Todays’ google scholarship standard, that every other muslim meets, has produced some incredibly evil people, and all these evil people do, is critique others. We find the left wing claiming that Ibn Taymiyyah was a deviant of sorts. Not only do they falsify statements and misinterpret his works, they bring false proof from his contemporarys claiming they also thought the same, on top of that, we have modern day “scholars” who claim the same manhaj as Ibn Taymiyyah, that are now distancing themselves from him.
The claims as expected are many, the shaikh wrote thousands of risalahs, and the critique is expected, but how much of Ibn Taymiyyah is really known by these very people. I hope that by the end of this article the reader is more informed on the person that many call Shaikh Al-Islaam, so that they can themselves without coercion make their own minds up on what Ibn Taymiyyah really believed and taught. … More A LITTLE MORE ON IBN TAYMIYYAH – HIS TASHBEEH? – HIS BELIEFS? – IS HELL ETERNAL? – WHAT THE CONTEMPORARYS SAID
This was the legacy that Ibn Taymiyyah received. Through him, we’ve been able to get amazing knowledge of our Deen to this day. Those books that were saved in the cart made Ibn Taymiyyah a scholar, who then went on to write 591 books in his life span of 67 years! The Islamic world got three of the most prominent and great scholars from the students of Ibn Taymiyyah. They were Ibn Kathir, Ibn Qayyim Jauzi and Dhahabi. That was the legacy that Imam ibn Taymiyyah left behind: Knowledge and Scholars of knowledge. … More WHO WAS IBN TAYMIYYAH – A QUICK WRITE UP – IBN TAYMIYYAH AND HIS SALAFI FOLLOWERS – SHAIKH AL ISLAM?
Giving preference to what He likes over what you like, at the times in which the whims overcome you, and seeking what He likes even if it is difficult. Ibn Al-Qayim (may Allah mercy him) says: “Giving preference to the satisfaction of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, over the satisfaction of anyone else means to want and to do whatever brings His satisfaction even if it dissatisfied the creatures. This is the rank of Ithar, and its superior status is for the messengers of Allah (prayers and peace of Allah be upon them), and the superior of this status is for the Messengers of strong will, and the superior among those is our Prophet, Muhammad (prayers and peace of Allah be upon him). And all of that could not be attained without three things:
1- Defeating the whims of the self.
2- Doing the contrary to the whims of the self.
3- Fighting Satan and his supporters. … More 10 REASONS FOR GAINING THE LOVE OF ALLAH – HOW DO I GAIN THE LOVE OF MY CREATOR
Many times a person that is studying Islam and the Sciences comes across the name of Ibn Taymiyyah, and for readers of this blog that name should not come across as strange. But what does happen is that people start to have battles amongst each other, one side using Al-Ghazzali as proof while the other uses Ibn Taymiyyah.
They lived close to each other, and though one preceeded the other Ibn Taymiyyah definetly knew of Ghazzali.
But, what did Ibn Taymiyyah actually say about AL-Ghazzali, was he relevant to Ibn Taymiyyah. … More IBN TAYMIYYAH ON GHAZZALI – WAS IBN TAYMIYYAH AFFECTED BY IMAM AL GHAZZALI – WAS AL GHAZZALI A MUBTADIYYAH?
The servant is always in the blessings of Allah, which necessitate thankfulness, and in sinfulness, which requires seeking forgiveness. Both of these matters are required and essential for the servant at all times, as the servant does not cease to alternate between Allah’s (various) favours and blessings, and does not cease to be in need of repentance and seeking forgiveness.
This is why the Master of the Children of Adam, and the Leader of the Pious, Muhammad, (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) sought forgiveness in all circumstances. He said in an authentic Hadith reported by al-Bukhari:
“O people repent to your Lord, for verily I seek forgiveness from Allah and repent to him more than seventy times in a day.” (Bukhari) … More ASKING FOR PARDON FROM ALLAH – IBN TAYMIYYAH ON MAGHFIRA AND ISTIGHFAR
From them are those that make apparent backbiting through the form of anger and disapproving something abominable. So there becomes manifest in this aspect certain things from the adornment of speech which contains fallacies. Whilst his intent was other than what he made apparent. And Allaah’s aid is sought. … More DIFFERENT FORMS OF GHEEBAH AND NAMEEMAH – IBN TAYMIYYAH – BACKBITING AND TALE CARRYING
The punishment for a sin committed by a believer is removed in ten ways:
1. He repents to Allah (taubah), so Allah accepts his repentance, for the one who repents from sin is like the one who has no sin.
2. He seeks forgiveness from Allah (istighfar), so Allah forgives him. … More 10 WAYS TO REMOVE PUNISHMENT FOR SINS – TEN WAYS TO CLEAN OURSELVES FROM SIN – TEN WAYS PUNISHMENT IS REMOVED
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم IBN TAYMIYYAH SERIES In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy. Indeed Allaah – to whom belongs all praise – has bestowed upon me immense grace, great favours and generous blessings which necessitates immense gratitude, being firm upon obedience to Him, and becoming accustomed to having beautiful … More THE FORGIVENESS OF A MUSLIM – RECONCILIATION AND THE MUSLIMS HEART – IBN TAYMIYYAH SERIES