About Me

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله ، وبعد

This is an introduction and explanation as to why I have created this blog.

First and foremost let me say that I would not even qualify to be considered as a proper student of knowledge. The best one can say is that I share and translate as I learn.

I am Salafi: a Muslim who follows the Qur’aan and the Sunnah upon the Manhaj (methodology) of the Salaf al-Saaleh (the Pious Predecessors) and those who follow their path.

The main purpose of all these translations was to help my wife in seeking Islaamic knowledge as she is a Christian convert and it was her suggestion that we upload these on the internet for a general benefit for other brothers and sisters.

All praise is for Allaah alone; I never expected to have even a few followers. It is Allaah who grants success to whom He Wills. I had preferred to keep a low profile and remain anonymous as much as possible but a lot of questions were raised about my identity and I felt obligated to respond to them as it is a part of the Manhaj to know whom the knowledge is being taken from.

With all that said, my Kunya is Abu Sahl Fahad Barmem and I use the pen-name "Foodie Fahoodie" and am residing in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I try to benefit from the scholars like Shaikh Wasee-ullaah `Abbaas, Shaikh Muhammad Aadam al-Ethiopee, Shaikh Rabee`, Shaikh Abdul Mohsin al-`Abbaad and others غفر الله لهم as much as possible when I visit Makkah and Madeenah.

Let me reiterate the points: I do not claim to be a student of any of these Mashaayik mentioned above, nor do I claim to be a proper student of knowledge and the purpose of this blog is to gather the benefits which I learn and share with my wife at one place.

I pray to Allaah عز وجل that He تعالى makes this work sincerely for Him, as Imaam Maalik رحمه الله said: “What is done (sincerely) for the sake of Allaah will remain.”  [Al-Suyootee in “Tadreeb al-Raawee (1/93)]

I have limited my work to translating only scholarly works which have not yet been translated into English, relying mainly on their books and sometimes other formats (audios/videos) as well. As for my translations, sometimes I translate according to the meaning and not word for word because of the lack of English equivalent that would actually make sense. However, I am not free from mistakes, so if you see I have made one (grammar or otherwise) feel free to message me or point it out so that I may correct it.

Further clarifications to the kind readers about a few points regarding my posts:
1) For the translation (or the interpretation of the meaning) of the Qur’aan, I use the work done by Shaikh Taqee-uddeen al-Hilaalee and Mohammad Mohsin Khan.
2) As for the translation of the Ahaadeeth from the Six Books – Saheeh al-Bukhaaree, Saheeh Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawood, Sunan al-Tirmidhee, Sunan al-Nasaa’ee and Sunan Ibn Maajah – I rely on the books published by Darussalam. The same goes for Tafseer Ibn Katheer.
3) Apart from this, I translate all the narrations which are on my wall, page and blog and which are not found in the Six Books mentioned above.
4) Similarly, I translate from the Books of Tafseer like al-Sa`dee, Shinqeetee and others, as well as the Shurooh (explanation) of the Ahaadeeth from Riyaadh al-Saaliheen, 40 al-Nawawee and others.
5) As for the things which are not translated by me, then I do not hesitate to mention the source. Indeed, every author/translator should get the credit for his efforts.

Should anyone have trust issues with the reliability of the translator or the translation, then they have every right to unfriend or unfollow me, my page and my blog.

وما توفيقي إلا بالله ، عليه توكلت ، وإليه أنيب
And my success and guidance cannot come except from Allaah, in Him I trust and unto Him I repent.


  1. May Allah Reward you and grant u both Jaannat ul firdous ameen

  2. jazak Allahu khair akhi.......may Allah increase u in beneficial knowledge and keep u both steadfast on salafiyyah

  3. Assalaamu alaykum akhill kareem. May Allah elevate your status in this world, and the next. Tremendous benefits. Great to hear you're benefiting from those mashaayikh, whom I also take from, especially Shaykh al-alaamah al-Ethyiopi.
    Your brother,
    Abdallah Sharif

    1. wa `alaikum assalaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

      Jazaak Allaahu khairan for your du`aa and May Allaah increase you in beneficial knowledge and righteous actions.

      Baarak Allaahu feek.

    2. What's your name brother..

  4. بارك الله فيكم يا اخي

  5. May Allaah you and your family 👪 with all the Good in this Life and the Hereafter

    1. Ameen. And May Allaah bless you with the same.

  6. Replies
    1. Assalaam `alaikum.

      It seems like you did not visit my page. To the right of the screen, under the section "Recommended Resources" you will find the list/links of all the website which are in affiliation with SPUBS, including SPUBS. And what more can I say than that Troid and SPUBS were the first two websites through which Allaah تعالى made me learn more about Salafiyyah.

  7. I am new to learn in Islam.And somehow your posts really connect to me.So yeah.Baarakallahufeekum.May Allah bless you keep posting.

    1. Assalaam `alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.
      May Allaah keep you firm upon Islaam and increase you in knowledge and actions.