Imam al-Dhahabi – ‘He (ibn Taymiyya) Went Alone on Issues’

Imam al-Dhahabi (D. 748AH) said in Al Mu’jam Al Mukhtass bil Muhadditheen, on page 25 (pg 45 in the PDF reader), bio #22:

http://www.archive.org/download/waq1281/1281.pdf

وانفرد بمسائل فنيل من عرضه لأجلها, وهو بشر له ذنوب وخطأ ومع هذا فوالله ما مقلت عينِي مثله ولا رأى هو مثله نفسه. أهــ

And he went alone on issues that, because of them his repute was under fire. And he is a man. He has sins and mistakes. Yet despite this, by Allah, my eyes have never seen the likes of him, nor has he seen the likes of himself.”

Courtesy of Shaykh Abdur Rahman Sondalaani:

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

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