Imam al-Dhahabi – ‘He (ibn Taymiyya) Went Alone to Make Unique Fatwas’

In his book, Tadhkiratul Huffaadh pg 1497, Al Imam Adh Dhahabi (D. 748AH) mentions about his teacher Ibn Taymiyyah:

وقد انفرد بفتاوى نيل من عرضه لأجلها وهي مغمورة في بحر علمه, فالله تعالى يسامحه ويرضى عنه فما رأيت مثله. وكل واحد من الأمة فيؤخذ من قوله ويترك فكان ماذا؟ أهـــ

And he went alone to make unique fatawas, due to which his repute came under fire. Yet they are submerged in the ocean of his knowledge. So may Allah forgive him and be pleased with him, for I have never seen anyone like him. And since the case with everyone in the Muslim Ummah is that some of their statements may be accepted and others may be rejected, what is the problem?”

Courtesy of Shaykh Abdur Rahman Sondalaani:


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