ibn Taymiyya Attributed with Lying by Imam al-Dhahabi

Ibn Taymiyyah’s companion and student, Al Imam Adh Dhahabi (D. 748AH) said in his book called Zaghlul ‘Ilm

فما أظنك فى ذلك تبلغ رتبة ابن تيمية ولا والله تقربها وقد رأيت ما اَل أمره إليه من الحط عليه والهجر والتضليل والتكفير والتكذيب بحق و بباطل فقد كان قبل أن يدخل فى هذة الصناعة منوراً مضيئاً على محياه سيما السلف ثم صار مظلماً مكسوفاً عليه قتمة عند خلائق من الناس ودجالاً أفاكاً كافرا عند أعدائه ومبتدعاً فاضلاً محققا بارعا عند طوائف من عقلاء الفضلاء وحامل راية الإسلام وحامى حوزة الدين ومحي السنة عند عوام أصحابه هو ما أقول لك. أهـــ

“…I still don’t believe you would reach the level of Ibn Taymiyyah nor, by Allah, would you even come close to it. And I have witnessed what his affair led to, with people putting him down, abandoning him, declaring him to be a deviant, declaring him to be a disbeliever, and accusing him of lying, rightfully and wrongfully. But before he got into this field he was radiant, shining, and bearing the appearance of the Salaf on his face…”

See page 42 and 43:

http://www.archive.org/download/zaelzael/zael.pdf

Courtesy of Shaykh Abdur Rahman Sondalaani:

http://forum.aslein.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=117

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