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Books refuting Mahmud Sa’eed Mamduh


Following are some books in refutation of Mahmud Sa’eed Mamduh Ash-Shafa’i Al-Misri. To know about him read this.

[1] Aadab Az-Zafaaf fi As-Sunnah Al-Mutahharah

By Shaykh Muhammad Nasirud-Deen Al-Albani

Al-Maktaba Al-Islamiya, Oman, Ed. 1409AH

Although the book is regarding the different topic but the Shaykh has refuted some of  Mahmud Sa’eed’s point in the Muqaddimah (pg.49-71). He mainly pointed out the ignorance of Mahmud Sa’eed in his book Tanbeeh Al-Muslim with regards to the opinions of Ulama and verdicts of his own Shuyukh. While he critize the Shaykh for weakening some reports in Sahih Muslim and accuses him of contradicting the Ijma’, but actually his elders like Ahmed Al-Ghumari, Abdullah Al-Ghumari and Al-Kawthari, whom he highly respects, were foremost in criticizing some famous reports of Sahihayn.  Then he discusses some reports on the issue.

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[2] Rid’ Al-Jani al-Muta’addi ‘ala al-Albani

by, Shaykh Tariq bin Awadhallah

This book was written in response of “Tanbeeh Al-Muslim” by Mahmud Sa’eed which was written to show that Al-Albani broke Ijma’ by criticizing the hadith of Sahih Muslim. Mahmud Sa’eed, in his book, listed several hadith which according to him were declared weak by Shaykh Al-Albani. Shaykh Tariq in this book showed that in most cases Shaykh Al-Albani would only declare the isnad to be weak while he would declare the hadith to be Sahih. Many a time he would state this in the same place which was quoted by Shaykh Al-Albani, but Mahmud Sa’eed would ignore it and quotes only the part which suites his agenda. Among fifty narrations mentioned by Mamduh, only ten are those which were declared to be weak by Shaykh. Shaykh Tariq then goes on to discuss all the ten hadith one by one. The book is very beneficial as this is not just a refutation, but it also has lots of beneficial discussion on hadith based topic especially regarding the authenticity of Sahihayn.

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[3] Talee’ah Siyanat al-Hadeeth wa Ahlihi min ta’addi Mahmud Sa’eed wa Jahlihi

by Shaykh Tariq bin ‘Awadhallah

This is a short but powerful refutation of “Rafa’ al-Manarah li takhreej ahadeeth at-Tawassul wa az-Ziyarah” of Mahmud Sa’eed Mamduh by none other than Shaykh Tariq Awadhallah

This refutation is divided into two parts. The first section discusses the general methodology of Mamduh, and the second section is specially to discuss his book Rafa’ Al-Manarah. This book, like any other book of Shaykh Tariq, is very beneficial





[4] Hadam Al-Manarah li man sahhaha Ahadeeth   at-Tawassul wa az-Ziyarah  (pg.383)

by Shaykh ‘Amr bin Abdul Mun’im Saleem









This was written in refutation of Rafa’ al-Minarah of Mahmud Sa’eed. Click here to read the index of the book.









[5] Fath Al-‘Aliyy Al-Qadeer fi tahqeeq Tawassul Adh-Dhareer (pg.80)

by Abu Hamza Sayyid bin Muhammad Al-Minyawi

First edition, year 2007CE, Al-Maktaba Al-Islamiyyah, Cairo.

This book particularly discuss the hadith of blind man and answers the claims raised in Rafa’ Al-Minarah.






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[6] Tuhfatul Abrar fi tahqeeq Athar Malik ad-Daar (pg.264) 

by Abu Hamza Sayyid bin Muhammad al-Minyawi


This book discusses the hadith of Malik Ad-Daar. It discusses the narration in detail. The author attempted to prove the hadith to be weak due to seven reasons, as follows:

(1) Malik ad-Daar was Majhool al-Haal

(2) This was reported lonely by those narrators who were not expected to bore the knowledge of such incident.

(3) Irsaal [Malik ad-Daar was not the direct witness to this incident]

(4) Possibility of Disconnection between Abu Salih and Malik ad-Daar

(5) ‘an’ana of Al-A’amash

(6) This report contradict the religion

(7) Contradiction with the action of Umar.

Besides that he refuted several other argument of the author of Rafa’ al-Minarah.




[7] Tahreer al-Maqaal fi tahqeeq Hadeeth ‘ardh al-A’amaal (pg.64) 

by Abu Hamza Sayyid bin Muhammad al-Minyawi


This is another book from series of refutations of Mamduh’s Rafa’ al-Minarah by al-Minyawi. This book discusses the hadith ”my life is good for you and my death is good for you”.










[8] Talee’ah Fiqh Al-Isnad wa kashf haqeeqat Al-Mu’taridh ‘ala al-A’immah An-Nuqad (pg.110)

by Shaykh Tariq ‘Awadhallah

A brief refutation of At-Ta’reef of Mahmud Sa’eed.

