Ibn Taymiyyah

 

Ibn Taymiyyah

 

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

 

Shaykh al-Islam Taqi ud-Din Abu’l-Abbas Ahmad Ibn al-Halim ibn
Abd al-Salam Ibn Taymiyah al-Hanbali was born in , 661 AH (1263 AC)
in Haran, which is now in Eastern Turkey, near the border of
northern Iraq.. His family had long been renowned for its learning ,
among his teachers, was Shams ud-Din Al-Maqdisi, first Hanbali Chief
Justice of Syria following the reform of the judiciary by Baibars.
The number of Ibn Taimiyah’s teachers exceeds two hundred. Ibn
Taimiyah was barely seventeen, when Qadi Al-Maqdisi authorized him
to issue Fatwa (legal verdict). Qadi remembered with pride that it
was he who had first permitted an intelligent and learned man like
Ibn Taimiyah to give Fatwa. At the same age, he started delivering
lectures. When he was thirty, he was offered the office of Chief
Justice, but refused, as he could not persuade himself to follow the
limitations imposed by the authorities. Imam Ibn Taimiyah’s
education was essentially that of a Hanbali theologian and
jurisconsult. But to his knowledge of early and classical Hanbalism,
he added not only that of the other schools of jurisprudence but
also that of other literature. He had an extensive knowledge of
Quran, Sunnah, Greek philosophy, Islamic history, and religious
books of others, as is evident from the variety of the books he
wrote.

The Lofty Virtues of Ibn Taymiyyah

By The Imam, the Hafidh Abu Hafs ‘Umar bin ‘Ali al-Bazzar. Translated
By Abu Sabaaya. If I had to swear standing between the
corner of the Ka’bah and the spot of Ibrahim, I would swear
that I have not laid my two eyes on anyone like him, nor has
he seen anyone as knowledgeable as himself. al-Hafidh
adh-Dhahabi

The author said:

When I learned of the death of the scholar and educator of
this Ummah – the Imam, the mujtahid, the defender of the
pure Shariah and Prophetic Sunnah, Shaykh al-Islam Taqi
ad-Din Abi al-Abbas Ahmad bin Abd al-Halim bin Abd as-Salam
bin Taymiyyah (may Allah sanctify his soul and brighten his
grave) – some of the scholars and those who loved good for
the Muslims said to me: You saw and befriended the Shaykh,
and you came to know him and his characteristics. If only
you could write a few words regarding what you saw in order
to benefit whoever of this Ummah comes across them, since
mercy descends when we remember the righteous people.

So, I responded: I only accompanied him for a few days, and
I only know few of this many virtues However, I saw that
they intended good and that what they were requesting of me
was a right and obligation upon me, as the scholar should be
keen to spread and distribute what he thinks will be of
value to the Muslims. So, I produced a small effort
describing his virtues which will give the intelligent
reader an idea of the honor and excellence of this man. I
divided it into sections in order that it be a guide to
those who reflect, and I included all that I could remember
under each one…

Diseases of the Hearts & Their Cures

By Shaykhul-Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah. Actions are distinguished, one from
the other, with respect to their excellence in the Sight of
Allaah in accordance with the condition of the heart, not by
their number or form, but rather due to the strength of the
caller, his truthfulness, his sincerity and the extent to
which he prefer Allaah over himself? Al-Haafidh ibn Hajr
al-Asqalaanee, may Allaah have mercy upon him and provide us
with his knowledge, said: ?The heart has been singled out
for this because it is the leader of the body, and through
the purification of the leader the subjects become purified,
and with his corruption they become corrupted. So if you,
Observant of Allaah, wish to cure your hear then it is upon
you to be truthful with regards to seeking refuge with
Allaah and putting your trust in Him, to pray a great deal
of supererogatory prayers, to perform the actions of
obedience to Allaah frequently, to pray the night prayer
while the people are sleeping, and to treat your heart by
making it continuously stick to the remembrances and by
befriending only the righteous? and to frequently recite the
Qur?aan. And Allaah will indeed allow all of this to be
preserved by him.? Taken from the Compiler?s Foreword


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Ibn Taymiyyah Expounds on Islam

This is the english book “Ibn Tamiyyah Expounds on Islam” – A book of
various fataawaa on Islamic faith, life and society.
Translated by Muhammad Abdul Haqq Ansari and printed by The
Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America (IIASA).

 

Sharh Al-Aqeedat-il-Wasitiyah

The eminent scholar of Islam, Sheikh-ul-Islam Imam Ibn Taymiyyah,
discusses the real & original faith of Islam according to
the Qur’an & Sunnah. It deals with the perfect and undefiled
Islamic Faith and Creed of the As-Salaf-As-Salih (Pious
Predecessors) particularly in regards to Allah’s names and
attributes, with solid arguments in brief words and
terminologies. The book is highly appreciated by the
scholars for its brevity as well as comprehensiveness; and
for its contents produced in line with the Qur’an and Sunnah
in an appealing and manifest manner.

 

Book of Emaan

By Shaikhul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah. The source of all evil is the
deviation from the truth and its straight path. The goodness
of all matters is the following of truth and adherence to
its right way. Truth is the fixed state in which Allah has
created every creature in a particular way and managed its
affair in a certain manner. Allah is Perfect and exempt from
any deficiency or error. This book aims to elucidate the
pillars of Emaan (basis of belief, faith) and the
characteristics of Kufr (disbelief) and its causes.

