Shaykh Taqi ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah’s (r.a.) Janazah & End of His Heresy


بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Taqi’ ad-Din Ahmad ibn Taymiyyah’s (r.a.) janazah was attended by about 50,000 people, including many of the very scholars who had opposed him.  They had accepted him as one of them, and prayed for him as they would for any Muslim, and affirmed that despite his shortcomings, his famous temper, and quick tongue, his previous arrogance and character faults, he was an ‘alim, and his piety was never in question.  His repentance was acknowledged and accepted.  His repudiation of his previous kufr was documented and disseminated.  He passed away as one of us.

His teachings were by and large forgotten, a distant nightmare of the ummah.  Forgotten that is, until the coming of the great shaythan, Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab an-Najdi.  The founder of the Wahhabi sect brought them back from oblivion, and innovated them further.  Later, the “Salafi” movement revived them through a large-scale publication campaign backed up by political and financial activism from the 1930s to our day.



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