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
As much as a Muslim learns about Islam and the beauty of it, the more a Muslim fears about falling in to the abyss of the Hellfire.
An imprtant aspect of Islam that is most abused these daysis the knowledge of kufr and it’s types. This knowledge is not acquired so that one becomes judgemental of others, rather it becomes a tool to keep oneself from falling in to it, and we seek the Help of Allah from the evils of our own souls and the accursed shaitan.
And as for the Major Kufr (kufr akbar) – then it is of five types :Kufr of takdheeb (rejection), kufr due to arrogance and pride whilst one acknowledges the truth (tasdeeq), kufr of I’raad (turning away), kufr of shakk (doubts) and kufr of nifaaq (hypocrisy). … More IBN AL-QAYYIM ON TYPES OF KUFR – MADARIJ US-SALIKEEN PAGES 335-338 – TRANSLATED TO ENGLISH
Among the punishments for sins is that blessings will be removed and vengeance will be warranted. The servant will not have a blessing removed unless he commits a sin, and vengeance against him will be unwarranted unless he commits a sin. It is as Ali ibn Abi Talib, may Allah be pleased with him, said: … More WHY WE GET TESTED AND TRIALED IN THE DUNYA – AL-JAWAB AL-KAFI – IBN AL QAYYIM AL JAWZIYYA – TRANSLATED
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