Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 38960
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Nov 19,2017

Title: Was Ibn Al Qayyim a Salafi?

Question

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته Is Imam Ibn Qayyin rahumahullah Salafi? I am aware that he is from the Hanbali school of thought but wanted to clarify since someone was claiming he was Salafi but I didn't exactly know how to answer back. جزاك الله خير

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 

 

Imam Ibn Al Qayyim Al Jawzi Rahmatullahi Alayh (691A.H-751A.H) was a student of Allamah Ibn Taymiyyah Rahmatullahi Alayh. He was an ardent follower of his Ustaad.

Hafiz Ibne Hajar Rahimahullah states that “he was overpowered with the love of Allamah Ibne Taymiyyah [Rahmatullahi Alayh] so much so that he would not leave his opinions, rather he would defend him [Ibn Taymiyyah] in all his opinions and he was the one who revised his books and spread his Ilm” (Ad-Durarul Kaaminah 5/138)[i] The Salafis today also follow Allamah Ibn Taymiyyah in his Aqaaid and his views which is incorrect.

 

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[i]

الدرر الكامنة في أعيان المائة الثامنة (5/ 138)

وَغلب عَلَيْهِ حب ابْن تَيْمِية حَتَّى كَانَ لَا يخرج عَن شئ من أَقْوَاله بل ينتصر لَهُ فِي جَمِيع ذَلِك وَهُوَ الَّذِي هذب كتبه وَنشر علمه

 

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