Book | In Defence of the Four Imams by Ibn Taymiyah

Taqī ad-Dīn Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah (Arabic: تقي الدين أحمد ابن تيمية, January 22, 1263 - September 26, 1328), known as Ibn Taymiyyah for short, was a controversial medieval Sunni Muslim theologianjurisconsultlogician, and reformer. A member of the Hanbali school of jurisprudence founded by Ahmad ibn Hanbal, A polarizing figure in his own lifetime, 

Ibn Taymiyyah's iconoclastic views on widely accepted Sunni doctrines such as the veneration of saints and the visitation to their tomb-shrines made him unpopular with the majority of the orthodox religious scholars of the time, under whose orders he was imprisoned several times. Learn More

In Defence of the Four Imams

In Defence of the Four Imams by Ibn Taymiyah answer questions like Why did the distinguished jurists of early Muslim history differ? 
Why do some of their views apparently contradict authentic scriptural texts? 
And why do their followers seem to prefer their opinions even when they outwardly contradict sound prophetic traditions? 
In this unique work of Ibn Taymiyah, his primary aim is to present cogent answers to these questions, as he displays a humble deference towards his predecessors. 
He begins his work by mentioning three excuses for why the eponymous four Imams sometimes contravened the import of sound prophetic traditions, and then proceeds to explicate ten things prompting them to adopt one of the three aforementioned excuses.


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