The Will of Shaykh al-Albāni, May Allāh Bestow Mercy Upon Him and Grant Him the Highest Abode in Paradise For His Service to the Religion of Islām.

I advise my loved ones; my wife, my children and my friends to supplicate to Allāh for His forgiveness and mercy when they receive the news of my passing.

Firstly, I request that they refrain from wailing loudly or crying excessively.

Secondly, I urge them to bury me as soon as possible without informing any of my relatives or friends except those necessary for the burial arrangements. I also request that my neighbour and sincere friend, ’Izzat Khidr Abu ‘Abd-Allāh, be responsible for washing my body with the help of anyone he chooses.

Thirdly, I would like to be buried in the closest graveyard available to avoid being transported in a car. I also request that the followers of the funeral procession do not ride in cars. Furthermore, I prefer an old graveyard to ensure that the graves will not be exhumed. Moreover, I ask those who reside in the same area where I pass away not to inform my children who live in other places until after my burial. This is to prevent them from being overwhelmed with emotions and to avoid any delay in the funeral.

I beseech Allāh, that I meet Him, while having my past and future sins forgiven.

I also bequeath my entire library of printed books, copies, and manuscripts – that of my handwriting and the handwriting of others – to the library of the Islamic University of al-Madeenah, because it holds good memories for me – in inviting to the Book and the Sunnah and following the methodology of the pious predecessors and successors, during my teaching tenure.

My hope is that Allāh makes this resource a source of benefit for the leaders of the da’wah in that region, just as its previous owner had benefited the students there in the past. I pray that through their support and supplications, Allah will continue to guide me and enable me to serve others with sincerity.

“My Lord! Inspire me to ˹always˺ be thankful for Your favours which You blessed me and my parents with, and to do good deeds that please You. And instil righteousness in my offspring. I truly repent to You, and I truly submit ˹to Your Will˺.”

Surah al-Ahqāf, al-āyah 15

Written by: The one who is in dire need of Allāh’s Mercy.

Muhammad Nāsir ud-Deen al-Albāni

27 Jumāda al-Ūlā 1410

Translation: Authentic Quotes