What the scholars have said about Dammaj

This was sent to us by Nawaaz as-Srilaankee, a student in Dammaaj. The objective was to encourage the brothers to travel to seek knowledge. The following is a translation of Shaykh Rabee’s praise for Dammaaj and the Salafee Mashaayikh of Yaman Hafidhaahumullaah.

Statements of the Great Scholar, the Imaam of al-Jarh wa ta’deel in the era, Rabee’ ibn Hadee al-Madkhalee in praise of Shaykh Yahyaa and Daarul-Hadith in Dammaj.

1.     The noble brother Aboo Abdur-Rahmaan the student of the great Scholar Rabee ibn Haadee, informed us when he came to visit Dammaj that he heard a Shaykh Rabee say “Verily ash-Shaykh Yahya is a person who possesess knowledge and Abul-Hassan (al-Misree) is not equivalent to the shoe of Shaykh Yahya al-Haajooree.
2. The Imaam Rabee’ ibn Hadee was asked on the 23rd of Ramadhaan 1424;

“What is your opinion of going to study at Daarul Hadith in Dammaj, Yemen, knowing that I am a new student?

The Imaam answered by saying “Indeed it is befitting that you journey to this strong hold from the strong holds of Islaam, to this light house from the light houses of Islaam. Indeed journey should be made to it and the knowledge should be sought there. He (student of Knowledge) will find – Çááå willing- much good there and he will find the Sunnah and guidance and he will find there adherence to the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of  Çááå be upon him). By Çááå we encourage studying at this abode which is from the strong holds and light houses of the Sunnah. In it – Çááå willing- are men from the people of the Sunnah and guidance and knowledge, we ask Allaah that he keeps them firm on the Sunnah and that he bring about benefit by them and that He make them from amongst those who carry the banner of the Sunnah, in this time period in which innovations have accumulated and trials have evolved. We seek refuge in Allaah.

So all praise are due to Allaah so whoever wants good and wants guidance and whoever wants to be far away from tribulations, he must cling to the strongholds of the Sunnah – all praise due to Allaah – They are numerous in many countries and in particular this strong hold which I see in it  clear distinction and all praises are due to Allaah to make it go smooth for the one who strives to it seeking the guidance from its source and seeking an enlightenment from the Sunnah and good that is there.”

3. The brother Sameer al-Hudaydee mentioned in the preface to questions he presented to a Shaykh Yahya from brothers residing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. That he went to Shaykh Rabee’ and said:

“The followers of Abul Hasan (al-Misree) say there are no ‘Ulamaah in Yemen!”, so ash-Shaykh Rabee responded by saying “Ash-Shaykh Muhammad (Ibn Abdulwahhab), what is he?! And Shaykh Yahya what is he?! And other then them from their fellow brothers!”

4. The great Scholar Ahmad an-Najmee said in the preface to ash-Shaykh Yahyaa’s book ‘a Subh-ashaariq ” . . . . . .’:

“And a Shaykh Yahyaa (May Allaah reward him a good reward) has refuted him “az-Zindaanee”. In this short passages and in other places with a refutation that silences the adversary using decisive clear proofs from the Book and the authentic Sunnah, so may Allaah reward him a good reward and bless him and may Allaah make numerous the likes of him those who defend the truth and support Tawheed and gaurds its boundaries. And with Allaah is success”.

The noble brother Ameen ibn Ahmad ash-Shaame al-Yemaanee said: I went to Shaykh Muhammad ibn AbdulWahhad al-Wassabee visiting him. So he said in the sitting:

“Verily Allaah has made successful in his choosing Shaykh Yahya for Daarul-Hadith” and also he said” Dammaj still remains as a source of knowledge in Yemen”

17 thoughts on “What the scholars have said about Dammaj

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    • you can recieve money through western union, they have a link in dammaj…i.e someone gets the money for the students……you can also send it through dhahabshiil, a somali runned company.
      ask any somalian and he should be able to help.
      this way is cheaper than the first

  2. salamu aleyku

    i want to go Yemen for knowledge but i do not speak Arabic. is there any program for English speakers? please let me know if you can help me.

    • may allah make it easy for. i came from dammaaj so i c it upon me 2 help u in that which i can.
      from your i cant tell if your male or female…if you are a female then you must have a mahram.
      if you are female then you get 2 sana (capital of yemen) then if you are somali or yemeny you take a bus to dammaj from masjid al kheir after fajr….they cost 1500 riyaals yemeny normally..
      but if your not somali or yemeny then there’s a few pple you can go with and these pple charge more to take you…..maybe $50 upto dammaj.
      the drivers names are: qarhis, amin, or manna’…..these are the only ones i remeber right now. you can get their numbers from the pple in the masjid.
      i ask allaah 2 make it easy 4 u

  3. Asalam aliy kum,

    Peace and blessings be with you.

    Can anyone give me information about studying / seeking knowledge in Dhammaj?
    What is the procedure to travel there and study with the Ulema?
    Is there a qualified or certified qualification received ?
    Who can i get in touch with in England, UK for information Inshallah?

    J.K Khair


  4. Dammaj is the Best. I am a student who is trying to get admission from Dammaj. So anyone please let me know how I can get the admission. May Allah blesses you all brothers and sisters. Allah-Hafiz!

  5. Abdallah
    salam aleykum

    we are three brother´s who (born) lives in Sweden. So we and our parents are intresst in this islaamic knowledge wicth can help us brother´s very much, and we are ready to study/learn 2 years arabic.
    The first brother it´s me Abdallah and i have a twin who name is Abdirahman, and we are 17 years old. we are now going in high school grade 2. And my thierd brother is Omar and he is 16 years old and he just begin the high school.

    We have been in Egypet one year and we remember little of the language alxamdulillah. We hade also learend the Holy book of god ( Qoran ). Me as Abdalla are in the sura Maryam, and Abdirahman are in sura Hijr and Omar are in sura Yusuf.

    so there is a problem that we wont to set up. The problem is that in Sweden and other´s of non muslim countries have such a huge fitna in the schools and other places. there are girl´s every were who is not well dressed. And cause of that the eye will look with out you wont or know. So we really wont you to help us with this problem so fast u can, cause we cant stand this Fitna as a muslim boys. so pleas help us with this problem and accept us inshallah. Allahuma ballaqt!
    Thank you
    salam aleykom

  6. Akhii you don’t need any qualification in damaj, studying in damaj is free you can buy a house or you can rent it. food you have to cook or they do have restaurant, but your money will finish if you eat in restaurant every day, may Allah make it easy for you akhi, you chose the wright place to go

  7. alhamdulilah akhi in damaj you never sea a women or even a hand of a women maashallah allah. damaj is the best place i have never seen in my life even the music you will never hear in damaj you will never find any kind of fitna in there maasha Allaah

  8. I Also would love to go study in Darul-Hadith Dammaj, Mashallah it is a blessed Area and my brother is currently there and i would love to join him so please make dua for me. Jazakallahu Khairan

  9. We ask Allah that He brings forth a Land that is equal to the likes of Dammaj; or better than Dammaj! AllaaHumma Ameen.

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