He was among the known and exemplar scholars of Hadith who were masters in all kinds of the sciences of Hadith such as studying, examining and evaluating the chains, narrators, and then grading the Hadith as sound, weak, etc. He established his reputation in Syria, where his family had moved when he was a child and where he was educated. For instance, he wrote a book in which he redefined the proper gestures and formulae that constitute the Muslim prayer ritual “according to the Prophet’s practice”—and contrary to the prescriptions of all established schools of jurisprudence. Copyright © IslamWeb 2020. As a consequence, the central focus of the science of hadith becomes ‘ilm al-rijal (the science of men), also known as ‘ilm al-jarh wa-l-ta‘dil (the science of critique and fair evaluation),which evaluates the morality—deemed equivalent to th e reliability—of the transmitters. As this shows, the revolutionary power of his method remains intact. Traditional Wahhabi ‘ilm, therefore, was the fruit of a process of transmission and depended on the number of ijazas—a certificate by which a scholar acknowledges the transmission of his knowledge (or part of it) to one of his pupils, and authorize s him to transmit it further—given by respected Wahhabi scholars. 2) Stéphane Lacroix, “Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani’s Contribution to Contemporary Salafism,” in Global Salafism: Islam’s New Religious Movement, ed. Albani is considered to be a major figure of the Salafi methodology of Islam. The books (English) are not availble here nor on darussalam.net/ islamicbookstore.com. So, we should highly regard his efforts and dedication to this noble purpose. I want to know the books he authored/checked. Author: Stéphane Lacroix is Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer at Sciences Po in Paris. 4) See Thomas Hegghammer and Stéphane Lacroix, “Rejectionist Islamism in Saudi Arabia: The Story of Juhayman al-‘Utaybi Revisited,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 39, no. As a consequence, they would be arrested and jailed after the May 2003 bombings. Salafi newspapers, journals, and websites celebrated this Syrian son of an Albanian clockmaker—whose family left Albania in 1923, when he was nine years old, and re-established itself in Damascus—who had become known as the muhaddith al-‘asr (traditionist of the era), that is, the greatest hadith scholar of his generation. When on the first of October 1999, Shaykh Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Al-bani passed away at the age of 85, he was mourned by virtually everyone in the world of Salafi Islam. Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani’s denunciation of the “Wahhabi paradox” and his promotion of a new approach to the critique of hadith as the pillar of religious knowledge have prompted a revolution within Salafism, challenging the very monopoly of the Wahhabi religious aristocracy. There, al-Albani points to a fundamental contradiction within the Wahhabi tradition: the latter’s proponents have advocated exclusive reliance on the Quran, the Sunna, and the consensus of al-salaf al-salih (the pious ancestors), yet they have almost exclusively relied on Hanbali jurisprudence for their fatwas—acting therefore as proponents of a particular school of jurisprudence, namely Hanbalism. Common knowledge considers Shaykh Nasir al-Din al-Albani to be a staunch proponent of Wahhabism, the discourse produced and upheld by the official Saudi religious establishment. You can search for fatwa through many choices. In Sharia if an Alim (scholar) makes Ijitihad and is correct in his Ijtihad his reward is double and if he mistakes in his Ijitihad he gets a single reward as reported in a sound Hadith.Sheikh al-Albani wrote and reviewed many books such as Sifat al-Sala al-Nabi (Description of the Prayer of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam).Sifat Hajj al-Nabi (a discription of how the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) performed Hajj) is another of his works.The English translation of both books is available on this site: www.llqss.org/articles/salah/toc.htmlwww.llqss.org/articles/hajjalb/titles.html Some of his other books include al-Silsila al-Sahihah and al-Silsila al-Zaeefah, Irwa al-Ghaleel, and many other works.Among the books he revived are the four known books of Sunan, Mishkat al-Masabeeh, Sahih al-Jamia al-sagheer, and al-Sunnah for Amar bin Abi Asim al-Shaibani.All the Arabic version of the books of Sheikh al-Albani are available in markets.Some of his books are even translated in English.