Nasiruddin Albani is a giant figure among the modern scholars of hadith. Born in 1914 and having never pursued a formal degree, his passion for Islamic studies and for hadith sciences in particular led him to become an acknowledged expert in the field. His most impressive achievement was the rigorous authentication, classification and verification of almost the entire collection of ahadith compiled by the early scholars, evaluating their reliability as it had not been evaluated since the early era. The hadith that Albani declares authentic carries a different weight compared to a hadith that he declares as weak. More than just an academic, he was a practicing Muslim and a revolutionary who took up the banner of reviving the Sunnah of the Prophet at a time when innovation was rampant in religion. He stood firm in the face of opposition and showed his fellow Muslims that such a life is possible even in modern times. His life story is an inspiration to read.