The Lofty Virtues of Ibn Taymiyyah


“…If I had to swear standing between the corner of the Ka’bah and the spot of Ibrahim, I would swear that I have not laid my two eyes on anyone like him, nor has he seen anyone as knowledgeable as himself…”

al-Hafidh adh-Dhahabi


13 Responses to “The Lofty Virtues of Ibn Taymiyyah”

  1. Salamualaikum,
    The file is inaccessible !

  2. ‘Alaykum as-Salam;

    It’s there now.

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  4. Assalaamu Alaykum Abu Sabaayah, are you the translator of the kitaab “The Lofty virtues of Ibn Taymiyyah”? there’s just one thing i’d like clarification on, in reference #52 it says “getting barakah from anyone besides Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam is shirk”

    So my questions are,

    1: How is it shirk?
    2: Does it apply to anyone regardless of whether they’re alive or dead?

    Jazaakallaahu Khayr.

  5. Don’t get me wrong though, i don’t believe it’s permissable, i just fail to see how it’s shirk, because shirk is attributing some partner or something to Allaah, and that reference said that it is permissable to get barakah from Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam, so if it is permissable for Rasoolullaah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam then how can it be shirk for someone else? If it said it’s haraam or even kufr i could understand, but i don’t see any way how it can be called shirk.

  6. ‘Alayk as-Salam wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh;

    For something to have barakah in it, that barakah comes from Allah as its original source. There are examples of things that have barakah that are supported by texts of Qur’an and Sunnah, such as the Prophet and his belongings. The barakah’s original source is Allah, as only He has the right to grant barakah to a given object.

    Since shirk by definition is to give the right of Allah to other than Allah, it is from this angle that attributing barakah to something such as the dirt around Ibn Taymiyyah’s grave is minor shirk in the case that one believes that this dirt is an inherent source of barakah.

    However, it is a bid’ah that does not reach the level of shirk if one believes that Allah granted that barakah to the dirt, since there is no text to support this.

    This is why in the footnote, I didn’t say outright that what those people did was shirk. I said it is a “means to shirk,” since it is possible that the people attributed the barakah to Allah through the dirt, and not to the dirt itself.

    And Allah Knows best.

  7. Wa Alaykas Salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh.

    Jazaakallaahu Khayr, that clarified things.

  8. i am debating with one of my sufi can you comment on the following please about unseen

    As’salamu alaikum Wa rahmatullahi Wa barkatuhu,

    {{Note : Once again this is not a defense of barelvis by me. What I am defending is the possibility of people having such powers. If that is possible then we can forget the stories or can declare them absurd or exaggerated. So any reply to this email should only have to prove to me that such powers can not be attained by peope. I believe it can be, so you can have your fatwa ready for me, if you differe.}}

    There was a wonder attached about the Malfoozat of Barelvi Imam. The first one was about a Shaikh being present when his disciple was having intercourse with one of his wives in the presence of other.

    As usual the hasty nature of our friends did not allow them to have a look in what context those lines were referred to. See that the incident was reported by Barelvi Imam from the book Al-Ibreez or Al-Abraiz by Ahmad Bin Mubarak about his Shaikh AbdulAziz Dabbagh.

    The objection here can be of the following nature:

    1 – Impossibility of that Shaikh being present in that room and remaining invisible – It may be that the narration does not mean a physical presence and the reference to the other bed was simply to inform the disciple that the information was not passed on by the second wife.

    2 – Impossibility of getting such a vision from afar: But this can be possible if Allah (swt) wills and this is evident from the scanned pages of that book (attached). And this is also recorded in case of Sayedna Umar (ra) when he shouted Ya Saria towards the mountain (reference canbe searched)

    After reading those scanned pages: At least I have concluded that the Shaikh was informed by the grace of Allah (swt) about the mistakes of his disciple and he corrected him.

    This story might invoke feeling of disgust if the conclusion is made that the Shaikh was watching the couple having sex.

    So one of the wonders is nothing but due to the belief that individual can not be informed by Allah (swt) or by the powers granted to them by Allah (swt). If Allah (swt) is incapable (nauzu billah) then the wonder remains in place. If individuals can not attain such powers then the wonder remains but I believe it is possible for people to attain such powers by the grace of Allah (swt).

    The objection can be of such nature as to the information about unseen, then we can have a look at the karamaat of Shaikh Ibn taymiyyah as given in the book at:

    1st Story Summary : ibn taymiyah got unseen knowledge from Allah that Shaykh Ahmad bin al-Harimi is in need, so go and help him.

    2nd Story Summary: ibn taymiyah knew that Shaykh Taqi ad-Din ‘Abdullah bin Ahmad bin Sa’id is coming and also sick. so lets help him

    and there are other 5 stories.

    Another wonder is that of Ahle-hadith scholar Ghulam Rasool as given in the attached pages 5,6 & 7. Shaikh Ghulam rasool was a close associate of Shaikh Nazeer of Ahle-hadees in sub-continents.

    Attachment 4 is a reply from a barelvi about the slave girl story. Here again the objection can be about having a talk with the dead which is possible fr some and not for many but is an altogether different subject.


  9. Abu Mus'ab Says:

    What exactly is the question?

  10. First of all Ahle Hadees or the Salafees as you would like yourself to be called is Ghair e Muqallid or Follower of None of the Four Righteous Aqaids which is Big Big Bidah as per the Traditions and Hadees .

    Secondly , the Salafees follow the Hadiths as per their Whims and Fancies , they follow the ones which as per their False Imams are right and dont follow the Ones which goes against their False Doctrines ,

    Demolishing Shrines and Maqaamats is a Big Biddah , before the Advent of Wahabism in the Arabian Peninsula there were Shrines of Many Sahabas , Martyrs , Noble Members of the Holy Prophets (saws) family , Notably in the Jannatul Baqi,the Shrine of Janab e Sayyedah Fatima Tuz Zahra (RA),
    These Shrines were Demolished by the connivance of the Ruling Family of the Saud but if you go to Riyadh you can see the House of the Saud very well preserved and protected as Symbol of Arab Nationalism , do you think this is right and can you supporet this act with any Written order or Hadiths or Fatwas by the righteous Imams and Scholars from the AhleSunnah Wal Jamaah Madhab not the Ones from the Wahabi or Salafi Madhabs we wont listen to them , we have started a Big drive against the Wahabis and Salafis in our country and we will Insha Allah throw them out of each and every Mosque they are in .

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