Shaykh Dr. Wasee-Ullaah ‘Abbaas started his Islaamic studies from Jamia Salafia Banaras, India. He then came to the Kingdom of Saudi ‘Arabia and did graduation in higher studies at the Islaamic University of al-Madeenah. The Shaykh benefited from the likes of ash-Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Taqee-ud-Deen al-Hilaalee al-Maghribee (rahimahullaah), about whom he says that he was very strong in the ‘Arabic language. He also benefited from the likes of Shaykh Hammaad ibn Muhammad al-Ansaaree (rahimahullaah), who is well known amongst the Mashaayikh and students of knowledge. Shaykh Wasee-Ullaah had the privilege to have the key to Shaykh Hammaad’s huge library and thus would read to him. And ash-Shaykh Hammaad (rahimahullaah) gave Shaykh Wasee-Ullaah (hafidhahullaah) a Tazkiyah.
Shaykh Wasee-Ullaah also benefited from Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abdul-Wahhaab Marzooq al-Banna (hafidhahullaah). Shaykh Rabee’ ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullaah) recommends and praises Shaykh Wasee-Ullaah and advises the students to take knowledge from him.
Shaykh Wasee-Ullaah ibn Muhammad ‘Abbaas is now a teacher of higher studies in the Kitaab and Sunnah Department of the College of Da’wah at Umm Al-Quraa University in Makkah. He also has a chair at the Haram in Makkah where he teaches 6 days a week, some days in Urdu, and some days in ‘Arabic.
The Shaykh is very active in the field of Da’wah. He has completed the checking of Fadaa’il as-Sahaabah of Imaam Ahmed ibn Hanbal (rahimahullaah) which comes in 2 Volumes (Daar ibn Jawzi print).