Bismillahi Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
Allāh (subhanahu wata'ala) says,
Have they not seen that We set upon the land, reducing it from its borders? (al-Ra'd 13:41).
Abdullah bin 'Abbas (radhiAllahu anhu) said: This is the death of it's scholars, jurists and it's best people. (Al-Tabari)
Inna lillahe ma akhatha wa lahu ma a'ta wa kullu shay'in 'indahu bi ajalin musamma.
To Allāh belongs what He takes and to Him belongs what He gives. And there is a set time by Him for everything.
With great sadness, we announce the death of the eminent scholar, Shaykh Abdullah bin AbdurRahman Al-Ghudayaan, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 86 years.
Shaykh Abdullah lived a life filled with knowledge seeking and teaching. Among his teachers were Shaykh bin Baz, Shaykh Al-Shinqeeti and Shaykh Abdur-Razzaq al-Afifi (rahimahumullah). He taught his students most days of the week, after maghrib and after 'isha and sometimes after fajr and after '‘aṣr as well. He was also a member of the Council of Senior Scholars and the Standing Committee for Scholarly Research and Issuing Fatwas in Saudi Arabia.
In relation to the calamity of the death of scholars, imām Al-Ajurri said:
What do you think – may Allāh have mercy on you – of a road that is filled with many obstacles, and the people are in need of crossing it in the darkness of the night. Then lamps were lit for them to light their way, so they passed it safely, in good shape. Then another group of people came who had no other choice but to tread the same path. So they walked through, and as they were doing so, the lamps were turned off, and they were left in the darkness. Such is the example of the scholars amid the people. (Akhlaaq Al-'Ulamaa).
May Allāh have mercy on the Shaykh, raise his status, grant him Jannat Al-Firdous and replace the Ummah with better than what He took away.