwa he issued was posted on the fatwa website stated that Muslim women should not use pain-relieving medication during labour and delivery as it may be a plot against Muslims "because the more births take place in this manner, the more the skin of the abdomen is weakened and pregnancy becomes more dangerous for the woman, and she becomes unable to get pregnant."[3]


  1. ^ Caryle Murphy (15 July 2010). "A Kingdom Divided". GlobalPost. Retrieved 6 May 2014. First, there is the void created by the 1999 death of the elder Bin Baz and that of another senior scholar, Muhammad Salih al Uthaymin, two years later. Both were regarded as giants in conservative Salafi Islam and are still revered by its adherents. Since their passing, no one "has emerged with that degree of authority in the Saudi religious establishment," said David Dean Commins, history professor at Dickinson College and author of "The Wahhabi Mission and Saudi Arabia." 
  2. ^ Richard Gauvain, Salafi Ritual Purity: In the Presence of God, pg. 173. Part of the Islamic Studies series. London: Routledge, 2012. ISBN 9781136446931
  3. ^ International Business Times: "Isis attempting to stop pregnant women having 'un-Islamic' C-section births" by Fiona Keating March 28, 2015

External links

  • Shaykh Uthaymeen's Website (Arabic language)
  • Some videos of Shaykh Uthaymeen
  • Assorted Images and Press Clippings Regarding the Death of Shaykh Uthaymeen
  • Interview with the Wife of Muhammad ibn Uthaymeen Regarding his Life
  • Biography's Source
  • Jewels of Guidance (selected words and incidents from the life of Shaykh Uthaymeen)
  • Comprehensive collection of Shaykh Uthaymeen Articles and Books
  • Shaykh Uthaymeen on innovations
  • How Muslims Should Behave in Non-Muslim Societies by Shaykh Uthaymeen
  • An Erudite and Devout Scholar with an Independent Opinion
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