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12-21-2006, 03:02 PM
Imaam ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
From the Introduction to al-Fawaa'id (pp. 5-7)

The Imâm became well-known with the title 'Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah' because his father was the principal of the 'al-Jawziyyah' school in Damascus. As for his name, it is Shamsud-Deen, Aboo 'Abdullaah, Muhammad the sond of Aboo Bakr the son of Ayoob az-Zura'ee (an ascription to Azra' which is in the south of Syria), then Dimashqee, Hanbalee.

He was born on the 7th of Safar in the year 691H (1292 CE), and was raised in a house of knowledge and excellence. This offered him the chance to take knowledge from the senior scholars of his time, a time when the various sciences of knowledge flourished. He studied under ash-Shibaab an-Naabilisee, Aboo Bakr ibn 'Abdud-Daa'im, al-Qadee Taqeeyud-Deen Sulaiman, 'Eesa al-Mut'im, Faatimah bint Jawhar, Aboo Nasr al-Bahaa' ibn Asakir, 'Alaa'ud-Deen al-Kindee, Muhammad ibn Abdul-Fath al-Ba'labakkee, Ayyoob ibn al-Kamaal and al-Qaadee Badrud-Deen ibn Jamaa'ah.

He took knowledge of the laws of inheritance from Ismaa'eel ibn Muhammad and read the Arabic language to Abdul-Fath al-Ba'labakkee and al-Majd al-Toonisee. He studied fiqh with a certain groups of scholars, amongst them being Ismaa'eel ibn Muhammad al-Harraanee, and he took Usool al-Fiqh from as-Safee al-Hindee. As for his greatest teacher and his shaikh whom he accompanied for seventeen years of his life, and who left the greatest impact upon him - then that is the Imâm, the Mujaddid (Reviver), Taqeeyud-Deen Ibn Taymiyah. Ibn al-Qayyim took the same methodology as him and traversed his path in waging war against the people of Innovations and Desires and those who deviated from the religion.

As for his own students, then they are many. Amongst them were his son 'Abdullaah; Ibn Katheer - the author of Al-Bidaayah wan-Nihaayah; the Imâm and Haafidh, 'Abdur-Rahmaan ibn Rajab al-Baghdaadee, al-Hanbalee - the author of Tabaqaatul-Hanaabilah; and also Shamsud-Deen Muhammad 'Abdul-Qaadir an-Naabilisee.

Ibn al-Qayyim lived in a time in which there was strife and internal confusion and chaos, as well as an external threat which was menacing the Islamic state. For this reason, he used to order with holding fast to the Book of Allâh and the Sunnah of the Messenger (SAAS), and the rejection of separation and disunity. Amongst his goals was the purging of the religion from the innovations and desires and returning it to its pure and original fountains. So he called for the destruction of the madhab of blind-following (taqleed), a return to the madhab of the Salaf and traversing upon their way and methodology. [The last sentence may be construed incorrectly by people, and for a proper discussion as to the manhaj of the salaf regarding taqleed refer to the fiqh section (articles to come soon) or the fiqh section at the Islâmic Network website)] Because of this we see that he did not restrict himself to the Hanbalee madhab and often he would take the opinion and view of one of the various mahdabs, or sometimes he may have had an opinion which confliucts with the opinion of the all the other madhabs. Thus, his madhab was ijtihaad and the rejection of taqleed [and this is the position with all the scholars of past and present but not that of the common person or muqallid]. As a result of this he incurred great harm and was imprisoned with his Shaikh, Ibn Taymiyah, in the same prison, though in isolation from him. He was not released from the prison until after the death of the Shaikh. [The previous sentence may seem to indicate that they were imprisoned because of their not following a madhab, yet their imprisonment had more to do with their aqeedah, which was deemed to be deviant by the many powerful and ignorant scholars of the time, may Allâh have mercy upon them]

He took to teaching and giving verdicts for a number of years and (all) the people without exception benefitted from him. The scholars also testified to his knowledge and piety. Ibn Hajr said about him, "He had a courageous heart, was vast in knowledge and was well acquainted with the differences (of opinion) and the madhabs of the Salaf." Shaykhul-Islâm, Muhammad ibn 'Alee ash-Shawkaanee said, "He restricted (himself) to the (most) authentic of evidences, and admired acting upon them. He did not depend upon opinion (ra'y), would overcome (others) with the truth and would not be harsh with anyone with respect to it."
Ibn Katheer said, "He was attached to occupying himself with knowledge, day and night. He would pray and recite the Qur'an much and was of excellent character, and showed great affection and friendship. He would not be jealous or envious." Ibn Katheer also said, "I do not know, in this time of ours, anyone in the world whose worship is greater than his, He used to have a particular manner with respect to the prayer. He would lengthen it a great deal, would extend its bowing and prostrating. Many of his associates would censure him at times but he would never return and leave alone this (action of his), may Allâh have mercy upon him."

