Ibn Taimeih was a great scholar
who was summoned and then imprisoned numerous times during his lifetime.
The reason behind this was due to the savages (ruwaibidah) of his time
who were jealous of his knowledge and ability to win the hearts of many.
They also abhorred how he had an effect and influence on the people
through his knowledge, wisdom, and sincerity.
Before he was taken to prison, he
said his golden words that all duah say and will be remembered: "What
can my enemies do to me? If they imprison me, thats my seclusion!
if they oust me, thats my tourism! and if they kill me, they make
me a martyr!!"
Soon after this, his cap and clothing
were auctioned off at high prices because people realized how valuable
For the past 654 years, people have
been visiting the prison site of Ibn Taimeih in Syria. Thats the
sunnah of Allah, legends live on forever and are constantly remembered.
Whereas the savage (informants)!!, (sellouts)!! and (barricaders)!!
on dawah of our time, hit the peak at times but die-out fast. That is
why, the name of Ibn Taimieh will never be forgotten, and will continue
to echo on the tongue of every single student of knowledge whereas his
opponents remain unknown.
May Allah subhanu watala raise his
place in heaven and enjoin us with him in ferdous.
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