Tag: Classical Scholars

Excerpt from the Great Life of Ibn Taymiyyah: His Imprisonment

[He did this] up until the prison became better than many mosques, gatherings of knowledge and schools with regards to being kept busy with knowledge of the religion. To the point that when some of the prisoners were granted their freedom, they chose to stay with him. Al-ʿUqūd al-Dariyyah fī Dhikr Bʿaḍ Manāqib Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah by Ibn ʿAbd al-Hādī al-Maqdasī When Shaykh al-Islām Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm ibn ʿAbd al-Salām ibn Taymīyyah al-Ḥarrānī (raḥimahullāh) was imprisoned, he found the prisoners busy and distracting themselves (from incarceration) with different types of games...

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Clarification of Doubts Concerning the Life of Shaykh al-Islām Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb

And I believe in the obligation of submitting and being obedient to the Imāms of  the Muslims, the dutiful of them as well as the wrong-doers of them, as long as they don’t order disobedience to Allāh, and the person who is responsible for Khilāfah; he whom the people have gathered around and accepted, and he who has forced his way to become Caliph as well, his obedience is obligatory and revolting against him is unlawful (ḥarām). Some of the enemies of the Salafī Da‘wah have claimed that Shaykh Muḥammad Ibn ʿAbd al-Wahhāb broke away from the Ottoman Caliphate, and thus...

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Ibn al-Qayyim – A Brief Biography

He is the Imām, the ḥāfiẓ (preserver of ḥadīth), the Scholar of tafsīr (Qur’anic exegesis), uṣūl (fundamentals of jurisprudence and law) and Fiqh (jurisprudence), Abū ʿAbdullāh Shamsud-Dīn Muḥammad Ibn Abī Bakr – better known as Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah (or Ibn al-Qayyim). And if there were no virtues of Shaykh Taqiyy al-Dīn [Ibn Taymīyyah], except for his famous student Shaykh Shams al-Dīn Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah—the author of many works, which both his opponents and supporters benefited from—then this would be a sufficient indication of...

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Abū ʿAbdullāh ʿUbaydullāh ibn Muḥammad ibn Baṭṭah al-ʿUkbarī al-Ḥanbalī

The Imām, the Ḥadīth Master (Ḥāfiẓ), the Ḥanbalī Legal Jurist (Faqīh), the devout worshipper and ascetic. He was born in the year 304H in Ukbarā, a land close to Baghdād, and died in the year 387H. His father was a Faqīh and it was under his auspices that he began his studies and he often reports from him in his books. He was sent to Baghdād to study ḥadīth while still young, then he traveled to various lands such as Shām, Baṣrah, Makkah, and Thagur studying under a host of the leading scholars of his time and excelled in ʿaqīdah, ḥadīth and fiqh. He heard from the likes of Abū al-Qāsim al-Baghawī,...

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