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[9] Ta’reef uli An-Nuha wa al-Ahlam bi ma fi Ta’reef Mahmud Sa’eed min al-Akhta’ wa al-Awham (pg.896)

by Abdullah bin Ubud bin Ahmad Ba Humran

First edition, year 2009CE, Maktaba Al-Imam Al-Albani, Sana, Yemen.

Refutation of At-Ta’reef of Mahmud Sa’eed in detail.

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[10] Ahkam Al-Hadeed ‘ala Mahmud Sa’eed (pg.554)

by Abdul Fattah Mahmud Sarur

First edition, 2007CE, Daar Adhwa As-Salaf, Riyadh.

Another refutation of Mamduh’s At-Ta’reef.


Insha Allah, as soon as I find any new book available online I will update it into the list.

Some books to Download [Arabic]

بسم الله و الحمد لله

و الصلاة و السلام علي رسول الله و علي اله و صحبه

[1] Refuting the bigot adamant who forbids from criticism of Yazeed

الرد علي المتعصب العنيد المانع من ذم يزيد

By Abul Faraj Ibn Al-Jawzi

Tahqeeq. Dr. Haytham Abdussalam Muhammad

Dar Ul-Kutub Al-‘Ilmiyyah



This book was written by Imam Ibn Al-Jawzi to prove that it was ok to curse Yazeed bin Mu’awiyah. The book was actually a refutation of Abdul Mugheeth Al-Hanbali who wrote in defence and praise of Yazeed. Regarding his book “Fadha’il Yazeed” (Virtues of Yazeed), Ibn Katheer said, “He came up with weird things in this book, and this was refuted by Ibn Al-Jawzi and he was correct in his refutation”. Similarly Dhahabi and Ibn Al-Atheer also criticized book of Abdul Mugheeth Al-Hanbali.

Regarding Yazeed bin Mu’awiyah scholars are divided into several group:

1. Those who consider him Kaffir. This view is attributed to Mahmud Shukri Al-Aalusi and Ibn Aqeel Al-Hanbali.

2. Those who do not declare him Kafir. These are further divided into two groups:

(A) Those who allow cursing of Yazid. This is attributed to Imam Ahmed, Qadhi Abu Ya’la, Ibn Abi Ya’la, Khallal, Ibn Al-Jawzi, Safareeni, Taftazani, Suyuti etc

(B) Those who do not allow cursing. This group include Al-Ghazali, Ibn Sallah, Ibn Taymiyya, Al-Haytami etc.


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[2] Ibn Taymiyyah was not a Nasibi

ابن تيمية لم يكن ناصبيا

By Suleiman bin Saleh Al-Kharrashi

Dar Ul-Watan

This book was written to answer the accusation that Ibn Taymiyya had Nasb (hatred for Ahlul Bayt) in him. First the author introduced the bok Minhaj As-Sunnah by Shaykh Ul-Islam. Then he goes on mentioning comments of all those scholars who attributed Nasb to Ibn Taymiyya. The author divided them in two groups:

1. Those who accused him of Nasb based on their misunderstanding of Shaykh’s statement. This includes Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani.

2. Those who had some hatred towards Shaykh Ul-Islam. This includes Ibn Hajar Al-Haytami, Al-Kawthari, Al-Ghumari, As-Saqqaf, Al-Habashi etc.

After discussing comments of all these scholars, the author went on discussing the style of Shaykh Ul-Islam while refuting his opponents. Then the author discussed and explains all those comments which some people took as insult toward Ahlul Bayt.

This book was introduced by Shaykh Saleh Al-Fawzan.


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Refutation of Zaini Dahlan

Attack of Dahlan toward Ahlussunnah is known. One of the most famous refutation of Zaini Dahlan is “Siyanatal Insan an waswasah Ash-Shaykh Dahlaan” written by Shaykh Basheer Sahsawani. This book is quite famous on the net. However following are some other early refutation.

[3] Taayeed Al-Malik Al-Mannaan fee Naqdh Dhalalat Dahlaan [Aid of the King the Benefactor in refuting the misguidance of Dahlan]

تأييد الملك المنانفي نقض ضلالات دحلان

By Saleh bin Muhammad bin Hamd Ash-Shatri (d. 1309 H)

Tahqeeq By Dr. Muhammad bin Nasir Ash-Shatri

Introduced by Shaykh Saleh Al-Fawzan

Daar Ul-Habeeb

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[4] Fathul Mannaan fee naqdh ash-shubh adh-Dhaall Dahlaan [Victory of the Benefactor in refuting the doubts of the misguided Dahlaan]

فتح المنان في نقض شبه الضال دحلان

By Shaikh Zaid bin Muhammad Aal Suleiman (d. 1307 H)

Tahqeeq Abdullah bin Zaid Aal Musallam

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