Ibn Taymiyah Pages


Ibn Taymiyah (1263-1328) is one of the most influential Muslim Theologian 

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Ibn Taymiyah was a very prolific writer even when he was in prison he maintained the pace of his prodigious output. His works can be divided up into two major categories. One Fataway (rulings) and the other is books. There are many printed books that gathered up from his Fatawa which can create difficulty for scholars studying his works. 

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Shameless Plug: Prof. Yahya Michot who has kindly send us many of translations of Ibn Taymiyya's fatway has just published 2 new volumes of translations. I urge you to buy them without hesitation right now just because they are in French and include excellent introductory essays. The essays cover the effect of the thought of Ibn Taymiyya on the current Islamic Movements through the writings of its major proponents. I do not want to mention any names!

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Research note: Ibn Tayimyah is credited with the start of Salafi revival what is called neo-Hanbalism. Actually this salafi revival was started by two diametrically opposed lines of Islamic thought at the turn of the last century by Ibn Abdel Wahab (hence whabhism) and Muhammad Abdo / Jamal ad-Din al-Afghani. There is a tremendous renewed interest in him in the Muslim world today. (At least countries that surround the Gulf).

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