Three Fundamental Principles




(Matn ARABIC) the text of al-Usool ath-Thalaathah 

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(Sharh ARABIC) Al-Usool ath-Thalaathah 

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen 

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Sharh Al-Usool ath-Thalaathah

A Brief Biography of Muhammad ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen

Author: Explanation Of The Three Fundamental Principles

• His lineage: He is Aboo ‘Abdullaah, Muhammad ibn Saalih ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen ai-Wuhaybee at-Tameemee.

• His birth: He was born in the town of ‘Unayzah on the 27th of the blessed month of Ramadaan in the year 1347 H.

• His early life: He recited the Noble Qur’aan with his maternal grandfather ‘AbdurRahmaan ibn Sulaymaan Aal Daamigh, rahimahullaah. He first memorised the entire Qur’aan, and then continued to seek knowledge. He learned writing, arithmetic and other disciplines. Also two students of Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee, rahimahullaah, took up the task of teaching small children; one of them was Shaykh ‘Alee as-Saalihee, and the other was Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez alMutawwa’, rahimahumullaah under whom Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen studied the abridgement of al- ‘Aqeedatul-Waasitiyyah of Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee, and Minhaajus-Saalikeen in Fiqh, also by Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan and alAjroomiyyah and al-Alfiyyah.

•His Studies:

He studied fiqh and the laws of inheritance with Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn ‘Alee ibn ‘Awdaan. With Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Naasir as-Sa’dee, who is considered his first Shaykh, since he remained with him for some time, he studied tawheed, tafseer, hadeeth, fiqh, the principles of fiqh (usoolul-fiqh), laws of inheritance, sciences of hadeeth, Arabic Grammar (nahw) and morphology (sarf). Indeed the noble Shaykh was highly regarded by Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan, rahimahullaah, and when Shaykh Muhammad’s father moved to Riyadh he initially expressed a desire that his son should do likewise. However Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan as-Sa’dee, rahimahullaah, wrote to him: “This is not possible, rather we hope that Muhammad will remain with us and benefit.” Shaykh Muhammad, hafidhahullaah, himself said: “I was greatly influenced by him in his manner of teaching and presenting knowledge and making it understandable to the students by use of examples and explanations. I was also greatly influenced by his good manners. Indeed Shaykh ‘Abdur-Rahmaan, rahimahullaah, had excellent manners and character along with a great deal of knowledge and worship. He would joke pleasantly with the young and laugh with the elders, and he was the most excellent person in manners that I have seen.”

He also studied under the eminent and noble Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz who is considered his second Shaykh. He began studying under him by studying Saheeh alBukhaaree, some of the works of Shaykh-ul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah and some of the books of fiqh. Shaykh Muhammad says: “I was influenced by Shaykh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, hafidhahullaah, with regard to the great attention he gave to hadeeth, and I was also influenced by his manners and the way in which he makes himself available to and puts himself at the service of the people.”

•His Positions:

•Former member of the Council of Senior Scholars of Saudi Arabia from 1407 until his death.
•Former member of the Scholastic Council of the Muhammad Ibn Sa’ood Islaamic University.
•Former member of the council of the Sharee’ah and Usool ad Deen faculty as well as president of the ‘Aqeedah branch of the Muhammad Ibn Sa’ood Islaamic University branch in Qaseem.
•Former member of the Council of Education and Enlightenment during the Hajj season from 1392 until his death.
•Former president of the non-profit Memorization of the Noble Quraan Society in ‘Unayzah from 1405 until his death.


•His Death:

Shaykh Uthaymeen passed away on Wednesday 15th Shawwal, 1421H / 10th January 2001 C.E. He was buried in Makkah along with his peers among the scholars Shaykh Ibn Baz, while Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadi Al-Waadi’i. He was 74 years of age. May Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) have Mercy upon his soul, aameen.




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Abul-‘Abbaas is a Graduate from Umm al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He graduated from the Faculty of Da’wah. His main teachers (outside of his university studies) include the Noble Scholars, Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Hadee al-Madkhalee, Shaykh Muhammad Bazmool and others. Abul-‘Abbaas currently resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he teaches at al-Masjid al-Awwal (The First Muslim Mosque) 



BA in Quran and Sunnah Sciences

Jamiat Umm Al-Qura, Saudi Arabia

Arabic Language Certification

Jamiat Umm Al-Qura, Saudi Arabia


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al-Qawaaid al-Muthlaa (Exemplary Principles) 
Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen 
English translation of “a magnificent book… a clarification of the creed of the righteous Salaf concerning the Names and Attributes… great principles and collective benefits concerning the topic…” – Shaykh Ibn Baaz (about the original) 1st printing 2003, 2nd printing 2009

Explanation of Things that Nullify One’s Islaam 
Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan
An English Translation of the book, Nawaaqidh al-Islaam, by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab, and its explanation by Shaykh al-Fowzaan, including 33 Q&As on the topic. First printing 2004, Second printing 2008.