Mulla 'Alee al-Qaaree said, "And whoever investigates the book Sharh Manaazilus-Saa'ireen (i.e., Madaarijus-Saalikeen), it will become plain and clear to him that both of them (meaning Ibn al-Qayyim and Ibn Taymiyah) were amongst the most senior from Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jamaa'ah and amongst the Awliyaa' (of Allâh) of this Ummah." Al-Haafidh as-Suyootee said, "And he became one of the senior scholars in exegesis (tafseer), hadeeth, usool, subsidiary matters (furoo') and Arabic language."

He authored and compiled in the field of fiqh, usool, biography (siyar), history and the sciences of hadeeth. Alongsde this he was a linguist, well-acquainted with grammar. He also wrote much poetry.

He passed on to the mercy of His Lord at the latter time of Ishaa', on the night of Thursday, 13th of Rajab in the year 751H (1350 CE) and was buried at the foot of Mount Qaasiyoon by Damascus, leaving behind many written works, amongst the most famous of which are:
  • Shifaa'ul-Aleel
  • Miftaah Daarus-Sa'aadah
  • Zaad al-Ma'aad fee Haydi Khairil-'Ibaad
  • Haadiyul-Arwaah ilaa Bilaadil-Afraah
  • Ighaathatul-Lahfaan fee Hukm Talaaq al-Ghadbaan
  • Al-Jawaab al-Kaafee liman Sa'ala 'an Dawaa'ish-Shaafee
  • Madaarijus-Saalikeen fee Manaazilis-Saa'ireen
  • Tahdheeb Sunan Abee Daawood
  • As-Sawaa'iqul-Mursalah 'alal-Jahmiyyah wal-Mu'attilah
  • Raf' Yadain fis-Salaat
  • Kitaabul-Kabaa'ir
  • Hukm Taarikus-Salaat
  • Al-Kalimut-Tayyib wal-'Amal us-Saalih
  • Sharh Asmaa'il-Husnaa
  • A'laam al-Muqaqqi'een 'an Rabbil-'Aalameen
May Allâh have mercy upon this great and noble Imâm, benefit the world by him and elevate his position, rank after rank, in the Hereafter. Aameen.

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Ibn Abi Ahmed
12-23-2006, 12:37 AM

Jazakallah Khair for this. Ibn Al-Qayyim is a genius. Its like you can see his Imaan glow and come forth from his words. His sincerity is mirrored in his writing. He is just one amazing scholor Subhanallah. Rahim Allahu Ibn Qayyim.


- Qatada -
01-13-2007, 01:44 PM

Maasha'Allaah, i love him for the sake of Allaah. He's one of my best scholars.

If you wna read his works, you can read some works translated here inshaa'Allaah:


01-15-2007, 12:05 PM

His book 'The Invocation of God' is just wow. MashaAllah. I went to a a two-day seminar about that book in particular. May Allah have mercy on him!

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04-08-2007, 07:10 AM
AbdurRahman.org » scholars » Shaik Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah

