Ibn Taymiyyah

(updated 10/3/2012)

Taken from: http://www.salafitalk.com/threads/445-Small-Biographies-Of-The-Salaf?p=821#post821

Brief Biographies of some of the People of Knowledge Taken from Siyaar ‘Alaam an-Nubalaa & Thahdheeb at Thahdheeb And other works Compiled & Translated By Abbas Abu Yahya

Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah -Rahimullaah Shaykh al-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah Taqi ud-Deen Abul-‘Abbaas Ahmad Ibn ‘Abdul- Haleem Ibn ‘Abdus-Salaam Ibn Taymeeyah al-Harraanee al-Hanbalee, was born on Monday the 10th of Rabi’ al-Awwal 66l A.H. at Harraan (northern Iraq). His grandfather, Abu al-Barkat Majd-ud-Deen ibn Taymeeyah (d.653AH) was a reputed teacher of the Hanbalee School Damascus was the centre of Islaamic studies at that time, and Ahmad Ibn Taymeeyah followed in the footsteps of his father, who was a scholar of Islaamic studies, by studying with the great scholars of his time. As for the religions sciences, Ibn Taymeeyah studied the Qur’aan, Hadeeth and Sharee’ah. He learnt the Hanbalee Fiqh (law) from his own father.

Ibn Taymiyyah -Rahimullaah- had great love for Tafseer (Qur’aanic exegesis). He read over a hundred commentaries of the Qur’aan.

He completed his studies when he was a teenager and at age 19 he became a professor of Islaamic studies. Who was well versed in Qur’aanic studies, Hadeeth, Fiqh, theology, Arabic grammar and scholastic theology, etc.

The Muslim scholars, like adh-Dhahabee, Ibn Katheer, Ibn al-‘Imad al-Hanbalee and many others praised Ibn Taymiyyah and considered him one of the greatest scholars of Islaam of all time. 5 Ibn Taymiyyah -Rahimullaah- died in jail in Damascus on the night of Sunday-Monday 20th Dhul-Qa’dah 728 A.H. at the age of 67, and is buried in Damascus.

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Imam adh-Dhahabee on Ibn Taymiyyah parts 1 – 6:

http://www.ibntaymiyyah.com/articles/egabc-imaam-al-dhahabi-on-ibn-taymiyyah-part-1.cfm

http://www.ibntaymiyyah.com/articles/nqspo-imaam-al-dhahabi-on-ibn-taymiyyah-part-2.cfm

http://www.ibntaymiyyah.com/articles/ntmej-imaam-al-dhahabi-on-ibn-taymiyyah-part-3.cfm

http://www.ibntaymiyyah.com/articles/yoddn-imaam-al-dhahabi-on-ibn-taymiyyah-part-4.cfm

http://www.ibntaymiyyah.com/articles/ukctb-imaam-al-dhahabi-on-ibn-taymiyyah-part-5.cfm

http://www.ibntaymiyyah.com/articles/xjwec-imaam-al-dhahabi-on-ibn-taymiyyah-part-6.cfm

Ibn Hajar al Asqalanee on Ibn Taymiyyah:

http://www.ibntaymiyyah.com/articles/hqddp-ibn-hajar-al-asqalani-on-ibn-taymiyyah-part-1.cfm

http://www.ibntaymiyyah.com/articles/idgfb-ibn-hajar-al-asqalani-on-ibn-taymiyyah-part-2.cfm

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