A Rare Kind of Scholar

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Students of knowledge benefit from the scholars [across] various disciplines and fields … but few are they [among scholars] who, side by side with their being of academic benefit in [Islamic] fields, get those who are sitting with them to detest bidaʿ,¹ drive them away from [all kinds of] partisanship, and make great in their hearts the place of the Sunnah and the methodology of the Companions ….

Our Shaikh ʿUbaid Al-Jābirī, may Allāh have mercy on him, was among the foremost of these scholars from whom the people [of Islam] have benefited in that.

¹things that have been introduced into the religion that Allāh never legislated (tr.)

Source: twitter.com/m_g_alomari. 22 Nov 22.