Abu `Abdillah, Shamsuddin Muhammad, son of Abu Bakr, son of Ayyub, son of Sa`d, son of Hurayz, of Damascus. He is best known as Ibn ul-Qayyim (Son of the Custodian), named so after al-Jawziyyah school in Damascus which was under custody of his father. His family was one of honor and knowledge.
He was born on Safar 7, 691 AH (1292 CE), in the village of Zar`, to the south-east of Damascus.
Teachers He moved to Damascus and learned the Islamic knowledge under a number of prominent scholars. His most notable teacher was Ahmad bin `Abdil Halim Ibn Taymiyyah. He valued him most and he stayed with him continuously in his years of youth: from 712 AH (1312 CE) until Ibn Taymiyyah’s death in 728 AH (1328 CE). He loved him dearly, he comprehended his thought, and he worked on clarifying and spreading his knowledge after his death.
Writings Ibn ul Qayyim wrote more than sixty books in various areas of Islam. Some of these are:
1- Tahthib Sunan Abi Dawud (Emendation of Sunan Abu Dawud); 2- Al-Kalam al-Tayyib wa-al-'Amal al-Salih (The Essence of Good Words and Deeds); 3- Commentaries on the book of Shaikh Abdullah al-Ansari: Manazil-u Sa'ireen (Stations of the Seekers), which is considered the epitome of knowledge of tasawwuf books; and, Zad al-Ma'ad (Provisions of the Hereafter), from which this book on the medicine of the Prophet is extracted, besides other manuscripts copied with his own handwriting, and which are preserved in the Central Library in Damascus, Syria.
  • He compiled a large number of studies besides his own books, including:
    1. Tahth Sunan Abi Dud (Emendation of Sunan Abu Dud);
    2. Kitab Aqd Muhkam Al-Ahbaa banal Al-Kala'l-Tayyib wal 'Amal al-S㬩h (The Essence of Good Words and Deeds);
    3. Madaarij Saalikeen which is a Commentary on the book of Shaikh Abdullal-Ans(㲩), Man㺩l-u S㒩reen (Stations of the Seekers);
    4. Z㤠al-Ma㤠 (Provisions of the Hereafter), from which the famous book Natural Healing with the Medicine of the Prophet is extracted.
    5. Tafsir Mu'awwadhatain (Tafsir of Surah Falaq and Nas);
    6. Fawā'id
    7. Ad-Dā'i wa Dawā also known as Al Jawābul kāfi liman sa'ala 'an Dawā'i Shaafi
    8. Ar-Rooh
    9. Al-Waabil Sayyib minal kalim tayyib
    10. Haadi Arwah ila biladil Afrah
    11. Uddatu Sabirin wa Dhakhiratu Shakirin
    12. Ighadatu lahfan fi masayid shaytan
    13. Rawdhatul Muhibbīn
    14. Zad al-Ma'ad
    All of his books in arabic are now available online at: http://arabic.islamicweb.com/Books/taimiya.asp
    Books by Ibn al-Qayyim in English include "Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya on the Invocation of God", Translated by Michael Abdurrahman Fitzgerald & Moulay Youssef Slitine, Islamic Texts Society, 2000

Students Ibn ul Qayyim had numerous students. Some of the more reputable among them are the following:
Al Hafidh Abul Faraj ibn Rajab
Al Hafidh Ismail ibn Kathir
Al Hafidh Muhammad bin Abdul Hadi

