'Abdullaah Ibn 'Abdur-Rahmaan Abaa Butayn
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was the Imaam, the Scholar, the Jurist, Shaykh 'Abdullaah
Ibn 'Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdur-Rahmaan Ibn
'Abdullaah Ibn Sultaan Ibn Khamees. Like his predecessors,
he assumed a kunyah, Abaa Butayn.
was born in the city of Rowdhah, in the region of Sudeer,
in the month of Dhul-Qa'dah 1194 A.H./1773 C.E. He was brought
up in that city and studied with its scholar, Shaykh Muhammad
Ibn Tarraad ad-Dowsaree.
then travelled to Shaqraa., in the region of Washm, where
he studied tafseer, hadeeth,
and Usool ad-Deen with its Judge, 'Abdul-Azeez al-Husayyin.
He also studied with the noble Shaykh Hamd Ibn Naasir Ibn
'Uthmaan Ibn Mu'ammar at-Tameemee, author of the book, al-Fawaakih
he worked hard, becoming an Imaam from amongst the Imaams
of knowledge of his time, such that the author of as-Suhub
al-Waabilah is quoted to have said about him: "The scholar
of his region, of the thirteenth century (hijree) without
was appointed the judge of Taif and later the region of Qaseem
for several years.
people acquired knowledge from him, graduating and having
benefitted from him. He was a forbearing teacher, not getting
bored nor weary.
a skillful hand, he wrote many good and valuable (knowledgeable)
books. He summarized Ibn al-Qayyim's book, Badaai' al-Fawaa.id.
He wrote invaluable notes to the book Sharh al-Muntahaa in
a voluminous book. He wrote a notes to the book Sharh ad-Durrah
al-Mudiyyah, the explanation of the book Sharh Aqeedah as-Safaaraynee.
He has also written Kashf Talbees Dawood Ibn Sulaymaan Ibn
Jarjees, Intisaar li-Hizb Allaah al-Muwahhiddeen. He has many
fataawa printed with the works of the scholars of Najd, called
ar-Rasaa.il wa Masaa.il an-Najdiyyah.
passed away on 7th of Jumaada al-Oolaa 1282 A.H/1861 C.E..
It was said (in the book), as-Suhub al-Waabilah, "...and
with his death the attainment of the methodology of Imaam
Ahmad was lost, for he was a master in it. For in its analysis,
he certainly reached the goal."