Taymiyyah was a promine woman, famous for her scholarship and piety and the name Ibn Taymiyyah was taken up by many of her male descendants. He never married nor did he have a female companion, throughout his years. Michot gives five reasons as to why Ibn Taymiyyah was imprisoned, they being: not complying with the "doctrines and practices prevalent among powerful religious and Sufi establishments, an overly outspoken personality, the jealousy of his peers, the risk to public order due to this popular appeal and political intrigues. Ernst and Richard C. Education[ edit ] In Damascus, his father served as the director of the Sukkariyya madrasa, a place where Ibn Taymiyyah also received his early education.
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He later fled at a young age with his family to Damascus because of the terrible conditions of his homeland and those surrounding it as a result of the occupation by the Tartars. Ibn Taymiyyah was brought up, cared for and nurtured by his father. He obtained knowledge from him and the other shayukh of his era. He did not confine himself to the knowledge of those around him but also directed his attention to the works of the scholars before his time by way of perusal and memorisation.
He took his knowledge from a great number of scholars and he himself mentioned a number of them as related by Adh-Dhahabi directly from him. This particular chronicle of shayukh includes forty male scholars and four female scholars. The total number of scholars whom he took knowledge from exceeds two hundred. Al-Hafidh Al-Mizzi said: I have not seen the like of him and nor have seen the like of himself.
I have not seen one more knowledgeable of the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger and more compliant to it than him.
It will continue tomorrow just as it was yesterday. No one refutes this but a person who is ignorant of his prestige or one who turns away from equity. He had many students and those that were affected by him are countless, some of his students were: Adh-Dhahabi Muhammad ibn Ahmad, d.
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