Imam Taqi’ ad-Din as-Subki (r.a.) on the Blasphemy of Shaykh ibn Taymiyyah (r.a.)

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Imam Taqi’ ad-Din as-Subki (r.a.) wrote, in Sayf al-Maslul, “I do not have the power to avenge the accursed blasphemer myself, but Allah ‘Azza wa Jal Knows that my heart despises him; yet, it is not sufficient to merely consider it evil in the heart, rather it is incumbent upon me to strive as much as I can with my tongue and my pen.  I beseech Allah ‘Azza wa Jal to not reprimand me for the paucity of my response and that He Grants me Salvation which He Grants those who forbid from evil; verily, He is Oft-forgiving, the Pardoner.”

He was referring to Shaykh ibn Taymiyyah (r.a.) and his fatwa prohibiting travel to visit the Prophet (s.a.w.), and denying his living in the grave.  Shaykh ibn Taymiyyah (r.a.) eventually repented from that.


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