of Knowledge By Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali
The Virtue of the Salaf Over the Khalaf
Being a� Translation of Fadl Ilm al-Salaf ala'l-Khalaf
By al-Hafiz Ibn Rajab al-Habali
Translated From the Arabic By Abu Rumaysah
Paperback , 94 Pages
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Superiority of the Knowledge of the Predecessors Over the Knowledge of the
treatise brings to light many amazing and intricate points of benefit with
regard to knowledge and discerning between which of its types are beneficial and
non-beneficial.The Prophet praised some forms of knowledge while condemning
others, at times he would ask Allah to grant him beneficial knowledge
while at other times he would seek refuge in Him from non-beneficial knowledge.
It is for this reason that the author took on the task of clarifying the various
types, characteristics, signs and consequences of both beneficial knowledge and
non-beneficial knowledge in this short treatise, as well as affirming the
superiority of the knowledge of the predecessors (Salaf) over the knowledge of
those who succeeded them (Khalaf).
A Good book with reminders and admonitions to assist and guide any sincere
Muslim in his quest for seeking knowledge.
About Imam Ibn Rajab al Hanbali (736 - 795 AH)
He was the noble Imaam, the Haafidh, the Critic,
Zayn-ud-Deen Abdur-Rahmaan bin Ahmad bin bdir-Rahmaan bin al-Hasan bin
Muhammad bin Abil-Barakaat Mas ood As-Salaamee Al-Baghdaadee (due to his place
of birth), Al-Hanbalee (due to his madh-hab), Ad-Dimashqee (due to his place of
residence and death). His kunyah was Abul-Faraj, and his nickname was Ibn Rajab,
which was the nickname of his grandfather who was born in that month (of Rajab).
He was born in Baghdad in 736H
and was raised by a knowledgeable family, firmly rooted in knowledge, nobility
and righteousness. His father played the greatest role in directing him towards
the beneficial knowledge.
Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab, may
Allaah have mercy on him, was deeply attached to the works of Shaikh-ul-Islaam
Ibn Taimiyyah, for he would issue legal rulings according to them and would
constantly reference his books. This is since he served as a student under Ibn
Qayyim al-Jawziyyah, the most outstanding student of Shaikh-ul-Islaam Ibn
Taimiyyah, may Allah have mercy on all of them. But in spite of this, he (rahimahullaah)
wasn t a blind follower or a fanatical adherent (to his teacher). Rather, he
would review, authenticate, verify and follow the evidences.
Al-Haafidh Ibn Rajab, may
Allaah have mercy on him passed to the realm of the Akhira in Ramadaan, 795H.
He died while in Damascus. >> More>>
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