Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Who Is Ibn Taymiyah?

Assalaam alaykum,

Imam Taqi u-Deen Ibn Taymiyah is one of the most divisive figures in Islamic history, with some claiming him to be the Sheikh of Islam while there are others who claim that he exited Islam. Alhamdulillah, in these three shorts videos, Al-Hajj Abu Ja'far Al-Hanbali tells us where the truth of the matter lies by explaining Ibn Taymiyah's family background, his scholarship, his creedal positions, his fatawa, his tasawwuf, and so forth.

In the first video the discussion starts at 8:40, although before that there is a beneficial discussion on Imam an-Nawawi and other great scholars who died in that time period.

Assalaam alaykum,


Note: These videos are taken from the series 13 Centuries of Islamic History(Week 7, parts 5, 6 and 7), courtesy of the Reasons for Faith Channel.

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