The Shaykh’s name is Abdul-Aziz bin Marzouq at-Tarefe. He was born on 7/12/1396 AH (7/9/1976 CE) in Kuwait.
As for his university studies, he graduated from the college of Shariah of Imam Muhammad bin Sa’ud University in the city of Riyadh. As for his occupations, he was a researcher for the Ministry of the Islamic Affairs, then director of Studies and Research in the Center for Research and Studies, and then an Islamic researcher in this same center.
He began memorizing Islamic texts at the age of 13. The first text he memorized was al-Bayquniyyah (in the science of hadith). He memorized Kashf ash-Shubuhat, Kitab at-Tawhid, Fadl al-Islam, al-Manzoumah ar-Rahbiyyah and Bulugh al-Maram, along with hundreds of lines of poetry by the age of 18. He further went on to memorize Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan Abu Dawud and other books of hadith. He also memorized Manar as-Sabil and ar-Risalah (of Ibn Abi Zayd al-Qayrawani) in the fiqh of Imam Malik.
He studied countless books in hadith, fiqh, usul, tafsir, adab (literature) and books of fiqh in the madhabs of Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Ahmad, Imam ash-Shafi’i and Imam Malik. He studied many books of hadith, including Sunan al-Bayhaqi, Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah, Sahih Ibn Hibban, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Musannaf Abdil-Razzaq and Sunan ad-Daraqutni. Other books studied: Fatawa Ibn Taymiyyah, Zaad al-Ma’ad, Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Tafsir at-Tabari, Tafsir al-Baghawi, Tafsir az-Zamakhshari, Tafsir ath-Tha'labi, Sirah Ibn Hisham and al-Mughni.
The Shaykh reads on average 13-15 hours a day and used to memorize between 30-50 ahadith a day!
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