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.
During this period, Shaykh Ibn Bāz, may Allāh be merciful to him, made several attempts, from writing to the authorities and asking them to allow the Shaykh to resume his lessons in the Mosque. And beforehand, Shaykh Ibn Bāz urged the Shaykh to remain patient and to continue giving his lessons.
And he praised his books in a letter, which he wrote with the following text: From ‘Abdul-‘Azīz Ibn ‘Abdillāh Ibn Bāz, to the respected son, the virtuous Shaykh Sulaymān Ibn Nāsir Al-‘Ulwān, may Allāh allow him to attain His pleasure and increase him in knowledge and faith [Īmān]. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa Rahmatullāhi Wa Barakātuh, To proceed:‘I have examined some of your writings and read some of what you have written in the refutation of Ibn Al-Jawzī and As-Saqqāf and I became very happy with that.
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.
Then, within Mauritania, the school of the Sheikh, is a well known and respected school.
The Ameer or Sheikh of the village of Umm-ul-Qora is Sheikh Muhammad Saalim wald ‘Udood ash-Shanqeetee.And I praised Allāh –Glorified be He –for what he gave you from the comprehension of the religion (Dīn) and your holding steadfast to the predecessors’ beliefs (Salafī ‘Aqīdah) and teaching it to the students and refuting those who oppose it.So I ask Allāh to reward you with goodness and multiply your rewards and increase you in knowledge and guidance and make ourselves and you and the rest of our brothers, to be among His righteous slaves and His successful party (Hizb).And one time, the Shaykh was imprisoned for a treatise he wrote concerning the innovation [Bid’ah] of holding congratulatory celebrations for those who complete the memorization of the Qur’ān, due to his opinion that these celebrations were not known at the time of the Prophet nore the time of his companions [Sahābah] nor the Imāms of those who succeeded them [Tābi’īn] nor the four Imāms.And this was one of the things that these generations could have done as there was nothing to prevent them from that except that the Messenger of Allāh وسلم عليه اهللا صلى said, “Whoever innovates something into this matter of ours that which is not from it, then it is rejected.” [Agreed upon, from the Hadīth of ‘Ā’ishah, may Allāh be pleased with her] So he was imprisoned along with others, who held the same opinion, in Riyādh, near the end of Thul-Hijjah in 1407, for eighteen days.Some people, not having adequate information have come unprepared and so the following information should help out those interested in visiting the school of Sheikh Muhammad Saalim wald ‘Udood ash-Shanqeetee (Hafidhahullaah).