Tag: Ibn Taymiyyah ابن تيمية

Hadith on Revenge: The companions did not take revenge against the innocent

April 10, 2016

Abu Huraira reported: The tribe of Harith ibn Amir had purchased Khubaib, may Allah be pleased with him, as he had killed Harith during the battle of Badr, so they took him as a prisoner until they agreed they would execute him. Khubaib wanted to borrow a razor from the daughter of Harith so he […]

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Jabir on Takfir: I seek refuge in Allah from accusing a Muslim of unbelief

January 27, 2016

Abu Sufyan reported: I said to Jabir ibn Abdullah, “Did you used to declare anyone who prays facing Mecca (qiblah) to be an unbeliever?” Jabir said no. I said, “Did you declare them to be idolaters?” Jabir said, “I seek refuge in Allah.” Source: al-Muʻjam al-Awsaṭ 7548 Ibn Taymiyyah said, “I will never declare anyone […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Reason: Islam balances human reason and divine revelation

January 19, 2016

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Reason is a requirement for acquiring knowledge and performing righteous deeds, through which knowledge and deeds are perfected, but it is not enough on its own. Rather, it is a faculty of the soul and an ability like the ability within the eye to see. If it is connected with the light […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Dhikr: The remembrance of Allah to the heart is like fish to water

December 9, 2015

Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “The remembrance of Allah for the heart is like water for the fish. What will be the state of the fish if it is taken out of water?” Source: Muʻjam Aṣḥāb 1/11 قال ابن تيمية رحمه الله الذكر للقلب مثل الماء للسمك فكيف يكون حال السمك […]

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As-Suyuti on Law: There is no condemnation for Muslims who follow different scholarly opinions

August 10, 2015

As-Suyuti said, “A principle of Islamic law states that there is no condemnation of others in matters of scholarly disagreement. Rather, there is only condemnation in matters upon which all the scholars have agreed.” Source: Al-Ashbah wa Natha’ir 2/35 Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Whoever acts according to the opinions of scholars in matters of juristic discretion (ijtihad) […]

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Hadith on Knowledge: The virtue of knowledge is more beloved than the virtue of worship

April 4, 2015

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The virtue of knowledge is more beloved to me than the virtue of worship, and the best of your religion is mindfulness (al-wara’).” Source: al-Ādāb lil-Bayhaqī 818 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Mindfulness means to […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Believers: Their righteous hearts and supplications are the unbeatable army

March 7, 2015

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “The Muslims in the eastern and western lands have a single heart in loyalty to Allah, His Messenger, and the believers, and in opposing the enemies of Allah, His Messenger, and the believers. Their truthful hearts and righteous prayers are the army which will not be defeated and the soldier which will not […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Maslahah: The jurists’ definition of the principle of public welfare

January 9, 2015

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “The principle of public welfare (maslahah mursalah) is the case when a distinguished jurist (mujtahid) views another action as more likely to bring benefit and there is nothing in the law to negate it.” Source: Majmu’ Al-Fatawa 11/342 قال ابن تيمية الْمَصَالِحُ الْمُرْسَلَةُ وَهُوَ أَنْ يَرَى الْمُجْتَهِدُ أَنَّ هَذَا الْفِعْلَ يَجْلِبُ مَنْفَعَةً رَاجِحَةً […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Takfeer: The scholars would not excommunicate those who excommunicated them

August 5, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Thus, the scholars and people of the Sunnah would not excommunicate (takfeer) those who opposed them even if their opponents declared them to be unbelievers, for the matter of unbelief is a legal judgment and a person may not punish with the like of it, such as if someone lies against you […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Takfeer: I am the strongest of people to forbid excommunication

August 4, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Those who always sit with me know that I am the strongest of the people to forbid declaring an individual to be an unbeliever or a sinner or disobedient, unless it is known that the legal proof has been established against him that he is an unbeliever or a sinner or disobedient. […]

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