16 March 2013

The Status & Rank Of Ibn Taymiyyah

One of the greatest causes behind the high rank Of Ibn Taymiyyah amongst the scholars and common folk was his vast and comprehensive knowledge. When he gave a lecture, a sermon, a legal ruling, wrote a letter or authored a book in any field, he would display a level of knowledge that far excelled the other scholars of his time. This is why he became a reference point amongst the people. Whenever two people fell into dispute over a matter, even if they were from the people of knowledge or students, his opinion would be the deciding factor.

Ibn Hajar Al Asqalaani On Ibn Taymiyyah Being Called Shaykhul Islaam:

” Calling him Shaykhul Islaam of his era remains until our time upon the virtuous tongues. It will continue tomorrow just as it was yesterday. No one refutes this but a person who is ignorant of his prestige or one one who turns away from equity.”

– (Ar Radd Al Waafir)

Imaam Daqeequl Eed On Ibn Taymiyyah:

“When I met Ibn Taymiyyah, I saw a person who had all types of knowledge between his eyes.

– (Ar Radd Al Waafir)

Ibn Kathir On Shaykhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah:

“It was rare for him to hear something and not memorize it and he occupied himself with the sciences. He was intelligent and had committed much to memory and thus became an Imaam in tafseer and what pertained to it. He had comprehensive knowledge of fiqh of the madhabs (School Of Taught) than the followers of those very same madhaahib in his time and other times. He was fully aware of the different opinions of the scholars. He was a scholar in Usool, the branches of the religion, grammar, the language and other textual an intellectual sciences. He was never overcome in a sitting and no noble scholar would speak to him on a particular science except that he thought that this science was the specialty of Ibn Taymiyyah and he would see him as being well-versed in it and having perfected it. As for hadeeth then he was the carrier of its flag, a haafidh in it, and able to distinguish the weak from the strong, fully acquainted with the narrators and being proficient in it.”

Al Haafidh Al Mizee On Ibn Taymiyyah:

I have not seen the like of him nor has he seen the like of himself. I have not seen one more knowledgeable of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger and more compliant to it than him.

– (Ar Radd Al Waafir)

Al Haafidh Adh Dhahabee On Ibn Taymiyyah:

He is far greater than the likes of myself. If I were made to swear by Allah, by the corner of the Ka’bah and the place of Ibraheem, I would swear that I have not seen with my two eyes the like of him and by Allah, he himself has not seen his own like in knowledge.

– (Ar Radd Al Waafir of Ibn Naasir Ad Deen Ad Dimishqi)

Abu Hayyan Al Andalusee On Ibn Taymiyyah:

By Allah, my two eyes have never seen the like of Ibn Taymiyyah.

– (Ar Radd Al Waafir)

Al Haafidh Badru Deen Al Hanafee On Ibn Taymiyyah:

He is the Imaam, the noble, the masterful, the pious, the pure, the devout, the proficient in the two sciences of hadeeth and tafseer, fiqh and the two fundamentals (Qura’an & Sunnah) with determination and precision. He is the sharp sword against the innovators, the authority, who established the matters of the religion and the great commander of the good and forbidder of evil. He possessed concern, bravery and embarked upon that which frightened and deterred. He was much of remembrance, fasting prayer and worship.

– (Al Bidaayah wa An Nihayyah of Ibn Katheer)

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