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Ibn Taymiyya
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Shaykh al-Islām Taqī l-Dīn Aḥmad ibn ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm ibn ʿAbd al-Salām ibn Taymiyya l-Ḥarrānī

Date of Birth: 22 January 1263

Place of Birth: Ḥarrān

Date of Death: 25 September 1328

Place of Death: Damascus


The Ḥanbalī jurist Ibn Taymiyya was one of the most incisive and prolific religious scholars of the late medieval period. His circle of disciples was small, and his ideas were not widely accepted, even …

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Hoover, Jon, “Ibn Taymiyya”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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