Al-Fatwa al-Hamawiyah al-Kubra
By Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah
Tahqiq by Hamad bin Abdul Muhsin al-Tuwaijri
Hardback 616 pages
Publisher : Dar al-Minhaj
About The Book
Some inhabitants of the city "Hamah" in Syria had written a letter to Imam Ibn Taymiyyah asking about the research of the scholars concerning with the attribute of Allah prescribed for Himself in the holy Qur'an;
"The Most Merciful [who is] above the Throne established." - (T.M.Q 20:5)
"Then He directed Himself to the heaven while it was smoke." - (T.M.Q 41:11)
and in other hadiths that is narrated in the same subject.
Imam Ibn Taymiyyah has replied in a simple way all the queries they asked. He also mentioned the way of Sahaba, Tabi'in, Imam and Mujtahids as Abul Hasan al-Ash'ari, Qadhi Abu Bakr al-Balqani, and other Muslim historians of his time from Ahle Sunnah wal Jama'ah.
After, His answer regarding to "Sifat Bari Ta'ala" (Attributes of Allah) has been published and gained the popularities among the literary Scholars.
About The Author
Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah was born in , 661 AH (1263 AC) in Haran, which is now in Eastern Turkey, near the border of northern Iraq.His family had long been renowned for its learning , among his teachers, was Shams ud-Din Al-Maqdisi, first Hanbali Chief Justice of Syria following the reform of the judiciary by Baibars.
The number of Ibn Taymiyyah's teachers exceeds two hundred. Ibn Taymiyyah was barely seventeen, when Qadi Al-Maqdisi authorized him to issue Fatwa (legal verdict). Qadi remembered with pride that it was he who had first permitted an intelligent and learned man like Ibn Taymiyyah to give Fatwa. At the same age, he started delivering lectures. When he was thirty, he was offered the office of Chief Justice, but refused, as he could not persuade himself to follow the limitations imposed by the authorities.
Imam Ibn Taymiyyah's education was essentially that of a Hanbali theologian and jurisconsult. But to his knowledge of early and classical Hanbalism, he added not only that of the other schools of jurisprudence but also that of other literature.He had an extensive knowledge of Quran, Sunnah, Greek philosophy, Islamic history, and religious books of others, as is evident from the variety of the books he wrote.
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