One of the greatest scholars of our time, Muhammad Bin Salek Bin Fahfu, known as Murabit Al Hajj  passed away in Mauritania on Tuesday 17 July 2018.

He was a master in the Maliki school of thought and was well known for his piety and scholarship.

In the early 1920’s aged 19, he traveled to perform the Hajj pilgrimage by foot. Upon returning, he dedicated his life to worship and teaching of the Islamic sciences.

He was rarely seen outside of the Masjid or the tent in which he taught his students.

Tributes have since been pouring in from around the world.

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf posted on Instagram

Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj

He told me several times, “Hamza, this world is an ocean, and those who drown in it are untold numbers. Don’t drown.”

I have never seen anyone like him before him or after him, and I don’t think that I ever will. May Allah reward him for his service to this deen and his love and concern for the Muslims. He was never known to speak ill of anyone.

He said to me, “And what is man other than a comet that flashes brilliant light for a moment only to be reduced to ashes.” Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj is a master of the sciences of Islam, but perhaps more wondrous than that, he has mastered his own soul. His discipline is almost angelic, and his presence is so majestic and ethereal that the one in it experiences a palpable stillness in the soul. As the Arabs says, “the one who hears is not as the one who has seen.” May Allah grant him the highest level of paradise. Ameen.
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He has left behind a legacy having influenced thousands of scholars and students alike.

In a video, Murabit Al Hajj said:

“From the medications of Satanic whisperings for the belivers in the book of Islamic Juriprudence, is that the beliver places his right hand on the left side of his chest, and he says the supplication that relieves all Satanic whisperings, “Glory be to the King, the Holy, the Creater, the Doer. If He wills He will do away with you and produce a new creation. And this is not upon Allah difficult.”

May Allah grant him the highest rank of paradise and bless him.

إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj He told me several times, “Hamza, this world is an ocean, and those who drown in it are untold numbers. Don’t drown.” I have never seen anyone like him before him or after him, and I don’t think that I ever will. May Allah reward him for his service to this deen and his love and concern for the Muslims. He was never known to speak ill of anyone. He said to me, “And what is man other than a comet that flashes brilliant light for a moment only to be reduced to ashes.” Shaykh Murabit al-Hajj is a master of the sciences of Islam, but perhaps more wondrous than that, he has mastered his own soul. His discipline is almost angelic, and his presence is so majestic and ethereal that the one in it experiences a palpable stillness in the soul. As the Arabs says, “the one who hears is not as the one who has seen.” May Allah grant him the highest level of paradise. Ameen. #murabitalhajj

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One of our greatest scholars has passed away!

One of the greatest scholars of our time has passed away in Mauritania.Murabit Al Hajj 😔🤲

Posted by OnePath Network on Wednesday, 18 July 2018

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