Dear Brothers, many people have heard of the traditional schooling system in West Africa, but few have been able to get a good picture of the way studies are carried out there.
He used to visit four different scholars daily; one after Fajr, another after Thuhur, another after Maghrib and another after Ishā’.
And he stayed upon this routine day in and day out, except for Fridays, until he began studying from all the schools of Fiqh [Mathāhib] and the selected opinions of Ibn Taymiyyah, Ibn Al-Qayyim and Ibn Hazm may Allāh be be merciful to them.
He also gave lessons in the classification and terminology of Hadīth [Mustalah Al-Hadīth] as well as their defects [‘Ilal], jurisprudence, grammar and Tafsīr.
And from the lessons, which he gave from the books of belief [‘Aqīdah], were: However, the Shaykh was later prevented from offering lessons in the Mosque by the authorities due to undeclared reasons.
And may the Peace and Blessings of Allah, be upon our Final Prophet, Muhammad and his family and companions and those who follow them in truth until the Final Hour.
And all Praise is due to Allāh, the Lord of all that exists.Also, he is the only person alive today that knows the 14,000 lined poem containing the Sharh of Mukhtasar Khaleel, amongst many other texts, all preserved by the Will and Blessing of Allaah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala).Amongst his family, there is his brother Shaykh Hai wald ‘Udood, and probably the most well known of his family, his nephew Shaykh Muhammad Hasan Ad-Dadoo Ash-Shanqeetee who is currently the Mudeer (principal) of Al-Markaz Al-‘Elmee in the capital of Mauritania Nouakchott (in Arabic Nawaakshawt) .Upon completion of middle school, he spent no more than fifteen days in high school before deciding to leave the institution and completely enter the study of the Sharī’ah sciences and Islāmic knowledge, by studying from the scholars and reading and reviewing their books. and has three sons, the oldest of which is ‘Abdullāh, who is nine years old.” of Ibn Kathīr.And he would review with the scholars, depending on their areas of expertise.From the scholar’s lips, extending all the way back to the Messenger of Allāh صلى وسلم عليه .اهللاThis took place on 18/8/1413H.