Death He died on the evening of Thursday, Rajab 23, 751 AH (1350 CE). People prayed on him (the Janazah prayer) on the following day in the Great Masjid in Damascus. He was burined in al-Bab us-Saghir cemetary.
He was highly praised by the `ulama’ after him, such as al-Hafidh Ibn Rajab, al-Hafidh adh-Dhahabi, ibn Nasir ad-Dimashqi, Al Hafidh ibn Hajar and Muhammad
Articles & Books @ Online
  1. Strangeness and Strangers - Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah
    Based on a booklet by ibn Qayyim entitled al-Ghurbathu wa al-Ghuraba
  2. Remembering the Destination of Mankind in the Hereafter – a Cure for Weak Iman
    Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah
  3. The Traps of Iblis - by Ibn Qayyum al-Jawaziyah
  4. Patience at the time of Bereavement - Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - islaam.net
  5. The Soul's Journey after Death - An Abridgement of Ibn Al-Qayyim's Kitabar-Ruh - 17p
  6. The Connection of the Soul to the Body - Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - troid.org
  7. The Path to Guidance..The Path to Paradise - Ibn al Qayyim - SalafiPub - 20p [PDF]
  8. Love of Allah - by Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - islaam.net
    A Beautiful Poem excerpted from the book An-Nuniyyah, by the great scholar of the past, known as the Doctor of the Soul, At-Tabib an-Nufus
  9. The Bitter Consequences of Sins - Imaam Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - Ahya.org - 2p
  10. Food and Eating Habits According to the Sunnah - Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - troid.org
  11. Purification Of Soul - Ibn Al-Qayyim al-Jawziyya - 20p
  12. The Easiest Form of Worship - Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah
    The Invocation of God - Al-Wabil al-Sayyib min al-Kalim al-Tayyib
    © 2000, Michael Abdurrahman Fitzgerald & Moulay Youssef Slitine (Translators) -Islamic Texts Society, UK
  13. The Hardness of the Heart - By Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - 2p
  14. The Types of Heart - Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
  15. The Four Poisons Of The Heart - islaam.net - Hanbali,IbnAlQayyum etc
  16. Requirements of the Journey - Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
  17. Gratitude in the Qur’ân - Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - islaam.net
  18. The Great Virtue of Lowering the Gaze - Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
  19. A Comprehensive Series of Articles on Patience by Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
    Patience and Gratitude. By Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah. An abridgement of his original work entitled, “Uddat as-Sâbireen wa Dhâkirat by TaHa Publications
  20. Ahadith about the patience by Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
  21. Sahâbah on the virtues of patience by Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
  22. What is the most difficult type of patience by Ibn Qayyum al-Jawaziyah
  23. Ways of Strengthening Patience - Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - islaam.net
  24. From the Completeness of a Man is Love for His Wives - By Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim - troid.org - 3p [PDF]
  25. From the Rights of Tawheed - Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - islaam.net - 2p
  26. Allaah Has Cut Off All Of the Ways [to Shirk] That the Mushrikeen Are Attached To -[PDF] Ibn al qayyum - SalafiPubs - 3p
  27. The Path to Guidance - Imâm ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - ahya.org - 78p [PDF]
  28. The Dispraise of Al-Hawaa (Lowly Desire) - Ibnul Qayyum al Jawajiya - part1&2 - 242p [PDF]
  29. Two ways to know the Creator - Ibnul Qayyum al Jawajiya - SalafiPub - 26p [PDF]
  30. The Purpose Of All Religious Practice - by Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
    The Invocation of God - Al-Wabil al-Sayyib min al-Kalim al-Tayyib
    © 2000, Michael Abdurrahman Fitzgerald & Moulay Youssef Slitine (Translators), Islamic Texts Society, UK
  31. The prayer and its effect upon abandoning sins and developing the soul -by Imâm Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah - islaam.net
  32. The Excellence of Friday - Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah - islaam.com
  33. People's Levels Regarding Performance of the Prayer - Ibn Al Qayyum - SalafiPub - 1p
  34. Polishing the Hearts - Imaam ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
    - For everything there is a polish and the polish for the heart is the dhikr of Allaah
  35. The Great Benefit and Virtue of Supplication - Ibn Al Qayyum - 6p
  36. The Supplication and Al-Qadar - Ibn al qayyum Al-Jawziyyah - 2p
  37. The State of Repentance - Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah - 3p
  38. Zakaat - Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah - islaam.com - 1p
  39. The Wisdom and Benefits behind Fasting - Imaam Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah - al-manhaj.com
  40. Allah Grants Help and Victory to Followers of the True Deen - Imam Ibn ul Qayyim al Jawziyyah
  41. How do you benefit from the Quran - Ibn Al Qayyum - 1p
  42. Tafseer of the Mu'awwadhatayn (Last Two Surahs) by Ibn al-Qayyim - 8p [PDF]
  43. The Prophet's Battles, Armies and Expeditions - Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah
  44. Benefiting From Knowledge - Ibn Al Qayyum al Jawajiya - 2p [PDF]
  45. Categories of People Regarding 'Ilm (knowledge)- Imaam Ibnu Qayyim - Dr Saleh As-Saleh [PDF]
    An Article Based Upon Imaam Ibnu Qayyim's Discussions in his Classical Miftaahu Daari-s-Sa'aadah The Key for the Abode of Happiness Adapted to English By Dr. Saleh As-Saleh
  46. Fawaa'id - Points of Benefit - Ibn Qayyum Al zawaziayh - 3p
  47. Open Rejection of the Rulers - Ibn ul Qayyim - 1p
  48. Beautiful Poem on Hajj - Ibn Al Qayyim Al Jawziyaa
  49. Ibn al-Qayyim's beautiful description of Paradise from 'Haadi al-Arwaah'
    [from the amazing and beautiful book Haadi al-Arwaah ilaa Bilaad il-Afraah by Ibn Al Qayyim, pg. 193]
  50. [Video][Link] Meeting with Allah -based on Ibn Al Qayyim - Excellent one ! Must Watch !!
    Masha’Allah I thought this was a pretty moving video on the People of Paradise meeting with Allah. The text mentioned in the video is from Ibn al Qayyim’s Haadi al-Arwaah ilaa Bilaad il-Afraah. The text is slightly different than in the book but majority of it is the same.

.: Jannati :.
10-10-2007, 05:13 AM
JazaakAllahu Khairan

05-27-2008, 08:50 PM
امام ابن قیم کی وہ کتب جن کے اردو تراجم ہو چکے ہیں

تہذیب الاطفال
زاد المعاد
اعلام الموقعین
طبِ نبوی
کتاب الصلاۃ
شفا علیل
مدرج السالکین
بدیع الفوائد
الجواب الکافی
الصلوٰۃ و السلام علی رسول اللہ
تفسیر معوذتین
اسلام میں عدل کے ضابطے
صفات المنافقین
امثالِ قرآن

06-14-2008, 12:14 PM

^ I believe the above is a list of the Imaam's books which have been translated into Urdu.

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