The Virtues of The Imam Ahmad ibn Ḥanbal

Ahmad ibn Hanbal (d. 241/855) famous for his deep understanding of hadith, which is the recitation of the Prophet’s words and actions–is a significant character in the time of Islam. His piety and sacrifice made him a popular hero, particularly following his uncompromising resistance to efforts of the two Abbasid caliphs to make him accept the rationalist doctrine.

The subsequent detention and flogging was among the dramatic incidents of the medieval Islamic history. Ibn Hanbal’s rebellion affected the development of Islamic law and the development of Sunnism as well as the authority of the legislature of the caliphate.

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Virtues and Imams Ahmad ibn Hanbalis a translation of the biography of Ibn Hanbal penned by the Baghdad preacher as well as scholar and storyteller, Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597/1201). It offers details of Ibn Hanbal’s life, his travels and teachings and also a description of his life style. 

Volume One contains the first portion of the text and provides details of Ibn Hanbal’s early life, his education as well as his adult life, as well as his religious beliefs and his interactions with scholars from other schools, as well as his private behavior. The text is set against the backdrop of a tense debate over the importance of reason and the foundation of a legitimate governance, virtues of Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbaltells the fascinating life story that is one of the greatest Muslims throughout history.

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Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00KQWU62E
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ NYU Press; Bilingual edition
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 23, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 32177 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 592 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled

Abu al-Faraj `Abd al-Rahman ibn `Ali Ibn al-Jawzi

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