This is huge library of lectures and Fataawaa from the major Islaamic ‘Ulamaa’ of our time. These are the features:
1) It contains 1327 audio tapes of Shaykh bin Baaz, 984 tapes of Shaykh al Albaanee, 4803 (yes, four thousand eight hundred and three) tapes of Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen, 421 tapes of Shaykh Fawzaan, 991 tapes of Shaykh ‘Abdul Muhsin al ‘Abbaad, 268 tapes of Shaykh Saalih Aal ash Shaykh, 407 tapes of Shaykh Mashhoor Aaal Salmaan, Rahimahum Allaah. That adds up to about 9201 tapes in total!
2) A Windows application to use these audio files with more ease. This is why the software is useful: Some of the audio files, like the Silsilatul Hudaa wan Noor of Shaykh al Albaanee, Rahimahu Allaah, consist of questions and answers. The software contains the names of all the Mashaayyikh mentioned above in the form of a tree structure and when you expand any of the names the titles of the different series of lectures of that Shaykh are displayed. Clicking on of those series displays, in another list, the titles of the individual files of that series. So, for example, I expand the item of the name of Shaykh al Albaanee, Rahimahu Allaah, and then click on the series Silsilatul Hudaa wan Noor. Then I choose the lecture number 20. Clicking on that lecture, will display, in another list, all the questions which are asked in that lecture. So, I can easily choose a question and it will automatically play the tape from the position of that question. To illustrate, this is how it looks:
3) The ability to search, using the software, for words in any or all of the Mashaaykh’s tapes as provided in the index. This can, to a certain degree, also come in handy.
Now you don’t “have” to install the software to listen to the audio files. You may, for example, want to put the files on your mobile phone or audio player to listen to them when you are in the bus, in your car, or any other time when you are away from the computer and this is just as possible. The software just makes it sort of easier to index the audio files and navigate through them.
Note: When I first tried to install the software on Windows Vista, I kept getting an error message of a component registration failure which made me think that it wasn’t supported on Vista. However, today installed RealPlayer and then reinstalled the software and al Hamdu li Allaah it worked. So you may want to download RealPlayer if you don’t already have it on your system.
You can download the software from this link:
And then you start downloading the audio files of your choice. Again, you don’t “have” to download all 9201 tapes for the program to work. Even if you have a single tape downloaded, the software will play it. Now it is also time to mention how to tell the software where the files are. There is a very nice feature in the application where you just select any directory on your hard drive and you tell the application to automatically create all the folders of the names of the Mashaayyikh and subfolders for the titles of the series. All that is left for you is to place the downloaded audio files in their right folders. You can do this automatic folder creation by going to عمليات –> مسار البرنامج وإنشاء المجلدات where you choose a drive letter and then choose the folder in which you want the software to automatically create the folders for you.
The audio files are all in Real Media format, that is why you need RealPlayer installed on your system. If, however, you are not interested in installing the software but just the audio tapes themselves, and you don’t want to install RealPlayer, you can easily convert the files to any other format, like mp3, using any media conversion software like the open source Media Coder.
You can either download the audio files individually or download groups of them packed in one zip file. To download the individual files, the following link will show you the names of the Mashaayyikh from where you can get to the desired tapes:
And the following page contains the same names of the Mashaayyikh only that this one contains groups of lectures packed in zip files: