Imam Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri – ibn Taymiyya Thought Deen was Revealed According to his Understanding

Imam Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri mentioned once during a lesson:

“ibn Taymiyya thought that the Deen of Allah was revealed according to his understanding, which is why he was so bold”.

[Malfudhat Muhaddith Kashmiri, pg. 204]

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Imam Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri on ibn Taymiyya’s Anthropomorphism and Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab

al-Imam al-Muhaddith Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri (d.1352AH) says in his book ‘Faydh al-Bari ‘ala Sahih al-Bukhari’, 4/447:

As for al-Hafidh ibn Taymiyya, then he studied them (the narrations on the attributes) externally (ie. from non-Islamic sources) until he approached anthropomorphism, just as I have heard regarding his affair – that he was sitting upon the pulpit and a questioner asked him regarding His (Allah’s) nuzul – exalted is He – so ibn Taymiyya descended to the second step and said “The nuzul is in this manner”. Thus he studied it externally and exaggerated in it until he was deluded by his anthropomorphic speech.[1]

يقول الإمام المحدث محمد أنور شاه الكشميري ( المتوفى سنة 1352 ه) في كتابه ” فيض الباري على صحيح البخاري ” 4/447 : ( وأما الحافظ ابن تيمية فحققها في الخارج حتى قارب التشبيه ، كما كنت سمعت من حاله أنه كان جالساً على المنبر فسأله سائل عن نزوله تعالى فنزل ابن تيمية إلى الدرجة الثانية فقال هكذا النزول ، فحققه في الخارج وبالغ فيه حتى أوهم كلامه التشبيه ) .

He also says in the same book, ‘Faydh al-Bari ‘ala Sahih al-Bukhari’, 1/171:

As for Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhab al-Najdi, then indeed he was an idiotic man of little knowledge, thus he would be hasty in making takfir. Diving into this river (of takfir) is not appropriate except for the one who is cautious upon, proficient in, and well-acquainted with the existence of disbelief and it’s causes.[2]

ويقول ايضا في كتابه ( فيض الباري ، 1/171 ) : ( أما محمد بن عبدالوهاب النجدي فإنه كان رجلاً بليداً قليل العلم ، فكان يتسارع إلى الحكم بالكفر ، ولا ينبغي أن يقتحم في هذا الوادي إلا من يكون متيقظاً متقناً عارفاً بوجوه الكفر وأسبابه ).

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The above quotes can be found in the Maktaba Rashidiyya edition under the following references:

[1] 7/305
[2] 1/252

Shaykh Muhammad Idris al-Kandehlawi on ibn Taymiyya and his Companions

Shaykh Muhammad Idris al-Kandehlawi (D. 1394AH) on ibn Taymiyya and his companions, as mentioned by Shaykh Zakariyya al-Kandehlawi (D. 1402AH):

“Most of the anthropomorphists (mujassima) were literalists; followers of the apparent (dhahir) of the Book and Sunnah, and most of these (mujassima) were Muhaddithin. And ibn Taymiyya and his companions had a great inclination to establish direction (for Allah) and exaggerated in attacking those who negated it (direction)…”

[Zakariyya al-Khandehlawi, al-Kanz al-Mutawārī, 24/7-9]

واكثر المجسمة هم الظاهريون المتبعون لظواهر الكتاب والسنة واكثرهم المحدثون. ولابن تيمية واصحابه ميل عظيم الى اثبات الجهة ومبالغة في القدح في نفيها

الكنز المتواري في معادن لامع الدراري وصحيح البخاري
الجزء: الرابع والعشرون ، الصفحة السابع الى التاسع
تاليف: الامام الرباني شيخ الحديث العلامة محمد زكريا الكاندهلوي
الناشر: مؤسسة الخليل الاسلامية ، فيصل آباد ، باكستان

Shaykh al-Islam Husain Ahmad Madani on the title of ‘Shaykh al-Islam’ for ibn Taymiyya

Hadhrat Shaykh al-Islām, Maulānā Husain Ahmad Madanī (D. 1377AH); the Shaykh al-Hadīth of Dār al-‘Ulūm Deoband (may Allāh illuminate his grave) on the title of ‘Shaykh al-Islām’ for ibn Taymiyya as mentioned by Shaykh Anwar Shah al-Kashmiri (D. 1352AH):

“Our teacher Shaykh al-Islām Maulānā Madanī (rahmatullāhi ‘alaih) was more strict than Hadhrat Shāh ‘Abd al-Azīz (rahmatullāhi ‘alaih) on this matter regarding ibn Taymiyya because he had read the written works of ‘Allāmah (ibn Taymiyya), and he didn’t like the title of ‘Shaykh al-Islām’ being used for ‘Allāmah ibn Taymiyya. This is why he showed severe dislike towards the usage of ‘Shaykh al-Islām’ for ibn Taymiyya by Shaykh al-Hadīth Maulānā Muhammad Zakariyyā Sāhib (rahmatullāhi ‘alaih) in ‘Badhlul Majhūd’ (mistake of the scribe; correction – should be – ‘Awjāz al-Masālik’), and Hadhrat ([Husain Ahmad Madanī -] rahmatullāhi ‘alaih)’s book al-Shihāb al-Thāqib is an incomparable awesome book in terms of ‘ilm [knowledge] and tahqīq [research/verification] regarding the establishing of truth and vanquishing of falsehood – may Allāh shower him with mercy in abundance.”

[Shaykh Anwār Shāh Kashmīrī, Malfudhāt Muhaddith Kashmīrī; pg. 414, published by Bait al-Hikmat Deoband]

حضرت شیخ الاسلام مولانا حسین احمد مدنی شیخ الحدیث دار العلوم دیوبند نور الله مرقده*اور لقب شیخ الاسلام براے ابن تیمیه

حضرت الاستاذ شیخ الاسلام مولانا مدنی رحمة الله عليه تو حضرت شاه عبد العزیز رحمة الله علیه سے بهی اس (ابن تیميه كے) *معامله میں سخت تهے کیونکه انهوں نے علامه کی قلمی تالیفات کا بهی مطالعه کیا تها اور وه علامه ابن تیمیه کے لئے شیخ الاسلام کا لقب بهی پسند نه کرتهے تهے اسی ليے حضرت شیخ الحدیث مولانا محمد زکریا صاحب رحمة الله علیه کو بذل المجهود (کاتب کی غلطی؛ صحیح اوجز المسالک) میں علامه کو شیخ الاسلام لکهنے پر سخت ناراضگی کا اظهار کیا تها اور حضرت رحمة الله علیه کی الشهاب الثاقب تو احقاق حق و ابطال باطل کا بے نظیر علمی و تحقیقی شاهکار هے. رحمه الله رحمة واسعة.

ملفوظات محدث کشمیری: صفحه 414

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Shaykh al-Islam Husain Ahmad Madani on ibn Taymiyya’s Deviation From the Way of Ahl al-Sunnah

Hadhrat Shaykh al-Islām Husain Ahmad Madanī (D. 1377AH), the Shaykh al-Hadith of Dar al-‘Ulūm Deoband (may Allāh illuminate his grave) on ibn Taymiyya as mentioned by Mufti Taqi al-‘Uthmani:

‘During the Bukhārī and Tirmidhī lectures at Dar al-‘Ulūm Deoband he would strongly refute Hafiz ibn Taymiyya’s lone opinions on ‘aqā-id and masā-il. He also said, “While I was residing in Madīnah al-Munawwarah I read his books and literature, some are such that you would be lucky to find it in a bookshop in India. After studying all these books, I have come to the conclusion through wisdom and foresight that there is a blatant turn away found in him from the way of ahl al-sunnah wa al-jamā’ah”.’

[Mufti Taqī al-‘Uthmānī, In’ām al-Bārī Sharh Sahīh al-Bukhārī 463/13; published by Idāra Tālīfāt Ashrafiyyah, Multān, Pakistān]

حضرت شیخ الاسلام مولانا حسین احمد مدنی شیخ الحدیث دار العلوم دیوبند نور الله مرقده

درس بخاری و ترمذی دار العلوم دیوبند کے زمانے میں حافظ ابن تیمیه کے *تفردات عقاید و مسایل فروع کا نهایت شدت سے رد فرمایا کرتهے *تهے اور آپ نے بتلایا که میں نے مدینه منوره کے قیام کے *دوران ان کی تصانیف و رسائل دیکهے هیں اور بعض ایسی کتابیں بهی دیکهی هیں جو هندوستان میں شاید کسی کتب خانه میں موجود ہوں اور ان سب کے مطالعه سے میں اس نتیجه پر علی وجه البصیرت پهنچاهوں که اهل سنت والجماعت کے طریقه سے کهلا هوا انحراف و عدول ان کے اندر موجود هے

انعام الباری شرح صحیح البخاری: 13 / 463

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