 

The Friends of Allah & The Friends of
Shaytan

By Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

The Decisive Criterion between the Awliyaa of The Most
Merciful and the Awliyaa of Shaytaan Indeed the enmity
between man and Shaytaan is old, commencing from the time
that Adam (alayhi as-salaam) was created, from the time he
was ordered to prostrate to him. Shaytaan refused, become
arrogant and hence disobeyed his Lord. His arrogance and
pride let him to commit a whole host of sins, it made him
expend every effort in misleading the children of Adam and
made him beautify and embellish sins such that they accepted
them and eagerly committed them Due to this Allah the
exalted revealed the Books sent the Messenger and enjoined
His servants to various injunctions and admonitions in order
to secure them from the evil of Shaytaan. In the light of
His advice, profound injunctions and admonitions in order to
secure them from the evil of Shaytaan. In the light of His
advice, profound injunctions and sever warnings, mankind
becomes separated into two groups: a group who were guided
and a group who deserved to be misguided. The groups who
were guided are the inhabitants of Paradise and the groups
who were misguided are the denizens of the Fire. The
inhabitants of Paradise are the Awliyaa of the Most Merciful
and the denizens of the Fire are the Awliyaa of Shaytaan.

The Relief From Distress

By Shaikh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah. An explanation to the Du’a of Yunus.
The Dua of Dhun-Nun (Yunus) by which he invoked Allah from
within the belly of the whale was ?There is none worthy of
worship except You. You are pure. Verily I am amongst the
oppressors.? TMQ Al-Anbiya 21:87 The Prophet (SAW) said
about the Invocation of Yunus ‘None who is experiencing
difficulty employs it except that Allah would relieve him of
his difficulty’ Shaikh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah was asked
about the dua of yunus and He answers it in the form of this
Book. Among the Questions answered include. What is the
Meaning of this Dua? Are their any unstated connection
between belief in the heart and the meaning of this
Supplication? What are the connection between belief in the
heart and the meaning of this Supplication such that it
leads to the removal of difficulty? What are the Conditions,
the Method and many more Questions answered

 

The Goodly Word – Al Kalim al Tayyib

Written by the renowned jurists of the fourteenth century, Taqi al-Din
Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya, The Goodly Word is one of the most
referred to works on prayer and the merits of prayer.
Exclusively based on what the Prophet Muhammad himself said
and did, this work includes prayers for every moment of the
Muslims life. The Goodly Word is here presented in a
bi-lingual edition so that the exact prayers of the Prophet
can be read in the original Arabic. The translation is by
two distinguished scholars who have also translated
An-Nawawi’s Forty Hadith and Forty Hadith Qudsi both
published by the Islamic Texts Society.

The Religious And Moral Doctrine Of
Jihad

Ibn Taymiyyah verdicts in regards to Jihad are often not available
especially on whom Jihaad is to be carried out. The shaykhs
verdicts are filled with a sea of knowledge that oulines
fighting not only the enemy aggressor, but also apostates
and even those who oppose clear cut rulings of Islam,
despite their claims to be Muslims Ibn Taymiyyah was given
the title Shaykh ul-Islam and his numerous Fataawa are a
vast source of inspiration and Islamic legal opinion. Ibn
Taymiyyah died in Prison in Damascus on the night of
Sunday/Monday 20th Dhu-I-Qadda

Enjoining Good, Forbidding Evil

Ibn Taymiyyah said: “This (enjoining good and forbidding evil) is a
duty that the entire Ummah is obliged to fulfil. It is what
the Ulama know as an obligation of collective
responsibility, if a group in society undertook to discharge
it, the other members of this society are absolved from it.
The entire Ummah is commisioned to undertake it, but if a
group therin was responsible for discharging it, the rest of
society is no longer obliged to undertake it.”

 

Fatwas of Muslim Women

By Ibn Taymiyyah

The Fatawa’s of Shaikh-ul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (Rahimahullah).
Though he preferred the Hanbali school of jurisprudence, he
was never biased in favor of it, he frequently quotes the
opinions of all four of the well-known schools of
jurisprudence, even others. In a number of matters, he
himself held opinions different from those of the four
schools.

The Nature of Fasting

By: Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah

This is a translation one of the smaller publications from
the works of Shaykh Al-Islam Taqiuddin Ahmad bin ‘Abdul-Halim
Ibn Taymiyyah. It has been published in this form a variety
of times with a number of minor additions to the text under
the title, “Hagigatus-Siyam,” or, “The Nature of Fasting.”
We have revised our version to meet the source section of
Majmu’ AI-Fatawa (25:219) from where it appears that the
original booklet – with the exception of the questions, of
which most appear on earlier pages – has been taken. We have
inserted brackets to signify the additions, which earlier
publishers probably took from other sections of his
writings. We have also added brief references to the text
for the Hadiths. I would like to express gratitude to
brother Ebrahim Aly Ma’rouf for the original translation of
this booklet, and the Darussalam staff for their editing and
layout work.

 

Ibn Taymeeyah’s Letters From Prison

This book contains a collection of letters demonstrating a side of the
personality of Shaykul-Islaam ibn Taymeeyah which is not
commonly recognized. Usually, it is his tough and
uncompromising stances and his truthful, sometimes harsh
retorts that are remembered. However, as this work
demonstrates he was also a concerned son, a devoted teacher
and a passionate defender of the religion. These letters
were selected and introduced by Shaykul Muhammad Sulaiman
al-Abdah. Born in Syria in 1941, and now residing in London,
he has taught in the religious institutes and the Islaamic
University of Madeenah. He now devotes his time to work in
Islamic Da’wah.

 

 

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