Interview with Wife of Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen

SubhanAllah, amazing. The shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-Uthaymeen rahimullah was the real deal, it’s so refreshing to hear of the lives of real scholars that dedicated their lives to the service of Islam.

The following is an interview with his wife.

Some highlights:

He consistently fasted the three days a month when the moon was fullest.

He used to treat his students like his children.

His marriages were monogamous.

He was a good family man.

Read more for yourself in the PDF file.

Interview with Wife of Ibn Uthaymeen

Seen first on Ibn alHyderbadee


  1. Assalaamu alaikum Apple,

    Re: He only married one wife.

    To maintain accuracy, judging from the article, I think you meant to say he was ever only married TO one wife at any given time (during his life).

    It’s mentioned that the Sheikh was previously married to 2 other women.

  2. Asalamu alaykum C Muslimah, you’re absolutely correct. It’s amazing to me how so many brothers talk about marrying more than one wife but how few of the people of knowledge actually do so.

  3. Asalamu Walaikum,
    I really enjoyed this interview…though I was really suprised at the admonishment to brothers taking multiply wives. I think my ignorant self must have thought it was mostly a prob in this country.
    Also I am now so ashamed of my sleep gluttony!
    So here’s another good one…
    Umm Abdullah Al Wade’iyyah Speaks of Her Father’s Rearing of His Daughters…
    Like you said about Uthaymeen…He used to treat his students like his children…. I love that Shiekh Muqbil bin Hadee Al Wad’ee treated his children like students…Many parents seem to neglect the sunnah of firmly and righteously educating their children in the deen.

  4. Mashallah i read the same interview on the brothers blog. excellent post. sheik uthaymeen is an admirable sheik mashallah. he never spoke ill of anyone. May allah have mercy on him. ameen. you know if more men took him as an example instead of trying to be some stood in the muslim communities…our families would be a bit more intact. dont you think?

  5. Asalamu alaykum,

    Brooke, do you have a preference in which name I call you? Thanks for the link, in sha Allah I’ll have to check it out. I remember when I first heard a lecture by Shaykh Muqbil years ago and it was very moving, the depth of his knowledge, his manners, and beautiful way of speaking.

    Sheryza, yes I agree, was it not the mother of Imam Malik rahimullah that said to her son to take from the manners of his shaykh before the knowledge.

  6. Ya know I’m just not sure what to do…I registerd on blogspot I though I might want Ummbadier to be anonymous…but then when I started commenting on others I would just sign Brooke. So…I think you know what I’m talking about here..wink, wink…I guess I’m in the process of switching over to Brooke. I just want to let people know I am the same person.

  7. I read a khutbah that shaykh Al-Munajjid gave after the death of Shaykh ibn Baaz rahimuhullah, and it was simply humbling. subhanAllah, it was such a great read and I felt as though he was right in our neighborhood over here–bi’ithnillahi ta’ala in Jannatul Firdaws he will be. It brings tears to your eyes to see how knowledgeable and caring he was for those around him; and subhanAllah he was so thankful, even as a blind man, and it makes you analyze yourself–how many of us would be as patient while being blind? rahimuhullahu ta’ala.
    It’s amazing people like these two shuyookh, and others like shaykh Al-Albaani rahimuhumullah that you truly love for the sake of Allah. May Allah raise their ranks among the Prophets, Sidiqeen wa Shuhada and may He ta’ala allow us to be in their company in Jannah. ameen

    you can read the khutbah here inshaAllah:

  8. i read d interview of shaykh ibn thaymim wife n i really enjoy it. i rae so many book n i enjoy them.

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