Tag: Ibn Taymiyyah ابن تيمية

Talaq on Tribulation: Protect yourself from trials by fearing Allah and hoping for mercy

August 4, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah reported: Talaq ibn Habeeb said, “Protect yourselves from tribulation with mindfulness of Allah (taqwa).” It was said, “Make the mindfulness of Allah concise for us.” Talaq said, “Act in the obedience of Allah upon light from Allah and hoping for the mercy of Allah, and abandon disobedience to Allah upon light from Allah […]

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Hasan on Tyranny: Tyrants are the punishment of Allah, so do not repel them with swords

August 4, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah reported: Hasan Al-Basri, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Verily, the tyrant Al-Hajjaj is a punishment from Allah, so do not repel the punishment of Allah with your hands. Rather, you must be humble and submissive.” Source: Minhaj As-Sunnah 4/529 عن ابن تيمية وَكَانَ الْحَسَنُ الْبَصْرِيُّ يَقُولُ إِنَّ الْحَجَّاجَ عَذَابُ اللَّهِ فَلَا […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Benefit: If an action is good and evil, choose the lesser of two evils

August 4, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “The scholars know that Allah the Exalted sent Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, for the welfare of the servants in this life and in the Hereafter, and he commanded them with what is beneficial and he prohibited corruption. If an action contains both benefit and corruption, they must be weighed […]

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Ibn Mas’ud on Pardon: Avoid legal punishments on Muslims as much a possible

June 21, 2014

Abu Wail reported: Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “Avoid flogging and applying the death penalty upon Muslims as much as you can.” Source: Sunan Al-Kubra 15686, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Verily, the matter of benevolence and forgiveness towards people takes precedence over the matter of vengeance and […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Tranquility: What can my enemies do? My Paradise is in my heart wherever I am

February 27, 2014

Ibn Al-Qayyim reported: Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah, may Allah have mercy on him, said to me, “What can my enemies do to me? My paradise and my garden are in my heart. They are with me wherever I go and they never leave me. If I am imprisoned, then it is seclusion for worship. If I […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Takfir: I will never excommunicate a Muslim from this nation

February 13, 2014

Adh-Dhahabi reported: Our Sheikh Ibn Taymiyyah said near the end of his life, “I will not declare anyone from this nation to be an unbeliever.” Source: Siyar A’lam An-Nubula 15/88 قال الذهبي وَكَذَا كَانَ شَيْخُنَا ابْنُ تَيْمِيَّةَ فِي أَوَاخِرِ أَيَّامِهِ يَقُولُ أَنَا لَا أُكَفِّرُ أَحَدًا مِنَ الْأُمَّةِ 15/88 سير أعلام النبلاء الطبقة الثامنة عشر الأشعري

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Apocrypha: Beware of inauthentic reports in books of history and exegesis

February 10, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Allah has provided evidence establishing the authenticity or lack thereof for the narrations that are necessary in matters of the religion. It is well-known that most of what is reported in books of exegesis (tafseer) is similar to what is reported in books of history and battles. For this reason, Imam Ahmad […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Menses: Permission for a menstruating woman to recite the Quran

February 3, 2014

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “It is said it is not permissible to recite the Quran for one with major impurity but it is permissible for the menstruating woman, either with unrestricted permission or if she fears she will forget it. This is the way of Malik and it is the opinion in the school of Ahmad […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Sunnah: The Sunnah was revealed just like the Quran

December 28, 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah reported: Hassan ibn Atiyyah said, “Gabriel would reveal the Sunnah to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he would practice it just as he would practice the Quran.” Source: Majmu’ Al-Fatawa 1/40 قال ابن تيمية قَالَ حَسَّانُ بْنُ عَطِيَّةَ كَانَ جِبْرِيلُ يَنْزِلُ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بِالسُّنَّةِ فَيُعَلِّمُهُ […]

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Ibn Taymiyyah on Abortion: Killing a fetus is prohibited according to the consensus of the Muslims

June 29, 2013

Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Aborting a fetus is unlawful according to the consensus of the Muslims, as it is like the infant who is buried alive. Allah said: When the infant buried alive is questioned for what sin was she killed? (81:8) and Allah said: Do not kill your children for fear of poverty.” (17:31) Source: […]

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