Fatwas Regarding Women
In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Shaikh ibn Baz
Abu Abdullah Shaikh Abdul-Aziz bin Abdullah bin Abdur-Rahman Aal-Baz
was born in the city of Riyadh in Dhul-Hijjah 1330H. He memorized the Qur'an
in his early age and then he acquired knowledge from many of the great
scholars of the Kingdom. Some of his teachers were Shaikh Muhammad bin
Abdul-Latif Aal-Shaikh, Shaikh Salih bin Abdul-Aziz Aal-Sahikh and the
eminent Shaikh Muhammad bin Ibrahim Aal-Shaikh who, in his time, was the
Mufti of Saudi Arabia. Shaikh ibn Baz accompanied the eminent Shaikh and
learned from him for about ten years. Thus he gained his religious education
from the family of Imam Muhammad bin Abdul-Wahab. Afterwards Shaikh ibn
Baz was appointed as a Justice and he worked for fourteen years in the
judiciary until he was deputed to the education faculty. He remained engaged
in teaching for nine years at Riyadh Islamic Law College, Riyadh Religious
Institute. Then he was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the Islamic University,
Al-Madinah; but shortly afterwards, he was made the Chancellor with all
the administrative powers.
Later he was appointed President of the General Presidency of Islamic
Research, Ifta, Call and Propagation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Presently
he is the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia.
He is also the President of many Islamic Committees and Councils, the
prominent among these are: Senior Scholars Committee of the Kingdom, Permanent
Committee for Islamic and Educational Research, the Founding Committee
of Muslim World League, World Supreme Council for Mosques, Islamic Jurisprudence
Assembly Makkah; and the member of the Supreme Council of the Islamic University
at Al-Madinah, and the Supreme Committee for Islamic Propagation.
He belongs to the Hanbali School of jurisprudence but his verdicts are
based the arguments from Qur'an and Sunnah.
Shaikh ibn Uthaimin
Abu Abdullah Muhammad bin Salih bin Muhammad bin Uthaimin At-Tamimi
An-Najdi was born in the city of Unaiza, Qaseem Region on 27th Ramadhan
1347H in a famous religious family. He got his education from many prominent
scholars like Shaikh Abdur-Rahman Sa'di, Shaikh Muhammad Amin Shinqiti
and Shaikh Abdul-Aziz bin Baz.
When he entered into teaching, a great number of students from inside and outside Saudi Arabia get benefited from him. He has his own unique style of interpretation and explanation of religious points. He is from among those scholars who served Islam without any type of religious prejudice and kept themselves away from the limitations of blind-following. He is distinguished in his great exertion of effort in religious matters and analogical deductions which clearly prove the religious understanding he possesses, and the correct usage of the principles of religion, he adopts.
In giving religious verdicts, like Shaikh ibn Baz, his Fatawa are based
on evidence from Qur'an and Sunnah. He has about fifty compilations to
his credit. Presently he is teaching Religious Fundamentals at the Shariah
Faculty of Imam Muhammad bin Sa'ud Islamic University, Qaseem Branch. He
is also a member of the Senior Scholars Committee of the Kingdom, and is
the Imam and Khatib of the big Mosque of Unaiza city.
Shaikh ibn Jibreen
Abdullah bin Abdur-Rahman Al-Jibreen is the member of the General Presidency of Islamic Research, Ifta, Call and Propagation, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He received his education from the great scholars of the Kingdom including the eminent Shaikh ibn Baz. He participates in various seminars and religious forums for the purpose of the propagation of the call to Islam. He also delivers special lectures for the same cause. He has compiled many books and pamphlets on various Islamic topics.