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Exposing Ibn Taymiyah's Deviations from the Muslims


Praise and thanks to Allah for the givings He granted without Him being obligated to do so, and we ask Allah to raise the status of Prophet Muhammad and protect his Ummah (Muslim Nation) from that which he fears for it.

We are putting this treatise in the hands of the reader to clarify the case of Ibn Taymiyah to whoever does not know about it and to refute some of his numerous sayings in which he deviated from the belief and Ijma^ [The ^Ijma^, one source of Islamic teachings, is defined as the unanimous agreement of the mujtahidun (top scholars) from among the followers of Prophet Muhammad, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam, upon a religious matter during a certain period of time.] of the Muslims, their Salaf and Khalaf [The Salaf are the Muslims who lived within the first three-hundred years A.H. (After Hijrah, the immigration of Prophet Muhammad from Makkah to al-Madinah).  This includes the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet, i.e., persons who met with Prophet Muhammad, believed in him, and died Muslim) and Tabi^un (Muslims who met with the Companions).  The Khalaf are the Muslims who lived afterwards.].  Additionally, this treatise is meant to be an extension to what has been said and composed of articles about Ibn Taymiyah's case, applying Ayah 110 of Al ^Imran, which means: You are the best nation that were sent out to people, because you bid the obedience and forbid the disobedience.

We ask Allah to grant us success and the best of intentions. Our goal is to obey Allah.

Read in this article

The First Article - Ibn Taymiyah's Deviations from the Muslims
The Second Article- Ibn Taymiyah's Saying of Hawadith with No Beginning Existing Eternally with Allah
The Third Article - Ibn Taymiyah's Saying of the Hadd to the Self of Allah
The Fourth Article - Ibn Taymiyah's Saying of the Sitting of Allah, Ta^ala
The Fifth Article - Ibn Taymiyah's Prohibiting the Tawassul by the Anbiya' and Awliya' and the Tabarruk by them and their Traces.
The Sixth Article - Ibn Taymiyah's Disagreement with the Ijma^ of the Muslims in the Divorce Issue
 

Praise and thanks to Allah for the givings He granted without Him being obligated to do so.  May Allah raise the rank of the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad and protect his Ummah from that which he fears for it.  May the mercy of Allah be upon the Al and Sahb of the Prophet.  [The Al of Prophet Muhammad, includes his wives, Muslim kin, and the pious Muslims of his Ummah.  The Sahb or Sahabah of Prophet Muhammad are the people who met with him, believed in him, and died Muslim.]

Know that the reason for writing this treatise is that many people thought that attributing the hadd (limit) and the jismiyyah (bodily characteristics) to Allah, and prohibiting the tawassul (asking Allah for things by some good people or deeds) by the anbiya' (prophets) and awliya' (righteous Muslims) after their death, and the tabarruk (seeking the blessing of Allah) by visiting their graves are the beliefs and actions of the Salaf.

 Since the situation is as such, the necessity called for showing that the truth of the matter is different from what is thought.  In other words, the Salaf had the belief that Allah is clear of the hadd, i.e., that Allah never had a hadd.  Moreover, Allah does not have a hadd according to His knowledge or to the knowledge of the creation. Performing the tawassul by the anbiya' and awliya' after their death and the tabarruk by visiting their graves hoping for the fulfillment of their du^a' (supplication, asking Allah) at their graves is the condition in which the Salaf were. We wanted to show that Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal was different from what Ibn Taymiyah innovated. We saw that it is obligatory to expose this imposture by showing that the Ijma^ permits the tawassul by the anbiya' and awliya' after their death, that the going (of the Muslims) to the graves of those people with the purpose of tabarruk is not shirk (associating partners with Allah), and that touching the grave for tabarruk is permitted, has no shirk in it, and is not haram (prohibited, sinful). This treatise is full of Islamic proofs. The reader, by the will of Allah, will see them in detail.