As-Sunnah Vol. 2 Issue No. 8


Ibn Taymiyyah’s Writings

Ibn Taymiyyah’s Writings: The books of Shaikhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah cover varied fields of learning. They are an invaluable source of knowledge because of the strength of argument in them in conveying the beliefs, explaining the principles and defending the way of the pious predecessors. Ibn Taymiyyah's comprehensive knowledge of the different opinions of various sects and scholars, and his enumerating of proofs from the Qur'aan and the Sunnah and the sayings of the Salaf as-Salih qualify his books to be highly authoritative works. And despite the fact that a proportion of his writings have perished, we find a great number of his writings still in existence. Some of his works are: Dar Ta'aarud al-'Aql wa an-Naql (Repulsion of the conflict of intellect and the text - a reply on the people of Kalaam) al-lstiqaamah Iqtidaa' as-Siraat al-Mustaqeem Li Mukhaalafah As-haab al-Jaheem Naqd Maraatib al-ljmaa' as-Saarim al-Maslool 'alaa Shaatim ar-Rasool al-Jawaab as-Saheeh li man baddala Deen al-Maseeh (an answer to the criticism against Islaam by the Christians). ar-Raad 'alaa al-Mantiqiyyeen (a refutation of the philosopher). ar-Raad 'alaa al-'Akhnan'ee Minhaaj as-Sunnah an-Nabawiyyah (a refutation of Shiite beliefs written in response to Minhaj al-Karanmah of Ibn al-Mutahhir al-Hillee). Ziyarah al-Quboor (a criticism of saint-workshop, intercession, superstitious beliefs). an-Nuboowaat There are so many other works that have been included in Majmoo al-Fataawa, which is a compilation of his writings and verdicts put together by Ibn Qaasim and his son. These include: Qaa'idah fee Tawheed al-Uloohiyyah al-Waasitah bayna al-Haqq wa al-Khalq Qaa'idah Jaleelah fee at-Tawassul wa al-Waseelah ar-Radd al-Aqwan 'alaa maa fee Fusoos al-Hikam ar-Risaalah at-Tadmuriyyah al-'Aqeedah al-Waasitiyyah al-Wasiyyah al-Kubraa al-Hamawiyyah al-Kubraa Sharh Hadeeth an-Nuzool Kitaab al-Eemaan Amraad al-Quloob wa Shifaa' uhaa al-'Uboodiyyah al-Wasiyyah as-Sughraa al-Furqaan bayna Awliyaa' ar-Rahmaan wa Awliyaa' ash-Shaytaan al-Furqaan bayna al-Haqq wa al-Baatil Muqaddimah fee Usool at-Tafseer Tafseer Soorah al-Ikhlaas Raf' al-Malaam 'an al-A'immah al-A'laam al-Hisbah al-Amr bi al-Ma'roof wa an-Nahy 'an al-Munkar Kitaab as-Siyaasah ash-Shar'iyyah (deals with political theory and government in Islaam). al-Madhaalim al-Mushtarakah. Ibn Taymiyyah's Books Translated to English 1. Sharah Al-Aqeedat il-Wasitiyah. Commentary by Dr. Muhammed Khalil Harras. Published by Darussalaam Publications. 2. Kitaab al-Iman (Book of Faith) - Translated by Salman Hassan al-Ani and Shadia Ahmed Tel, Iman Publishng House, Indiana. 3. Ibn Taymeeyah's Essay on the Jinn by Dr. Bilal Philips. (IIPH) 4. The Right Way. (A summarized translation of Iqtidaa As-Siraat al-Mustaqeem) by Darussalaam 5. Ibn Taymiyyah's Essay on Servitude (Al-Hidaayah Publications) 6. Prayer Behind the Innovators - Questions and Answers from the Fatwas of Ibn Taymiyyah. 7. Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-'Uthaymin's Notes on al-'Aqidah al-Wasitiyah. Translated by Shakiel Humayun (PAD Publications) 8. The Criterion between the allies of the Merciful and the allies of the devil (Idara Ihya us-Sunnah) 9. Enjoining Good and Forbidding Evil (Al- Firdous Publishing) 10. Diseases of the Hearts and Their Cures (Compiled from the Fatwawa of Ibn Taymiyah) Al-Hidaayah Publications 11. Kitaab al-Wasilah by sheikh ul-islam ibn taimeeyah (translated under the guidance of Allama Ehsan Ilaahi Zaheer) Idarah Tarjuman as-Sunnah 12. Al-Kalim al-Tayyib (The Goodly Word) By Ibn Taymiyah (translation of Authentic Duaa) 13. Al-'Ubudiyyah: Being a True Slave to Allah : Ibn Taymiyyah (Translated by Nasiruddin al-Khattab) Taha Publishers 14. Answering Those Who Altered The Religion of Jesus. (abridged version published by Umm Al-Qura, Al-Mansura, Egypt) 15. Fatwas of Muslim Women By Ibn Taymyah [Dar Al-Manarah, egypt] 16. The Nature of Fasting By Ibn Taymiyyah, Shaikhul-Islam [Darussalam Publications] 17. Ibn Taymiyyah's Letters from Prison by Muhammad al-Abdah (published by Message of Islam) 18. Introduction to the Principles of Tafseer. Translated by Muhammad Abdul Haq Ansari. Al-Hidaayah Publishing & Distribution

      Death and Funeral:

Ibn Taymiyyah passed away while in prison in the year 728H. His funeral was one of the rare funerals like that of Imam Ahmed Ibn Hambal, who used to say, 'Say to the people of bidah, 'Between us and between you are the funerals.’
Al-Bazzar says, 'Once the people had heard of his death, not a single person in Damascus who was able to attend the prayer and wanted to, remained until he appeared and took time out for it. As a result, the markets in Damascus were closed and all transactions of livelihood were stopped. Governors, heads, scholars, jurists came out. They say that none of the majority of the people failed to turn up, according to my knowledge - except three individuals; they were well known for their enmity for Ibn Taymiyyah and thus, hid away from the people out of fear for their lives.' [Al-A'lam al-'Aliyyah, p.82-83]

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