‘Abdul-Hamîd Kishk – a storyteller | Imâm al-Albânî [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Scholar: Imâm Muhammad Nâsir-ud-Dîn al-Albânî
Source: Silsilat-ul-Hudâ wan-Nûr (195)
Reference: Darulhadith.com


Shaykh al-Albânî: The story you just mentioned from this man, I have neither read it amongst the authentic, good, weak, fabricated, and not even baseless narrations [brothers laugh].

What is sad is that this Shaykh, Kishk, really is able to affect the laymen in an amazing way. This cannot be denied. However, that does not mean that this way (of approach) is prescribed. He uses feelings and arouses the feelings of the listeners. When it comes to asking for blessings and peace over the messenger (sallâ Allâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam), he says:

“More! Let me hear you!”

I unfortunately deem that he is a storyteller. He is not a scholar (‘Âlim) and especially not regarding the prophetic Hadîth. And not is he only a storyteller, he brings all sorts of Hadîths from all possible ways, which he then reprimands and reminds the people with.