Honorable Sheikh Mohammad Majid Al-Khatib

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Allah, the Exalted, says:

"Allah will raise those who have believed among you and those who were given knowledge, by degrees." (Surah Al-Mujadila, 58:11)

And He, the Most High, also says:

"Say, 'Are those who know equal to those who do not know?' Only those who possess understanding will remember." (Surah Az-Zumar, 39:9)

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "Indeed, the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets."

And the Prophet (peace be upon him) also said: "This knowledge will be carried by the trustworthy of every generation. They will reject from it the distortions of the extremists, the false claims of the liars, and the misinterpretations of the ignorant."

As we present this brief biography of a respected scholar from the esteemed teachers in the Islamic Sciences Institute – Traditional Scholarly Education Division, we must emphasize that our honorable Sheikh's essence, knowledge, and ethics are greater and more profound than any words written in his praise. May Allah preserve him and benefit us through him and his knowledge. Ameen.

Honorable Sheikh Dr. Mohammad Mujeer Al-Khatib Al-Dimashqi, may Allah preserve him.

  • Name, Lineage, and Background:

Mohammad Mujeer bin Sheikh Mohammad Abu Al-Faraj bin Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al-Khatib Al-Husseini Al-Dimashqi, of noble lineage. He was born and raised in Damascus on January 31, 1971 (5/12/1390 AH). He grew up under the care of his father, the preacher of the Umayyad Mosque, where his early interest in seeking knowledge was nurtured through his father's gatherings and lessons, as well as his meetings with various scholars.

  • Scholarly Studies and Names of the Teachers from Whom He Learned, and Some of the Books He Studied:

Sheikh Mohammad Mujeer memorized the entire Quran and was certified by the esteemed reciter Sheikh Mohammad Sukkar. He attended his Shafi’i fiqh lessons regularly. During his youth, he closely accompanied the Damascus historian Sheikh Mohammad Ahmad Dahman, assisting him with reading and researching in his library. He read with him the commentary of Al-Azhari on Al-Jazariyah, which Sheikh Dahman had published. He also attended various lessons from scholars in Damascus, including Sheikh Sadiq Habannakah Al-Maydani. In Madinah, he studied the book "Kifayat al-Akhyar" in Shafi’i fiqh under Sheikh Mohammad Al-Hijar Al-Halabi, benefiting greatly from his company in the Prophet's Mosque. He also studied "Sharh Al-Bayquniyah" with Sheikh Mohammad Awamah and the "Muwatta" of Imam Malik in its entirety with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Aadu Al-Shanqiti, who certified him with his narrations.

After returning to Damascus, his supervisor for his master's and doctoral theses was Dr. Nuruddin Itr, whose mosque lessons on "Bulugh Al-Maram" he attended. Sheikh Mohammad Mujeer met and was certified by many esteemed scholars, including:

  • Sheikh Abu Al-Hasan Al-Nadwi.
  • Sheikh Ahmad Nasib Al-Mahamid.
  • Sheikh Abdul Fattah Abu Ghudda.
  • Sheikh Mohammad Taqi Al-Othmani.
  • Sheikh Mohammad bin Kamal Al-Khatib.
  • Sheikh Mohammad Rafi'.
  • Sheikh Abdullah Al-Talidi.
  • Sheikh Mohammad Yasin Al-Fadani Al-Makki.
  • Sheikh Habibullah Qurban.
  • Sheikh Wahbi Sulayman Al-Ghawji.
  • Academic Qualifications:

Sheikh Mohammad Mujeer studied in official schools, obtained his high school diploma (scientific branch), and joined the Faculty of Arts, Department of Arabic Language, at Damascus University. He completed his first year before traveling to Madinah to enroll in its university, graduating with a bachelor's degree. He later obtained his doctorate from Tripoli University in Lebanon.

  • Books and Publications:

He has authored and published several books, including:

  • "Investigation of Al-I'lam bi Sunan al-Hijrah ila al-Sham," Ibn Hazm Publishing House.
  • "Investigation of Masail Ibn Abi Shaybah wa Shuyukhuhu," private edition.
  • "Dar Al-Sunnah and Dar Al-Hadith Al-Nuriyyah: Their History and Biographies of Their Scholars," Al-Bashaer Publishing House.
  • "Victory of the Two Jihads by Overcoming the Two Enemies," Al-Thara Publishing House.
  • "Saving the Chaste from the Habit of Masturbation," Al-Thara Publishing House.
  • "Understanding the Chain of Transmission and Its Importance in the Science of Hadith Criticism."
  • "Introduction to the Prophetic Sunnah," Al-Faruq Publishing House.
  • "A Brief Treatise on the Principles of Hadith Extraction," Dar Al-Ilm Publishing House.
  • Teaching Experience and Associations:

Sheikh Mohammad Mujeer has taught at various institutions, including:

  • Al-Tahdhib and Education Institute.
  • Sheikh Badr Al-Din Al-Hassani Institute.
  • Al-Ghurra Secondary School.
  • Preacher at Dar Al-Hadith Al-Ashrafiyyah.
  • Member of the Imams and Preachers Examination Committee at the Directorate of Awqaf in Rural Damascus.
  • After migrating to Turkey, he continued teaching in various schools.
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