Within Muslim society, Sufi orders were spreading beliefs and practices not condoned by orthodox Islam, while the orthodox schools of jurisprudence were stagnant in religious thought and practice. But his interpretation of islam was wrong in many cases. He therefore set out to refute philosophical logic, a task which culminated in one of the most devastating attacks ever levelled against the logical system upheld by the early Greeks, the later commentators, and their Muslim followers. This is one of Ibn Taymiyya's most important statements concerning issues of faith and belief in Islam. Apart from students of Muslim thought, specialists in philosophies and historians of logic are sure to benefit from this sterling effort. His argument is grounded in an empirical approach that in many respects prefigures the philosophies of the British empiricists. I read them from Ibn Taymiyyah's expounds on islam book.
This is in every way an excellent book. I don't believe it's been translated into English, actually. Ibn Taymiyya believed that a Sufi is simply someone who is overcome by an outburst of emotion. His goal was to get Muslims back to understanding Islam based on the Qur'an, the Sunnah, and the methodology of the earliest generations of Muslims. The requirement to command the right and forbid the wrong does not apply when there is Ikhtilaf upon a position. According to the mystic, a merging occurred but could not be expressed in rational terms.
For Ibn Taymiyya, both the philosopher and the mystic were deluded, the former by reliance on a limited human intellect and the latter by excessive emotions. Ibn Taymiyya placed primary importance on revelation as the only reliable source of knowledge about God and about a person's religious duties towards him. Thus he rejected the arguments and ideas of both philosophers and Sufis regarding religious knowledge, spiritual experiences and ritual practices. Drawing parallels between Ibn Taymiyyah's writings and that of philosophers who rejected all metaphysics and spirituality is a bit of a stretch. It's only in hardback and thus really pricey.
ترك ثروة علمية تدل على غزارة علمه وسعة اطلاعه، وتكامل إدراكه لأطراف ما يبحثه واستوائه لديه، ومن ذلك مسائل علم الكلام ومباحث الفلسفة، فهو يناقش المتكلمين والفلاسفة بأدلتهم، وينقد مناهجهم، ويبطل حججهم بثقة وعلم، ذكر ابن عبد الهادي أن مصنفاته وفتاواه ورسائله لا يمكن ضبط عددها، وأنه لا يَعلم أحدًا من متقدمي الأمة جمع مثل ما جمعه، وصنف نحو ما صنفه. This work, Professor Hallaq's most recent, is almost unique to modern studies of Ibn Taymiyah and for this readon deserves our attention. Ibn Taymiyya was breaking borders throughout his life, even as a baby. He was crossing borders and moving around, wether for good reasons or not. Thus the philosophical argument that the oneness of God precludes a multiplicity of attributes was not acceptable to Ibn Taymiyya, because God says that he is one and that he has various attributes.
One event leading to the other with a gradual change as time progresses. As far as I know, no. Do note that it is a work in progress. However, Ibn Taymiyya saw a link between the ideas of the philosophers and those of the Sufis, even though apparently they had little in common. He then went on to say that those who strip God of his attributes and deny that he is the creator are just one step away from falling into the belief of wahdat al-wujud. Because every person is different writing can, from time to time, be misinterpreted if not communicated well enough.
This is an absolute distinction with no possibility of merging. He also came into conflict with many of his fellow Sunni scholars because of his rejection of the rigidity of the schools of jurisprudence in Islam. His argument is grounded in an empirical approach that in many respects prefigures the philosophies of the British empiricists. Many of my peers would ask me why I had both leading me to talk about latin cultures and my home, and I always felt that using both of my last names just kept me a little closer to home. His challenge to the leading scholars of the day was to return to an understanding of Islam in practice and in faith, based solely on the Qur'an and sunna.
Ibn Taymiyya, Taqi al-Din 1263-1328 Ibn Taymiyya, Taqi al-Din 1263-1328 Ibn Taymiyya was a staunch defender of Sunni Islam based on strict adherence to the Qur'an and authentic sunna practices of the Prophet Muhammad. Izutsu Toshihiko 1965 The Concept of Belief in Islamic Theology: A Semantic Analysis of Iman and Islam, Yokohama: Yurindo Publishing Company. Qadi remembered with pride that it was he who had first permitted an intelligent and learned man like Ibn Taimiyah to give Fatwa. I always find myself taking a while to find the exact words I wish to use because of that problem. Keep in mind that the tone you use has a direct effect on the quality of the responses you will receive. I've heard that it attacks not only philosophers but also by extension mystics such Ibn Arabi and those like him e. Includes a discussion of Ibn Taymiyya's view.
He therefore set out to refute philosophical logic, a task which culminated inone of the most devastating attacks ever levelled against the logical system upheld by the early Greeks, the later commentators, and their Muslim followers. He said that scholars of his time rejected Quran's logic and favored greek logic to explain islamic matters, and overcomplicated stuff, this went to a point where they even denied some attributes of Allah just to prove their claim via greek logic. But to his knowledge of early and classical Hanbalism, he added not only that of the other schools of jurisprudence but also that of other literature. Throughout the last couple of years of my life I find myself starting different writing pieces, usually poems, when I feel the most emotionally unstable but never have I ever finished any of them. Not all of the moderators are Muslims. Hallaq'a volume is the ideal introduction to the whole field of Ibn Taymiyyah, logic and the philosophers. Professor Hallaq's translation, with a substantial introduction and extensive notes, makes this important work available to a wider audience for the first time.