New PDF release: Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal: Volume Two: 2 (Library

By Ibn al-Jawzi,Michael Cooperson

Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. 241 H/855 AD), popular for his profound wisdom of hadith—the studies of the Prophet’s sayings and deeds—is an incredible determine within the background of Islam. Ibn Hanbal’s piety and austerity made him a folks hero, specifically after his principled resistance to the makes an attempt of 2 Abbasid caliphs to strength him to simply accept rationalist doctrine. His next imprisonment and flogging turned some of the most dramatic episodes of medieval Islamic heritage. Ibn Hanbal’s resistance encouraged the process Islamic legislations, the increase of Sunnism, and the legislative authority of the caliphate. 
Virtues of the Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal is a translation of the biography of Ibn Hanbal penned via the Baghdad preacher, pupil, and storyteller, Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597 H/1201 AD). It comprises insights into Ibn Hanbal’s formative years, travels, and teachings, in addition to descriptions of his approach of life. This moment and ultimate volume gives a shiny account of Ibn Hanbal’s legendary war of words with the caliphal Inquisition, together with his imprisonment, trial, and flogging. eventually, it recounts how the folk of Baghdad got here to recognize him as a logo of Sunni Islam.

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