Imam Ahmad bin Hambal on the Thughur

Abdullah bin Mahmud bin al-Faraj narrated:

“I heard ‘Abdullah bin Ahmad bin Hambal say: “My father went out to Tarsus [*] and guarded the frontlines and fought there. My father said: “I saw knowledge dying there.”””

[‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala”; 9/517]

[*] A city in present-day Turkey, where the Muslims were fighting the Romans.

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