Shaykh Zayd ibn Muhammad ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee
His Name and Lineage: More
He is the noble shaikh and the esteemed scholar, Zayd bin Muhammad bin Haadee Al-Madkhalee.
His Birth and Upbringing:
He was born in a town called Rukoobah in Saudi Arabia in 1357H. This is where he grew up and began his first studies. Afterward, he joined the Salafee School in Saamitah. In 1368H, he came in contact with Shaikh Haafidh Al-Hakamee in Beesh and studied under him along with the other students, who were studying away from home. When the educational institute (maýahad) was opened in Saamitah, he enrolled in it and graduated from it in 1379H/1380H. After this, he enrolled in the College of Shareeýah in Riyadh, where he graduated from in 1383/1384H.
Before graduating, he was appointed as a teacher in the educational institute of Saamitah, where he continued to teach until he retired in 1/7/1417H. He founded the first charitable Salafee Library of Saamitah in 1416H, which contains more than four thousand books. He made it as a service for the students of knowledge who seek shelter in it, coming from every region.
His Role in Da'wah
His gatherings are not devoid of students seeking knowledge from him or people seeking religious verdicts from him. He has an active role in the Daýwah (Call) to Allaah in the district of Jaazaan, as well as during the days of Hajj. His classes are still ongoing ý all praise be to Allaah ý such that both abridged books as well as large works are studied under him.
He is considered the second man in the district of Jaazaan with regard to knowledge, fatwaa, and calling to Allaah (Daýwah) after Shaikh Ahmad bin Yahyaa An-Najmee. Rahimahu llah.
Shaikh Ahmad An-Najmee was asked: "O Shaikh! What do you say about one who says: "I don't recognize Shaikh Zayd Al-Madkhalee or Shaikh Rabee Al-Madkhalee. I don't recognize them to be from the scholars and I won't take any knowledge from them. I don't acknowledge anyone except Shaikh Abdul-Azeez bin Baaz." So how would you respond to this?"
The Shaikh answered: "We ask Allaah to guide this person and to grant him direction, for indeed, Shaikh Rabee Al-Madkhalee and Shaikh Zayd Al-Madkhalee both of them are from the sincere Salafee scholars. He must acknowledge and be aware of this. And he must not disparage them, because disparaging them means disparaging the Sunnah of Allaah's Messenger, which they are carrying. We are not saying that they are free from error. However, their methodology is Salafee. So the students of knowledge must read their books and get to know the truth that is in them"